Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#32158 of 32167 Re: 2014 Honda Accord EX-L sedan 4-cyl no navigation Southern California [glastonbury]
Dec 04, 2013 (3:24 am)
When you say $26,000 flat does that include admin fees and taxes or is that your out the door price?
#32159 of 32167 Re: 2014 Honda Accord EX-L sedan 4-cyl no navigation Southern California [glastonbury]
Dec 04, 2013 (4:13 am)
I live in Connecticut - but bought in DC - saving $2000 two years ago. You could have went into MA and I bet could have saved yourself at least $1000. There are a number of Mass Dealerships which give way better deals than CT. When I shopped CT every dealer told me that they couldn't match the deals in other areas because they don't have the same regional incentive structure. So - my incentive was to save money and I did. Just like gas prices and things we pay for here which are way overpriced - so are the cars. If I could buy it and save it was a great thing. I went to Maryland and bought my Honda - they did all the paperwork and I left with a heavier wallet.
You did buy a great car but I am really tired of the reasons we are overcharged for the same things. When filling out the FAFSA for colleges us Connecticut types don't get credit for living in a high tax burdened state - but we still get to pay high taxes and pay $2000 more for the privilege of buying a new Honda in Connecticut. I will never buy a new Honda in CT again.
#32160 of 32167 Re: 2014 Honda Accord EX-L sedan 4-cyl no navigation Southern California [glastonbury]
Dec 04, 2013 (5:39 am)
Congratulations on your purchase.
You did not say whether there was any flex cash offered or available.
#32161 of 32167 Re: 2014 Honda Accord EX-L sedan 4-cyl no navigation Southern California [1sebringnow]
Dec 04, 2013 (5:50 am)
I live in MA. I bought a 2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3 months ago. At the time, most dealerships were quoting about $800 - $1000 below invoice. Even the high volume dealers such as Herb Chambers and Boch Honda were over priced. Most did not have any flex cash available. I was able to negotiate a sweet deal of $1400 below invoice plus $500 flex cash from Honda Cars of Boston. I dealt directly with the internet manager.
Some forum contributors in the DC area were posting better deals but only a few hundred dollars less. It was not worth my time, and me driving back and adding all these miles on my new car.
To each their own.
#32162 of 32167 2014 Accord Flex Cash
Dec 04, 2013 (10:26 am)
I was told by a Honda dealer that Hond Finance charges a $75 fee if you pay off your loan before 6 months. the $500 flex cash is not affected. Is this correct
#32163 of 32167 Re: 2014 Accord Flex Cash [jim1462]
Dec 04, 2013 (12:20 pm)
That is a dealer Lie.
#32164 of 32167 Re: 2014 Honda Accord EX-L sedan 4-cyl no navigation Southern California [glastonbury]
Dec 04, 2013 (6:04 pm)
CT market is known tough, so I was amazed when I saw aaloke83's EX-L deal. Actually I just bought my EX from the same dealer for $23,200 + $399 fee + $178 Reg + Tax. Not as good as his EX-L at $24,900, but not too bad. Actually the Maryland top dealer is offering me $23,000, maybe little lower if I really pushed hard, but my dealer is close by, thus save me time to drive to MD.
At the end, was tricked for the $199 VIN Etch fee. They told me it was already etched on the glass, so can not be removed. I found out later it can be waived by CT law, but too late. One good thing is that dealer help me find 1.34% via Well Fargo for 60mo, a little lower than what Honda is offering.
Again, if I had waited one more day, I should have got better deal by reference to aaloke83's file.
Thanks aaloke83 and everyone here sharing the information. I love my EX so far, driving 29mpg and 27mpg on the 16miles winding back road to work.
#32165 of 32167 Re: Bait N' Switch [brian125]
Dec 04, 2013 (7:22 pm)
Interesting post Brian, I haven't been on the forums for a while. My perspective as I have told others who I have helped is that it is all a game. The dealer is out to make as much of a profit as possible...period. I am in NJ and don't recall ever seeing a Honda dealership here going out of business. So they must be doing well.
I actually enjoy the game of car buying. In some ways I wish it wasn't a game, but if it wasn't then we would all be paying the same price. In today's game, some people pay much higher, and I pay much lower. So the law of averages comes in and the dealer still makes a profit. I have no interest in whether a dealer should make a profit, or what it costs them to be in business, blah blah blah. I want a car and I want to pay the least amount possible for it.
That is the same for most people. It just happens that the car buying industry has created this complex game.
Did anyone stop to think about that black friday item they bought, thinking that it was sold at or below cost, and felt bad for the store selling it? No, everyone wants to pay the least amount for an item. But with most other things there isn't much negotiating room. Cars are the exception. So I try not to take it personally on the games dealers play.
I have bought 6 honda over the years, and I used 6 different dealers. Each time the game is played the buyer learns more and can get better at it. I am still made at the stupid window etching fee they stuck in my finance papers a while back. That won't happen again!
#32166 of 32167 Re: Bait n switch [veers]
Dec 04, 2013 (7:30 pm)
Of course the dealers will say that. If they told the truth, then everyone would want to buy at true cost. The more smoke they throw up, the more they confuse the average person. People on this forum are not the average car buyer. So of course you say you know it is all BS. But I don't believe most people do.
A dealer is out to sell a car with a profit. They rarely if ever lose money on a sale, but there are times they come close to breaking even. Many dealers don't want to sell a car without a profit You just have to find the dealer who is willing to sell the car near the cost.
The current Accord I am driving I found the same stories when buying. I found that dealer willing to sell the car near cost. All the other dealers said there is no way he will produce the car at that price. They were wrong, and I bought the car. But it isn't always easy to find that dealer. That is where the work comes in to find them.
#32167 of 32167 Re: Bait N' Switch [adamr1]
Dec 04, 2013 (8:44 pm)
Yes interesting and true. Isn't it nice to know you help someone save hundreds if not over 1k for a new car purchase.
Knowing how and when to buy. Having a target price, getting many dealerships involved, cutting out the middle man, helps when you play the game right. This will result in you making the best deal possible in your area..
When you guys learn how to get the internet managers to fax you the buyers order for the sale that day makes .............. alot of that extra add on nonsense stop. Not all dealers will do a fax order buy. Especially dishonest dealerships they want you in that showroom.. The Dealerships that do makes this process a wonderful buying experience. All out of state purchase should be done this way.
You read from time to time in these forums how somebody did a fax buy and picked up vehicle a few days later. Read the details of the sale usually very smooth sale and pick up. these dealerships usually sell cars and tend to be more on the honest side of pricing.