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Honda Accord, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1 of 85 Honda Accord Hybrid
Jun 22, 2005 (8:11 am)
Hybrids are in hot demand and the Accord Hybrid is no exception.
What deals are you seeing? How is your experience at the dealership?
#2 of 85 Great deal
Jun 22, 2005 (8:42 am)
I paid $700 below INVOICE in Ohio, but it was a very tough negotiation. I had no trade in and got a 1.9%, 36 mos, 0 down financing. The car is a dream.
#3 of 85 What are people paying for the HAH now?
Jul 15, 2005 (9:06 am)
I have not been on this board for a while because I had HAH on order and 1 week before it came in I went to the dealer to get all of the pricing. It was at this point that the dealer I guess felt like he was going to make as much money as he could. I under stand that I was going to pay sticker for the car but then he wanted to hit me for 2k less than the trade in value on my trade in, we looked it up on th computer together. I told him to give me my deposit and to sell the car to someone else whom did not mind wasting money. Now that it has been a 3-4 months I am wondering are most people paying sticker for the car.
#4 of 85 Re: What are people paying for the HAH now? [run_n_late]
Jul 15, 2005 (10:55 am)
Shop around. You should get one for close to invoice. You may be better off selling your trade-in. Dealers are really low balling used cars with all the discounts on new ones. The HAH is NOT selling well so you should find one on a lot and a dealer wanting to sell it. Be tough, and not afraid to walk out.
#5 of 85 Re: What are people paying for the HAH now? [run_n_late]
Jul 15, 2005 (10:56 am)
Look on ebay, dealers are listing them there WELL below MSRP and they are going unsold. You might have to travel to get a deal, but compared to being overcharged it would be worth it. Dealers in LA, MA, NJ, etc. Tell us where you are and maybe someone can steer you to a better dealer.
In any case, selling your car yourself and not trading it will almost always net you more money.
#6 of 85 Re: What are people paying for the HAH now? [dwynne]
Jul 15, 2005 (11:29 am)
I am glad to hear they're not selling well. Why? It never made any sense to hybridize a car that gets the same mileage as the 4cyl version. Granted you get a little more ooomph... but it's very expensive to get that ooommphh. Good luck... I hope you get it at $100 over dealer invoice.
#7 of 85 Re: What are people paying for the HAH now? [molokai]
Jul 15, 2005 (7:12 pm)
One has to show statistical figures to prove the HAH is not sold well. Even if it is not sold well I would tend to think any vehicles of over $30K is a bit customer selected and therefore a bit slow in sales.
The HAH should be named as a "Japanese Mustang". I will not be hesitating to buy another one when my need arises. I am suggesting Honda making a fifth door (hatch back) to make the HAH pretty much convenient like a SUV. I do not have a demand to buy a truck or a SUV but when I need to carry some lengthy stuff in my sedan it bothers me a lot.
#8 of 85 Re: What are people paying for the HAH now? [viet]
Jul 15, 2005 (8:44 pm)
Maybe Honda will resurrect the Accord wagon. That was a nifty car in its time, really sharp for a wagon I thought. I know this is heresy to an Accord fan like you but, there is the Highlander hybrid for SUV convenience...
But I don't think there's any chance that the HAH will be confused with a Mustang. The Mustang is unique. I don't know any 16-year-old boys who lust after a HAH. Well, OK, maybe your son does.
#9 of 85 Re: What are people paying for the HAH now? [backy]
Jul 15, 2005 (10:56 pm)
In the questionnaire for the future HAH Honda asked me lot of questions. Some typical questions I like most and answered YES are:
1- Fifth door in rear.
2- Folded rear seat.
3- More trunk space.
4- More power.
5- More MPG.
6- Very last question (a) Compromise between power and MPG, (b) More power less MPG, (c) More MPG less power. I voted for (a).
7- Spare tire,
8- Moon roof.
9- Internet access.
10- Road hazard notification to responsible people.
I voted YES for all those above that I can recall.
For the current HAH I can feel its strong torque, quickness, responsiveness and smoothness. Accord is better and better every year. I have 4 Accord now for 4 people in my family. These Accords are in excellent conditions. No need to buy another one. May be I will have to commit a big shameful sin to fake a solid reason to show my wife that I need to buy another one. The Dad is insane with cars while the Mom is crazy with homes, home improvement and shopping like a typical American housewife. Just kidding, I am most conservative and strong in analytical and researching skills. Love to think through critically before making any major decision.
#10 of 85 Re: What are people paying for the HAH now? [viet]
Jul 16, 2005 (4:04 am)
I don't really know the stats either. This is based on what Gary posted. If someone is considering the HAH they should also cross shop the Acura TSX. The car is less money, gets great mileage and similar performance. As an added bonus it handles better than the HAH and has stability control. I can think of MANY cars that can out handle the HAH,, it is definitely NOT a Mustang, but a fine all around car. I'd prefer the six speed that Midcow purchased. Where art thou Midcow??