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#30153 of 30571 Price check please
Jun 20, 2013 (11:59 am)
Location: Southern California
I am about to purchase a 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L with RES (Smoky Topaz) and the lowest price I have is $31,394, which includes the "Protection Package", which I am not necessarily interested in, but it is on the only one in the color we want.
This will be our third Odyssey EX-L with RES, but it has been six years since we purchased the last one so I do not have a good feel for prices other than what I am reading. Does this seem reasonable to everyone?
#30154 of 30571 Re: Price Paid Hawaii [vinnyny]
Jun 20, 2013 (1:29 pm)
Thanks cpa1867 and vinnyny!
The $31,500 price is out-the-door (OTD) includes all fees and taxes, which means the base/starting price is roughly $29,100. I have used truecar.com, but I am not sure how accurate it is for Hawaii. Some people on forums CLAIM to have paid as low as $28,000 OTD on the continental US, but not knowing the payment conditions and tax blurs the number. If this were true, that means that the starting price is much lower than 28,000!
Thank you for sharing your experience. Despite the legal paperwork and headache, this may be worth pursuing, especially if we're looking at saving more than $2000. Mahalo.
#30155 of 30571 Why are Phoenix prices higher? - EX-L
Jun 20, 2013 (1:27 pm)
I've been getting quotes all week and the best price I've gotten (after negotiation - two other dealers have said they can match, but not beat, another wouldn't even try) is $30,150 plus tax, which includes window tinting and something else (mud flaps??) One dealer quoted $30,034 'plus add-ons' - my understanding is that those add-ons include the 'desert protection package', which is basically an expensive wax job.
What makes Phoenix relatively expensive? I'm seeing a number of people on here who have gotten prices in the 28 - 29K range for the EX-L.
Jun 20, 2013 (2:33 pm)
Looking for EX-L in NJ. Got a quote in Burlington NJ for $30,334
OTD Price is $33,072
Based on what I have read, this looks somewhat expensive.
Anyone bought for cheaper in NJ (near Philadelphia) and have a recommendation?
#30157 of 30571 Price point in Florida?
Jun 20, 2013 (4:27 pm)
I live in central Florida. What out the door price (including the 6% tax) should I be aiming for for an EX-L? What about with navigation and/or RES? My best metric so far is Truecar that, when all is said and done, would land me out the door at $31424 for an EX-L without the other options. And they'll prob try to nickel and dime me for floor mats, etc. Help!
Jun 20, 2013 (4:45 pm)
I Bought EX-L over weekend for 28,831 + Tax+registration+ plates + etc etc
and i noticed Prices have been increased since monday about $1000 more , i got a great trade in value for my 2009 odyssey LX ( 15000) with 24K miles
#30159 of 30571 Re: Question. [roy2001]
Jun 20, 2013 (5:12 pm)
Hi, I got a similar quote of $28,494 from for EXL from Honda dealer in Vallejo.
Did you purchase the car and have you got further discount?
#30160 of 30571 Re: Price Paid Hawaii [beeman808]
Jun 20, 2013 (5:25 pm)
Why would someone lie about prices obtained in this forum? Not sure what would be gained. The prices on this forum appear to be legitimate based on my haggling experience this week.
In Atlanta, I had actual offers from 3 dealerships for the 2013 EX ranging from $27,700 to $28,850 OTD pre-tax (dealer fees included) including dealer extras. The best deal was from Ed Voyles Honda ($27,700 with all weather mats, trunk tray, splash guards, free car washes and oil changes for life if taken to the dealer, etc.
For a 2013 EX, that's really not that hard to believe, I'm sure I could have squeezed a little more out of them if I really tried. I ended up going with an EX-L for $29,350 with wheel locks, body molding, and 4 free oil changes from Honda Auto Nation in Lithia Springs. I think I should have tried to get down a bit more in price (in hindsight) but am very happy with the deal.
Can't vouch for Hawaii of course, but the sub $28k prices before tax on EX's is totally within the realm of possibility in the continental US. Every dealer I pressed gave me prices below $28k.
For an EX-L, however, good luck. In Atlanta, you'll likely run into a lot of dealers that will balk at anything near $30k. I could get only get one of the three Honda dealers near me to get anywhere close to $29k, the others were nearly $2k+ higher after going back and forth.
If anyone in the Atlanta area is interested, I can tell you the salesperson to talk to at Ed Voyles Honda in Marietta for the EX deal and the salesperson at Honda Auto Nation in Lithia Springs for the EX-L deal.
Best of luck out there.
#30161 of 30571 Trade-ins are not apples to apples
Jun 20, 2013 (5:37 pm)
As a general heads-up to people on the forum, unfortunately, no one can really compare deals with trade-ins to deals without trade-ins. The fact is, the dealer may take an additional loss on selling a 2013 if enough room is found on the trade-in to recover the loss. Hence the reason I think we are seeing some $28k-ish EX-L deals. The rock bottom EX prices on this forum aren't much below that price. The other alternative is that the dealer just really needs cash at the moment and is willing to take a hit.
The invoice on an EX-L is approximately $33k after destination fees (should only vary very slightly across the country and by dealer). Highly doubt the dealer is getting $5k in holdbacks, dealer cash/flex cash, etc. to actually make a profit selling EX-Ls near $28k. Maybe if you got one barebones with absolutely no free services or accessories, then maybe. Anyone in Atlanta seeing prices like that?
#30162 of 30571 Re: Price check please [tomormatt]
Jun 21, 2013 (7:00 am)
I am also in SoCA, trying to get an EX-L w/ RES. Currently I am in the negotiating process, but it's for $ 30,508 +TTL.
I can email you with the sales info if it all goes well.