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#27861 of 30584 Bay Area/ Northern California EX-L
Apr 24, 2011 (8:38 am)
I have been watching and reading this forum for a while. I wanted to know how much people paid for their EX-L, but I didn't see one. I knew people in other parts of the U.S got great deals. For example, one person posted here on April 10 bought an EX-L in Boston for $31,700. So I tried to get the same deal in the bay area. I went to Hansel Honda and offer them $31,700, but they kept saying that they couldn't sell a car at a lost. They kept saying their invoice is $32,299 and they wanted $500 above their invoice. As I was leaving the sale person came to talk a few more minutes, but I didn't agree to his voice so he slammed my door as he walked away. I just stayed cool and drove off. I wanted the deal because we were leaving the next day for a week of road trip. So we ended up driving our 2003 Odyssey. During our vacation I got an e-mail quote from Kastner Honda for $32,299. I replied to the e-mail, offered $31,700, and got a reply back that he agreed to the price. He told me that he doesn't have the Polished Metal Metallic in stock, but he would try to get it from another dealer. Later that day he said he found one and I can come in two days to get the car. We e-mailed each other the next four days as to when I can come in. The whole time I had my doubt about the deal. I told my wife and my family that I have been dealing with a car sales person just by e-mails only and he agreed to the price. He told me to come and pick up the car after 11 on Friday. I still didn't believe that I can get this deal. We got there and saw the van. He showed us the van. We came to sit down at his desk. He pulled out the sales contract and everything was exactly what he said in his e-mail. We were just shocked. We kept telling him that this has been the best car buying experience we have ever had. Since every state has a different tax rate, registration fee, document fee, and other fees, I like to give a price breakdown.
$31,700.00 selling price
$ 453.00 CA license and registration ( every year it goes down a little bit)
$ 55.00 dealer's document fee
$ 8.75 CA tire waste fee
$ 3,016.72 CA sales tax
$35,233.47 out the door
Thank you to all those who have shared. Good luck to future buyers.
#27862 of 30584 Re: Bay Area/ Northern California EX-L [hotsoups]
Apr 24, 2011 (10:59 am)
I too have been watching this forum for a while and I hope to get our EX-L with Navi this week. Could you tell me, does your car have Navi? Any other options come with your car? Thank you for posting your info...I hope to be as lucky!
#27863 of 30584 Re: Touring Elite in DFW? [ohmy3]
Apr 24, 2011 (12:26 pm)
Thank you ohmy3.
Please do share your experience on how it goes with Corwin Honda.
#27864 of 30584 Re: just paid Dark Cherry Pearl EX-L [bb74]
Apr 25, 2011 (5:10 pm)
It was an all for one price for the car after tax.
#27865 of 30584 This was too precious...
Apr 26, 2011 (6:42 am)
I'm currently shopping for an '11 Odyssey and have been communicating with several dealerships by internet. My local dealerships are holding firm at 32,9XX for an EX-L, so I've been shopping outside my region.
However, the following email was too funny/sad, that I just had to share it...
"The price for a nice, brand new, 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L is $XX,XXX which is better than employee pricing. I can only do this price for this week. The reason I can do this price is because my Uncle was going to purchase the same kind of vehicle but backed out of the deal due to personal issues. So what I can due is replace his information with yours that way I can pass his deal off to you, making it a win/win situation."
I've come to expect crazy stories from salespeople (especially in person), but I wasn't quite prepared to see this over email.
#27866 of 30584 Re: This was too precious... [luckee37]
Apr 26, 2011 (10:19 am)
What area do you live in?
#27867 of 30584 Re: This was too precious... [graham766]
Apr 26, 2011 (10:32 am)
Raleigh, NC. I have business in DC this week, so I'm open to picking one up in Northern Virginia instead of NC. We'll see...
#27868 of 30584 Re: This was too precious... [luckee37]
Apr 26, 2011 (11:55 am)
Sounds like the internet sales person has some extra time on their hands and is trying creative writing. Not doing well at it, I might add.
At $4.00 + gallon gas, these Odysseys are going to start backing up in inventory like they did in 2008/2009.
#27869 of 30584 Re: This was too precious... [luckee37]
Apr 27, 2011 (5:37 am)
I live near Charlotte. It may be worth your time to contact:
Lauren Salinas or Eddy
I haven't seen anyone yet on this Forum that has gotten a better deal than they gave me in October on a 2011 EX-L. However, the parts shortage and the fact that they sell their Odysseys very quickly may have caused the pricing to go up. Gas Prices may help change that.
Tell them Jim Graham referred you, and let me know if ya'll are able to make a deal.
Good Luck and be agressive. I think you'll find them great to work with. No BS.
#27870 of 30584 Re: Bay Area/ Northern California EX-L [hotsoups]
Apr 27, 2011 (10:04 am)
Thanks for sharing the info. Would you mind to provide the contact info of the sale person? I'm in the Bay Area and looking for the same car. Thanks