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post #1 of 38 Old 05-16-2017, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Worth getting a 2017 Touring deal? Or stick it out for a 2018?

I have a 2008 EX-L V6 that I bought in October 2007. It's at 115K so not too bad, but am getting the itch to buy a new car. I'd like to have a V6 again, but not sure on those 2018 rumors (many of the specs are pretty sweet though!).

The deals on the 2017's seem pretty good...I was quoted $29.7K (with dest and fees, but pre-tax) on a V6 Touring. Plus $6K to trade my '08. Is it worth just getting a '17 or will the 10th gen really be worth the wait and at a reasonable price as well? Thanks!


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You can read my buying story in the "Paid Discussion" thread - pick 'er up on Thursday (2017 WOP Touring V6 Coupe). Personally, as you can see by my '07 and now '17, I always buy the last year of the generation. All of the quirks are fixed for the most part and the last two years of a gen always receive a face lift. If you decide on a 10G, I would at least wait until a '19 or '20. I've never been a fan of buying the first year of a new generation...perfect example was the 2003 Accord. But that's just my $0.02.

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It's hard to say....if you're more focused on having the newest and latest Accord. Hold off for the '18 and hope it's everything you hoped it to be. I bought my '17 in March of this year, and will not have buyers remorse for not holding off to buy an '18, as the '17 Accord is an excellent car that's "inexpensive" for what you get.

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There is a lot to be said about getting the last model of a generation. Or, the second to last, as some manufacturers skimp on the last year of an outgoing generation.

With that said, there is also something exciting about getting a brand new model/generation. Agree there are quirks, but you have a warranty.

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I have a 2008 EX-L V6 that I bought in October 2007. It's at 115K so not too bad, but am getting the itch to buy a new car. I'd like to have a V6 again, but not sure on those 2018 rumors (many of the specs are pretty sweet though!).

The deals on the 2017's seem pretty good...I was quoted $29.7K (with dest and fees, but pre-tax) on a V6 Touring. Plus $6K to trade my '08. Is it worth just getting a '17 or will the 10th gen really be worth the wait and at a reasonable price as well? Thanks!
Hey Stuman -- I just went through this decision process last month when I bought the '17 Touring Sedan and couldn't be happier. What a nice "package" ... The Touring's Looks, Performance and Technology is hard to beat for $30K. Plus the V6 thrills me daily!

Price wise - It was a no brainer when it came to the deal and financing. Getting nearly $6K off MSRP and .9% loan. Allowed me to get the higher level Touring model instead of a lower trim. Which would prob be the case if I waited for 2018.



Assume the '18s will trickle out in early Fall, but I highly doubt the dealers are going to be selling at $2-3K Below Invoice like they are now. Plus I believe interest rates will be higher too. So even if hey keep the MSRP the same on the 2018 and knock $1000 off... the cost will be quite a bit more.. $5000 equates to nearly $100 per month depending on interest rates. I am guessing they will not be .9% on the new models.

Prices 2017-2018
'17 Touring MSRP $35,805
Ballpark sale price $33k OTD.
$10k down / trade
Finance $23K @ .9 /60mo =$392 mo

'18 Touring Estimate
Ballpark price $38k OTD
$10K down / trade
Finance $28k @1.9 /60mo =$490



All of that aside... I am sure the 2018 will be a great car and certainly the new model will have some technology upgrades or changes. I would assume for the better. Looks wise.... I have only seen some spy renderings. I can't really judge... But I DO love the looks of my '17. So I'm cool with my choice for now!
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I think we all have a good idea of what the 2018 Accord will be like. It will be similar to a the CRV and Civic in terms of feature content (dash, infotainment) and no V6. Even if a V6 or 2.0 turbo is offered, you will not get a 5k discount in the first year on an 18. If you are only interested in a Touring I doubt you will get a deal that is better than what you are currently seeing. My local dealer has 36 V6 Accords 8 of which are Tourings. If you can take a 2017 EXL V6 if Tourings become unavailable then you can wait for the 2018 reveal and still get a good deal on the remaining 2017 EXL V6's. Your best deal chance is at month end so you may do a little better if you want to squeeze out every penny. Yes, Honda is curbing Accord production and auto sales (especially sedans) are decreasing overall. Right now it is advantage consumer.

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If you really like the feel of the V6, why not wait until Honda confirms the powertrain options for 2018. If they discontinue the V6, you can pick up a 2017. If not, you can see if you like the looks of the 18.

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I never buy a first year design.I just don't feel comfortable in doing so.Maybe wait 8-9 months to see if any issues come up.Add in discounting and incentives are not good.Especially early.
Also rumors of the V6 going away got me into a '17.
Yes,a turbo may be better with MPGs,have some power but the less noise and smoothness of the V6 is so much better to me.Add in very decent MPGs.

Now if I like the new design and Honda keeps the 6 cyl,I may jump into a '19 just before the '20 comes out.

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Yes,a turbo may be better with MPGs,have some power but the less noise and smoothness of the V6 is so much better to me.Add in very decent MPGs.
Honda better be implementing a regular unleaded turbo!

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Honda better be implementing a regular unleaded turbo!
No doubt it will be.
Brand name premium is up to 90 cents a gallon more in my area.

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The 17 Touring is extremely hard to beat at that price for the options you are getting. The V6 also gets excellent gas mileage looks like the 2.0T will replace it in 2018. You may want to pull the trigger at the end of the month or wait until the live reveal of the 18 to see if it’s worth the wait or not. Either way I would continue to monitor inventory if you are picky on a specific color. Honda normally introduces new technology on the Accord and they are also good at passing options down to lower trims fairly quickly so a couple options may be on the EX-L that are on the touring now.

This is just me but thinking you may be able to get a couple more thousand for your 2008 Accord with a private sale or maybe try to negotiate that price.
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No doubt it will be.
Brand name premium is up to 90 cents a gallon more in my area.

Oh Man... It's about .50 cents a gallon more here..
Either way, I would HATE to have to pay for premium gas!

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Oh Man... It's about .50 cents a gallon more here..
Either way, I would HATE to have to pay for premium gas!
Averages about .65 difference.Some station do go .90.

I lease the RDX and still use premium but off brands which are about .30 more than brand name regular.

I don't do many miles per with the Accord.So I decided to use brand name top tier 89 (Shell 90% of the time).Just a feel good thing.

Odd how the RDX and Accord V6 is the same engine,yet premium is recommended for the RDX.
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I would wait and see what the 2018 looks like and what it comes with.
If no V6 for 2018 and a V6 is what you want, then the decision will be easy, grab the 2017, i'm sure there will be plenty still around. But, all i have to say is BOOST!
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I'd take the deals. I'd wait until the model year clearance sale starts in mid july to labor day to buy one. Honda gives dealers monetary incentives to move inventory and you'll get a better deal. I bought all 3 of my Hondas during this sale and always gotten a fair deal.


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