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#31416 of 32200 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan
Sep 30, 2013 (10:54 am)
First time buying a car so I'm seeking for some advice. I was planning to buy an Accord in the Los Angeles / Orange County this past weekend but unable to get any pricing over the internet from the dealerships. Today I tried to get some quotes through Edmunds and one offered $23,340 while the other one offered $23,361 for 2013 Honda Accord EX. I assume these are definitely not OTD price and I've read about people trying to get $1,400-$2,000 below invoice prices on 2013 models. How should I approach these dealerships? I don't want to offer too low of an amount that will offend people. What is the limit/range I should pay for this 2013 model before moving on to the 2014 model? I'm only looking at the 2013 in hope to save some money...my friend bought his Accord last year for $25k so I wouldn't want to pay the same amount for a 1 yr old car? Any help is appreciated
#31417 of 32200 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Sep 30, 2013 (11:52 am)
I wouldn't worry about offending anyone with a low offer.
Just know that a 2013 isn't a " 1 yr old car". It's still a NEW car and when it's time to sell it it'll have the benefit of a year of getting no miles on it.
The "perception" is that you'll get a better deal on a 2013 but that probably isn't the case.
The LA/Orange County market is a miserable, MISERABLE marketplace so proceed with caution. I know, I'm from there.
They won't give you a price because they know you'll just take it and shop it to death.
Gardena Honda used to be a decent place that didn't play too many games. They are a small store in a declining neighborhood and may be anxious to sell you a car. You might try them.
#31418 of 32200 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Sep 30, 2013 (12:40 pm)
2 - you might try emailing the Internet depts of as many of the SoCal dealers as you can and ask for their best quote (incl dest and doc fee) on both the 2013 and 2014. I know Isell is not a fan of the Internet sales approach but I can tell you some of these dealers have well organized Internet sales teams (I'm in SoCal and have dealt with a few). Cerritos and Spreen are a couple dealers who have been known to have aggressive pricing. There might not be that much separation between 2013 and 2014 pricing right now due to availability. Give it a try and let us know how you make out.
#31419 of 32200 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [isellhondas]
Sep 30, 2013 (12:57 pm)
This is by far your best posting in this Accord forum.
If 2beinginformed is going from dealer to dealer with the mind set of give me your lowest price and not having a target price in mind makes for a hard buying experience.
Read thru the boards and check out pricing and buying tips and 2beinformed will do ok.
#31420 of 32200 Re: 2014 EX-L [mistersc]
Sep 30, 2013 (1:05 pm)
You did alright with pricing in N.Y I'm right around the same number as you in New york and N.J. I tried Bosh up in boston and they were willing to sell me about 600 below invoice on the 2014. I cant imagine and dont believe he sold one at 1550 below invoice. With doc fee's over 300 its not worth the trip for 600 below.
Enjoy the Accord.
#31421 of 32200 Re: 2014 EX-L [mistersc]
Sep 30, 2013 (2:47 pm)
You got $200 in useful accessories (the dealer would say they are worth $350) so good job. I purchased my 2013 EX-L last month and I couldn't get a free accessory if my life depended on it...and I asked! I went to EBAY.
#31422 of 32200 Re: 2014 honda accord sport cvt sedan prices [brian125]
Sep 30, 2013 (5:31 pm)
Thanks again brian and everyone else whose contributed to passing on valuable knowledge here. I have contacted many dealers in the bay area and although i am not buying this month because i mainly wanted to test the dealers and see what kind of quotes i could get. The best i received was for $22,700 ($525 below invoice) which is not a bad price, but i'm hoping the demand may be a little lower at the end of october and the bigger dealerships may be willing to let the car go for a little less.
My little story, i went to a smaller dealership and test drove one of the one of the honda sports as we went in to the office to go over numbers he asked if i could give them the lowest price quote from the other dealerships i inquired, i said $22,725 was the lowest. He brought in his manager and he explained to me on paper "how much money they were losing on this deal". I was upfront and told him i havent gotten many quotes and he says no one will give you this price, i guarantee it and i thought we'll see about that, lol.
I've also learned through calling, emails and even through the internet quoting on each dealerships website, you get a variety of quotes, some decent and some a few hundred off msrp , hoping to catch the unsuspecting buyer. Now my next question is ... besides having the quote in writing, are there ways of solidifying the deal prior to driving to the dealer? Such as being set on the exact color/VIN #, double checking inventory, being prepared to walk out if theres any funny business, am i missing anything?
Also does anyone know, around october typically does honda offer preferred financing (36mo for 0.9%)?
Thanks again everyone, hope you all got good deals this month, if not lets try again in october!
#31423 of 32200 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Sep 30, 2013 (7:26 pm)
How far north are you willing to go? I bought an EX-L about 10 days ago. These dealers gave competitive quotes if you're willing to travel within L.A. a bit:
Diamond Honda of Glendale
Norman Reeves, Cerritos
Norman Reeves, W. Covina
Honda of Hollywood
I eventually bought from Honda of Hollywood. You can scroll up a couple of pages to read about my experience and price for an EX-L. Airport Marina gave me the best initial quote, while Galpin felt the most open to negotiations. I bought from Hollywood because they were very competitive with price, close to home, and very good from prior (and current) experiences. My wife had a good experience from the repair shop, which is a big deal when you consider how often repair guys try to upsell women.
#31424 of 32200 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [gil123]
Sep 30, 2013 (9:03 pm)
Goudy Honda wanted me to come in for a test drive without providing a quote. Norm Reeves Covina said they ran out of 2013 Ex and offered me 2014 model for $24,550 excluding Destination charge fees. Today Norm Reeves Cerritos quoted $23,260 but the offer is good only for today. I have tried a few in Gardena/huntington beach but they also said the one I was requesting for has been sold and call them back if I want the 2014 models. I will try the rest of the places you've mentioned. I'm willing to drive up to SB and down to SD if the deal is good... just not sure how to respond when they say that they're not making any profit or losing money if they accept my target price. My budget is 25k.. so my target price should be $22k before taxes and misc fees? Should I respond to internet managers (email) or floor managers (phone)?
#31425 of 32200 Re: v6 sedan 2014 [plagwate]
Oct 01, 2013 (4:17 am)
Did you get your car?