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#22012 of 30569 Thoughts on year-end incentives and prices
Mar 25, 2009 (5:07 pm)
I am in the market for an '09 Odyssey. Price is everything as I am on a single income right now.
My plan was to wait until year-end when I pay my current vehicle off and then pull the trigger...expecting the economy will still be bad or even worse.
I am starting to worry that a) there might not be any incentives at year end because Honda adjusted down its production and/or b) stock might be gone about the time that the 2009/2010 models come out.
Anyone have any information regarding any of this? I know that February 2009 Odyssey sales were down ~ 30%.
I am looking at LX models with roofrack running mid-21's. Thoughts as to reasonable price?
#22013 of 30569 Re: Thoughts on year-end incentives and prices [newarcher]
Mar 26, 2009 (5:10 am)
I thought about this as well, as I don't HAVE to have the car right now. I am currently shopping for an '09, and plan to buy before the end of the month. Currently the rebate is $2500, and apparently the highest they got last year was $3500. Sure they could go higher this year, but I decided to just buy this month. I got an offer of invoice - rebate - holdback without any negotiation, we will see if I can do even better.
#22014 of 30569 Re: Thoughts on year-end incentives and prices [burningmustard]
Mar 26, 2009 (5:47 am)
I am looking at an LX with a roof-rack in Georgia for around mid-$21K before tax tag and title.
As I see it, the max upside is that I get another $500 off at year-end incentive time, if it increases. Even if Honda threw an extra $1,000 of incentive, that doesn't mean the dealers will pass that along. I would guess the dealer will absorb SOME of that via some increased profits on their side.
The downside is that if the economy gets better or people sense the crisis is over, the rush to get deals before they are gone could drive prices right back up. I could either be looking at $22 or more or even find myself in a situation where the LX 2009 models are all gone.
I am thinking that I might just go ahead and pull the trigger after tax season is over and I complete all my clients.
The potential downside looks worse than the best case upside and is probably more likely to to happen.
#22015 of 30569 Mar 15th price on EX-L in CA
Mar 26, 2009 (7:55 am)
Got an EX-L for $27,600 in CA. Price included destination charge. Also had an offer for $27,500 from another dealer for a white one, but didn't want that color.
Mar 26, 2009 (8:07 am)
thats total OTD..is it high or should i go lower..no navi or dvd...thank you
Mar 26, 2009 (8:09 am)
thats OUT THE DOOR....tax in washington is 9.1% so is 28500 to high or should i go lower...thank you
#22018 of 30569 Re: New 2008 EX-L w/ RES Found! [jimprofit]
Mar 26, 2009 (9:50 am)
I happened to check the inventory for Go Honda 104th in Westminster, CO and it looks like the other identical White 2008 Odyssey EX-L w/ RES I referenced in my prior post has disappeared. I believe it had been sitting on their lot since about August of 2008; funny how it appears to have sold so quick after my posting just 2 days ago.
Whoever you are it is time to fess up. What price did you get?
#22019 of 30569 2009 EX-L W/RES W/O NAV OTD $30,600
Mar 26, 2009 (11:18 am)
Just signed a contract for 2009 Odyssey EX-L Sterling Grey W/RES +wheel lock out the door $30,600. Vehicle price $27964 + fee + tax of %8.25= $30600.
First Negotiated EX-L w/o RES w/o DVD OTD $29500, but the dealer did not have a correct color. had to buy one with RES for $1000 more.
Since I am in downtown LA area, I added wheel lock for $100 more.
I asked for the OTD price of $29500 or $30500 w/RED, they promptly answered yes, so deal was very easy but now I think I should have tried harder to go lower.
The milelage was only 15 miles and everyhing was good. When I drove home from the dealership, there was some burning smell. I guess it is because it was very new.
I hope my experience would be helpful.
#22020 of 30569 Re: I thought this price was fair, but then I found this site!!! [dandydonii]
Mar 26, 2009 (11:58 am)
That is what I thought. I was able to get 27755 from another dealer and sent the number to the original dealer to meet. Thanks for the input. This forum is really great!
#22021 of 30569 What I paid for my '09 Odyssey EX-L with DVD
Mar 26, 2009 (12:37 pm)
I have been in this forum many times and found it extremely helpful so I thought I would share some information on my new Odyssey. I paid $29,014 (this includes destination charges only), plus T,T,L. The vehicle is an EX-L model with the DVD (RES) only and has a few minor extras, wheel locks, window tint, pin stripe, cargo shell, and mud guards. We financed with Honda, the rate started at 5.99% for 60 months. We decided to add on the wheel/tire 5 year warranty (I seem to find all the nails on the road), in doing this they bought the rate down to 4.99% and it added about $1 to the monthly payment. I live in the Dallas area, and bought at Bankston Honda of Lewisville. This was the most painless car purchase I have ever made. Thanks again for taking the time to provide such valuable info!