Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 10:11 PM
You are in the Honda Accord Coupe
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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#31668 of 32206 Re: Got it [squashpile]
Oct 22, 2013 (8:19 pm)
Squash - just like Capegirl, you did great!
Congrats and enjoy the new Accord!
Oct 23, 2013 (4:53 am)
Congratulations on your purchase.
Too bad you did not get the color you wanted. I hate it when dealers pull a bait and switch, but glad it all worked out for you.
#31670 of 32206 Re: 2014 Ex-L V6 Accord sedan [capegirl5]
Oct 23, 2013 (10:26 am)
Excellent, excellent info. Thanks. Basically it feels to me like $27.5 should be a good target number for the V6 and 25.5 for the EX-L.
Indeed I think Brian and I are saying the same thing re: trade in. Negotiate the new car price FIRST, but perhaps given isellhonda's comments, don't HIDE the trade possibility. Just say that I am most interested in agreeing the price of the new car, and I'm likely to sell old one privately but once I agree the new car price I'd be happy to show them the trade to get a quote.
Then, I can work the lowest couple dealers with a "roadshow" on my trade in and take the overall best package. Or, if none of them get close enough on the trade, just sell myself.
I'd think even in the dealer's mind the trade and the new car are somewhat separate items (isellhonda can confirm). By that I mean, a dealer likely won't sell the new car WAYYY below invoice in a situation where they are raping the customer on the trade. But maybe the threat of taking your new-car business to the next stop because they haven't quite gotten to your number on the trade will keep them sharper on that piece of it.
#31671 of 32206 Re: 2014 Ex-L V6 Accord sedan [hogan773]
Oct 23, 2013 (3:08 pm)
I have learned so much from these buying forums over the many years.
brian125 is a big part helping us out get a good deal. His voice thru these forums leads by example and not just words.
Thanks again for your help with my son's new purchase i see your still very active in this forum. i wish some day i could repay the favor.
Sorry lost your email.
#31672 of 32206 Re: 2014 Ex-L V6 Accord sedan [plagwate]
Oct 23, 2013 (3:47 pm)
Thank you! I am in the Midwest....specifically, Oklahoma! Day 2 and I am loving this car! The sun roof that opens is fun when weather here is in 70s! Now, I must read the manual so I don't wreck the car trying to figure out the controls!
#31673 of 32206 Re: HOW TO HANDLE THE TRADE WITH MULTIPLE DEALERS [hogan773]
Oct 23, 2013 (4:25 pm)
Exactly, Hogan! Why would you tell them you have a trade in...think poker game...we sold my old car today for $700 more than the dealership's highest offer yesterday! We parked the car outside our business...two people test drove it and two hours later...we had cash in our hand. Don't be afraid to sell it on your own.
I guess you could go to (high price) dealer # 1 and dealer #2 to test what your trade-in value would be...then go to low price dealer #3 & #4 and let them know you have a trade in before hand and then try to get best price on car??? In my case, I only had 2 dealerships to chose from unless I wanted to drive the said 100 miles ...
Oct 23, 2013 (6:34 pm)
Just wondering if anybody could give me a little help figuring out if this seems like a fair price. They told me they could do 27,060 on the sales price of the car. I'm going to lease it and for 36 months they said this price came up to $440 a month with $1000 down. From what I've seen this seems a little high for their bottom line. Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks.
#31675 of 32206 Re: HOW TO HANDLE THE TRADE WITH MULTIPLE DEALERS [capegirl5]
Oct 23, 2013 (6:59 pm)
Well I think the point is perhaps the trade and the new car price aren't as linked as we'd like to believe. I mean MAYBE if you overpay for the new car (cause you haven't done your homework) and then act all tough about the trade in, they can slide an extra $250 in on the trade since you're overpaying by $1500 on the car.
But my gut is you can't get an OVERPAY on the trade in just because you are willing to be a tad more flexible on the new price. So therefore the new price is what it is, and therefore the trade in price becomes somewhat independent. Probably depends a lot on whether they want to try to sell your car on the used lot, or whether it is destined for an auction.
In my case, I have a very low mileage BMW in good condition, so my guess is I can tell a story (a true story by the way) to prospective buyers showing not only low miles but also recent maintenance, and likely get a decent price. But if dealer gets close enough I'll hit it.
As to your post capegirl - I think I'll just be honest and tell the dealer that I expect that selling it myself will get the best price, but I'm willing to listen to his offer if he wants to buy the car. Luckily in Chicago I have lots of dealers to get my auction going...
#31676 of 32206 Re: EX-L [brian125]
Oct 23, 2013 (10:02 pm)
Brian, you mentioned a few days ago that, "2000 below invoice on the 2013 is a good starting point. work back up to invoice price making your best deal.. Any deal that goes below 1500 off the invoice price do not make."
Do you think that applies to the V6 Accord Coupes as well? Looking at the individual sales data, I'm not seeing *any* selling for that low. In fact, $1000 off invoice seems like it's a solid deal, with $1500 off invoice being an absolute best case scenario...but I'd love to know if you think I'm off-base here. Thanks!
#31677 of 32206 Re: EX-L [biggus1]
Oct 24, 2013 (5:47 am)
(Just to clarify and avoid confusion in case it matters: I'm eyeing the V6 models without navigation. Thanks again!)