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Honda Odyssey, Van
#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.
Oct 17, 2008 (6:36 pm)
Last week, I bought a 2009 touring model for $37,191 plus TTL in Central Florida. I went for the 2009 because I really wanted the black with tan interior and Florida has no 2008s left in that color combination. I followed the approach recommended on this site. I emailed 12 dealers, not including the one closest to me. I also took my 2004 Toyota Sienna to Carmax. The dealership who gave the lowest quote wouldn't come anywhere near Carmax for my Sienna. I then called my dealership nearby. They wouldn't touch the deal. I contacted a third dealer (Coggin Deland Honda) who who beat the lowest internet deal and the Carmax deal on my used car by $3. I bought the car from them.
#20821 of 30577 Re: Heading to the dealer tomorrow.... '08 EX [brentmaher22]
Oct 17, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Ok, here's what we ended up with....
2008 EX White w/ Tan interior
$22,000 (base and destination)
$169 (document fee's)
#20822 of 30577 ?$ EX-L 08
Oct 18, 2008 (4:03 pm)
I'm in NC and I have a qoute for 27.2k OTD for a new 08 EX-L. I like the dealer and would like to pull the trigger but I invariably pull it too quickly. Does this seem like a fair price? Also, any guess if prices will come down dramatically in the next few months?
#20823 of 30577 Re: Heading to the dealer tomorrow.... '08 EX [brentmaher22]
Oct 19, 2008 (6:41 pm)
congratulations on a great deal! you bought your ex $811 cheaper than me. you must have taken all their hold back and dealer fees. was the dealer overstocked and needed to sell or did your vehicle had a lot of miles?
#20824 of 30577 Re: Drove home a 2009 Odyssey Touring today... [stevation]
Oct 19, 2008 (7:01 pm)
We paid $300 over invoice on the 2009 Touring... Without the 2008 incentives, it makes it quite a bit more expensive than a 2008 EX-L NAV RES would have been, but it is the color we want and has the features we want. We drive cars a long time, we'll probably have this for 8 years.
As for the money, I know that it would make more financial sense to keep what we have, or even to get a 2008 EX-L, but we can afford it, so that is what we bought.
The advice is appreciate in any case. I was just sharing what a 2009 deal looked like, since I have seen so few posted.
#20825 of 30577 about 36 months/0.9 apr qualification
Oct 20, 2008 (7:33 am)
More than 6 years credit history and 750+ credit score, but the dealership told me that I am not qualified for Honda's 36 months 0.9%APR, and since I have never bought a new car, my best rate is 8.9%APR. Any comments? Thank you very much.
#20826 of 30577 Re: about 36 months/0.9 apr qualification [stoneren]
Oct 20, 2008 (7:37 am)
Yea, call another dealer.
Oct 20, 2008 (7:40 am)
"I'm in NC and I have a qoute for 27.2k OTD for a new 08 EX-L. I like the dealer and would like to pull the trigger but I invariably pull it too quickly. Does this seem like a fair price? Also, any guess if prices will come down dramatically in the next few months? "
It depends on the breakdown of the price. What's the base price+ destination+ttl all broken out? I'd say somewhere around $25.5 (inclusive of destination &processing fees)+TTL is a good deal. Less is a great deal. A few people have posted 25k+TTL on here.