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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31134 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [moesobo]
Sep 16, 2013 (8:22 am)
Let me review your deal.
You stated your base price for a 2013 Accord EX-L was $24,266. Does that price include the $790 destination fee? If you are not sure, ask the dealer. If it includes the destination fee then that is $2133 below an invoice price of $26,399. If it does not include the destination fee, then that is only $1343 below invoice. That is just an okay deal at this time of the year.
For the protection package, you did not say whether you wanted those options or if they came with the car already. If you want them added, you should negotiate the sale price with the dealership.
As for the other fees, again you need to ask the dealer to list them for you instead of just an OTD price.
"...I can also get the flex cash off the $28,000 so I am at $27,500 with flex cash for now but still negotiating..."
Did the dealer confirm that they have flex cash available?
Are dealer doc fees that high across all Honda dealerships in Florida? How many dealers have you reached out to? Are you dealing with sales managers or internet sales managers?
"...I really want the 2014 so I am trying to negotiate this deal first and then push for the 2014 for just a few hundred more...."
The above statement is a little confusing. If you really want a 2014 Accord, why not just negotiate the price of that model year instead of focusing on a 2013 model and hoping to get a steal on the 2014?
#31135 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [moesobo]
Sep 16, 2013 (8:45 am)
I did some further research on pricing for the protection package.
If you go to http://automobiles.honda.com/accord/ and build a 2013 Honda Accord, you can see the price of some of these accessories.
Splash guards - $104 (MSRP)
Wheel Locks - $56 (MSRP)
Trunk tray - $139 (MSRP)
Door Guard - $95 (MSRP)
I was not able to find any pricing on nitro and pin-stripping but they should not cost much.
So if I tabulate the total price of those 4 accessories, it comes to $394.
The nitro in the tires and the pin-stripping should not come to $1301 ($1695 - $394). Am I missing something?
Even if you add all season floor mats, they only cost $143 (MSRP). You should be buying those accessories at dealer's cost, if you want them added to the car.
#31136 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [bluemkn57cars]
Sep 16, 2013 (9:31 am)
You can usually get accessories added after you negotiate a price. My dealer threw in the trunk net (I prefer them to trays), splash guards, and wheel locks without adding anything to the price I had already negotiated. i have had aftermarket leather and heated seats added in the past as well. This probably will not work if you have already wrung every possible dime out of them, but it's a way you can be at 27,700 or so and feel pretty good about your purchase, especially at this time when supplies are short.
#31137 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [suydam]
Sep 16, 2013 (10:08 am)
I agree with blue, this does seem like a lot of angst negotiating a 2013 if you really want a 2014. I say switch gears and start talking about the 2014. Some folks on the board have already purchased 2014's for $500 or so under invoice (w/o flex cash - so there may be even more room if you can get flex cash).
The protection package probably includes body side moldings too. The MSRP is for the parts and not the installation so you can't just look at MSRP for a price comparison, but we all know the mark-up on these things. I agree the package price is crazy, you could offer 1/2 if they are things you really want or pick and choose.
As much as I tried I couldn't squeeze a $1 off any options I wanted so I gave up with the dealer and the things I can buy over the internet I will and otherwise wait for a "sale" at the dealer if there is something I really want and try to negotiate then. Once I got the car, I realized the accessories I wanted I could live without and will probably get the weathertech floor liners instead of the honda mats for better protection against these new england winters.
Let us know the breakdown of the 2014 offer. Get them to give you the breakdown, saying OTD doesn't help much.
#31138 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [cars12345]
Sep 16, 2013 (10:19 am)
Just to add a few more points. You are correct about the accessories not including the installation prices, but no one should be charged installation for wheel locks, cargo tray and floor mats. Installing splash guards and door guards should not cost that much.
With regards to Flex cash, I think one contributor had stated that Honda was not offering any on the 2014 models.
I bought my OEM all season floor mats on Ebay for more than $20 less than the invoice price my dealer was offering. I also got free shipping, so check out Ebay or other online sites for deals on genuine Honda accessories.
Btw, how is your car? The only thing I do not like about my car is the ride. I think Honda needs better tires for the EX-L model. I will most probably replace them with a different brand when the time comes.
#31139 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [bluemkn57cars]
Sep 16, 2013 (10:49 am)
I totally agree they should not charge for installation...but they do! Prime prices the Mats at $176. Outrageous. Cheap Honda parts has them for $104 with $15 for shipping. After looking at the WeatherTech mats, I think I'll go with those. They are pricier but I track in a lot of snow into the car and they seem hardier than the Honda mats. I'll check out Ebay and Amazon on the other items. I want the trunk tray too.
I like the car alot. I saw a warranty in my owners manual for Michelin tires and thought I had Michelin tires....until I saw I had Goodyear Assurance tires. Agree for the price the tires could be better. How long should those tires last? Probably something we could have negotiated, but I don't notice much. The ride is 10 times better than my old car.
I noticed 2 things. The fingerprints on the touchscreen drive me crazy (especially in the morning sun). They said to just use anything you would use on a computer screen to clean it. And there is no good place for loose change (there are places, but not anything officially for loose change).
If you don't like the ride, are you disappointed in your purchase? isn't that the most important thing? It took me a few days to acclimate to the change but now I love it.
#31140 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [cars12345]
Sep 16, 2013 (12:03 pm)
$176 for floor mats is outrageous. I paid $94 for my floor mats.
I love the car with all its features, such as Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and all the cameras. I also enjoy driving in Sports mode. I have no regrets about my purchase. The Goodyear tires can be replaced so it is not a big deal, but I do notice a stiff ride once in a while when driving on bumpy roads.
Depending on your driving and braking habits, tires should last anywhere between 25,000 to 50,000 miles (I saw some info online about it). I am sure we could have negotiated that too but I am happy with the price I paid for the car.
#31141 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [bluemkn57cars]
Sep 16, 2013 (11:23 am)
I was wondering if it possible to transmit video on screen from phone or something on accord Sport. Audio from phone no problem at all . It might not possible but I was just curious.
#31142 of 32195 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [bluemkn57cars]
Sep 16, 2013 (11:24 am)
Sports mode! What is that and how do you get in it? Geeze I need to read my owners manual...but that thing is 3 inches thick!
Yes, a passenger in my car mentioned the stiff ride too. I didn't really notice enough to care.
I don't regret my purchase either. I love it.
#31143 of 32195 Re: Accord (ELX 4dr V4 Sedan 2014) buying experience [fxguy]
Sep 16, 2013 (11:53 am)
Thanks. Have you closed your deal?