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Honda Odyssey, Van
#26705 of 30568 New EX-L RES purchase
Oct 28, 2010 (4:57 pm)
We just purchased a 2011 EX-L RES for $33,692 (USAA price - includes destination charge). Doc fee was $154. We also purchased $1400 in accessories (splash guards, fog lights, body side moldings, roof rack, door edge guards, interior lighting). We take delivery on Saturday.
We did everything over the phone and e-mail with Continental Honda in Countryside, IL. This was the easiest car buying experience we've ever had. Highly recommend them.
Our lease on our 2006 Odyssey EX-L was up in May. We've been extending the lease month by month, waiting for the new model to come out. Good news is that the trade-in value of our 2006 Ody is $3100 more than our lease payoff, so we got a great deal on the new Ody and an extra $3100 for the old one that we applied as a down payment. This is another great reason to buy Hondas. There's no way that would have happened with a Caravan.
#26706 of 30568 Re: Lowest Odyssey 2011 prices. [agrawal]
Oct 28, 2010 (8:22 pm)
Nobody know for sure what's the exact holdback. The 2% MSRP holdback should be used as a guideline. For instance, there have been many posts of 2010 being sold below invoice - rebate - holdback, implying that there are sufficient margin for many dealers to be selling at such a low price.
#26710 of 30568 2011 Touring @ Bobby Rahal Honda
Oct 29, 2010 (10:23 am)
I decided to make a new thread - I posted last week that all dealers near me (greater Philly area) were sticking to MSRP or close - I even had a dealer (Conicelli) reneg on a deal at $1,500 below MSRP - I'm glad they did and I'm glad this board exists.
I can't remember who it was but someone recommended Bobby Rahal Honda outside of Harrisburg, PA. I just picked up my 2011 Touring from them at a price of $38,080(including destination) but before tax and tags. That's basically $3,500 below MSRP - well worth the 2 hr drive. I didn't haggle - this price was offered via email and I accepted.
Never had to talk to the salesperson - I was in and out of dealer (cash deal) in 20 mins.
#26711 of 30568 Re: 2011 Touring @ Bobby Rahal Honda [ddog9876]
Oct 29, 2010 (10:47 am)
I recommended them!
#26712 of 30568 Re: New EX-L RES purchase [odyowner_3]
Oct 29, 2010 (11:08 am)
I must add that deal I got wouldn't have been possible without all of the great feedback and info folks post on this board. Thanks everyone.
The new model sure has a lot of dealers thinking crazy thoughts of when the 2nd generation Ody came out in the early 2000's and they were selling for MSRP or more. Some dealers know that in this economy that isn't going happen. Others are keeping their hopes up. Everyone just needs to find the dealers that are living in reality. As I mentioned on my previous post, I went through USAA to get my pricing. The USAA program gave me the name of a dealer that participates in the program and would honor the price. When I talked to them, they were all lined up to order the vehicle. Within a few days I got a call back from the salesperson saying that his GM would no longer honor the USAA price, even though they are part of the program! The salesperson was terribly apologetic and had a few choice words to say about his boss for screwing military families. He did refer me to another dealer that is also part of the USAA program and might honor the price. As it turned out, we found a dealer that isn't part of the USAA program that honored the price though.
We now have friends that want the same car, so we're going to see if the dealer can "rubber stamp" our deal.
#26713 of 30568 Re: 2011 Touring @ Bobby Rahal Honda [drivininstyle]
Oct 29, 2010 (4:35 pm)
Thanks - I owe you an adult beverage!
#26714 of 30568 Touring Elite purchase
Oct 29, 2010 (5:40 pm)
So I just bought the second Touring Elite to come into the state of Oklahoma. The first sold for full sticker plus 2k in accessories. I used my Bobby Rahl Honda email quote (great bargaining tool by the way) to help this second dealership into a relatively realistic mood. It did help that tomorrow is the last day of the month. They got it in yesterday (Dark Cherry Pearl) which I didn't think I would like. The actual color looked nothing like the Honda website however. It is really pretty nice. It is darker and has quite alot of metalic in it that makes it look really good in the sun. Plus the beige interior is actually a two tone beige/charcoal. The seating is all beige, the carpeting is all charcoal and the door panels are a mix of both. The mix does look good. Plus who really wants beige carpet anyway in a vehicle that will be trampled by rugrats.
Here is the deal
Marketing fee: $150(this fee was actually on the invoice and after some research I have found this is common in some areas) Honda has been blanketing my region with prime time commercials showing the Elite for about 7 days now.
Tint on the front 2 windows: $99( no other accessories added)
Total price $41,085
Dealership: Eskridge Honda, Oklahoma city
I felt this was a respectable deal all things considered. Very small doc fee, no extra add-on dealer accessories, reasonable dealer profit. No, I wasn't overly happy with the marketing fee, but all in all, for the second one to hit the ground in this state I am comfortable with the overall deal. The Touring Elite is still very rare everywhere except the eastern seaboard and I actually considered flying out to Bobby Rahl and driving one back, I'm glad I found a Honda store that would work with me in my region.