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#21007 of 30574 2008 EX-L Indiana - Tom Wood Honda
Nov 18, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I just took delivery of my new Odyssey from Tom Wood Honda in Anderson, Indiana.
The entire experience was great. I called and asked about a 2008 EX-L in Ocean Mist or Slate Green, and Doug and Patrick helped me get the van that I wanted. I called around to several dealers in Indiana and also visited my local ones, so I knew what price I was looking for. I named my price for the van and the trade in, and Doug and Patrick said that it would be possible, or very close (of course they have to evaluate the trade in in person). Before telling me the price was very possible, they checked with the owner to be sure that the price was at least very close to what he would agree to.
The phone-quote for the new van was honored. We got to within $300 of my ideal price for my trade-in, which made me happy with the deal, since it's impossible to give a firm quote on a trade in over the phone.
I negotiated, but I love to negotiate. I felt no high pressure at any time.
My EX-L price was $26,000 with destination, which may not be the lowest price on the web, but it beat my local dealers. I was not low-balled on my trade in, either. I shopped around more for my trade in than the price on the van. I went by the price of the difference between my trade and the new van, rather than just the price of the van.
They traded with another dealer to get the color I wanted, and didn't pressure me to get a color or trim-level that was in stock.
The best thing was the overall friendly attitude and helpfulness. The finance guy did not do any high pressure stuff, and was quick but thorough. We were in and out of the finance office within a half hour.
I feel like they were very trustworthy in their dealings - a feeling I have not gotten at some other dealerships in the area.
They do a really fun thing when you buy your car - they kind of hide it under a car cover and then unveil it for you, so you can see it in all of its shiny glory.
Nov 19, 2008 (7:56 am)
I just got the 2008 Odyssey EXL-RES. OTD $29.532.75 with 36 month 1.9% APR
They first offered me the lowest 6.25%APR and I spend almost 3 hours at the dealership talking to get the 1.9% APR. It's all good now.
#21009 of 30574 Should I Sell my 2003 Odyssey?
Nov 19, 2008 (1:33 pm)
I bought a 2003 odyssey back in January 2008 with 68k miles now 72K miles. I recently replaced the fuel injector and clean EGR valve for $1000 by dealer because engine light was on constantly. Problems with my odyssey are:
>Cruise control does not work
>Some time I have to push brake pedal few time to get out from P gear
>Hear some ticking sound from the back when I start up the van
My plan was to use this van for 3-4 years and then sell it but with these problems popping up I have 2nd thoughts. I donít want to spend more money on this like if transmission brakes (hopefully not). I was thinking of getting a extended warranty from the web but it was for $1800 for 3 years. Which to me does not make any sense.
So my question is should I just sell it before something else break and buy a new 08 model. I donít want my wife with my 1 and 3 year old kids to stuck somewhere in between as it gets too cold in MI. Give me some idea/thoughts what should I do?
#21010 of 30574 Is any one buying a 2009 EX-L with RES
Nov 19, 2008 (3:05 pm)
While I see that the forum is very active with discussions on a 2008 EX-L, there seems to be no one interested in buying a 2009 model.
Since no dealer around the San Jose, CA region has a 2008 model in stock, I am trying to find out what others are paying for a 2009 EX-L RES. .
Has any one recently got a price quote?
#21011 of 30574 Re: 2008 EX-L Indiana - Tom Wood Honda [lab88]
Nov 19, 2008 (3:45 pm)
Can you (or anyone else on the forum) give me some negotiating tips? I just contacted several dealerships in my area via phone/internet and the lowest quote I received on an Ex-L was $26.5 and $28.2k w/ dvd. Based on what I have been reading on the forum, I was hoping for about $1k less. Any suggestions on how to lower this number? Do I just counter with a number lower than my target and see what they come back with? It would be great to agree to a price w/o having to go into the office.
#21012 of 30574 Re: 08 Odyssey EX-L with NO RES / NAV [su_hyd]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:08 pm)
Please forward me the quote to me as well to srr_s AT yahoo
#21013 of 30574 Re: 2008 EX-L Indiana - Tom Wood Honda [jmw3]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:36 pm)
Have you shopped your trade in around? You can work on who will give you the smallest difference between your trade in and the new van's price.
It's better to bargain with a specific price in mind. It's better if you specifically ask the dealer if they could do a certain price, rather than just asking the dealer to name a best price.
As the supply of 2008's goes down, the prices will bounce up a bit. The dealers know they don't have a huge backlog to move, and they don't have to compete with the other dealers as much because the other dealers don't have a huge backlog to move, either. Also, you can look at dealer reviews on the internet, and pick a dealer with a better reputation. I'm willing to pay a bit of extra money to go to a dealer where I trust that they are above-board with their dealings. It makes a huge difference to me, in fact.
#21014 of 30574 2008 LX w/mudguards & KARR alarm
Nov 19, 2008 (10:11 pm)
Thanks for everyone posting their sales information. This is a very helpful forum...
Renton Honda in Renton, Washington
2008 Odyssey LX with mud guards & KARR alarm ($300)
Price = $20,750 (dest included) plus tax, license & doc fees.
1.9% for 36 months.
#21015 of 30574 Re: 2009 EXL with RES [jer77]
Nov 20, 2008 (2:08 am)
is that price OTD because i live in the sf bay area and i am getting qoutes close to MSRP. lowest was $31,681.24 inculded destination charges but excluding fees and taxes. i am about to neogotiate using TMV any tips on getting a better deal.
Nov 20, 2008 (2:24 am)
does anyone know if the TMV is the OTD price (after fees and tax)