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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31639 of 32215 Re: EX-L [brian125]
Oct 21, 2013 (10:44 am)
Yes I agree.. It would have to be AT LEAST 2K for me to bite. We plan on driving this car for 6+ years easy.
That OTD price on the '14 does not seem too bad.
I' waiting on more emails now..
Thanks again guys..
#31640 of 32215 Re: 2014 Honda Accord Sport 6MT [hogan773]
Oct 21, 2013 (10:52 am)
" What's the difference...there is none"
Yeah, I suppose but I can tell you I sure wouldn't make a 150 mile round trip to save 100.00. My time alone is worth more than that.
Yet, I saw people do just that.
I would sell these people cars knowing some poor salesperson had spent three hours on a busy Saturday with this "smart shopper" showing cars, driving cars etc.
To each his own I suppose...
#31641 of 32215 Re: EX-L [squashpile]
Oct 21, 2013 (11:43 am)
My suggestion to you is find a 2013 model of your choice on a dealers lot. You need a target price to negotiate with dealers to get your lowest price..
Read thru blues post #'s for some more helpful tips on buying and you should be able to work a good deal.
You should have a target price. 2000 below invoice on the 2013 is a good starting point. work back up to invoice price making your best deal.. Any deal that goes below 1500 off the invoice price do not make. Consider a 2014.
2014 model target price = 600 below invoice back to invoice would be in line with prices we see across the country. That should be your price guide to buy.
Always try to buy at months end where you will get dealerships lowest price.
#31642 of 32215 Re: EX-L [squashpile]
Oct 21, 2013 (10:53 am)
It's all perception.
" WOW, I can save 400.00 by buying a 2013 instead of an identical 2014??
You won't save 2K. Not even close.
This is a no brainer. Go with the 2014!
#31643 of 32215 Re: EX-L [brian125]
Oct 21, 2013 (11:04 am)
I'm seeing 2014 EX-L invoice about $26,650 on CR.
The only EX-L 2014 price I have so far is $26,300/27,753 OTD (doc fee, tax,title). I may just drop looking for the 2013 and work with this '14 OTD price. That price includes all the dealer crap (plash guards, wheel locks, pinstripe, and paint sealant) that I don't want too.
I'm in a bad car situation right now so I have to get something soon. I hate paying for all that add on junk, but I'm not sure I have the time to haggle over getting a car with none of that on it. It seems like all the local dealers are adding that stuff.
Thanks for the info Brian.
#31644 of 32215 Re: 2014 Honda Accord Sport 6MT [isellhondas]
Oct 21, 2013 (11:21 am)
Here is the rule of thumb in my book. Consider how much you make in one day.
A 500 dollar saving for a 100 mile vehicle pick up. Consider it a days pay. Most people dont come close to 500 a day. Any trip longer is a judgment call depending on how much more than 500 dollars your getting.
If you guys learn how to buy a vehicle buy phone and seal deal by fax paperwork a 100 to 300 mile deal is very easy and fast when you pick up vehicle. Of coarse if there is a trade in and your credit is bad would be a problem. Cash customers like myself makes these deals a homerun.
make this same deal for 1000 less than every one else. Why not. Deals like i'm talking about are done all over the country by educated buyers who know how to buy cars. Fast transaction when picking up vehicle. No back room guy involved anymore.. all paperwork and pricing is done. just a pick up in most cases.
#31645 of 32215 Re: EX-L [squashpile]
Oct 21, 2013 (11:17 am)
listen i'm running out. On the quick side here.. Read thru blue's buying tips and off my head here are a couple of my old post numbers that might apply to you.
#31646 of 32215 Re: EX-L [squashpile]
Oct 21, 2013 (11:21 am)
Dealers usually pre install these accessories as soon as the cars arrive.
If you buy an INCOMING 2014 (make sure they have a VIN number) you can simply ask them not to install any accessories.
Personally I want Splash Guards and the way people love to steal those expensive alloy wheels, I get the locks too but that's me.
#31647 of 32215 Re: EX-L [isellhondas]
Oct 21, 2013 (11:43 am)
Yes, however some of them add them later but never update the online profile of the car. When I went to pick this car up this past weekend, I was surprised to find it had been pimped out with aerodynamic trim, a raised spoiler and chrome wheels. The dealer never mentioned this in our correspondence or phone call. He didn't think I would mind the $3,000+ in extra accessories. Take a look. None of that crap is shown in the photos.
#31648 of 32215 Re: EX-L [isellhondas]
Oct 21, 2013 (11:49 am)
Can't you have them UNINSTALL this cr8p? I mean it takes them 6 minutes to add on some plastic splashguards....why can't it take them 6 minutes to take them off again before they deliver me the car so I can save $300 or whatever ridiculously inflated price they are charging? Same with wheel locks. Probably takes 90 seconds at worst.