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#20810 of 30577 Re: 2009 EX-L with RES prices [acurabuyer1]
Oct 16, 2008 (12:47 pm)
No, I didn't get a quote. I wasn't looking to buy the EX-L with RES. I ended up buying a 2009 silver with black touring from Honda of El Cerrito. Got $41k out the door. $1k of accessories were included in the price. It was one of the best price that I got for the 2009 model.
The sales people there were good. The service department on the other hand decided to "throw" parts of my odyssey away after I got a running board installed from them. I thought the running board would go over the car's body without having to take apart anything but I was wrong. I only found that out when I looked underneath to check the car after the bottom scraped the floor while I was entering my garage. I asked for the parts back and the sales consultant said she checked with the service guy and he said it was discarded. I can't believe that they would not offer you the chance to keep the parts. According to the sales consultant she did not know that they would take the parts out either. I asked her to replace the parts because I'll never know if I'll take out the running board in the future. It's still ongoing on what they'll decide on but if I don't get those side boards back there will be hell to pay.
#20811 of 30577 Heading to the dealer tomorrow.... '08 EX
Oct 16, 2008 (5:38 pm)
I'll probably post after the purchase if all goes as planned. Here's the best deal I could find.
2008 Odyssey EX
$22,200 - Destination included
$149 - Document Fee
$1251 - Milwaukee Wisconsin Tax (5.6%)
$300 - Title, plates, registration
$23,900 "Out the Door"
MSRP = $28,950 so I'm looking at a $6,750 discount.
#20812 of 30577 Re: 2008 Odyssey Touring [mommyof2boystx]
Oct 16, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Glad to help. I could not have done it without prior posts from others on this site.
Good luck with your new vehicle.
#20813 of 30577 Re: Honda Odyssey 2008 EX-L [theman]
Oct 16, 2008 (8:21 pm)
We're also looking for a 2007 EX-L in the Balto/DC metro area & are just starting our research. Do you mind sharing what you ended up paying? Do you they have many 2008's left? Did you get quotes anywhere else & if so, what other dealers were competitive & still had 2008's? Thanks.
#20814 of 30577 Re: Get ready for trans rebuilds [desertkev]
Oct 17, 2008 (3:06 am)
02 -03? Really? Mine is a 06. Try telling the six other people sitiing in the Honda pergatory here (they call it a waiting room) that the transmission problems were only on those model years. All of us are on our second or third trans. None of ours are less than two years old. Well, two of the transmission rebuilds are on Pilots though.
#20815 of 30577 Re: 26K + TTL for EX-L w/ RES [wslcarbuyer]
Oct 17, 2008 (5:30 am)
Can you tell the name of the dealer in Upstate NY?
#20816 of 30577 Re: 2009 EX-L with RES prices [ibuyufo]
Oct 17, 2008 (9:56 am)
Thanks for responding
It is interesting how the local bay area dealers in and around SJC/SFO are. I contacted around 10 of them. Most of them gave me a quote for 2008 model. Within a few minutes of acknowledging their emails, I got a follow up email saying that they are out of all their 2008! but wanted to know whether I am interested in looking at 2009.
I think they are completely out of 2008.
Oct 17, 2008 (1:44 pm)
I'm not sure. I don't think they're out of the 2008 models. I know for a fact that there are some left. If you have a chance stop by San Leandro or maybe even El Cerrito. El Cerrito had a lot of Silver EX-L models. San Leandro has an even wider selection.
#20818 of 30577 Re: Honda Odyssey EX-L N&R 2008 [fieca]
Oct 17, 2008 (3:37 pm)
Hi, Just another bad experience with Honda on Grand, elmhurst, il. The rear bumper of my brand new Odyssey wasn't assembled properly (moving part) so, the paint on the corner peeled off. This is a manufacturing defect. Went to the service desk, the rep saw the car, told me that, the manager has to approve. Made no attempts to call the manager. I found the manager (who is walking around), he makes a comment "you have an option - we don't do body shop. You have to take it to the body shop" and started walking away. I told him it is a brand new Odyssey and manufacturing defect. He left with no reply. Went back to the service desk, stand there for another 10 minutes while rep is sitting at desk going through some paperwork. The rep doesn't pay any attention. I asked him, what's going on, what are you going to do. He says "I don't know, I can't find the manager". Still sits in the chair, makes no attempt. I said, "then you have to find him". He replies "I got to wrap - I am leaving in 15 minutes". I said "I am standing at service desk for 20 minutes, someone should attend me". He replies "why don't you call on Monday". I left. This happened at 5:15PM on Friday and they are open till 9:00 PM. Called Honda customer service - "Sorry to hear. It shouldn't happen. We can't help. You have to go to the dealer. I can find you another dealer in your location". I said "no. thanks. I have access to the internet".
#20819 of 30577 Re: Honda Odyssey EX-L N&R 2008 [bm4]
Oct 17, 2008 (5:34 pm)
That's a terrible experience. Call Honda customer service....hopefully you kept track of names. Also, do a few reviews of them on various websites.