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#19430 of 30035 How much under invoice should I offer for an 2008 EX-L Odyssey?
Jun 10, 2008 (4:06 am)
Hi Fellow Honda Lovers and Minivan Shoppers,
The day has finally arrived, my wife and I are ready to take the plunge to the other side and buy a Honda Odyssey minivan for our growing family. We have been tracking the promotions recently (special financing and $2000 dealer cash). We are looking for something fairly simple, a 2008 EX-L with no nav and no rear DVD. We figure it will be cheaper to get those two items from Costco.com and have the ability to move them from one car to another. My question is how much under invoice should I offer on this paticular (sp) car? The easy answer is $2000 under invoice. BUT, and I mean a big BUT, the economy is not doing so hot and I have a hunch that Honda will likely throw more promotions for the month of July and maybe even August. Yes, the 2009 models will soon come in but hopefully those too will also be discounted. Any suggestions, please let me know. Also, is it just me or are the alloy wheels on the EX-L really ugly? I love the wheels on the touring (PAX and standard touring) but we can't justify spending the extra $5000 or so for the touring model....any suggestions to improve the wheels for the EX-L? I have even thought about negotiating the dealership swapping wheels from a 2007 Odyssey and putting them on mine. Any ideas...please advise...thanks much.
#19431 of 30035 Re: How much under invoice should I offer for an 2008 EX-L Odyssey? [danmohiuddin]
Jun 10, 2008 (5:29 am)
In regards to the wheels, you may want to check out some of the postings on the 05+ forum on odyclub.com. People are going with the Acura MDX sport wheels and I believe some Acura RL wheels to upgrade their new current generation Odysseys. The wheels are bigger so you would need to get new tires too. Pretty sweet looking upgrades in the pics posted.
#19432 of 30035 Looking to purchase an EXL with RES and NAV in Central Ohio
Jun 10, 2008 (10:07 am)
I am interested in hearing success stories for EXL with NAV/RES in the central Ohio area or close proximity. At this point, I have been able to get a quote for $30, 500 (includes destination) before fees for the following:
Fender Trim (thick)
*Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket DVD screen for the Odyssey? I want a larger screen.
Thanks for your time.
#19433 of 30035 Re: EXL - RES / NAV Price in Central Jersey [pkp22]
Jun 10, 2008 (10:10 am)
That's a great deal! I've managed to get the EXL with RES down to 30,500-that's it. Did you have a trade or put money down? Also, what color did you select? I'll go back to the drawing board.
#19434 of 30035 2008 Honda Odyssey EX in bay area
Jun 10, 2008 (11:32 am)
I am looking for a 2008 Honda Odyssey EX in bay area. The lowest OTD price I got so far is $26,500 for a cash deal. Is this a good deal or shall I push harder or even wait until August/September timeframe?
#19435 of 30035 Odyssey EX or EX-L lease
Jun 10, 2008 (4:07 pm)
My wife and I are looking to lease a odyssey. What is the best deal we can expect (or try to get on an EX. We live in Alabama and I would think that since the odysseys are made here in "bama" a good deal could be had. We went to Jerry Damson this weekend and this was their offer for an EX:
Dealer Adj.: -2153
Capitalized Cost: 27442.00
Dealer Options: 588.50 (Sounds like an added bit)
Residual 57: 16869.15
State and Co. fees: 16.50
Acquisition Fee: 595.00
Delivery fee: 0
Use Tax (%): 3.25 (Not sure what this is either)
Sales Tax (%): 4.0
So based on 15K miles/year with 3136.50 due at signing it would be ~304 /36months.
I am not getting tingly feelings about this deal. What numbers should I be seeing? Also, what numbers should I be seeing for an EX-L? I see that most people can buy out right an EX for 25,600. Can you get the lease calculated at that level? Lots of questions I know, any and all help would be appreciated. My wife and I are very new to this (obviously). Also for us right now a lease is the only options b/c I'm in school and we need to keep the payments lower.
#19436 of 30035 Re: $26,988 on 08 EXL w/RES [lerxst]
Jun 11, 2008 (5:00 am)
I spoke to the Sales guys and they confirmed the price 26998 for RES . But it will take 10 - 15 days for me to get the vehicle.Also they will not deliver to NJ.
I have to make 2 trips to the dealership.In my first visit they will do the paper work and it will take close to 15 days to get the vehicle registered in NJ.Once it is registered , i have to go and drive it back to Home.
Is there anything else i should be cocerned , when i am buying a vehicle 300 miles away from home. Or is there any advantage if buy it from my neighbourhood Honda
#19437 of 30035 Odyssey EX-L Lease in So-Cal
Jun 11, 2008 (6:13 am)
I am about to lease a 2008 Odyssey EX-L here in Southern California (Thousand Oaks area). The best deal I have been able to negotiate (and I contacted just about every dealer within 60 miles) is $259/mo, for a 36 mo. lease, 12k mi/yr, $2995 due at signing.
Seems like an excellent deal to me (price of the vehicle comes out to just below $28k to reach this payment), but how does it compare to what other people have been getting on this model? I've looked through the last several months of posts, but haven't found too many on leases.
My wife is concerned that the price will go even lower if we wait into July or even August, but I don't see how Honda can come in with even more dealer cash and/or better lease terms that what is available now. What do you all think?
#19438 of 30035 Re: 2008 Honda Odyssey EX in bay area [gluck51]
Jun 11, 2008 (9:34 am)
Does anyone have any buying experience on EX in bay area? Is OTD price of $26,500 good enough?
#19439 of 30035 Re: 2008 Honda Odyssey EX in bay area [gluck51]
Jun 11, 2008 (12:30 pm)
This sounds like a good price! I paid 25,500 plus TTL in the Memphis area. This was the lowest I could negotiate between three dealerships. After I negotiated the price of the new vehicle, I brought my trade into the equation. I ended up getting $2,000 for my 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager with 182,000 miles (it was in excellent condition, and I had put $1,500 into it over the past 6 months). One dealer offerred me a firm $500, which was a joke to me. Anyhow, I don't know if I could have negotiated any lower for the new vehicle, but I feel that I got a good overall deal. I know that others have got better deals elsewhere, but this depends on the area, and the volume of cars available. From my experience, it was hard to find an EX, as the Memphis dealerships had mostly EX-L's. In order to get the color that I wanted, the dealership had to trade with another dealership in Middle Tennessee. I bought the EX in the Ocean Mist Metallic last week. Good luck!