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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31084 of 32210 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 32210 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 32210 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 32210 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 32210 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.
#31089 of 32210 2013 Accord EX-L Sedan
Sep 14, 2013 (5:24 pm)
I stopped by Honda of New Rochelle this was the lease offer given to me:
2013 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L
$300 per month, 2075 (includes 1st month) due at signing plus DMV fees. I will be checking other places.
Car valued at 25, 500
Sep 14, 2013 (6:14 pm)
As I understand it, some states cap doc or dealer fees (CA and NY for example). Others don't - I live in CO and I've seen fees as high as $699.
Your mileage may vary - but, it's the overall deal we need to focus on, not just one line item.
Different points of view are always welcome, but let's not monopolize the discussion.
Seems to me that good prices are out there for both 2013 & 2014 Accords based on recent posts. Keep those stories coming!
#31091 of 32210 Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord
Sep 14, 2013 (6:31 pm)
Hi, I'm new to this site. Hello and thank you for your help!
I bought a new Ex-L 4 cylinder pearl white accord with leather (no navi) today....Not sure if I got a good deal?
Honda dealership is a no haggle dealership, meaning a fixed price only. They had the pearl white sedan EX-L I've been wanting 'on sale' for 25,882.00 + 699.00 dealer fee.
Did I do okay or not. I'm in Fl. Any thoughts. Thank you.
#31092 of 32210 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [etienne39]
Sep 14, 2013 (6:45 pm)
MSRP for that is $28.8k and invoice $26.4k, so in my opinion sounds like a great deal! =)
#31093 of 32210 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [sparkndutch]
Sep 14, 2013 (7:01 pm)
Geez, thank you so much because I didn't do any research first which is so unlike me. I bought my last Accord (V-6 with leather) in 2003 and remembered the final price was over 26,000.00
It was such a dream to own I ONLY wanted another Accord.
Thank you so much for saying I did okay! I know the 699.00 dealer price was a little high.
The only 'extra' I bought was the black mat for the trunk. It just made sense to me.
I put 11,000.00 down, and took the .9 36 month finance option. Seemed like a good idea.
This dealership does NOT deal, so I wondered if I did okay! Thank you so much.