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Buy a Euro Accord (American TSX)?

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  1. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    I'm seriously thinking about buying an accord now. I've been to the dealership, and I've had two offers made. I'm looking forward to it, but at the same time, that's a chunk of change out of my wallet, so I just need to bounce the ideas back and forth.

    My dilemma is the choice of the models I'm looking at.

    1: 30 year anniversary Accord
    No navigation system available, no bluetooth, no xenon lights, but it's only 25,800EUR -19%

    2: Executive Accord
    Has everything for about 33,500EUR -19%

    3: Accord Sport with navi
    Includes everything but leather, touch screen Navigation, bluetooth, super premium stereo, upgraded suspension. 30,200EUR - 19%


    I'm not even thinking about getting a gasoline engine, so it's all 2.2l i-CTDi Diesel. 6-speed manual transmission, 140HP@4k with 250ft/lb@2k. They all get 30 mpg city, and 50 mpg, so that's a non-issue.

    I'm leaning more towards the #2 or #3 options, but I'm really considering a 30th anniversary, but the fact that it's an 'anniversary' model is driving me away from it. But I keep coming back because it's such a good deal. (used in the 'buying a new car' sense of the word).

    I'm about to the point where I start rolling dice, or have the dealer set out the papers, and I just close my eyes and chose one. But I know if I do that, I'll be sad, because I want #3, but I've never driven an accord with the sport suspension (American TSX) and I have no idea how it feels.

    Please give me your thoughts.
     
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  2. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    Well from what you said, #3 is an easy choice for me. All the extra luxury, but less than #2, with better handling. Can't you test drive it?
     
  3. awptickes

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    Unfortunately I can't, because the dealership doesn't have one. :(

    sidenote: They've got two CTRs and a CTS though.
     
  4. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I'd go 2nd option. Cuz if your ballin, your ballin.
     
  5. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    19% what???

    if that is the interest rate on the loan, run. that is flippin' crazy.
     
  6. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    i think it's a duty tax or something

    eh?
     
  7. awptickes

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    Nah, that's minus the 19% sales tax here. Called Value Added Tax (value my ass). I didn't want to integrate it into the price to avoid confusion, I guess it didn't work.

    I'll be getting 4.9% financing.
     
  8. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    19 PERCENT sales tax..... fuck that I'll ride a bike
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    no kidding. that is a lot of money.
     
  10. awptickes

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    I'm not explaining it properly; I get to subtract the 19% because I'm VAT-Exempt. So:

    #1 = 20 898 EUR
    #2 = 27 135 EUR
    #3 = 24 462 EUR

    All at 4.9% fixed-rate for 47 months.

    I'm starting to think my girlfriend is right when she says that I don't explain things well.
     
  11. 90 accord

    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    you're on the other side of the world from most of us.. it's bound to happen :)
     
  12. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Ah, now I get it. That's acceptable.
     
  13. invisibledemon

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    i'd go number 2.

    i wish we had the deisel hondas here.
    maybe the new si would actually be fun to drive.
     
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    "This is basically an Acura TSX for thirty thousand dollars. It has Navigation computer, leather, bluetooth, super premium stereo, and xenon headlights. It's quite luxurious"

    "Oh,... Oh... I'm glad we clarified that becAUSE FOR A SECOND I THOUGHT...... WE WERE TALKING ABOUT .... A FUCKING HONDA ACCORD"

    /Vanilla sky moment
     
  15. awptickes

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    I don't get it.
     
  16. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Americans are morons. Change the name and they pay extra.
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    36,421.4 Usd = 24,462 EUR
     
  18. 90_EF_Hatch

    90_EF_Hatch Señor Member

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    wait ...


    so accords here are TSX's in Europe??
     
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    no TSX's here are euro accords
     
  20. 90_EF_Hatch

    90_EF_Hatch Señor Member

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    aahhh ok i got it backwards.
     
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