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Old 01-31-2014, 05:23 AM
 
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I'm interested in buying either of the two cars, I'm wondering if anyone has these cars , if so let me know your experience with them

1st car is a red 2012 honda civic coupe. Dealer wants $15, 341.64, everything included . Only 8000 miles. It has been sitting on the lot since November. 4 days ago when i called about the car they said that it has been transported because it was being sold at another location. Now 2 days ago , the dealer called me back that the deal didn't go through and I could buy if i want it. Now you would think through all this they would want to adjust the price, but they wont budge. I offered $14,500, everything out the door. They said no and now they have even increased the price to $15, 495, that does not include dealer fess, taxes, or tags

Second car is 2008 Toyota Camry, 80, 000 miles . The other dealer wants $10,500 and I want to pay $10,000, that if it's even that much. Dealer here wont budge on price either.

Any ideas
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:52 AM
 
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Screw the first dealer. They're jacking with you.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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What I have done in the past is first do your research on the vehicles value, then going in person make a firm offer that you are happy with and wait for their response.

If the salesperson comes back after talking to their sales manager with a no then turn around and start walking out, 90 percent of the time they wont let you get out the door and if they do try another dealer.

Dress nice and don't call, this negotiation is done in person!!!
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Yeah, look elsewhere. Camries and Civics are dime-a-dozen.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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a NEW 2014 civic coupe starts around $18K.

I know civics hold value well, but that extra $3K buys you a brand new car, 8000 less miles and 2 more years of warranty.

I'm all against buying new cars...but in that case, i'd pay $18K for new, vs $15K for 2-years old.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I've gotta agree with the majority on this one, Caruser.

I would normally say to go with the Honda but there's just something "not right" with the entire scenario.

Also, have you considered a "new" 2013 Honda Civic as they are being discounted rather heavily?
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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When buying a vehicle from any dealer, be certain you are comparing the price you will actually pay when leaving the dealership with your vehicle. You will find that often the "sales" price and the price you actually end up paying are very different. Also consider interest rates if your are financing the vehicle. That $3000 difference between the new and used vehicle will disappear quickly if you are financing at used car interest rates vs. new car interest rates.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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All sound advice above me^^^^^^
Unless the Camry is a v6 id pass
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Let me know when a dealer sells a car, new or used, upon which he doesn't make some sort of profit. Or spend your time negotiating and never buying one.

OP, I'd tell you that if it doesn't throw your numbers too much to spend the additional $3000 and buy a new one. My question with any newer car with low mileage traded in is always "Why?". Plus, as mentioned, you'll have 2 more warranty years on the Honda as well as 8000 fewer miles.

The Nissan, I wouldn't look at.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Rosa
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Some of the 2012 civic are not very good and Honda did a mid year redesign. I would just pay $3K and get a new one.

2012 Honda Civic LX: Scores too low for Consumer Reports to recommend
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