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Honda Odyssey, Van
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 30569 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)
$169 (document fee's)
#20822 of 30569 ?$ 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 30569 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 30569 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 30569 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 30569 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.
#20828 of 30569 Re: about 36 months/0.9 apr qualification [nobodyyouknow]
Oct 20, 2008 (7:46 am)
Is it possible for me to get a 0.9% apr from other dealerships or the call just make the apr lower than 8.9%?
#20829 of 30569 Re: about 36 months/0.9 apr qualification [stoneren]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:12 am)
Try AAA and credit union or use online search for best car loan rates ... you may also try another dealer to double-check the Honda Finance, in case the first dealer screwed up something. Change to 2.9% for 60 months or a co-signor can change the whole situation as well.