Last post on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28320 of 29861 Re: Hard time getting phone or email quotes [hondafan31]
Feb 02, 2013 (10:41 am)
Thank you. Yes, I probably need to send requests at the local level. I will try that. I believe I sent quotes through general car pricing sites. I just want a quote. Autosport in Bridgewater, NJ was the onlyone to give me a direct quote via email. Thanks again!
#28321 of 29861 Re: Dealers [mvperez4jesus]
Feb 02, 2013 (11:51 am)
Sorry, but there is no "secret" profits hidden away in the car business.
It takes several million dollars to build and open a modern car dealership and the overhead is staggering.
I think I understand. If some people pay sticker for a new car that enables a store to lose money on people like yourself.
Our store was exceptional. They still have the same owner, General Manager, General Sales Manager and Used Car Manager that were there when I started in 1995. I made six figures and, no, I didn't "cheat" anybody.
#28322 of 29861 Re: What is reasonable profit? [pegasus17]
Feb 02, 2013 (11:55 am)
I'm no longer in the game so I have no knowledge on current incentives.
Since the Accords are brand new this year and from what I hear are selling at a brisk pace, I would be surprised if there are any incentives going on.
Assuming they are, what are you waiting for? If you can REALLY buy one at that price without anything else added, what more could you want?
Go for it!
#28323 of 29861 Re: What is reasonable profit? [isellhondas]
Feb 02, 2013 (12:51 pm)
i know you dont agree with my buying method and i come off loud and pushy and i\m sure you have some more choice words for me. Thats fine.. I do respect what you are saying and think you and your customers were treated with respect, honesty. " like the guy who lived next store" with a great following and you gave them a good price while you worked in the industry. You are a dying bred and its ashame.. The Internet has changed things over the years. just like big store chains Wall mart, Home depot , Lowes etc. knocking out all the mom and pop stores. do i agree with it... No. do i feel bad Absolutly . Times have Changed. So you adapt and play by the Rules. Many of the forum members here are very internet savy and look to get the best possible price. Thats why the customer who pays more makes up for the smart buyer who is looking for his best deal. That has to be respected.
#28324 of 29861 Re: Dealers [isellhondas]
Feb 02, 2013 (12:34 pm)
I mean, who knows, I have seen cars with sticker prices of $22.5k. Going for $15.5? Who knows???? And they have to make some profit, I just don't see them just giving a car away. I can't remember where, but a few years ago I saw some documentary where they said that the actual price of building one of these cars was under 14k.
Anyway, my goal is to get the car I want for the price I feel is fair and I can afford. If I have to wait a few months, so be it. But, I wouldn't drive 300 miles for $100. Maybe for $200 lol.
God bless people that are honest like u and that dealership u worked for, because, they are no longer the norm. I bumped into so much stuff, that I am happy to bump into honest people and businesses w integrity.
#28325 of 29861 Re: 2013 Accord Touring SDN Black on Black purchase [darrin8]
Feb 02, 2013 (1:24 pm)
Just want to thank you again. Not for my help thou...LOL
Your the reason i have no car this month. Auto- sport would not make that deal with me. I wanted the Black EXL V-6 Touring.. Autosport said they sold there last one and have no more in stock.
You recieved the best deal this month on that model. The LX models are selling cheaper dealers have alot on there lots.
I'm curious to know... Auto sports doc fee's are 299 you said they kocked off 100.
Did they list on the buyers order 199 or was it typed in 299. thus reducing your sale price by 100 dollars......... Tks
#28326 of 29861 First oil change
Feb 02, 2013 (6:04 pm)
I could be posting this in the wrong forum, but any recommendations on the 1st oil change at what mileage ?. I bought my sports CVT 2 weeks back.
Honda Owner's link says
"Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural" wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing process.
American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual, based on your specific driving conditions"
However most of the popular websites recommend changing it during the first 500 miles or 1000 miles.
So when are you getting the 1st oil change done ?
#28327 of 29861 Re: First oil change [jammike]
Feb 02, 2013 (5:50 pm)
Follow your owner's manual!
That was the thinking 30 years ago.
#28328 of 29861 Re: 2013 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 w/o Navi [mycuzinvinny]
Feb 02, 2013 (5:57 pm)
I've wondered if I really got a good deal on my 2013 accord ex-l w/o navi. I live in Charleston SC and my OTD price was $29,000.32. I'm military so I did not have to pay sales tax. This price included tag transfer, doc fees, and zero % financing. Lifetime window tint included, plus the standard extras wheel locks, aquapel, ect. Let me know what you think.
#28329 of 29861 Re: Buying EX-L (CVT) w/Nav. in west central FL [linzeemp]
Feb 02, 2013 (7:20 pm)
Be sure you check with Love Honda in Crystal River. In Dec. I got an EXL 4 dr I4 for $799 under invoice (including $499 doc fee, which they call "predelivery service fee), although they did add $241 for dealer add-ons from Wilde Honda in Sarasota(?) where they got my champagne frost pearl Accord from. That $241 seemed pretty reasonable (from a dealer, that is) for nitrogen, striping, wheel locks, wheel well trim & splash guards.
Very easy to deal with over the web & on the phone, & no pressure when you go in to pick up the car. I bought a 208 Accord EXL V6 there as well for a comparable discount, so I highly recommend them.
this was back in mid-Dec., btw, so you might be able to do even better now.