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#21553 of 30577 Got my 09 Odyssey EX-L Nav & RES
Feb 08, 2009 (12:38 pm)
09 EX-L w/ RES and NAV in Chicago area, DuPage IL
I emailed 6 dealers in my area before the end of the month in January, hoping for some end of the month deals. I got 1 'call me back' reply, 1 'unbeliveable' price of $29715+TTL reply, and 3 reasonable quotes which were about $200 within each other, and 1 dealer did not respond. So I just dealt with the 3 that responded with reasonable quotes. I emailed them back to make sure they did have the exact type of Odyssey I wanted.
I was expecting the quotes to be above invoice (before the $1250 cash rebate), but they were $400 - $500 below. But at least now i had a starting point to deal. I gave one dealer a low ball offer of $31250+TTL but he thought that was crazy and told me to make a better offer. At this point, it occurred to me to look at the old posts in this forum from Jan '08 and Feb '08. What I discovered is that Honda increased their cash rebate on '08 Odyssey from $1000 in Jan '08 to $2000 in Feb '08. So since I was in no hurry to buy, I decided to take a gamble and wait for the Feb '09 incentives. Sure enough, Honda increased their incentive to $2250. I got emails from the dealers with their new quotes. I replied with a "I'll buy it today for $33750 OTD price". That price is $881 below invoice (before incentives). One dealer came back with $33874 and said that the van had splash guards and I would have to pay $130 for them. Another dealer said okay to my offer and the deal was done.
Beforehand, I applied for a loan at Capitiol One and got a 5.3% rate (after .1% Costco discount), and I took that in to the dealer. I was thinking AHFC would match or beat, but they couldn't. They tried their local bank connections and no one could beat it. I think that is why the visit to the dealer took longer than expected. But in the end I was happy.
Here's the break down:
$33,258 selling price
-$2250 cash incentive
Thanks to all to post here, these forums are an essential tool in the car buying process.
#21554 of 30577 Re: Anyone done internet shopping w/trade-in? [tampa2]
Feb 08, 2009 (1:16 pm)
That's really good news to hear. I thought maybe Honda would give me a better deal on the trade-in since it is an 06 Ody. It does need new PAX tires and the miles are a little higher than average. Does Honda offer anything for customer loyalty?
We are just at a crossroad with what to do. Either de-pax or do the trade if we can get a good amt on the trade (we already have the OTD price from a dealership via internet). I think the next step is have a meeting with the dealership and see what they'd do with the trade-in. We don't have to buy a car, but if they make it worth it, we'll do it.
#21555 of 30577 Re: 09 EX-L w/ RES and NAV [soursticks]
Feb 08, 2009 (3:14 pm)
Honda City in Levittown. It was a struggle to push them down to that price. Tax rate here is 8.625%, so OTD was $34,443,.88.
Huntington Honda offered the next best price, $98 more, with no haggling (direct internet price via edmunds.com)..
Best of luck to you.
#21556 of 30577 Re: Got my 09 Odyssey EX-L Nav & RES [ritesh6]
Feb 08, 2009 (7:14 pm)
Could you please share the Dealer Name including the qutoe of 29715?
Did you contact them at all, or assume it was a bait and switch.
I've spoke to Valley and Honda of Lisle and get my current honda serviced at both.
#21557 of 30577 Re: Got my 09 Odyssey EX-L Nav & RES [tonyl1]
Feb 09, 2009 (8:32 am)
Honda on Grand in Elmhurst. I did not contact them because I assumed it was a bait and switch or some other ploy.
Honda of Lisle is where I bought my Ody.
#21558 of 30577 Re: Got my 09 Odyssey EX-L Nav & RES [ritesh6]
Feb 09, 2009 (8:52 am)
Thanks for the info. Honda on Grand is close to work, but the other H of L and Valley are close to home. I need to get something before baby number 4 comes...We ran out of seats in our Jeep .
#21559 of 30577 Re: 2009 ODYSSEY EX-L in chicago area [sree6]
Feb 09, 2009 (10:32 am)
I'm in Ohio and just bought my 2009 Honda Odyssey yesterday. I got the EX-L with RES (Rear Entertainment System), NO Nav for $29425 or $31487 with tax, title (OTD). I hope this helps.
#21560 of 30577 Just bought my 2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/ RES Yesterday
Feb 09, 2009 (10:44 am)
We negotiated the price of the van down from the sticker of 35,325 to 29,425. We received 2000 dollars for a trade in and with TT our out the door price was 29,607 with 3.9% financing from a local credit union. I hope this helps all that are trying to work a deal for their new Honda Odyssey. I hope we got the best deal we could, we did research, but with twin babies, we didn't want to hit up a bunch of dealerships! Let me know if you have any questions.
#21561 of 30577 Re: Got my 09 Odyssey EX-L Nav & RES [ritesh6]
Feb 09, 2009 (10:56 am)
Did you get an 2008 or 2009? I just bought my Ody yesterday, and there were no incentives?? Do you think this varies from state to state?
#21562 of 30577 Re: Got my 09 Odyssey EX-L Nav & RES [LvMyOdy]
Feb 09, 2009 (12:27 pm)
I got a 2009. The $2250 is marketing support money from Honda to dealer. It's up to the dealer to pass any of it on to the customer. From what I've read on these forums, incentives may vary by region.