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Hello from Tucson!

My car just left Merrysville and should be here this week or next. I’m having the dealer do a few things before delivery.

The illumination package, hitch, net, etc I want to do. I need to borrow a rivnut tool.

Honda deck lid spoiler looks small so I’m looking for one like the duckbil to compliment the car. Needs to be a bolt-on.
 

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Welcome to the forum... congrats on the purchase of your Accord.
 

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Nice ~ Ordered Unit ~ will most likely have Better Fit & Finish ..ie . Read ( Customer Ordered )
I often Wondered _ If a Customer could just Drive over to Manufacture Site with Your Order Number ( Call Ahead )
Watch Your Auto being Built .. ( Hello Governor ) Hold Up that Line I need to Inspect what those Robots just did , LOL

Could We just slow the Paint Line down some to Allow more Flow Time and Drying Time , Over in the Testing Area - those 3 Drive Lines that just came Off the Dyno Which one
Had best Marks - I'll take that One . . Please . . Oh Grab that Guy doing the Under Coat and Body Sealer - I have a Task or Two for them to do . . .

Please Give Me the Turbo First Thing in Morning when I arrive so I able to get it Blue Printed Before Lunch .. Brahhaaaa

Your Sales Guy must be like Wow , Not everyone Orders Cars today ..
 

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Nice ~ Ordered Unit ~ will most likely have Better Fit & Finish ..ie . Read ( Customer Ordered )
I often Wondered _ If a Customer could just Drive over to Manufacture Site with Your Order Number ( Call Ahead )
Watch Your Auto being Built .. ( Hello Governor ) Hold Up that Line I need to Inspect what those Robots just did , LOL

Could We just slow the Paint Line down some to Allow more Flow Time and Drying Time , Over in the Testing Area - those 3 Drive Lines that just came Off the Dyno Which one
Had best Marks - I'll take that One . . Please . . Oh Grab that Guy doing the Under Coat and Body Sealer - I have a Task or Two for them to do . . .

Please Give Me the Turbo First Thing in Morning when I arrive so I able to get it Blue Printed Before Lunch .. Brahhaaaa

Your Sales Guy must be like Wow , Not everyone Orders Cars today ..
LOL!!! If only we could show up at the factory as our car was being built and have all those things done. :ROFLMAO:

Speaking of ordering the car... I did just that... built it online in the color (exterior/interior) I wanted along w/all the options I wanted installed and then shopped around to different dealers for the best OTD price. Car was then ordered and delivered to purchasing dealer as they didn't have the combination I wanted in stock.
 

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Finally got the car I was waiting for. Pearl White with black cloth.

Accessories ordered. I plan to do most everything I can.

Pure white Pearl rocker panels and rear facia available to speed up your chrome delete fetish.

Just trade your chrome parts for my chrome less ;)
 

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I would like share techniques used during the buying process.



I was in the biz so am familiar with many of the Jedi mind tricks.



Today you can shop online.



Some Dealers advertise car prices on their site. Then, there’s true price or some other gimmick. Enter a fictitious name and an email and you get emailed an even lower price.



This becomes the starting line when you print it out and walk into the dealership.



I immediately sought out the sales manager and asked him for the new salesperson or the one who struggled the most last month.



Got some 24 year old girl who’s mom should be age appropriate to date.



The internet salespeople seem to drop prices faster than in person.

Don’t use your real name and create an email for the buying process.



Don Ready, was my online character. Sometimes I use Arthur Wright.



Always negotiate the car first, leave out trade and the accessories.



Doc fee is fictitious so plan on a lower number to include it or walk out.



Extended Warranty? Put the money in your savings. The commission could be half the price so what are you really paying towards the extended warranty insurance plan? Sometimes nada.



You have up to 3/36 to buy it. I bought one on the 2000 Insight. Never used it. Hybrid battery lasted 130K miles. I did most of all the work on the car including dropping in a 33% higher capacity hybrid battery. Still drives like a dream.



Last Thursday I found my Accord up north at the sister dealership. It had just arrived, no tint no nothing. All I asked the dealer is miles and tint? The internet manager rolled over And gave a price too. Lower than my signed agreement to order the same car. I called my dealer to arrange a truck to get the car. Monday the car arrived. Tuesday I picked it up. Sales manager was furious with giving up More money after shipping it. I said your guy lowered the bar you take it up with him.



I got a sweet deal on the LX. I pray you do too. In the end, I really didn’t have to do any negotiating except print out the internet offer from theIr other dealer.



My dealer does not have an e-Store. They did agree to honor the accessory prices though. Bumper metal protector and body side moldings they will install. I can do the rest.



Cheers!
 
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