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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31079 of 32164 Re: Used 2013 honda accord ex (4000 miles) CA [isellhondas]
Sep 14, 2013 (8:19 am)
As isellhondas alluded to, this sounds like a used car with 4K miles. Someone took a big depreciation hit by trarding in what essentially is a new car.
I would think that would end up being a bargain compared to a new Honda, same model and options.
Seeing doc fees mentioned quite a bit. NO STATE requires a dealership charge a doc fee. Yes, there are fees to register, license your vehicle and to get plates. But, filing the paperwork for those items is something the dealership chooses to charge for.
Personally, I figure up my offer, including taxes, registration and license fees (varies by state and municipality, but easy enough to find) and make one offfer..."all in". I explain my offer to the dealer. If we get to the F&I office and they add in doc fees. I walk. My offers are literally..."ALL IN"!
It's up to the dealer how they divy up my offer into their different fee and pricing categoires. I don't really care how they do it, as long as the final, all in number is equal to my offer.
#31080 of 32164 Re: doc fees [jlm072174]
Sep 14, 2013 (8:34 am)
Now that's what I'm talking about (and I'm sure what Brian is saying). Way to go Jennifer. I thought you said you were a rookie (ha ha).
#31081 of 32164 Re: Used 2013 honda accord ex (4000 miles) CA [graphicguy]
Sep 14, 2013 (8:39 am)
Totally agree with everything you said.
#31082 of 32164 Re: V6 coupe 2013 [cardionp]
Sep 14, 2013 (9:22 am)
Thats a rather great deal! I would try to get 26,500, are you eligible for college or military discount? When I bought mine a few days ago (Sport Sedan) I had them throw in free/discounted accessories and a really great discount on the extended warranty 7yrs/100,000 if you plan to keep if forever like I am. Haha
Are you in Souhtern California by any chance?
#31083 of 32164 Re: V6 coupe 2013 [sparkndutch]
Sep 14, 2013 (9:29 am)
how much did they charged you for extended warranty? I am looking for Sport model in southern CA
#31084 of 32164 2013 Honda Accord Sport
Sep 14, 2013 (12:47 pm)
Here is my buying experience for my new 2013 Honda Accord Sport. I purchased my vehicle on Labor Day and did research for about 2 months on the message board. What I found out is that buying at the end of the month did make a difference.
We tried to buy the Accord at the dealer closest to my home. The dealer had a ton of Accords available and I made it clear that I was educated on the current prices of the Accord and my trade-in. I told them if you sell me the car for my numbers provided I'll buy on the spot. The dealer worked up the paper work and wanted me to pay $27,500 with leather seats, tinted windows and all weather floor mats installed. I told them that they were $3,000 over what I was willing to pay and what people were getting on the message boards. They didn't care and let me walk out without even counter offering. I've never had this happen before and I was upfront and polite with them.
I then emailed two other dealers and both those dealers were willing to work with me on the price. I told them they had to be at $24,500 with leather seats, tinted windows and all weather floor mats installed. Both dealers would do the deal and I got my car on Labor Day. I asked the dealer who sold me the car why the other dealer would not sell me the car at this price. He stated that his dealership needed to sell 20 cars before the end of the month and the other dealer probably sold all the cars they needed to sell already. He stated that why sell you the car when someone else would be willing to buy it for more. He also told me that walking into a dealer and not dealing with the internet sales manager makes a big difference in negotiating.
#31085 of 32164 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport [ineedahonda]
Sep 14, 2013 (1:08 pm)
Congrats on your new accord. Could you explain in more detail how not working with the Internet Manager makes a big difference? Your statement in somewhat general and could have a number of different interpretations.
Thanks, Bill G
#31086 of 32164 Re: V6 coupe 2013 [gotojanoo]
Sep 14, 2013 (1:59 pm)
Are you able to send me a private message? I can text you all the info you need and where to buy. I can also call 2 individuals from Palmdale and Van Nuys to hook it up.
#31087 of 32164 Re: Used 2013 honda accord ex (4000 miles) CA [graphicguy]
Sep 14, 2013 (2:34 pm)
Doc fees never existed in most areas until the "Smart Shoppers" started squeezing every last nickel out of the deals.
The stores HAVE to make a profit, like ANY retail establishment and this is why they do this.
No free lunch out there.
#31088 of 32164 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport [gmanusmc]
Sep 14, 2013 (4:31 pm)
The dealer I bought my Accord from, the Internet sales people are not actual employees of the dealership. They are like contractors or independent sales people that are allowed to make different deals than the sales guy that work at the dealer. He said even at his dealership that I probably would not of gotten that same deal I did if I had walked up. He is able to make a better deals than the sales guys. I don't know if that is the same at all dealerships because the one that let me walk away was not willing to deal online either. I decided to go to the showroom after making little progress online with them but outcome didn't change.
I would email all the dealers in your area because they all operate differently and have different standards. The St Louis area had 7 dealerships and the ones willing to deal were located in a real wealthy area and a lower income area. The biggest dealers that are located in the middle class areas were not in a hurry to sell.