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#20868 of 30569 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!
#20869 of 30569 Re: EX-L [hot2004]
Oct 27, 2008 (5:37 am)
I have requested two of the dealers to contact you on your email address. Please check you email which you provided in this post today. I also sent you an email with names.
#20870 of 30569 Re: EX-L with RES and NAVI [hotdealsniper]
Oct 27, 2008 (10:07 am)
I am also looking to purchase an EXL with RES/NAV. Is that $29,000 plus TTL or out the door?
#20871 of 30569 Re: 2008 Odyssey EX-L w/ RES [rshivdat]
Oct 27, 2008 (12:00 pm)
I got 2008 Odyssey EXL RES for 27.500 + TTL + license. Added 5yr 75k warranty for 1500. I feel this would be the best deal in Dallas
#20872 of 30569 Re: Ody EX-L with RES in Southern California [beew]
Oct 27, 2008 (5:11 pm)
We are looking for the same car. Did you finally get, and at what price?
Thanks in advance!
#20873 of 30569 Re: 2008 Odyssey EX-L in NJ ? [hot2004]
Oct 28, 2008 (3:52 am)
Shopping for the EX-L with RES... Rock Honda in Fontana California offered a base price of $26,999 + tax, lic, fees and 2.9% financing for 5 yrs. Weir Canyon offered $29,500 the day prior, then said they would match the Rock Honda offer, but suggested the DVD may not be a factory product and the financing would cost extra - all of which were not issues (at Rock Honda).
We heard the 2.9 financing may end this month on prior year models and the prior year dealer incentives ($3,500+) may also end this month.
This is a great price considering we paid $26,000 in 2002 for a new Chevy Venture (poor quality vehicle)...
#20874 of 30569 Re: 2008 Odyssey EX-L in NJ ? [tripletdad10]
Oct 28, 2008 (9:31 am)
Stay away from Weir Canyon. They're not on the up and up with you.
#20875 of 30569 Re: 2008 Odyssey EX-L in NJ ? [ssk6]
Oct 29, 2008 (9:54 am)
Thanks to everyone for the great information in this forum, it was really very helpful!
Finally, we bought our 2008 Odyssey EX-L (Mocha Mettallic) on Monday 10/27/2008 from Planet Honda,Rt 22 W Union, NJ.
They threw in the "Splash guards" and the "Door Edge Guards". The only extra thing (unnecessary) was $249 - KeyGuard service for 5 yrs.
Here's the breakdown for our new 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L, no RES, no NAV :
$25844 (including destination -> $670).
$1826.51 (7% NJ Taxes)
$354 (MV Registration + Title)
$349 (Doc fee)
$7.50 (Tire Tax)
$8.50 (Online charges/Fees -- ????)
The OTD price was $28,639 and we got the 2.9% for 36 months. (which was still not bad at all - just missed on the 0.9% based on score).
Did not get the GAP insurance or the extended warranty (7Yrs/75K for $1435 -- They were willing to extend it to 100K, since I denied 75K).
We really wanted the Mocha Mettallic with as few extra add-ons as possible.
Seemed like it would be difficult to get a basic 2008 EX-L in Mocha Mettallic by November, there are not many of them left in NJ.
They had 1 more Mocha Mettallic and couple of Black, White and Ocean Mist mettallic.
If anyone is interested, I can give the sales person name (He was very nice and not pushy at all - overall experience of all the people that we dealt was very nice).
Good Luck to all the buyers and happy halloween !!!!
#20876 of 30569 Re: EX-L with RES and NAVI [alahoti]
Oct 30, 2008 (9:59 am)
It was like this
$28601.00 - 2008 Odyssey EX-L w/NAV and RES. Destination included.
$399 - Dealer fee
$2359 - tax at 8.25%
$1400 - 8yr 120K warranty no deductible
$200 - 5yr tire protection (wife just got a flat the week before)
$32959 total OTD (tax is a bitch)
Went with .09% financing 36 months.
#20877 of 30569 Re: EX-L with RES and NAVI [hotdealsniper]
Oct 30, 2008 (12:30 pm)
.... $200 - 5yr tire protection (wife just got a flat the week before)
I paid $20 to fix a flat at Honda dealer. $200 is 10 x Fix-A-Flat. I don't think this is at your advantage, except there are lots more on top of fix-a-flat.