Buying a 2012 Honda Civic Sdn, and saving $500 off of MSRP.
Timothy from Saint John, NB
reported on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Buying a 2009 Honda Civic Sdn, and saving $2500 off of MSRP.
First off, having the wholesale price report (wpr) gave me the confidence to go in and start negotiations. I knew right away that I wasn''t going to pay full price for this vehicle. If you have the time, it''s best to walk through the vehicle = with all the added features you want and get a final price, without trade-in or discounts. Also = the wpr let me know what to expect for discounts, and basically I went from there. Once i knew what the price was without any negotations - i said that I wanted some money knocked off the msrp or i would walk. with that said, i showed them my wpr and then things started rolling. on the specific vehicle i bought, they don''t have a whole lot of markup room - so when they wouldn''t discount the msrp anymore, i told them to throw in the rust protection, fabric protection and a new set of all season mats and they had a deal - so basically like $700 in extras plus the $1,100 they knocked off the msrp. Also i had a trade-in and they gave me what i thought was a pretty fair value for the car.
Buying a 2009 Honda Accord Sedan, and saving $3000 off of MSRP.
It''s good to know the price before you start shopping. The dealer was a harda$$ with price, but he had to bring the car in from another Province, and it was the only one in the region with the options and colors I wanted. The $3000 off was advertized at the dealer for remaining 2009 models.
CarCost is awesome for comparing prices of different vehicles, since it accurately lists options and features of selected cars.