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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31428 of 32216 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 32216 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 32216 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 32216 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?
#31432 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Oct 01, 2013 (9:37 am)
Yes - John got a pretty good deal of about 1400 below invoice when there still plenty of 2013s left and dealers were pumping them out in anticipation of 2014s coming in. But be patient - those deals or even better will come back - and yes, the good financing rates have become commonplace so you should see those return too - Honda usually likes to use great finance rates in lieu of conventional rebates.
#31433 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Oct 01, 2013 (12:39 pm)
Regarding Goudy, ask for a different person. Gloria there gave me a quote without any hassle.
As mentioned by others, ask to speak with the internet manager. Be sure to ask about add-ons (pro-pak, car alarm, etc.) when you get your quote. Pasadena, for example, gave me a good initial quote, but didn't mention $1,200 in add-ons until I specifically asked (incidentally, I found Veronica there particularly irritating for several reasons that I can PM to you if curious).
In California, if your budget is $25K, then your target price is about $22600 for all vehicle expenses before state fees/taxes (I created a spreadsheet macro for my own purchases).
#31434 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [gil123]
Oct 01, 2013 (3:00 pm)
I asked DCH Gardena Honda and Norm Reeves Cerritos to lower their price or price match $22,700 with dest. charge included and I only got a response from Gardena asking where I got the quote from. He also said that $23,370 was their best price since it is below invoice price and they have no more room to reduce. Would anyone be able to predict how much can I get a 2014 Accord EX for towards the end of the year? Since other dealerships have limited stock on the 2013 models and my choice of color, I don't know if I should try to work it out with the quotes I've received and settle on $23k-ish or just wait for the 2014 accord incentives. Someone should open a business that specialize in haggling to help out consumers like me for a fee! Good price is $500 below invoice? Excellent deal is $1,400+ below invoice? Buy MSRP without knowing that you could haggle? stress-freeeeeeeeee
#31435 of 32216 Sept Sales
Oct 01, 2013 (7:34 pm)
Mid size sales figures for Sept:
Camry - 31871
Accord - 25227
Altima - 21221
Fusion - 19972
Malibu - 14487
Sonata - 13872
Optima - 11647
Looks like things slowed down a bit from last months ferocious pace. Camry continues to spank Accord mainly due to the massive discounts Toyota is heaping on the model. Well off for a few weeks to enjoy my new red 2014 EX-L! I was able to get mine for a price of $25470 (dest included) but i had a $499 Doc fee added to that figure. I then countered by getting $400 of accessories thrown in for "free" AND got my average condition trade appraised at $700 more than what KBB and Autotrader said a similar good condition vehicle was worth. As i always preach, i negotiated on the OTD price and did 80% of it via email only. Off to cruise some roads!
#31436 of 32216 Re: Sept Sales [fxguy]
Oct 01, 2013 (5:47 pm)
Good job....................... Enjoy your new accord.
#31437 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Oct 01, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Don't let a few salespeople get you down. If a dealership isn't willing to haggle on the phone/e-mail, that's fine. Yes, there are those who won't budge or jerk you around. But I know from firsthand experience, this month, that there are dealerships in the L.A. area who ARE willing to compete for your business and give you decent quotes.
I called 22 dealerships. One was a joker and offered MSRP. A few acted like you described. About 8-9 gave me decent quotes. I ended up having serious conversations with a handful of them.
You have a wide purchasing area, and that is a strong advantage: the LA/OC region has dozens of dealerships. Call as many dealerships as you can stomach. Focus on the ones who give you a no-nonsense quote and ignore the ones who don't budge.
I too wrestled with the 2013/2014 dilemma. Generally, the 2013 is cheaper, but low inventory has buoyed it's pricing to be competitive with the 2014, at least, from my experience.
As Brian and others have mentioned, your strongest position will be at the end of a month and quarter. That's when some dealers will are willing to take some loss on a given vehicle in order to make a quota. The flipside of what that means is that right now -- the start of the month -- will not be the best time to buy (on average).