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Honda Civic, Sedan
#1491 of 4597 Re: my $.02 [stickguy]
Sep 14, 2005 (10:47 am)
I didn't care so much about noise until I drove my 1990 Civic Si from Spokane, Washington to Evansville, Indiana. At 72 miles an hour the engine and wind noise were deafening when you listened to them for 48 hours! After that I thought to myself...screw these small, economical cars! I need something more substantial! Lucky me...the next year Honda's car got a 'comfort' makeover and the Civic LX I bought, although no Rolls Royce, was just like butter in comparison. I still loved my Si for around-the-town jaunts. It was a blast to drive with its short gearing.
#1492 of 4597 Is anyone discounting an '06 Civic
Sep 14, 2005 (10:48 am)
In brief, I'd like to know:
1. Does anyone know any dealer anywhere that is selling '06 Civics below sticker?
2. If not, how long will you guess it will be before dealers start discounting '06 Civics?
3. Does anyone know of any dealer that is discounting '05 Civics to get them off the lot?
I have a dilemma.
One of the last '05 Civics to arrive in the state has my name on it. It's an LX manual. The dealer is willing to sell it near invoice: $14,785. I've contacted every dealer in the state and nobody else has an '05 Civic anymore. They sold out over Labor Day weekend with those cheap financing rates. The only Civics they're slated to receive now are '06's.
Yesterday a couple of new '06 Civics arrived. It looks like those are going to start trickling in. I drove an LX auto and I like the '06 LX much better than the '05. However, the dealer is asking the sticker price, something like $17,850. Yesterday two '06's arrived, and one of them sold the same day for the full sticker price.
This particular dealer will match any other dealer's written offer or advertised price. Does anyone know any dealer anywhere that is offering the new Civic for anything less than sticker price?
I need to decide quickly whether I'm going to
1. buy the '05 for $14,785.
2. buy one of the first '06's to hit the showroom
3. buy nothing for a few months and bet that '06's will start selling at a discount in the near future
4. Buy an '05 Corolla, which is the least appealing option, but there is $1,000 cash back, which makes it a little less than the '05 Civic and a lot less than the '06 Civic. I may opt to buy a Corolla if the '06 Civics continue to sell at sticker. There seem to be no '05 Civics left. '05 Corolla cash back offer ends at the end of September, and '05 Corollas are nearly impossible to find, now, too.
If it looks like the '06 Civics will take a year before they start discounting, I'm not willing to wait that long. I am willing to wait a couple of months, but I need to decide right away if I'm going to buy the '05 Civic because with the new Civics selling for $3,000 more, the '05 with my name on it will sell quickly if I call the dealership and tell them I've decided against buying the '05.
There is one more option: I can order an '06 Civic, which should arrive in a couple of months. If I can find a written offer or an advertised price below sticker before the car arrives, the dealer will match that price. If not, I'll have to pay sticker.
Ideas? Suggestions? Answers?
#1493 of 4597 Price: sedan ex
Sep 14, 2005 (10:50 am)
Has anyone got a price quote from a dealer? I'm in the Atlanta, GA area. I got a quote for $20,010. Is this a good price or should I try to go lower?????????
Sep 14, 2005 (10:51 am)
I just checked the brochures that I picked up today. The Accord EX is about 400#s more than a 2006 Civic EX.
Also, a stiff structure allows for a softer suspension IIRC, since the body isn't flexing too.
In any case, the Civic seems to have a pretty good, although firm, ride, which is what I prefer. I drove a Camry recently and that thing was a marshmellow. Very quiet, but way too soft and floating (totally disconnected from the road). The Accord had much better road feel and handling, even though it was slightly noiser (but in no way noisy).
Sep 14, 2005 (10:57 am)
which model? 5 speed, AT, nav?
If it is a non-nav AT, it looks to be about $400 over MSRP, so yes, you should try to get lower. THey are newly out, but pretty soon there will be a flood of them arriving daily (they make and sell a lot of Civics). THe only one I could see selling for a premium is the Si, but not the EX.
I shopped today, but did not get into negotiations.
#1498 of 4597 Re: my $.02 [stickguy]
Sep 14, 2005 (11:04 am)
No shaking, etc over bums????
Wow you are wreckless. Next time try to avoid running over bums.
Sep 14, 2005 (11:08 am)
bums are usually pretty skinny so it's not much of a bump
#1500 of 4597 Re: Shan [stickguy]
Sep 14, 2005 (11:16 am)
automatic w/ navagation. is the price good?