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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31307 of 32215 Re: Accord EX 2013 [iffi]
Sep 24, 2013 (6:18 am)
Welcome to the forum.
Here is some useful information that will help in your car buying search. First of all, you should always find out what the invoice price of the car is. Websites such as kbb.com and truecar.com are a good resource.
Invoice price for the 2013 EX is $24,037 (including destination fee). Hence, your deal is only $238 below invoice (not counting any doc fees). That is a terrible price. Although OTD price is important, you should always make sure dealers give you a break down such as:
1. Sale price of the car including destination fee (without any incentives)
2. Dealer documentation fees
3. Title and registration fees
4. Flex cash available for 2013 models? (Honda provides $500 towards your down payment for financing through them. Not all dealers will have it, so you should always ask).
5. Dealer add-ons (accessories)
7. Tax (You can calculate that yourself)
At this time of the year, you should be getting at least $1000 below invoice on the 2013 EX plus flex cash.
Read some of my previous posts on how to go about negotiating at the end of the month and closing the deal during the last days. Message #31193, #31033.
Inventory on the 2013 is getting low at some dealer lots, so if you are looking for a specific color and are unable to land a great deal, you could look into purchasing a 2014 model.
At the end of the day, you want to be an informed buyer so do not let any sales guy take advantage of you. If you call or email dealerships and they ask you to come in without naming their price, move on to the next one. You will always find a few dealerships who have good customer service and are ready to sell you a car at a good price without any BS. I have walked out of two dealerships because they were playing games.
After finding out what the market price in your area is, you should either call or email internet sales managers the last 2 days of the month and tell them you will buy the car for $XXXX below invoice today. If they ask you again to come in, put them on the spot and ask them to name their price (make sure you have all that info in writing). If you are not sure about any charges, always ask. If you cannot get any straight answers, you can ask in this forum and we will tell you whether it makes sense or not.
Good luck with you car search and let us know how things go. Do not get discouraged, there are 6 more days before the end of the month.
#31308 of 32215 Re: 2014 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 [ken117]
Sep 24, 2013 (5:00 am)
ken, sales tax statutes vary by state. You are very fortunate that your state doesn't tax the fee. I'm surprised to see that. In fact, using your Best Buy example, I would ask them to lower the cost of that 60" TV and add an admin fee and save some sales tax
#31309 of 32215 Re: 2014 Accord Ex-L [ken117]
Sep 24, 2013 (8:23 am)
Yes, they were $599 in 2010 and have increased it to $899 since then. Most dealers are between $599-$699 here. I just ignore it and fight for the price.
#31310 of 32215 Re: Another 4 cyl EX-L Quote: 2013/14 [james1972]
Sep 24, 2013 (1:28 pm)
I am in a similar boat as James. Not sure what to do. Maybe patience is my best tactic.
Sell Price 25,000
Below invoice: $1400
This includes $500 flex cash
Sell Price 26,650
Below invoice: $0
#31311 of 32215 Re: Another 4 cyl EX-L Quote: 2013/14 [plubar]
Sep 24, 2013 (2:23 pm)
is this price for 2013 CRV EX-L?, based on my experience it is great price about $ 1,690 below invoice.
which state you are from having these great prices?.
#31312 of 32215 Re: Another 4 cyl EX-L Quote: 2013/14 [bob974]
Sep 24, 2013 (2:27 pm)
2013 Accord EX-L in Minnesota
#31313 of 32215 2013 EX-L 4-cyl, no Navigation
Sep 24, 2013 (2:32 pm)
I am ready to buy an EX-L with no V6 and no Nav.
I am in Raleigh, NC, but I am willing to buy in DC (or within a similar radius) if that produces a significant savings.
Does everyone think that buying a 2013 late this month is likely to be the cheapest strategy for some time to come? (I'm likely to drive it long enough not to worry about the short-term depreciation vs. a 2014).
What do you think is a good price this month? For example, I was offered $25,733 before taxes and tags through CarWoo. How much lower can I get, do you think?
Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.
#31314 of 32215 Re: 2013 EX-L 4-cyl, no Navigation [mattslawcars]
Sep 24, 2013 (2:57 pm)
Matt - if you are willing to travel that distance, include Pohanka in Fredericksburg in your search - they have been mentioned several times in this forum with good pricing and apparently easy to work with.
#31315 of 32215 Want to buy 2014 Ex-L 6V Accord Sedan
Sep 24, 2013 (5:25 pm)
Do you all think bargaining power is any different with the 6V model since there are not as many produced compared to the EX-L 4cyl? In looking for a 2013 Ex-L, this late in the year, there is very little inventory. With the 2014 models coming into the dealership, most dealers only have 1 or 2 6V (w/out Navi)available....should I just be patient and hold off for a month? One dealer told me he only orders 5 of these per month. He was not willing to go below $700 over invoice (with $99 doc fees). That's the best deal I have now...and I have offers from 4 dealerships. Keep shopping or hold tight... Thanks for all of your knowledge and insight! I have learned a ton here!
#31316 of 32215 2014 EX-L NY $500 under invoice
Sep 24, 2013 (6:15 pm)
Hi. I finally put down a deposit and getting my 2014 EX-L this weekend. These are my numbers in the Long Island area. There were one or two others I saw looking for an Accord on LI/NYC. If you are interested in this price (or maybe better Sept 30) I can give you my name and the dealer. Said he'd match this price for you, as well as give me a little referral gift
Sale Price: $26650 (at invoice)
Trade in: $250 (15 year old beat up car, could have got $300 at junk yard but not worth hassle)
Sales tax: $2277.00 (8.625%)
Flex: -$500 (not sure of Honda %, but plan to pay back not too long)
OTD: 28314.00 + four oil changes
I know I could have held out till end of month to lower the invoice or a few add ons, but needed to get this done so I can focus on work.
So this was $26,150 with flex, next best was $26,300. Spoke to about 6 dealers on LI/Queens/Brooklyn. Considering just one week ago I was starting out at a 2013 EX-L for $26,500 knowing nothing, with all the great info in this forum got a 2014 for less than that...so thank you all!