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#7645 of 13291 Honda Sales Falter 34% In December - Acura Sales Flatline Dropping 39.3%
Jan 05, 2009 (12:16 pm)
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today reported 2008 annual vehicle sales of 1,428,765, a decrease of 8.2 percent compared to 2007 results on a daily selling-rate* basis. American Honda's December sales totaled 86,085, a decrease of 34.7 percent.
Honda Divisions 2008 annual sales of 1,284,261 decreased 6.7 percent compared to 2007. Honda Division's December monthly sales of 75,405 represent a decrease of 34.0 percent compared to 2007. Annual total car sales of 794,421 for the Honda Division increased 1.0 percent and set a record for the fourth consecutive year. The division's truck sales decreased by 16.9 percent to 489,840.
Accord, the top-selling Honda model for 2008, achieved annual sales of 372,789, down 5.3 percent. December Accord sales decreased 28.5 percent, to 22,348. Civic sales totaled 339,289 for the year, up 2.1 percent. December Civic sales decreased to 17,302, down 36.4 percent. Annual Fit sales of 79,794, up 40.9 percent, set a record for the third consecutive year. December Fit sales decreased 1.5 percent, to 5,039.
"American Honda's sales mirror the industry's current condition," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "We believe Honda will be in a strong position when the market stabilizes."
The Acura Division's total year-end sales of 144,504 vehicles represented a decline of 20.0 percent. December Acura sales totaled 10,680, down 39.3 percent. The Acura TL led the division with annual sales of 46,766, followed closely by the Acura MDX with sales of 45,377 - the previous best-selling Acura in 2007.
#7646 of 13291 Acura December Sales
Jan 05, 2009 (1:34 pm)
Please check out the www.vtec.net website below for the latest Acura/Honda sales. Take a look at the table showing month to date and YTD results. December results were terrible. The deals should stay the same or improve.....
#7647 of 13291 MDX Sales Results and Current Incentives?
Jan 06, 2009 (2:53 am)
The MDX luxury SUV was Acura's best-selling light truck, posting significant sales gains over last month with 3,383 units. Year-end MDX sales reached 45,377 units, down 22.8 percent and December Month-end sales were down 42.7 percent in comparison with last December.
Any idea when new MDX incentives get released? There is nothing new on their website and all expired incentives have been removed.
#7648 of 13291 Re: Base MDX - Purchase Price and Luxury Tax [dom6183]
Jan 06, 2009 (6:31 am)
I also live in Jersey but up North. Please let me know how your search turns up as I am looking for the same exact car. I will keep you in the loop if I am able to find a good deal as well.
#7649 of 13291 Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing?
Jan 06, 2009 (3:21 pm)
Hi, I am looking for a MDX base right now, and this is my first time car buying experience. I am confused by the incentives offered. Is the $2000 dealer incentive additonal to the special APR or not? The best price for a base model in this forum so far is $34,569, right? Does it have the 0.9/2.9 APR or not? I got quotes from dealer saying that if I want the finance, I have to add $2000 back to the price...
#7650 of 13291 Re: Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing? [mdxmsn]
Jan 07, 2009 (6:28 am)
mdxmsn -- Just go into the dealership with the plan to NOT buy the car, and ask them to explain everything to you. Most dealers won't pressure you to buy right then, if they do, leave and goto another Acura dealer.
There is a lot to lease, incentives, purchases. It's going to be quicker to review here on Edmunds and talk to a sales person.
Once you understand everything you won't be disappointed when you eventually pick something up.
(That said, it's a bit odd your looking at a 40k car and this is your first buying experience? Smells like..)
#7651 of 13291 Re: Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing? [ihave]
Jan 07, 2009 (7:27 am)
oh, I did not make it clear. It is my first time "new car" buying experience, i.e., I never dealt with a dealer before. I have had experience buying four cars so far, all second hands. Now I feel like to move up somewhat, maybe mid-age crisis?! That dealer is 60 miles away, that is why I want to understand as much as possible before I go...
#7652 of 13291 Re: Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing? [mdxmsn]
Jan 07, 2009 (8:22 am)
Go to the "HOME" page on edmunds and click on "latest incentives" at the top under the new car section ( I believe) -> put in your zip code and scroll down to the acura incentives. In my zip code, it says that the financing deal is not combinable with the $2000 cash.
Hope this helps,
#7653 of 13291 Re: Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing? [mdxmsn]
Jan 07, 2009 (9:21 am)
oh ok -- Check this out, great site to read over (in addition to edmunds)
Here are a few tips I learned:
Most people on here are working 2-10 dealerships all at the same time.. Go in learn, get a quote, walk out.
Don't do a trade up front, they mess with the numbers and it can become hard to see who has the best quote. Also some bad dealerships take your keys for the old car and delay giving it back. If you plan to visit 5 dealers in a day, this can really hit you in the time crunch to get all 5 done.
Don't visit two Acura's if they are owned by the same company (unless you like the location or a different sales guy)
It's ok to tell them you are shopping around, even if you give them the other guys name they don't call (and if they do they lie to each other anyway).
I find the guy & dealership I like the best and always give that guy last chance to match my best price.
Always be up front and don't lie, these guys have families and such they are not out to get you. You can be business like and get it done without making peoples life hell. In return if someone outright lies to you leave.
That said, always expect some level of B.S when they talk about the other dealer -- it's sales after all.
And Lastly, if you are looking at say a HighLander as I am, take one of the cars to the other dealer and get them side by side for a look.
Other then that read over those sites.
#7654 of 13291 Re: Is the 2000 incentive in addition to the special financing? [ihave]
Jan 07, 2009 (1:16 pm)
Thanks for the tips! And thanks to mjfloyd1 for clarification. I am confused because when people here talk about the CRP price, $2000 was deducted which makes me think it is in addition to the finance. But, how many are there will use the $2000 but not the low APR!