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Honda Odyssey, Van
#19719 of 30574 Re: Boch Honda [benf]
Jul 09, 2008 (5:06 pm)
I've been watching this thread for a little while since my wife's Murano lease is up next month. Since we have both an additional kid and dog since we started the lease on the Murano, it may be time for a minivan. We're going back and forth between this and the AWD Sienna. If we can get away with FWD, I'd prefer the Odyssey but we have an uphill 400 ft-long driveway in PA. I do a good job of keeping it clear with the quad but... one friend unable to make it up in a T&C with all-seasons has my wife worried.
I worked for Honda dealer while in high school and college. At the time, I worked as a service writer and parts guy, later assisting in the F&I backoffice. It wasn't wasn't what I wanted to do the rest of my life but I love cars and the owner went to my church. The dealership has since been sold but I keep in contact with one of the sales staff who's been there quite a long time.
Anyhoo... My point about about the too-good-to-be-true advertised specials is that I have indeed purchased, or arranged the purchase, of three of these "specials" over the last ten years. All three had one common feature that the Odyssey does not: a manual transmission. The one dealer was quite amazed that my parents actually wanted to buy the 1998 Isuzu Trooper 5-speed. They didn't even know where they'd stored the car on the lot, expecting nobody would want it. Of probably 20 Troopers on the lot at the time, it was the only manual-equipped unit.
Jul 09, 2008 (10:07 pm)
Can you tell me how often the TMV--is reviewed and updated ?
#19721 of 30574 Re: Are we getting a good deal on a 2006 Odyssey EX-L with Nav & RES? [tjgan]
Jul 10, 2008 (3:07 am)
It's at best only an OK deal - should be able to do better (shoot for something of that vintage with less than 40K). It's hard to rack up that kind of mileage without spending a lot of time on highways. That said, miles don't really hurt Hondas (except as to price) and you should be fine IF you plan to keep it a long time.
For comparison, I'm getting ready to sell my '05 Touring R&N with less than 44K. It will most likely go to Carmax for between 20 and 21 (and they will mark it up to 26).
#19722 of 30574 Is this a fair offer? EX-L RES + NAV
Jul 10, 2008 (4:35 am)
These are the offers I'm considering sending out to dealers in my area. Just wanted some opinions from others. Whether or not these offers are do-able or out of the ball bark. thanks
08 Honda Odyssey EX-L RES+NAV
29,000 + tax, tag and Dealer fee (499)
30,300 + same fees and the 2.9 for 60
I live the Atlanta area.
#19723 of 30574 Current Lease Deals
Jul 10, 2008 (4:48 am)
Hi Guys -
I posted this in the Lease section and did not get any response so thought I would try here. Local dealers are telling me that the lease deal has continued and in fact actually got a little better. In fact, the current advertised lease at honda.com is significantly better than last month.
I was wondering if someone in the know could tell us how much dealer cash Honda is now allowing to be used toward a lease as well as the current residual and money factors.
#19724 of 30574 Re: 08 Odyssey EX in NJ [yhmh]
Jul 10, 2008 (10:23 am)
I just purchased an 08 EXL for 29,250 OTD. The sticker was 26,750(including dest) + taxes tags and fees. Several dealers came within $500 but in the time I had this was the best deal. (Garden State Honda) Not sure about the EX but I think you could do better.
#19725 of 30574 NJ 08 EXL 29,250 OTD
Jul 10, 2008 (10:32 am)
Tried about 12 dealers and this my best OTD price. 26,700 + taxes tags, fees (29,250) several dealers were close but would not match. Good Luck
#19726 of 30574 Re: Odyssey EX-L at or below invoice??? [boot2]
Jul 10, 2008 (10:35 am)
26,500 + taxes tags good starting point. Aim for under 30,000 OTD may take a little donkey punching
Jul 10, 2008 (11:14 am)
Hwo much is the destination charge on the Odyssey?
#19728 of 30574 Re: destination? [skeptic5]
Jul 10, 2008 (11:19 am)
Depending on their delivery date, some (older delivery dates) odysseys have dest = $635 and others (newer delivery dates) have dest = $670.