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#31422 of 32223 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 32223 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 32223 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 32223 Re: v6 sedan 2014 [plagwate]
Oct 01, 2013 (4:17 am)
Did you get your car?
#31426 of 32223 Re: 2014 honda accord sport cvt sedan prices [t2882]
Oct 01, 2013 (4:34 am)
If you could get the internet mgr to fax over the bill of sale to you. this is the easiest trans action in the car buying world. You could always work out financing when you get to the dealership or you may get approved outside financing 1st and let dealership match or beat.
By having that buyers order faxed to you all pricing is on there with taxes and fee's.. There are no surprises when you go to pick up your vehicle.
90% of my vehicles i buy this way. You buy like this one time you will never want to go the conventional route again.
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#31428 of 32223 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Oct 01, 2013 (5:55 am)
2 - first off, you are not probably not going to achieve $22k on an EX - that's 2000 below invoice. Taxes and fees in CA amount to about 11percent of the purchase price, so if you are going to think in those terms, use that number in your calculation. What is your purchase time frame? 2014 pricing will get more aggressive by December as inventories increase and year end approaches. Try to work exclusively with Internet Mgr/Depts. Talking with "floor" managers over the phone is almost as frustrating as sitting in the little office at the dealer. With as many Honda dealers as there are in your search area, you should get some competitive quotes. You do have to be realistic in your expectations though, I don't think 2014s have incentives yet and 2013 supply is slim.
#31429 of 32223 Re: 2014 EX-L [cars12345]
Oct 01, 2013 (6:43 am)
Thank youcars12345. The dealer made so many mistakes or intentional games that at the end they threw in other things as we wasted hours over 2 days. They threw in $100 gift certificate, wheel locks, 4 free oil changes and car and cargo mats. I'm happy but would have preferred not to waste this many hours. Twice the dealer gave the wrong vin number and it was for a lesser model and not the ex-l as if I would not have caught it. The entire experience very negative but all done and closed off now and i have a beautiful new accord 14-exl which I love. Surprisingly the acceleration is very good for a 4-Cyl and I love the touch pad, a lot nicer than my bmw x-drive. I love the car and hope to not have another car buying experience for many years. Thank you again everyone and especially Brian and BlueMonkey (i'm sure i got that name wrong ..lol).
#31430 of 32223 Re: v6 sedan 2014 [cardionp]
Oct 01, 2013 (8:01 am)
Not yet. I've been out of town so I haven't been able to spend a lot of time car shopping. Besides, I want a V6 in Hematite and there are very few in the metro Atlanta area right now. Figured it would be better to wait until inventories have strengthened. By that time, Honda Days should be rolling around so 0.9% financing may be an option too.
#31431 of 32223 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [gmanusmc]
Oct 01, 2013 (9:01 am)
Thank you for letting me know that the amount I was hoping to get is unrealistic. After seeing the invoice breakdown from johnnguyen714 msg#30505 back in August, I was hoping to get a similar deal. I will reply to the dealerships' emails and see if they can lower their initial quote of $23k. If it doesn't work out, I will wait until December and check back on this page regularly so I know when is a good time to buy. How likely will they lower their interest rate to 0.9% for 60 months in December?