Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#29313 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord EX-L V6 [nspatt]
Apr 11, 2013 (8:05 am)
Actually, I retired two years ago and have no "dog in the fight".
In other words, I don't care and I really don't care what this Earl Stewart has to say. Destination charges are a spperate line item on the stickers.
And, yes, the invoice IS what the dealers pay unless there some kind of incentives running. Yes, Honda dealers get a lousy 2% holdback.
Funny how nobody ever mentions the trememdous overhead that it takes to open the doors every month.
I do appreciate the words of the others who have jumped in and backed up what I have said here.
I do wish you shoppers well. It doesn't ahve to be a miserable process. It can even be fun as I tried to make it for my customers.
Based on the amount of repeat and referral business I had I must have done at least something right!
#29314 of 32216 Re: Is this a good price for 2013 Honda Accord EX-L [venkatp]
Apr 11, 2013 (8:16 am)
So it looks like your quote is at $1600 below invoice. When you factor in the very high doc fee you are actually $1100 below invoice. Not a bad offer, from the postings I have seen, folks have been getting anywhere from $700-$1400 below invoice on the EX-L or EX-L V6. I would not buy the appearance package. If it is anything like the one I was offered, it is standard items you could at later for at least a 50% lower cost.
#29315 of 32216 Re: Destination Charge [newbee007]
Apr 11, 2013 (8:20 am)
You got a better price than I did, although I did not spend a lot of time researching or negotiating. With that price and doc fee you are about $1200 below invoice price. The best posted deal I have seen in this forum was at $1400 below invoice. Not sure you will be able to get the $800 drop that you are looking for.
#29316 of 32216 Re: Destination Charge [soupy95]
Apr 11, 2013 (10:18 pm)
The best posted deal I have seen in this forum was at $1400 below invoice
As another poster wrote - "unless I see a scan of the buyer's order or contract" (members can post jpg/pdf links and there are free upload sites) - I think a minus 1200-1400 number after doc fees is BS...... From what I've learned this may only be possible around the area of Los Angeles or in Southern California and even then we'd all like to see it, right?
Don't worry soupy95 because you did well and should luxuriate in the time you didn't waste with email/phone/at the dealer. That -1400 probly had a trade and the dealer made $$$$ on the backend........
There's a reason why this Accord forum has roughly 30,000 posts (I think almost double others: check out http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.ef17997/ and pages 2 and 3 and you'll see) because there's not much "Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience" but a lotta bs'ing.
My feeling is to enjoy your deal and your Accord, and appreciatively thank Hosts Car_man and kyfdx for their most valuable inputs that helped so many of us...
show me the money
#29317 of 32216 Re: 2013 Accord Sport 6 Speed Manual [kbbs]
Apr 12, 2013 (5:39 am)
I paid $21,500 (including destination) for my manual-transmission 2013 Accord Sport in March '13. Out the door price was just over $23,500 with $300 of options and 7.25% sales tax here in Illinois.
Like you, I was quoted $22,000 at first. I contacted my local dealer via e-mail and mentioned that I was in negotiations with another dealer. They came back to me with a price of $21,500.
My opinion is that $22,000 isn't a bad starting point to get the negotiations going for what you're after.
#29318 of 32216 2013 Honda Accord Sport
Apr 12, 2013 (1:43 pm)
OK, here is the deal. I still think there is money on the table. Dealer claims that they can't keep sport models on the lot, so this is their "best deal". Please comment
2013, Honda Accord Sport 2.4L I-4 cyl )
-Factory Options ( None )
-Dealer Options (Pin Stripe, Nitrogen Tires, Wheel Locks, Trunk Tray, Splash Guards)
-Dealer city/state ( Charlotte, NC)
-MSRP (incl destination) ( $26380 )
-Invoice (incl destination) ( $unknown )
-Purchase Price ( $23829)
-Downpayment ( $not discussed)
-Trade allowance (year, make model, mileage, options, condition of the trade) ( None )
-Dealer fees ($549)
-Doc fees (none)
Total Out door price = $23,829 + $769 + $549 = $25147
#29319 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport [heatwavex]
Apr 12, 2013 (3:14 pm)
invoice w dest charge....................22,929
total below invoice...........................900
minus dealers fee's... doc's,, etc.......549
total sale price of vehicle .................351 below dealers invoice
dealer options wheel locks.......... 36
splash guards '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''67
trunk tray...maybe ....................89
pin stripe vinyl / roll ............................13
nitrogen................................. free... Ask dealership if they know how much nitrogen is in O 2
#29320 of 32216 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Sport [brian125]
Apr 12, 2013 (6:11 pm)
[brian125] wrote: Ask dealership if they know how much nitrogen is in O 2
There is no nitrogen in Oxygen
I know what you meant, though: "air" is predominantly nitrogen and this is a gimmick not only of the dealer but many tire centers as well. Tests by Consumer Reports show no difference.
#29321 of 32216 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan Price & Experience
Apr 12, 2013 (6:28 pm)
Went out last weekend to buy my 6th Honda, 3rd Accord. As you can tell, I'm a fan of the value Honda offers. Anyhow, I used two primary sources to prepare me for the purchase - Consumer Reports' Car Buying Service and this forum.
If you have never used CR's service, you should definitely do so for new cars. I've used them for the past 3 new car purchases and it has gotten better over the years. The report, which only costs $14 per car provides all the details, options and financials to help you in identifying the best starting point for the negotiations, in addition to their ratings/review. The report also provides statistics as to how much people are paying for the car so you can see where you might fall on the curve based on what you might negotiate.
In addition, they have a new service that links you to up 3 local dealers that offer you a no haggle price. In my case, the no haggle price was quite low on their charts and when compared to feedback in this forum, I felt I was getting a good deal.
So, after a couple of days w/getting a few email quotes and some light negotiating, I got a couple of competitive offers from two local dealers that CR linked me to.
I then went to a closer, 3rd Honda dealer and gave them the best written offer I had and told them if they would match it and include a splash guard set, I would buy. I gave them 30 minutes to give their answer. In the end they agreed within the 30 mins I gave them.
Dealer was Leith Honda in Wake Forest, NC - Sales Rep was Wally.
I was a bit leery given some of the negative reviews I read about Leith but since they are located less than 10 miles from my house and I've always gotten good treatment on the service side, I figured it was worth a try.
The experience was very positive, no games and the entire transaction completed in 2 hours. Wally was also very good - he listened, respected what I wanted and in the end got me the car for the price I was willing to purchase it for all in a targeted 2 hour time frame.
In the end, this is what I paid:
2013, Honda Accord EX-L Sedan (no navigation)
-Factory Options: None
-Dealer Options: Wheel Locks, Body Side Molding, Rear Wing Spoiler, all season mats, splash guard set
-Dealer city/state: Wake Forest, NC
-Down payment: paid cash in full
-Trade allowance: none
Auto: $25,777 (inc destination)
Doc fee: $398
Total out the door price = $28,157
While the price of the car is not the lowest you will find in this forum, it is definitely on the very low side due to CR's service and this forum's help.
So, thanks to all of you for the help.
Hope my details can help the next guy in line.
#29322 of 32216 Re: Destination Charge [cob2]
Apr 12, 2013 (8:06 pm)
I live in Rancho Cordova and it seems you are local here too. I'm planning on purchasing an EX and I got a quote of 23K (incl dest charge) + TTL from Elk Grove Honda. I'm sure I can have them lower it further if I tell them we're buying 2 cars. Let me know if you are interested in getting a further discount for multi-car purchase.