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Honda Odyssey, Van
Jun 04, 2008 (5:05 pm)
Hi, I am about to make a purchase on a Honda Odyssey EX. I have negotiated over the internet, and I think that I am getting a good deal, but I just want to make sure. I was quoted $25,600 + TTL. This is taking advantage of the 2.9% financing. Could I get them to knock more off the price given the $2000 dealer incentive? Also, does anyone have any strategies for negotiating the price on a trade? I have a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE with 182,000 miles. It is an older vehicle with high miles, but I have kept in in great shape: no wrecks, and I have put $1500 into it over the last 6 months. It has new tires, new brakes and front axles, and a new water pump. About five years ago I replaced the transmission and the air conditioner. Any advice. I would like to trade, but I am not willing to give my van away, either! Thanks!
#19396 of 30593 Re: 2008 Touring Model [tofuyan]
Jun 04, 2008 (5:36 pm)
Where do you live? What is your sales tax?
#19397 of 30593 Re: Honda Odyssey EX [defcarpenter]
Jun 04, 2008 (5:43 pm)
Price is a function of the market - have you shopped this price with the competition? That's the only way that you can find the bottom line.
If you're not willing to "give" your van away, be prepared to keep it because it is worth essentially nothing as a trade and very little more on a private party sale. Nice late '90s Chrysler vans that aren't miled up can be bought for less than 4 grand.
#19398 of 30593 Re: Honda Odyssey EX [defcarpenter]
Jun 04, 2008 (8:56 pm)
You should sell the van on craigslist or something... the dealer would probably offer like 500 for it... if that. i was offered 100 bux for my 97 oldsmobile cutlass supreme in 2006...
#19399 of 30593 Re: Looking at HO EXL-DVD [oddvet]
Jun 05, 2008 (11:09 am)
Thanks for the comment very helpful as my message was the 1st step in determining the correct offer to make. I will try and confirm the holdback however, based on your numbers and chopping off another $1,014 for hold back (using 3% pf MSRP before dest) would be an offer of $28,500. At least two individuals on this forum post getting this deal for EXL-RES several others post the best deal was $29,200 even after walking.
Will be at my Honda dealer in the next week or so for service on my other Honda's and will float the ballon. Also looking at the Sienna but Honda always comes out as $2,000-3,000 cheaper on pricing for comparable equip vans.
#19400 of 30593 Re: 2008 Touring Model [benjamce]
Jun 05, 2008 (2:04 pm)
In Southern California. The sales tax where I am is 7.25%
#19401 of 30593 EX-L with DVD and NAV in Dallas
Jun 05, 2008 (8:04 pm)
Anyone found a Dallas, TX area Honda dealer who does not put a ton of dealer installed options? I am looking for a EX-L with DVD and NAV. Please let me know what kind of deals anyone has closed on in the Dallas area.
#19402 of 30593 Honda Odyssey EX in Memphis, TN
Jun 06, 2008 (5:09 am)
I just closed on a deal last night! I ended up paying $25,685.80 ($25,485.80 + 200.00 to transport the color vehicle that I wanted from another state). After TTL, the total came to $26,020. I also negotiated getting $2,000 for my 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager that had 182,000 miles on it. Granted it was in excellentent condition, but it was still old with lots of miles. I think that I got a great deal!
#19403 of 30593 I don't think Odyssey is 2-3 K cheaper
Jun 06, 2008 (6:09 am)
I am evaluating both odyssey EX-L RES & Sienna XLE with QJ extra value package. This configuration is comparable with leather, moonroof and DVD rear entertainment system.
With this configuration, price of Sienna came to 29,359 without rebate but with 0% APR. If I don't care about financing it is another $1,500 less. This is very close to price of Odyssey. My local dealer has quoted me $100 below invoice. With this price, I am leaning towards Sienna.
#19404 of 30593 Re: I don't think Odyssey is 2-3 K cheaper [odywannabuy]
Jun 06, 2008 (7:40 am)
My apologies I did not intend to suggest the current difference is that great. I did a quick comparison and agree the XLE with QJ package looks very close on equip and price.
Sienna has power liftgate and HO EXL-Res does not (according to Edmunds). XLE (QJ) has 7 seats HO EXL-Res has 8. My comment related to a my earlier purchases involving a new 2005 EXL-Res to a comparable Sienna and a 2000 Accord SE to a comparable Camry. All this is irrelvant now if the dealer prices are that comparable in the current environment.
Looks like you got a great deal congrats.