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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31138 of 32167 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 32167 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 32167 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 32167 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 32167 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 32167 Re: Accord (ELX 4dr V4 Sedan 2014) buying experience [fxguy]
Sep 16, 2013 (11:53 am)
Thanks. Have you closed your deal?
#31144 of 32167 Re: Accord (ELX 4dr V4 Sedan 2014) buying experience [bluemkn57cars]
Sep 16, 2013 (11:56 am)
Yeah, they were 25,200 for the 2013 model.
#31145 of 32167 Re: Accord (ELX 4dr V4 Sedan 2014) buying experience [cars12345]
Sep 16, 2013 (11:58 am)
Yeah, me too!
#31146 of 32167 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [cars12345]
Sep 16, 2013 (12:06 pm)
Put the car in S (Sports) instead of D next time you drive. You should notice the difference in acceleration and revs of the engine.
You can browse the smaller technology manual for basic info about some of the features.
#31147 of 32167 Re: Accord (ELX 4dr V4 Sedan 2014) buying experience [accord2013elx]
Sep 16, 2013 (12:11 pm)
Wow. I am glad you were able to get a deal on the 2014 model.