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Honda Odyssey, Van
#28218 of 30577 Re: Need Mechanical repair Service Contract for Pre owned certified Odyssey? [clermontfl]
Sep 07, 2011 (5:11 pm)
THE MECHANIC Mechanical Repair Contract is a WASTE OF MONEY: CAUTION
My 2006 Civic was just diagnosed with the control arm issue as well. My wife purchased the car new with an The Mechanic after market warranty/service contract from Honda. The car has 85,000 miles on it. I was hearing what I thought was a failing rear bearing when driving at speeds over 35mph. I took it to Honda expecting them to replace the bearing as there is a recall on the issue.
Honda called and said it is the rear control arm: it would cost something like $400 plus the cost of new tires.
Anyway, the BS extended warranty "The Mechanic" Service Contract my wife bought would not cover the cost because they said the part is not "broken" and I can still drive the vehicle. So, naturally the dealer tried to spin it as a warranty problem and the warranty company spun it to Honda. The $1500 that my wife spent was a waste! Don't listen to the salesmen. The aftermarket contracts will do anything to get out of paying out a claim and then Honda will good cop/bad cop you with the service contract provider.
#28219 of 30577 Re: Honda Odyssey XLE - RES [jay_nutakki]
Sep 07, 2011 (7:34 pm)
Nice deal. Did the dealer not charge you destination of $810.
$100 over invoice and not charging destination makes it a great deal.
#28220 of 30577 Re: Honda Odyssey XLE - RES [pnag]
Sep 08, 2011 (7:00 am)
While Jay did get a very good price (congrats, Jay!), he did pay the $810 destination charge; the "dealer invoice" on the EX-L-RES vehicle alone is (about) $32,900, and if you add $810 to it, you get $33,710 (only 49 cents off from Jay's quoted invoice). Jay also really paid $399 over invoice - those sneaky dealers always try to slap on "documentation fee(s)" afterwards (in this case $299) unless you force them to stick to an "out the door" (OTD) offer that includes all fees when you discuss price the first (and all subsequent) times. When you force a dealer to stick to an OTD price, they usually re-write their own paperwork to sell the car for less and then add in the doc fee(s) to sum up to the agreed OTD price. Walk away if they don't!
What Jay somehow did manage to avoid (maybe this is a state of Maine thing?) is any "Regional Advertising Fee". I always hate this being hidden in the dealer invoice sheet that dealers produce, but who am i to dispute documented invoice paperwork? Honda/Acura dealers tend to be especially good at hiding this one, IMHO ... anyone else have thoughts on this or how to get it removed from an invoice price (other than just implicitly agreeing to pay it as part of your OTD price)?
#28221 of 30577 Re: Honda Odyssey XLE - RES [udbacker]
Sep 08, 2011 (5:09 pm)
Hello: Does any one know if Odyssey XLE come with factory installed Roof Rails (standard) . Sales guy told me 2011 models come with out roof rails. I have to pay extra to install at the dealer.
#28222 of 30577 Re: Honda Odyssey XLE - RES [jay_nutakki]
Sep 09, 2011 (5:01 am)
No, your sales guy was correct, roof rail is not standard for the 2011 Odyssey.
Sep 10, 2011 (4:11 am)
I'm sorry if I'm repeating a question that's been answered, but does anyone know when the 2012s will be available? We're trying to decide if it is worth waiting to buy . . .
#28226 of 30577 Re: 2012s? [mziehr]
Sep 10, 2011 (2:43 pm)
Any idea how how the interest rate might go up for Honda financing on 2012? And is there any chance of getting any price lower than MSRP? We were hoping to sell our current van and buy around Christmas. The white/beige ex-l res or basic touring in a 2011 is no where to be found here in Alabama.
Praying for you guys in Texas! Wildfires are soooo scary!!
#28227 of 30577 Re: 2012s? [kadoosbuzz]
Sep 12, 2011 (5:24 am)
By the way, was looking at Honda website last night and saw they put up the 2012 model for Odyssey. Couldn't really figure out the difference between the 2011 and 2012 Honda Odyssey from the information provide, but maybe someone can spend a little more time digging the difference.
Here's the Honda website link: