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#19979 of 30058 Excellent Experience with EX-L RES & Nav in SC
Aug 11, 2008 (8:28 pm)
After e-mailing and negotiating with several dealerships in upstate SC and Atlanta area I purchased a 2008 EX-L with RES and Nav today from Hendrick Honda in Easely, SC. I could not be happier with the salesperson, overall deal and professionalism of my experience. I simply told the salesperson via the phone where I wanted to be and he said he could do it. This was before he even saw my trade. I went in and the deal was honored and I drove home in the van. Hands down my best car buying experience ever. No one in the area could even come close (within $1200) to the deal I received. Here is a summary of the deal I received:
2008 Odyssey EX-L w/ RES and Nav $31,175 (w/ 1500 incentive and 2.9%)
Trade 03 Accord EX V6 w/ 72500 miles -$13,000
Tax, Tag, Title and fees $625
Total financed at 2.9% $18,800
If my calculations are right they may have made $500 off the van. If I factor in that really do not think I could sale my car for more than $12,000 I can't imagine a better deal.
Had I not traded and and taken advantage of the full incentive the van would have been $30,175 plus tag, title and tax.
The price included splash guards, wheel locks and pin stripes.
I highly recommend this dealer to anyone looking for a new Honda.
Interested to see what others think of this deal.
#19980 of 30058 Extended Warranty
Aug 11, 2008 (9:01 pm)
From what I have read the Honda Care Extended Warranty is the best option if one wants and extended warranty. Which dealer has the best pricing? I have seen online at curry hondacare $1470 for the 8yr 120k. Is this the best?
#19981 of 30058 Re: 2008 Odyssey EX-L @25,100+TTL in DFW [chode96]
Aug 12, 2008 (3:01 pm)
We are looking for 2, EX and LX, why dont we team up and help get better bargain. email me at skynsunny at yahoo dot com
#19983 of 30058 Re: [liveandletlive]
Aug 12, 2008 (7:03 pm)
Have got six quotes on 08 EX-L in Houston area. Following is the best offer so far. I said I don't want the $475 and $299 add-ons but the guy told me it has to be that way. Is this a good deal? Any comments??.
SELLING PRICE (+) $ 27,000.00
ACCESSORIEs $ 475.00
PAINT & LEATHER
PROTECTION $ 299.00
Also lfree ife time warrrenty
Aug 12, 2008 (9:24 pm)
RE: Dealer installed options.
In this economic climate, car salesman are not forced to sell this crap. The salesman needs to make a living. You ask him to include it free, he gets the OK from sales manger because this crap is hurting his earnings. Tell the dealership there are others dealers that don't force this stuff, if they want the sale, then write this off to a bad investment installed to increase profit back when money wasn't so tight. Same with doc fees.
Aug 12, 2008 (9:46 pm)
Try to get more quotes. I got 13. It was easy using the donkeypunch method outlined earlier in this forum. I would pick a target price based on the best price you have read here in this forum for a similar vehicle. Calculate their cost (dealer invoice plus destination minus 3% of MSRP for total holdbacks minus any consumer and dealer incentives, which the dealers might not disclose to you but can be found online as described in this forum). We ended up buying at a calculated 3.4% markup over cost, before TTL (which is out of dealer control). If you live in a lower tax county or municipality you might save money by having it delivered. In our state, you pay the rate where the car changes possession, not where the dealership is. We saved 1% or so in tax that way.
In terms of price, forget whatever addons they want to stick in. All that matters is the final OTD price. Whatever bucket they want to put it in (selling price, document fees, pinstriping, paint protection, mudguards, locking lugnuts, WHATEVER) is irrelevant. Ours ended up with pinstriping and splash guards, but I did not even pay attention to that, as it was not something I would have paid money for if I had a choice and I could care less if it is on the car.
You can check individual dealership inventories online at the dealership website. I would count how many of each trim level each dealership has that you are quoting. The ones with a high inventory of EX-L are the ones probably most interested in bargaining and where you can push hard.
Is the lifetime warranty a dealer powertrain warranty if you have all your scheduled services done at the dealership? I started down that road with our 2002 Odyssey. After a couple of high priced oil changes with a few routine checks thrown in, I figured I would have my services done at Express Oil Change and would save myself the cost of an engine and tranny over the life of the vehicle anyway, and probably never need to buy one or both anyway.
#19986 of 30058 Re: 2008 EX-L RES/NAV - was this lease a good deal? [odyfam]
Aug 13, 2008 (1:55 am)
Hello , Can you please let me know the dealer you leased the Honda from.I am in the market for one and been looking for awhile. Thank you .
#19987 of 30058 Best Price in California
Aug 13, 2008 (2:00 am)
Hello .I am in the market for a new Ex-L with Res/nav. If you would like to make a group purchase please contact me. Also like to know what kinda are prices folks have been paying for the vehicle. Looking for OTD price. Thank you .
#19988 of 30058 Re: Best Price in California [jetteck1]
Aug 13, 2008 (7:26 am)
Hi, I am interested to make a group purchase. I live in SF bay area. Email address is catalina at ztennis.net