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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31453 of 32167 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [isellhondas]
Oct 02, 2013 (10:28 pm)
Thanks for the advise. I think as long as I am not paying MSRP, I'll be content. Under my current situation, I will not be able to wait until December to get the best deal like my friend did in 2012 ($25k OTD for 2013 Sedan EX). Norm Reeves Cerritos offered $24,009 (destination&handling included) for the 2014 version so I might settle for this deal since White 2013 EX is scarce. However, I'll ask other dealers in SoCal to see if they can beat this deal or offer me a little more. I also just learned that sales tax will be based on county of residence. I was planning to get the car at Ventura county for the 7.5% tax rate instead of LA's 9% tax rate. Does anyone know if it's possible for the dealer to apply the lower tax rate? I was told they cannot...What is everyone's invoice breakdown in SoCal for their 2014 Accord Sedan Exes? Thanks for all the responses so far
#31454 of 32167 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Oct 03, 2013 (5:55 am)
2 - it sounds like the timing of your purchase could work against you. Also, please don't repeat to the dealer what you said in the second sentence of your post (ha ha). As far as sales tax (called use tax in CA), what you were told is correct - I believe the rule is the tax is based on your registration address at time of purchase (for most, that would be their residence). Even if you purchased your car in a state with no sales tax and the dealer didn't collect it at time of purchase, you would be required to pay it when you go to DMV to register it. Government officials have this all figured out, believe me.
Hope your search works out.
#31455 of 32167 Re: 2013 Accord LX pricing [gmanusmc]
Oct 03, 2013 (6:35 am)
My purchase time frame is before the end of the month. I am running against depleting stock of the 2013 LX's. Between 2013 and 2014, there are no feature differences, and hence I am willing to get the that is cheapest.
#31456 of 32167 Re: 2013 Accord LX pricing [thegiver]
Oct 03, 2013 (7:47 am)
If you need to buy now, and model year is not a consideration, and you have located a 2013 that you want, that's the way to go. You will get the slightly lower price and they still have good financing rates.
#31457 of 32167 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [gmanusmc]
Oct 03, 2013 (9:29 am)
Sales tax totally sucks.. lol A salesman suggested that I wait another 2-3 weeks 'til the end of the month to get the best deal from him since demand is high right now with what I'm looking for. I guess waiting another 2-3 weeks wouldn't hurt. Will post an update when I purchase the car. Does Honda sell a separate set of handles? I'm not too fond of the chrome/ silver color.
#31458 of 32167 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [2beinformed]
Oct 03, 2013 (4:28 pm)
fyi, salesmen don't let serious customers walk. I don't know what you said, but he sized you up as someone who wasn't ready to buy a car so he told you to come in later in the month for a better deal. He doesn't expect to see you again but if he does, he assumes he has earned your trust by advising you that you will get a better deal and then he will try to take advantage of that trust and get you to pay more than you should.
#31459 of 32167 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX CVT sedan [huskerfan5]
Oct 03, 2013 (5:08 pm)
Yep, that salesperson "lot dropped" that customer. He figured there was nothing there and he had a non-serious non buyer on his hands that he wanted to get rid of hoping for a better customer.
Had management heard him say that he would be working somewhere else now.
I never did that myself but I could usually size up a non-buyer from a serious buyer in five minutes. I was sometimes wrong but not very often.
When a person is working on straight commission getting the wrong customer can basically waste hours especially on a busy day.
#31460 of 32167 Re: v6 sedan 2014 [plagwate]
Oct 03, 2013 (7:14 pm)
Inventory for the EX-L 6V Sedan is low where I am too! What's the deal? More inventory available with Navigation (whichnI don't need/want), so I am waiting too...for what it's worth, I am in the Midwest area.
#31461 of 32167 Re: v6 sedan 2014 [capegirl5]
Oct 04, 2013 (2:50 am)
And to make it more difficult, Edmunds' inventory search has trouble discerning between Hematite Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. Edmunds' search shows that there are several V6s in Hematite Metallic in my area. But when I go to the dealers' websites and match the VINs, they turn out to be Modern Steel Metallic. I don't know if this is a problem on the dealers' end or Edmunds but I wish they would get it worked out.
#31462 of 32167 Re: v6 sedan 2014 [plagwate]
Oct 04, 2013 (3:47 am)
The Hermatite is a grey/green color, right? It is very nice! I am wanting plain 'ole white/pearl. I sent out price requests via email and the lowest bids are around 28,260 +$99 doc fee and no one seems to want to budge lower. I THINK invoice price is around $27,573 but then some sites show $28,500. Have you found a consistent number youre going with? I have to go out of town this weekend so I will get very serious next week when I get back. I have been to bank to get loan done, so thats good. I want to try to see if I can get trade-in value via email too but some dealerships won't do that. I hate the idea of sitting at a dealership all day on a day off to finish the deal. Are you planning to purchase this month too?