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#21026 of 30575 2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L RES
Nov 20, 2008 (8:38 pm)
Has anyone recently purchased a 2009 Odyssey EX-L RES? I am such a novice at this, and I really don't want to be overpriced, especially in today's market. I live in the Northern Virginia area and am willing to also go with a 2008 Odyssey EXL RES, or even a similar Sienna (but it seems like the 2008 Odyssey models are mostly sold out).
I received an internet quote of $31,490.00 from one dealer for the 2009 EXL RES. How much lower should I expect to pay or negotiate? What options are worth negotiating for? We don't need any financing, and are willing to pay cash. Are there discounts available at the dealers that I should ask about? PLEASE please help! Thanks!
#21027 of 30575 Re: 2008 LX w/mudguards & KARR alarm [raphael0106]
Nov 20, 2008 (8:52 pm)
If you take a look at the forums a good price for a 2008 EX-L would be around 25,500 plus tax & license...
#21028 of 30575 Re: 2009 EXL with RES [erick830]
Nov 20, 2008 (9:35 pm)
Can you please let me know the dealer's name? Thanks
#21029 of 30575 texas prices for 2008 EX-L?
Nov 21, 2008 (11:42 am)
has anyone been able to buy a 2008 EX-L in texas for close in the 25k range?
Most of the quotes i've seen consistently range from 26.3k and up.
#21030 of 30575 Re: 2008 EX-L Indiana - Tom Wood Honda [papagoph]
Nov 21, 2008 (4:20 pm)
I already bought one - but driving far is really complicated when you have a trade in. It's a lot simpler to just take the cheapest price on the van IF you don't have a trade in. If you do, you must consider that many dealers will give widely varying prices for trade ins. So you drive far to get $1000 lower on the new van. How much are they going to give for the trade? I got almost $4000 difference in price quotes on my trade. I would not want to drive hours only to find out that they would give much less on the trade than a local place. I negotiated trade-in price over the phone to a point and did pretty well that way, but many dealers will lie to get you in. There is only so far I will drive to find out what they will do once I get there.
People focus only on the price of the new car and do not consider the price of the trade in. It's the difference between the two that matters...not just either price. I paid a little more for my van, but I got much more for my trade in than at other dealers. Therefore, I paid less overall. MUCH less.
I care about color and would not spend the money on a new car unless it was the color I wanted. I'd rather be unhappy paying the slightly higher bill than unhappy every time I look at the car.
#21031 of 30575 Honda financing and credit score
Nov 21, 2008 (5:20 pm)
Based on my credit score of 659, honda dealer is giving 3.9% for 36 months and not giving me 1.9%. Do any of you know if there is any absolute minimum number for them to give 1.9%, or is it just based on negotiation? Has anyone bought 1.5% for 36 months with credit score of 700 or less? Please let me know. Thanks.
#21032 of 30575 Re: 2009 EXL with RES [jer77]
Nov 21, 2008 (6:03 pm)
i am picking up our odyssey tommorow however they have to have a driver drive it from another dealership . so it will put about 50 miles on the car should i be concerned
#21033 of 30575 Re: Honda financing and credit score [md_van]
Nov 21, 2008 (6:04 pm)
th e dealer told me a score of 710 is needed to get the APR
#21034 of 30575 Re: Honda financing and credit score [md_van]
Nov 21, 2008 (6:34 pm)
You pretty much need a score above 700 anywhere to get the best rates. They probably are using 710, and they might have some discretion to go down to 700, maybe slightly under. But they don't have that much discretion.
When a dealer gets a car from another dealership, it's normal to have some more miles on the car. Your warranty starts at the mileage on the odometer when you take delivery, so you'll get to about 36,050 instead of 36,000. I don't think it's a big deal. Mine had 96 miles on it when I got it because the dealer had to drive it pretty far.
#21035 of 30575 Re: Got the car. :) [ethanssky]
Nov 21, 2008 (10:04 pm)
I had a similar situation today. My dealer is offering me 3.9% for 36 months. I tried long and hard to get 1.9, even 2.9. I even tried to get some goodies or little price reduction, but he won't do it - primarily because of my credit score happens to be 659 and they say it has to be on or above 710 to give 1.9%. So, I walked out of the dealership, hoping he would call me back to counter offer. In your case, was your score higher than 700 or 710? You can email me at mani_daks AT yahoo.com, if you prefer. Thanks for your response.