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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#16795 of 20239 Re: car sales April 2012 [backy]
May 25, 2012 (3:15 am)
You're right--the competition is incredible right now. Check out this Honda dealer in Nashville, which is offering 4,000 to even 5,000 off of most models of the Accord. That's a heck of a lot of car for the money. For instance you can get an Accord EX auto there, with a list price of c. 26k for just 21k. Or you can get an Accord SE for 19.9k. I'd go for the EX myself for the Acura engine they put in that model.
In my local market in Louisville there are Nissan dealers advertising up to 6000 off of an Altima. The lowest priced ones seem to go for slightly less than 19k.
Of course the Altima and Accord are about to be replaced with all-new models, but if you need a car that is a heck of a deal. What's weird about it is that the huge discounts on the midsize models mean that for just about a thousand more than a Sentra or Civic you can move up to a whole larger and fancier class of vehicle. Not everyone wants or needs a car that large, but man what a lot of great deals...
Oh, and on the Accord you can also get 0.9 financing for 5 years. Not sure if that can combine with 5k off...
#16796 of 20239 Re: car sales April 2012 [benjaminh]
May 25, 2012 (6:55 am)
Kind of off topic, but since you brought it up (and the Sentra does have a mid-sized interior per EPA)... there's great deals on the Sentra now as it too is to be replaced soon, and there should be great deals available on the Civic before the improved 2013 models come out.
I bet you can't get $5k off an Accord PLUS 0.9% for 5 years, but if you can it's a heckuva deal.
While we're talking great deals... similar situation for the 2012 Fusion and Malibu. Great discounts available on remaining cars before the new models come out (for Malibu, the full line of new 2013s; only the mild hybrid is available now I think). And also in the great deals department... VW has some great lease deals on the Passat; e.g. I saw a lease that factoring in the down payment would come out to ~$200 a month, for an S model.
#16797 of 20239 Active duty & shopping?
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Jun 07, 2012 (12:24 pm)
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#16798 of 20239 Re: car sales April 2012 [backy]
Jun 08, 2012 (7:08 am)
I'd sooner get the Camry.
#16799 of 20239 Re: car sales April 2012 [kdshapiro]
Jun 08, 2012 (8:09 am)
If it's worth $60-80 more a month to you than the 2012 Altima, go for it!
#16800 of 20239 Hey guys. I'm new! New 2012 Kia Optima EX!
Jun 14, 2012 (6:27 am)
I finally got rid of my 99 Grand Cherokee V8. After 8 years of major service and maintenance costs paid out of pocket, it was time to make a choice to get rid of her.
So, I shopped around for a midsize sedan, expecting to take home a new Accord....But the Kia Optima EX really caught my attention. I shopped around from Oct till the last sales day of December.
Fairfax Kia totally gave me the best deal on the Spicy red EX. The sticker was $24,540, but he agreed right away to sell if for $20k flat. I added Lo-jack and extended the warranty to bumper-bumper for 100k. Even my brake pads and tires are covered.
Out the door price, with 3% interest rate, NO DOWN PAYMENT, including tax, fees and tags was 24,000. So, 24k is my total of payments. Payment is 437 a month, 5 years.
So, now that I have had her for 5 months, I have had no problems whatsoever with her. Great car, good looking, and to prove her good looks, I have people walk up on me and say "man I want one of those!!!. The car ranks high in many magazines. I am TOTALLY happy with it!
#16801 of 20239 Re: Hey guys. I'm new! New 2012 Kia Optima EX! [cski]
Jun 14, 2012 (8:38 am)
Am I missing something? $437 per month for 60 months totals $26,220, not $24,000. Perhaps your loan value was $24K and the rest interest?
#16802 of 20239 Re: Hey guys. I'm new! New 2012 Kia Optima EX! [badgerfan]
Jun 14, 2012 (9:50 am)
I think he meant nothing down. You are right that 24K at 3% is about that payment.
Jul 16, 2012 (10:50 am)
Bought this car in 2006 and put 5200.00 in it and now the resale value is down to 2000.00 Timing belt, rusted oil pain ( car sits in garage) yearly brakes, starter, sensor, Battery, Radiator and many more items I replaced. I will never buy a Kia again! Not built to last.Money pit!
#16804 of 20239 success getting a car loan?
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Jul 16, 2012 (1:52 pm)
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