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#22122 of 30569 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L RES/NAV in Houston [cutetotoro79]
Apr 01, 2009 (10:18 pm)
Thanks for the info Cutetotoro79. After reading your deal, I swung by Russell and Smith after work and made a deal on an EX-L. I drove it home tonight but need to go back to the store with my wife tomorrow to finalize all the paperwork. It took me 30 minutes to have the internet salesman evaluate my trade-in, and I ended up getting a deal that was about $750 less than the best offer I received from 4 other dealerships in town that I had shopped prior to this.
With it including the trade-in, the pricing "deal" I got is very subjective (rob peter to pay paul effect), but basically it extrapolates to $27,870 + TT&L for a presumptive drive-out of $29,862 OTD without the trade-in. Granted, this is not as awesome of a deal as seen elsewhere on the forum, but again, there was a trade-in involved which makes it hard to compare apples to apples.
Bottom line though is that Russell and Smith's pricing seems to be the most competitive I have seen of the Honda dealers on the West side of Houston.
Thanks again for the post!
#22123 of 30569 Need info on 09 EX in Houston
Apr 01, 2009 (11:17 pm)
Can you let me know the best price provided to you for an '09 Odessey (EX model)? I am looking to buy one ASAP.
Also, any contact information of the sales person will be greatly appreciated.
#22124 of 30569 Re: Need info on 09 EX in Houston [vamc]
Apr 02, 2009 (12:04 am)
I did not really price out the EX at the dealerships - we were mainly looking at the EX-L and EX-L+RES
I can't specify a sales person due to forum rules, but I ended up getting my best deal at Russell and Smith Honda on the South side of 610.
Based off of the forums, it looks like you "win" when you are sitting $3,500 to $4,000 below invoice before TT&L is added on (6.25% + $250 in Texas)
Unfortunately (based on my recent shopping experience in town) the Houston dealers don't appear to be quite that desperate yet. If you take invoice (from edmunds TMV pricing), & subtract $2,500 dealer cash, anything you get below that seems to be getting a "good deal" in the Houston Area.
If you are not trading in anything, it really simplifies the shopping process, and you may be able to pull off a better deal over-all by soliciting bids from dealerships far and wide.
My 2 cents.
#22125 of 30569 Re: Need info on 09 EX in Houston [triathlonj]
Apr 02, 2009 (5:25 am)
I agree...after getting quotes by all the dealership in Houston and Austin, I don't think they are that desperate. Honda of Katy first quoted me the MSRP! I laughed and asked them if they thought I was stupid. Their replied, they only had 2 whites...so right away, I knew that they weren't desperate. So, I think I will wait and see what will happen.
#22126 of 30569 Re: Need info on 09 EX in Houston [m35obsessed]
Apr 02, 2009 (10:21 am)
Thanks for the information. I got email quotes for around 24,000 for EX model. I will see if I can lower it a bit when I meet them in next few days.
#22127 of 30569 Re: 2009 EX Ody - $25,500 otd (Indiana) [royalvball]
Apr 02, 2009 (12:01 pm)
So tell me - did ya get an internet price 1st, or did ya go in the dealership, and negotiate with a salesperson?
I've gotten a quote for an EX $24,237 that's good until April 30th...It's a pretty good deal, but I'm wondering if I should offer less?
#22128 of 30569 Re: Need info on 09 EX in Houston [vamc]
Apr 02, 2009 (12:10 pm)
Thanks for the information. I got email quotes for around 24,000 for EX model. I will see if I can lower it a bit when I meet them in next few days
I'm wondering if I should try the "playing hard to get" approach with the quotes I've gotten from the internet...Having the sales staff believe that I'd prefer to wait until September/October (which to a certain extent is true), BUT - I'll buy today "X" price.
Just not overly fond of negotiating.
#22129 of 30569 Re: Need info on 09 EX in Houston [fmichael]
Apr 02, 2009 (12:22 pm)
It never hurts to play hard to get. Just straight out tell them..."I would like to buy the minivan, however, only if it's an awesome deal. I'm not in a rush and willing to wait". Houston is not offering awesome deals that I have read on forums. I told them I will buy one today at $34K OTD for the touring, no PAX. No takers yet.
#22130 of 30569 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L RES/NAV in Houston [triathlonj]
Apr 02, 2009 (12:46 pm)
Awesome! We gave our salesmen a pretty hard time and made him wait awhile before making our final decision. His sales manager and him never budged on price and since it was the lowest in the Houston area, I figured it was a fair deal. I visited almost all the Honda dealerships in Houston and Russell&Smiith gave me the best price. Good luck with your new vehicle- we are falling in love with ours more and more each day.
#22131 of 30569 Re: Need info on 09 EX in Houston [m35obsessed]
Apr 02, 2009 (12:57 pm)
I hear ya - that's how I prefer to negotiate; make them feel I'm looking, but not just yet ready unless a great deal is available.
With Honda cutting production starting May 1st - will the numbers of Oddy's be reduced considerably this summer? Right now just may be a really good time to buy.