I don't get it. same price for Accord and Civic?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by harry, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. harry

    harry Guest

    For $20k, you get an Accord or a new 06 Civic.
    I don't understand what is Honda's marketing strategy at this moment?
    Are they giving all compact market to Corolla?

    There was a price difference before 06 Civic cam out.
    Now people are buying 06 Civic at retail which is about the same price as an
    Accord's realistic sale price.

    Are people really that desperate for the MPG difference to spend same money
    to get a smaller car?
    Someone give me a smart answer please, I am confused.
    harry, Feb 2, 2006
  2. harry

    Bucky Guest

    There's always been overlap between the Civic and Accord. In 2005, you
    could get a Civic or Accord for $17K. So there's no change in market
    strategy in terms of overlap between models.

    06 Civic MSRP: 14.5K to 20.5K
    06 Accord MSRP: 18.2K to 29.3K

    05 Civic MSRP: 13.3K to 18.8K
    05 Accord MSRP: 16.3K to 28.8K
    06 Corolla MSRP: 14.0K to 17.8K. This is a more legitimate question. I
    guess Honda raised prices because of the redesign. I don't think 06
    Corolla is a redesign, I'm sure Toyota will raise prices when they
    Bucky, Feb 2, 2006
  3. Sounds like they are comparing a top of the line Civic to a base Accord.

    You need to compare similar trim levels.
    High Tech Misfit, Feb 2, 2006
  4. harry

    SoCalMike Guest

    i guess. or the matrix?
    arent loaded corollas going for about what camrys go for?
    theyll be bringing the honda jazz in to take up some slack on the low
    end of the price spectrum.
    SoCalMike, Feb 3, 2006
  5. harry

    radix33 Guest

    From what I saw on Top Gear, the Honda Jazz looks cool and practical.
    I'm glad they're bringing it to the US.

    You can get the episode that reviews the car here:

    radix33, Feb 4, 2006
  6. harry

    harry Guest

    You did not figure in the "discount" factor.

    06 Civic has little space for price negotiation, Accord does. That's what
    makes these two models' sale price realistically close not the MSRP itslf.
    harry, Feb 4, 2006
  7. harry

    TomP Guest

    Unless you're in the market, what does it matter if YOU "GET IT" or not?
    Honda sales are up; so someone, at Honda, is guessing the market right, whether
    you get it or not.


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    TomP, Feb 4, 2006
  8. harry

    Bucky Guest

    Fine. But this "discount factor" applies to the 06 models as well as
    the 05 models. So my point is that Honda's marketing model did not
    Bucky, Feb 4, 2006
  9. harry

    dold Guest

    I noticed that when I bought my Civic. A fully loaded Civic, or a not
    loaded Accord, close enough to the same price that it wouldn't really
    matter in the length of time I keep a car.

    There were Civics that were a lot cheaper, but I didn't want one of those.

    I actually like the Civic better, though. I felt like the Accord was
    smaller inside, which is silly, but the Civic seems open and spacious, by

    I also think the Civic (2003) looks better outside than the Accord.
    dold, Feb 4, 2006
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