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#20276 of 30577 Looking for 2008 Odyssey Touring in Red - DFW
Sep 01, 2008 (9:11 pm)
I'm new here, always bought my cars by just walking into a place, this is my first time to use the Internet to try this...
Looking at a few dealer websites, I see a lot of Touring models in White and Silver, I haven't found one in Red yet. (I figure they must, since the 2009 model on Honda's web site is a Touring Red)
My wife currently drives a 2002 Ford Explorer and we just had our second child, she doesn't really want a "soccer mom" mobile, however she has driven it now and agrees that it makes a lot more sense to have a minivan.
She does NOT want a white or silver van, she wants blue or red (and a power liftgate, hence the Touring model).
We live closest to David McDavid in Frisco, been in once to test drive, seem nice enough, but don't really know much about them or Honda in general (always been a Ford and Chevy family, never owned a foreign car before). We did drive the Town and Country, but liked the Odyssey better...
Anyone have anything nice or not nice to say about that dealership? Anyone buy a Touring recently in Texas and want to share what the price was? My understanding is that we aim for dealer invoice, less $2K, less 2% dealer holdback.
Thanks for any input or advice you may have...
#20277 of 30577 Re: Best Price in California [jetteck1]
Sep 01, 2008 (9:29 pm)
Hi there. No it did not work out. As Oliver mentioned Anderson Honda no longer honors that price. I guess too many people have queried and scared them off: "The pricing that your friend received was a promotion for those who received our email and coupon on Friday, August 29th, ONLY." So the new price now is 1k higher, which is pretty much the same as other dealers' internet quotes.
Tomorrow 9/2 is the last day for the current market supports and special financing, but I have to go to school so won't be able to spend more time on this. Nevertheless I have created a y group so people with same interest can join, discuss freely and possibly make a group buy in the future? Here you go: groups.yahoo.com/group/odysseyhunters/ good luck!
#20278 of 30577 Re: EXL Quote today [dandydonii]
Sep 02, 2008 (1:27 am)
dont they have .9% APR for 36 months? By the way, where do you get your quote? I m in San Francisco and looking to buy a EX-L soon. since there is no significant different between 2009 and 2008.
#20279 of 30577 Odyssey EX-L R+N in ATL, GA
Sep 02, 2008 (6:22 am)
OTD price of $30,950.
#20280 of 30577 DC Area - 08 Odyssey EX-L w/ RES and Nav
Sep 02, 2008 (8:45 am)
Just bought an 08 Odyssey EX-L w/ RES and Nav (Silver Pearl Metallic) from Herson Honda in Rockville, MD for $30,400 OTD.
This includes $880 (3%) Virginia Tax, $670 for destination, $100 for processing, $94 for tags, and $260 for cross bars on the roof rack.
Sport Honda in Silver Spring, MD gave me the same deal, but didn't have the Silver my wife wanted.
I started by emailing 15 dealers, and only 3 (including Herson and Sport) responded with the detailed price and color options I requested. I hammered out the whole detail via email on Fri and picked up the car on Sat. Couldn't have been easier.
#20281 of 30577 Re: Looking for 2008 Odyssey Touring in Red - DFW [flytexas]
Sep 02, 2008 (9:47 am)
"(and a power liftgate, hence the Touring model)."
2009 EXL's have a power liftgate.
#20282 of 30577 Re: Looking for 2008 Odyssey Touring in Red - DFW [flytexas]
Sep 02, 2008 (10:43 am)
My understanding is that we aim for dealer invoice, less $2K, less 2% dealer holdback.
ACtually, I'd aim for invoice, less $2500 (the full incentive), less 3% (the full holdback 2%+1% which looks like a holdback but isn't a holdback) as worst case. A few hundred more would be better. Odys seem to be going for at a few hundred less than this figure as dealers try to move them out. So, you have some room to play with.
The new incentives come out tomorrow. So, check those out to see if you should go and negotiate for even more money off.
And FYI, the Ody doesn't come in a regular red, it's dark shade of red.
#20283 of 30577 28,300 OTD in DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) EX-L
Sep 02, 2008 (10:50 am)
I finally bought the Odyssey went to Irving dealer first as they had given us a quote of 28.5K, Frisco dealer said that they will beat it by $500, and Irving then said they will match.
After reaching the Irving dealer the sales person started behaving very rudely and didn't agree to match the 28K, went to Frisco dealer and initially I was hesitant that it might be a bait and switch as they never agreed to put 28K in writing.
They were very nice to deal with, and honored the deal, break down:
EX-L (slate green) + Pro pack + env pack + TTL = 28,300 (I didn't want the extras but was too tired to fight for 300 bucks, and knew it was a good deal)
I also paid $800 for 6 yr. 80K miles wty which I will cancel and probably buy online or not at all.
We wanted the white color but when we test drove it, it somehow didn't feel right, the noise level was high and ride was bumpy, then test drove Ocean mist which was very good but had 200 miles on it the Slate green was almost as good as the Ocean mist but with 17mi, I don't care for the color but simply went with what my wife liked.
- They filled the gas only 70% despite the fact that I asked the sales guy to fill full, and he said he will top it off, not sure if it was by mistake or deliberate, didn't push as going home was higher priority after 10 hours of van shopping.
- They quoted $1400 for after market RES and $1700 for Honda RES, one of their guys does it on the side and gave me a number to call, will look at other like car-toys, any suggestions?
- They mentioned that they have sold few 2009 models and are going to get few more, the brochures etc. were for 2009.
#20284 of 30577 nc dealer quote 2
Sep 02, 2008 (10:51 am)
Update: the salesman got back with me today and said that the $7000 off, not $8000 as I had been mistaken, was just for Labor Day. It is now $6500. Good news is that he says the 0.9% is still on for the financing. Bad news is he says it's only for today. I am getting the feeling that I am being jerked around, a familiar feeling at dealerships IMHO.
#20285 of 30577 Re: Eligibility Criteria for special financing [rockstar7]
Sep 02, 2008 (10:56 am)
To be eligible for that special rate, your score need to be in the 710 range. Good lcuk