Last post on May 21, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28691 of 29561 Re: back on topic: Let's talk TIRES [pegasus17]
Feb 24, 2013 (7:06 pm)
Most of the EX manuals that I've inquired about have the Goodyears. Some dealers are willing to swap them with another Accord, but most are not. Seems the EXLs mostly have the Michelins. Should I insist on the Michelins or is it no big deal?
#28692 of 29561 Re: Concerned over otd for 2013 accord exl w navi [jenks0728]
Feb 24, 2013 (7:08 pm)
It is NOT a bad deal. It is not the lowest price seen till now, but if you are looking to match the lowest price, good luck!
If it is the I4 CVT with Nav, the MSRP is about 30,800. Even after adding doc fees, your Sale price is about 28,600-28,700. If you got a few options included with the car, it is close to invoice, so it's not a bad deal. Enjoy the new car !
I don't know if you can renegotiate the deal after deposit, but you can convince the dealer to throw in a few options/oil changes/service deals, may be ?
#28693 of 29561 Re: Concerned over otd for 2013 accord exl w navi [whatcar2buy]
Feb 24, 2013 (7:33 pm)
Thanks a lot for your reply whatcar2buy... I just really felt I got ripped after reading people's otd price. I also forgot to mention the owner of the place was supposedly there and even threw me a 1.9% apr with honda financial. I still feel like telling them I want to lower my otd another $800. Is it worth it??
#28695 of 29561 Availability of Accord Sport CVT in Bay Area
Feb 24, 2013 (11:57 pm)
I started looking for 2013 Honda Accord Sport SVT in the San Jose area recently and found to a surprise that so few dealers actually have those vehicles. And even those who do, are really snobbish and don't really show any interest in the customer.
The lowest I was offered was $25,300 out the door from a showroom 50mi away and it wasn't even the color of my choice.
Apparently this seems like a good deal since not many are showing interest in selling it.
Has anyone else seen the same thing happen? Also, what do you think about this non-negotiable price?
#28696 of 29561 Re: Availability of Accord Sport CVT in Bay Area [downloadprj]
Feb 25, 2013 (10:56 am)
Availability on that model is low because it's so popular. Lotta bang for the buck with that car!
But the factory in Ohio is going full tilt, and so supplies should be catching up with demand by this time.
#28697 of 29561 Re: back on topic: Let's talk TIRES [benjaminh]
Feb 25, 2013 (11:00 am)
I never got the whole 'bigger is better' idea on car tires. All it usually does is drive up the replacement cost and in most cases gives you less tread life. Sure, they do look nicer, but at a cost. Lets not forget that these bigger, lower profile tires use to be only found on expensive sports car for a reason. Come on, 'V rated tires on a family sedan where your top speed will be maybe 85 or 90.
#28698 of 29561 Re: Concerned over otd for 2013 accord exl w navi [jenks0728]
Feb 25, 2013 (12:10 pm)
1.9% APR is an offer from Honda that started last week (I would assume anyone with a decent credit should be able to get that). The owner/dealer did not give you anything extra with that (again, I'm assuming you don't have bad credit). Regarding lowering the price, you can give it a shot but don't feel bad if you don't get anything.
#28699 of 29561 Re: Concerned over otd for 2013 accord exl w navi [jenks0728]
Feb 25, 2013 (1:20 pm)
I got a quote for the same type of car in northern NJ for $27,134.
#28700 of 29561 Re: back on topic: Let's talk TIRES [jsmith40]
Feb 25, 2013 (1:39 pm)
Yeah, V rated (which means good up to c. 140 mph--or something like that) is overkill on a car like the Accord. The Accord is electronically limited to max speed of about 125mph in any case, and I doubt I'll ever get to 100 in mine.
But a V rated Michelin is a fine performance tire. It's more tire than probably 95% of people ever need on a family sedan.
But that's kinda like the Accord itself. They didn't meet the federal crash standards—they exceeded them. Almost everything in the Accord is done to a very nice level, esp. given the price.
And so I think most people can feel happy about the Accord's OEM tires. They're all that you would expect—or maybe even a little more than that—for this price point.