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#20859 of 30576 2008 Odyssey EX-L (no RES no NAV) in MD $25,442+TTL/$27.2K OTD
Oct 24, 2008 (7:46 pm)
Thanks to everyone for the great information in this forum, it is very helpful!
Bought our 2008 Odyssey EX-L today from Northwest Honda in Owings Mills MD.
Only (unwanted) extras were mudflaps and wheel locks.
Here's the breakdown for our new 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L, no RES, no NAV, Ocean Mist, $32880.00 MSRP:
$25342.49 (includes $670 destination charge)
100.00 dealer processing fee
1526.55 6% Maryland taxes
222.00 Maryland title and tags
We took the 0.9% financing for 36 months.
We had an excellent experience with Northwest Honda. They slightly beat the best e-mail quote we had. They had the car ready and waiting for us. It was just as described in e-mail, and had only 7 miles on it before our test drive.
We said no to a very soft-sell pitch for $1500 worth of new tires/windshield/etc. insurance. I do wonder if others with more haggling skills could have gotten it down to 27K flat, or maybe had crossbars or a cargo tray tossed in.
We couldn't plan on going shopping with the kids on Halloween night for last-day-of-the-month deals though. And we may regret it if Honda has way better incentives in November.
Just I really wanted the Ocean Mist color with as few extra add-ons as possible. Seemed like it would be difficult to get a basic 2008 EX-L in Ocean Mist by November, there are not many of them left in Maryland.
Good luck to everyone!
#20860 of 30576 Re: EX-L [karjoli1]
Oct 25, 2008 (2:54 am)
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I am looking for 2008 EX-L base model. I am in NJ, but ready to drive extra miles if I get a deal.
Oct 25, 2008 (2:28 pm)
Just picked up a 2008 EX-L with RES and NAVI for $29,000 even no fees we just paid tax and title. We got the honda care 8yr 120K warranty for $1400 and added the 5yr tire protection for $200. Car had 4 miles on it. They also threw in all season floor mats for free because of a tiny scratch on the bumper. SUPER DEAL especially seeing as how the sticker is $36,500. We went with the 36month financing at 0.9%. Total interest for the loan will be $417. Not bad at all.
Got ours from Burt Kuni Honda in Denver. They got lots more on the lot. Everyone was awesome and we did the deal over the phone so no waiting.
#20862 of 30576 2008 Odyssey EX-L in NJ ?
Oct 25, 2008 (5:59 pm)
Went to 2 dealerships in NJ today (Open Road Honda & VIP Honda) and they had only white odyssey EX-L, which we obviously did not want. (They were not budging with the price too for that. One of them was in fact claiming that only he has the only 2008 Odyssey EXL in stock). They had couple of EXL with RES/NAV, but we were not interested in that.
Also called couple of other dealerships and they were out of 2008 Odyssey EX-L. Some had again the EXL with RES/NAV.
Does anybody know which other dealers in NJ or nearby have more stock of 2008 Odyssey EXL ?
We definitely want to buy in next week.
#20863 of 30576 Re: 2008 Odyssey EX-L in NJ ? [ssk6]
Oct 25, 2008 (7:20 pm)
I just checked the inventory of VIP Honda, it's showing they have 3 EX-L left, out of which 2 are Ocean Mist Metallic and 1 White. But this may be wrong if their online inventory is not up to date.
Try Potomkin in NYC. They have plenty (10+) of stocks for EX-L. Not much color choice for other dealers.
I do not think there will be any EX-L left for Nov in NJ / NYC area.
#20864 of 30576 "2001 ODYSSEY TRANSMISSION FILTER"
Oct 25, 2008 (8:11 pm)
Does anyone know how where to locate the transmission fluid filter and how to replace it? I check in my owners manual but I haven't notice any info.
#20866 of 30576 Poor experience at Potamkin
Oct 26, 2008 (11:25 am)
I went to Potamkin Honda today to look at the Ody EX-L. I thought the deal 27k OTD was attractive and I was ready to buy the car. However, the dealership made me wait 45 minutes until I could finally talk to a salesperson. Then the sales person told me to 'keep waiting in the customer lounge." After sitting at the dealership for over an hour, we were feeling sick about the whole experience. I wonder how often other customers get this kind of treatment. Some dealers make customers wait hours and hours before a car be driven off the lot as a strategy to make you buy a car, since the customer has already wasted all that time. I would have preferred Potamkin had said.. "please wait 1.5 hours because we are busy " at least I would have the opportunity to do a few choirs and come back.
Are there any courteous Honda dealers in NYC that want to sell cars?
#20867 of 30576 Re: Poor experience at Potamkin [sh34]
Oct 26, 2008 (3:44 pm)
Even you want to do business with them and they still didn't take care of you ... copy and paste - report to the dealer review section. Dealer like this deserves less business or even go out of biz.
#20868 of 30576 Tampa 08 Odyssey EX-L w/o RES or NAV
Oct 26, 2008 (6:38 pm)
I purchased a 2008 Odyssey EX-L w/o RES or NAV on Tuesday, 10/14/08. I received a lot of great information from this forum with regard to price and strategy, so I wanted to give back.
I purchased from Regal Honda of Lakeland, FL. Here is what I paid:
DEALER INSTALLED ACCESSORIES$0.00
CUSTOMER SERVICE FEE$369.00
ELECTRONIC TAG FILING FEE$24.00
TIRE/BATTERY WASTE FEE$6.50
AMOUNT TAXABLE FROM ABOVE$25,799.50
Motor Vehicle Warranty Trust Fund$2.00
LICENSE PLATE FEE$210.00
TOTAL CASH DIFFERENCE$27,609.47
BALANCED OWED ON TRADE$0.00
We ended up doing a trade which is not reflected here. But the price of the car did not change from what we were quoted via email (I pasted the above from their email to me). In fact, they transferred the tag for us, which is about $100 cheaper than a new tag, and passed those savings on to us. We also got the Honda financing (2.9% for 60 months) and declined the extended warranty, gap insurance, service plan, etc.
We had a great experience from Regal Honda of Lakeland. They answered all of our questions promptly and delivered exactly what they promised. They also accommodated our schedule (we closed at about 9 pm on a Tuesday). We accepted their offer online before we drove from Tampa to Lakeland. There was no wasted time or bs at the dealer. The only minor exception was a strong pitch from the biz manager to sell us extended warranty, etc. We declined after a little back and forth and were on our way home in our new car.
We also had very positive experiences with the following dealers in the area:
- Venice Honda - - First dealer to provide an OTD price and breakdown via email. Very nice and informative throughout without being pushy. Only reason we did not go with him is that he could not get close to the above price.
- Crown Honda of Pinellas Park - - Almost as prompt as Venice Honda. Answered all of our questions and provided other useful information. Did not have the color we wanted.
I would steer clear of Tampa Hondaland. They seemed like a bunch of jerks. But don't take my word for it. Check out the reviews on DealerRater.com. I did not read these until after the fact, but I feel like we dodged a bullet.
Also, don't bother with Gateway Honda of Port Richey is you want to negotiate via email. These guys would not communicate via email.
We are very happy with our new car. Good luck with your purchase!