Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31277 of 32215 Re: 2014 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L with Nav 4 cyl in Florida [rivhil]
Sep 21, 2013 (12:41 pm)
Your in a good Negotiating position with 8 dealerships. Decide on a target price to buy taking in each dealerships doc fee charge. let them fight and compete for your business.. Let them chase you.......... not the other way around. Hold out til you get your target price to buy making your best deal at the END of this month. Read blue's comments on buying/ negotiations his comments will help you secure the best deal.......................Good luck
#31278 of 32215 Re: 2014 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L with Nav 4 cyl in Florida [rivhil]
Sep 21, 2013 (6:05 pm)
After reviewing your prices, here is my breakdown:
Below invoice: $400.83
Sales prices + Doc fees: $28,467.17
Below invoice: $184
Sales prices + Doc fees: $28,774
Below invoice: $319
Sales prices + Doc fees: $28,639
Dealer 4,5, and 6
Not good deals
Below invoice: $404
Sales prices + Doc fees: $28,564.95
Below invoice: $151
Sales prices + Doc fees: $28,717
Just looking at the numbers, dealer 1 seems to be in the lead with the best sales price even if you include their $599 doc fees. Dealer 7 has the second best price and is about $98 more than dealer 1, and their doc fees are higher than dealer 1.
If you could get at least $600 below invoice to cancel out the doc fees then that will be a good deal. As Brian said in his post, you should let dealers fight for you. Pit them against each other and see who will give you the lowest sales price. Wait till the last 2 days of the month to strike a deal. I would recommend using Brian's BUY TODAY offer, once you have determined a reasonable price to offer below invoice.
Do not let anyone play games with you. It appears that you are an informed buyer, so knowledge is power. Make sure the dealership has the car on the lot in your color and trim, before you head over to seal the deal. I would also recommend making sure that you have a backup dealership, in case your first choice does not work out.
Time is on your side here. You mentioned that you were in the market for 2 such cars. If you plan to buy from the same dealership, you might be able to negotiate an even better deal.
#31279 of 32215 Re: 2014 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L with Nav 4 cyl in Florida [rivhil]
Sep 21, 2013 (6:34 pm)
In order to better evaluate your deal, you should also provide the amount being charged for these fees:
Non Tax Fees
Taxable Fees (estimated)
Are all dealers charging these fees?
#31280 of 32215 Re: 2014 Accord Ex-L [mickjazz]
Sep 21, 2013 (7:12 pm)
Hollywood Honda. Ask for Simon, the internet salesperson. Tell him Gil sent you.
Sep 22, 2013 (7:05 am)
Hi. I've been following all the great info in this forum, going back to the older posts to learn as much as I can, so thank you! This is my first time buying/negotiating a new car, so trying my best to follow the techniques posted by calling multiple dealers, starting 3rd week of month, with plan to close last few days of month, but not yet close to some of the numbers posted here (yea I'm a newbee). This is the best I got so far from three dealerships:
Long Island, NY Area
Sale Price $25,475 (inc Dest)
No Dealer proc, prep, or finance fee (0.9% APR - 36)
+DMV $175-$275 (I think)
From what I've read, looks like I should be able to get a 2013 EX-L for $25K without two much hassle? Two dealers have down down to $25,500 and have the exact model I want...one claims they have 7 of them. I was told no flex cash available, but not sure if I believe that.
Is $25K a good price if I get it..i.e. next time I talk to them state I'll close on that price? Or push for $25K them add ons like spash, molding, rubber mats, etc. Also have been following mistersc threads on the 2014.
If anyone (mistersc?) has experience with any good Long Island dealers to work with would appreciate!
#31282 of 32215 Re: 2013 Accord EX-L [steve7515]
Sep 22, 2013 (7:42 am)
At this time of the year, you should be getting at least $1500 below invoice for a 2013 Accord EX-L. I bought mine in MA nearly 3 weeks ago for $1400 below invoice plus $500 flex cash. Dealer stock is running low, so some dealers might not be prepared to budge on price.
Try and find dealerships who have your car on their lot and flex cash available. If not, you might be better off looking at a 2014 model.
Your focus should be to negotiate on the selling price of the car. It may not be the best move to also bring up dealer add-ons at this stage of the negotiating process. Do not forget to take into account dealer doc fees.
If you have not already done so, read up previous posts on this forum on how to get the best deal. You can apply some of the advice I posted in this thread #31033, http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ef006d2/31032#MSG31032
#31283 of 32215 Re: 2013 Accord EX-L [bluemkn57cars]
Sep 22, 2013 (7:54 am)
Hi. Thanks for the quick reply...really appreciate your insight. I will act on the tips you mentioned in post 31033.
I have talked to some dealers with only 2 or 3 2013 EX-L's in stock, so understand those aren't the places that I'll get the best price. For 2014's looks like a good price on a EX-L with dest/doc would be a few hundred under invoice, at least from the posts. So will think about that also.
Will keep the forum updated.
#31284 of 32215 Re: Price pd on 2013 EX-L Accord [moesobo]
Sep 22, 2013 (10:45 am)
I'm in Orlando and bought from Holler Honda. The five day return policy is TRUE. Call them and ask. This dealership has been around for dozens of years, and has many many dealerships.
If you want me to break down the price I paid for everything I will.
(Also, they gave me .9% financing, 36 months), I was prepared to pay cash, but the 3 year financing will only cost me 275.00 in total interest. (I put 11,000.00 down.)
Let me know if you need me to break this down for you. Holler Honda in Orlando is a well known dealership. (This is my second time buying a new accord from them.)
In addition to the matt that goes in the trunk, I paid 499.00 for laser UV window tinting. (Turned out exquisite.) They also have a 199.00 tint but it doesn't have the UV protection.
I'm LOVING this car.
Let me know if you want the line by line details of what I paid and I'll be happy to help.
If you come to Orlando to buy, let me know and I'll give you the salespersons name we used. Really liked him, great guy.
(With the mat and 500.00 tint the out the door price was under 30,000.00.
Btw, if you don't believe me on the 5 day return policy, give Holler Honda a call!
#31285 of 32215 Honda sales price, cont...
Sep 22, 2013 (10:53 am)
By the way, as an addendum to my post above, I did NOT transfer my tag. Got a brand new tag that day, and they did all the 'work'. That adds to the cost.
Detailed, full tank of gas, and a free coupon for my first oil change.
#31286 of 32215 Re: 2013 Accord EX-L [steve7515]
Sep 22, 2013 (5:58 pm)
Could you please share or private message which dealers are giving $1500 below invoice? I am in the market to buy the same car and in the same area?