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I've heard that the waiting list for the type R goes well into 2016. What can I do to make sure that I wont have to wait for months after it hits dealerships to get mine? Should I go to my dealership now and tell them i'm waiting for one?

On a side note, the 2016 Accord has carplay and android auto, but its only for EX and up. We should expect the same for the civic.
 

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I've heard that the waiting list for the type R goes well into 2016. What can I do to make sure that I wont have to wait for months after it hits dealerships to get mine? Should I go to my dealership now and tell them i'm waiting for one?

On a side note, the 2016 Accord has carplay and android auto, but its only for EX and up. We should expect the same for the civic.
In my experience you can't really request one until they start officially taking orders. I'd get in good with a reliable dealer that can tell you when that is (when they decide when that is) and go that day to place your order so that you're first on the list. Try going to one of the larger high turnover dealers as they may receive new cars sooner/more often than smaller dealerships.
 

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^ Yeah that's really the best thing to do, contact the dealer and get on some list. They might even ask to take a deposit to make sure you're serious, something i'd be completely fine with... sure beats waiting for the second batch.
 

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Starting later next month, i'll start going to my dealership weekly and asking for updates. It wont be fun paying MSRP though..
Thanks for the info!
 

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some dealers will take a $100-1000 refundable deposit to put your name down before official order banks open... But you're talking about the Type R which is even more ambiguous then when we see the 10th...
 

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Starting later next month, i'll start going to my dealership weekly and asking for updates. It wont be fun paying MSRP though..
Thanks for the info!
You can always try mass emailing a number of them that are closest to you, just ensure you show you're serious about getting one so they actually get back to you. Beats spending the time you would going in... unless one is conveniently located near by.
 

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You can always try mass emailing a number of them that are closest to you, just ensure you show you're serious about getting one so they actually get back to you. Beats spending the time you would going in... unless one is conveniently located near by.
And communicating with multiple dealers will ensure you get a better deal (usually). I always start a bidding war between the 2 biggest dealerships in my area. They both keep chipping at the prices until eventually they end up on a similar level and it comes down to who has the color i want. haha.
 

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I would just talk to some dealers and get them to contact you as soon as the order books open. Can't really do much more than that. Call to check in from time to time and keep your eyes out for when the big opening day is.
 

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And communicating with multiple dealers will ensure you get a better deal (usually). I always start a bidding war between the 2 biggest dealerships in my area. They both keep chipping at the prices until eventually they end up on a similar level and it comes down to who has the color i want. haha.
YES, bidding wars throw the ball in your court big time. I know a lot of folks that have done this with vehicle purchases along with other services... phone/internet/mobile internet is a popular one.

Only thing I make sure to not do is take my used car I want to get rid of to them, you'll almost always lose big on trade in's, selling privately has served me well.
 

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YES, bidding wars throw the ball in your court big time. I know a lot of folks that have done this with vehicle purchases along with other services... phone/internet/mobile internet is a popular one.

Only thing I make sure to not do is take my used car I want to get rid of to them, you'll almost always lose big on trade in's, selling privately has served me well.
I've always leased. This civic is actually the first car i'm looking at buying. I have 2 dealerships in my area that i always get into bidding wars on my leases until they both get the payments where i want them, then i just pick a color. haha. I've never had to sell a vehicle privately, but i have no doubt i'd get more from a private sell than i would a dealer trade.
 

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YES, bidding wars throw the ball in your court big time. I know a lot of folks that have done this with vehicle purchases along with other services... phone/internet/mobile internet is a popular one.

Only thing I make sure to not do is take my used car I want to get rid of to them, you'll almost always lose big on trade in's, selling privately has served me well.
Agreed on the trade ins. The dealership will pay you a low price and then mark it up when they sell it to someone else. The trick is to sell it for more than the low price the dealership wants to pay you, and less than what the dealership will sell it for later. Then its a win-win for you and the buyer.
 

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If you sell it privately, is it easy to avoid taxes either for you or the purchaser, or is that not really something you should consider? Will the tax man come a knockin'?
 

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If you sell it privately, is it easy to avoid taxes either for you or the purchaser, or is that not really something you should consider? Will the tax man come a knockin'?
I don't think so. When my mom sold my first car to a friend (after i got my new civic) they didn't worry about taxes. What costs is when you switch the title over, you pay to do that.
 

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Many of you suggest a bidding war between dealerships to get the best price. However, when the civic comes out demand will be so high that the dealerships will be able to get away with selling at MSRP.

The alternative would be to wait several months and then maybe get $500-$2000 off. But you shouldnt let that delay you from getting the car you love.

I feel that these cars are dirt cheap anyways, a generous $10,000 deprecation over 5 years comes out to $2000/year. So for that $2000/year, you get the new car, new connectivity, fuel savings, reliability, and essentially no maintenance/repairs. This is why i'll never buy used, buying new is a better deal IMO.
 

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Many of you suggest a bidding war between dealerships to get the best price. However, when the civic comes out demand will be so high that the dealerships will be able to get away with selling at MSRP.

The alternative would be to wait several months and then maybe get $500-$2000 off. But you shouldnt let that delay you from getting the car you love.

I feel that these cars are dirt cheap anyways, a generous $10,000 deprecation over 5 years comes out to $2000/year. So for that $2000/year, you get the new car, new connectivity, fuel savings, reliability, and essentially no maintenance/repairs. This is why i'll never buy used, buying new is a better deal IMO.
Not all of us will get the car as soon as it comes out either. I'm waiting about 2 years until my lease expires. Also, i tell everyone that a new car can often be a better deal. Besides the nice features you also have warranty to cover issues with the car that wouldn't be covered on a used car. Also the fact that buying a used car usually carries higher interest rates than a new car, so you end up paying roughly the same amount for a slightly used car over a 3 year period as you would a new car over the same amount of time.
 
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