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#30210 of 30577 Re: 2013 Honda Odyssey EX or EX-L [minivanmama5]
Jun 30, 2013 (8:31 pm)
Thank you for all of your responses and help! I did buy an 2013 Odyssey EX-L today (June 30). Here is the breakdown that I received...
I negotiated between 2 dealers (after emailing quite a bit) for a bottom price on an EX-L - I got their numbers, then told them I wanted to include a trade...the dealers didn't like that I was going from place to place (and the fact that I didn't talk trade until I had other bottom numbers), but I ended up saving money and that was important...but I don't think that they will be sending me a Christmas card anytime soon. We did finance through Honda.
EX-L final price $26,484 (it was a demo with 4k on it); plus they gave me $2,700 for my trade - totaling $29,184....no other fees except a $17 title fee...I told them that they needed to waive the admin fee of $199 and give me 2 free oil changes....My TTL will be paid separately so the prices above do not include NE's 7% tax rate.
When I sent my husband in yesterday (to play dumb) the cost for the EXACT minivan with trade/etc was $3,200 more than we paid today. Granted, my husband didn't put the squeeze on them like I did, but that seems like a chunk of change. Perhaps being 8 months pregnant made them feel sorry for me? Do you think I did o.k.?
#30211 of 30577 Re: 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L without RES [wumarshall82]
Jun 30, 2013 (8:43 pm)
I am not sure if this will help....I posted earlier and dealt with a trade so my numbers might be a little different... but the bottom number (before talking trade) that I got for an EX-L 2013 - NO RES/NAV....$29934 plus $99 doc fee
Personally - I think that the trade adds a whole new web of number maneuvering on the dealer's part which is why I didn't even speak about a trade until they thought that they had a deal with me and then I sprung the trade on them...and pitted 2 dealerships against each other on what the trade was worth. Might be worth checking with a new dealer to start a clean slate?
#30212 of 30577 Re: 2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite- Georgia [chantheman]
Jul 01, 2013 (4:13 pm)
I'm in middle Ga area and we are looking at buying the 2013 touring elite, can you tell me the name of the dealership you used? Thanks!
#30213 of 30577 San Diego - Odyssey EX-L Price
Jul 01, 2013 (4:55 pm)
Bought Odyssey EX-L w/o Nav or Res over the weekend OTD 31500. Dealer threw in mud guard, wheel locks and truck tray and two free oil change.
28740 base price (after $750 bonus from doing the 0.9% financing)
80 doc fee
Total OTD - 31500
Bought at Pacific Honda - it took walking out the door to get them to deal. Guess dealer not as aggressive in pricing as other dealers in the area. We went there because it was close and the salesman was nice when we test drove the van a couple months ago.
#30214 of 30577 Re: 2013 Honda Odyssey EX or EX-L [senmun]
Jul 01, 2013 (6:00 pm)
Closed the deal with NorthWest Honda at Owings Mills, MD.
EX Silver with Wheel locks & Splash Guards for $28500
Base price = $26392
Processing = $199
Tags & Title = $325
Tax = 1583 (6%)
#30215 of 30577 2013 EX-L on July 1 - Bloomsburg, PA
Jul 01, 2013 (7:25 pm)
I got the following deal on my 2013 EX-L Odyssey today:
Sticker price = $36,055
Clearance price = $29,984
Honda down payment = $750
Total Price = $29,234
Requires using Honda financing (0.9% for 60 months, 1.9% for 60-72 months) to get the "Honda down payment" of $750
I actually copied and pasted these numbers from a slickdeals thread and sent them to the dealer closest to my house (only 2 miles away) on Sunday morning (no previous contact or negotiating with any dealers), and received an e-mail at lunchtime today (Monday) accepting the price - no haggling, no negotiating. I also contacted the second closest dealer (~50 minutes away), mainly to see if I could go any lower than that, but that dealer wouldn't budge from $29,500 total price (even knowing I had a lower quote from another dealer).
The dealer I purchased from was Independence Honda in Bloomsburg, PA.
The second dealer was Fairfield Honda near Muncy, PA.
Thanks to all for posting your prices here so I knew what to look for. Having the price settled ahead of time made for a very pleasant and cordial experience at the dealership.
#30216 of 30577 2013 Touring Elite on July 1 - SoCal
Jul 02, 2013 (3:09 am)
Thanks all for sharing your purchasing experience here, especially chantheman's detailed post. I learned a lot from the forum last weekend and just sealed the deal similar to chantheman.
2013 Touring Elite:
Base price................. $36,823
Accessories................$0 (dealer just throw in cargo mat, wheel locks)
Doc fee.......................$80 (standard in CA)
Electronic Vehicle Registration or Transfer Charge (MVSC) $29 (may be standard in CA)
DMV (license/registration) and CA tire fee..........$347 (Print as estimated)
Sales Tax ..................$2952 (8%)
I made the purchase at spreen honda, only took 1 email plus 1 call to get the price.
it seems that dealer are clearing 2013 odyssey inventory, even honda website switched to 2014 odyssey by default today.
#30217 of 30577 Re: 2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite- Georgia [skmga]
Jul 02, 2013 (5:58 am)
I purchased from Walker-Jones Honda in Waycross Georgia.
My salesperson was Kathy. Per the rules of the forum I cannot list her last name, but, it starts with "J". I don't believe there are any other Kathy's selling cars there.
When you work with them keep in mind that I purchased an in-stock unit. They are a small dealership. I'm not sure what inventory they have left as of now or what is available for them to bring in. Locating and retrieving vehicles will most certainly add a small amount to the car cost.
Waycross, Georgia is within a short distance of Jacksonville, Florida so there is at least one large metropolitan area and all of its Honda inventory at their disposal if you decide to purchase from them and they don't have exactly what you want.
Have at least 2 and, if possible, three color choices in your mind as inventories are dwindling fast. White Diamond Pearl seems especially hard to find in large numbers and I didn't see many blacks in the inventories of dealers I worked with in the Touring and Touring Elite packages.
Walker-Jones and Kathy were truly excellent and embraced the way I wanted to negotiate and do business.
Their Finance Manager is Jeff. His service was first class as well. Although I wanted to be a cash buyer I couldn't pass on the finance tied incentives and Honda's virtually free money.
Good luck and I certainly hope you choose to do business with Walker-Jones and Kathy. The drive would definitely be worth it.
When I left the dealership on Friday I told the staff I would be posting my experience for all to see. They were more than happy about it and very thankful.
#30218 of 30577 Re: 2013 Touring Elite on July 1 - SoCal [merryrd]
Jul 02, 2013 (6:11 am)
You got a great deal there, congratulations. To clarify two items on your list: There is no standard doc fee in CA (or anywhere for that matter), its an add-on intended to separate you from your $80. I've seen much higher elsewhere, so this isn't too bad. I refuse to ever pay it since its a made up fee. Also, you can save the $29 'transfer charge' by registering the car at the DMV yourself. For most people spending $40k on a car, not having to stand in line at a DMV is totally worth the $29.
#30219 of 30577 Re: 2013 Touring Elite on July 1 - SoCal [merryrd]
Jul 02, 2013 (9:28 am)
There is no fee in any documentation fee. The word fee is intended by dealers to lend some level of false legality to the documentation fee. Dealers chose the word fee very carefully. They could have chosen charge or cost. But they know well customers would balk at an extra charge or cost but many will simply pay a fee without question.
All documentation fees are intended solely to increase the dealer's profit. By removing that profit from the selling price of a vehicle, dealers hope to deceive some buyers into believing they bought the vehicle for a lower price.
Some states allow dealers to charge whatever they want, look into the fees in Florida. There the fees are hundreds of dollars.
The truth is if all buyers simply said NO dealers would abandon this charade. Of course, dealers would simply develop some other technique to separate money from their customers. If anything, dealers are always creative when it comes to money.