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#30216 of 30568 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 30568 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 30568 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 30568 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.
#30220 of 30568 2013 EX-L w/ RES
Jul 02, 2013 (11:17 am)
Is this a decent offer?
Dealer Options: $2493 (Splash guards, nitrogen filled tires, wheel locks, cargo tray, moon roof visor, Tint, and pin stripe)
Total w/Options: $40,148
Honda Flex Cash: $750
Doc Fee: $549
#30221 of 30568 Re: 2013 Touring Elite on July 1 - SoCal [gene00]
Jul 02, 2013 (11:18 am)
Thanks a lot for your explaination. I purchased 2 new cars (1 subaru, 1 toyota) in CA before and saw the dealers charged the same $80 doc fee, so I thought it is standard in CA intuitively. Sorry for my misleading info.
#30222 of 30568 2013 odyssey touring elite - VA
Jul 02, 2013 (5:24 pm)
My Touring Elite smoky topaz. Out the door price in VA which has 3% state tax and now going up to 4 % after July 1st.
39,600 out the door at Pohanka Honda,Fredericksburg, VA ( 60 miles from my home in NOrthern VA).
touring elite with cargo net, cargo tray, splash guard set, Cross Bars roof rails, wheel lock and all season weather mats.
Some dealers in northern va except Fairfax Honda are either arrogant or expensive.
NEVER go to Dulles Honda by auto nation.
bill page honda,Falls Church is a BIG SCAM. I created my ODY elite with options at HONDA site and the sales person Felix responded to that config and confirmed the price and I got email from this guy confirming 3 times. I went to Falls Church from Ashburn and they said that price did not include options and added 2000 dollars to agreed price in emAil. The sales manager said that his sales person made a mistake and also coached me that I might have also made mistakes in my employment and asked me to consider buying at 2500 dollars more price.
I just walked away and will lodge complaint against them to Honda as I have email confirmation.
People in NOVA, pls go to Pohanka Honda or to some extent Fairfax Honda or criswell Honda in Germantown , MD.
I liked Pohanka the best and they gave good trade in for my 2005 Acura.
Ask for Carlo R in Pohanka Honda.
Pohanka Honda were professional and courteous and worth the drive from Asburn, VA.
#30223 of 30568 Re: San Diego - Odyssey EX-L Price [sdody]
Jul 03, 2013 (4:14 am)
Thus is the best price I have seen on a ex-l. $28820 including dealer fee before tax and license is very good.
#30224 of 30568 2013 Odyssey Touring - Cincinnati
Jul 03, 2013 (6:06 am)
Purchased a new Odyssey Touring on 6/28 for $34.0K. Started with quotes from USAA from 3 dealers (which were high, $35.8K was the lowest), then requested 3 more quotes (2 through Edmunds and 1 directly from the dealers website).
Prices started falling via email with pretty much every dealer saying they could BEAT the other dealers price when I reached $34,360. There was one catch, in most cases that meant going to the dealership to hammer out the rest of the savings. Wasn't interested in that...was willing to pay $34,360 and simply not have to negotiate any further.
Did make one courtesy call to one of the dealerships who really was extraordinarily courteous and professional (Jeff Wyler Honda Colerain) informing them I was purchasing from someone else, but appreciated all their help. I really liked they're internet sales team (Tom, Conrad, & Rich), so felt it necessary to share how positive the experience was. Well....they didn't want to let sale get away, so they got approval for $34,000 and threw in mud gards ($199) in that price too (about $560 less). Said yes, then when confirming the vehicle would be ready for delivery that afternoon determined it had sold the day prior. So they began actively searching for the same vehicle (Diamond White Pearl/Truffle) at one of their sister dealerships. In the meantime, my local dealer calls and I explain what's going on. He says congrats, hangs up....5 minutes later calls back and offers me essentially the same deal as Wyler (and confirms he has the Diamond White Pearl/Truffle on his lot right now). So I agree, and call back Wyler immediately to call off the search.
Picked it up that afternoon from Joe Morgan Honda (yes the famous baseball player and ESPN announcer).
Accessories: $214 (all-weather mats)
Price Paid: $34,000 (includes $750 Flex Cash)
Total Discount: -$8,574 (20.1%)
Doc Fee: $250
Total OTD: $36,466
#30225 of 30568 2014 Honda Odyessy Price to expect
Jul 05, 2013 (5:25 am)
My 2001 Honda Odyessy has seen it's day and time to get a new one. I see all the great deals on the 2013 Odyessy's but prefer to go for the 2014 models that just hit the dealerships. I'm looking at either the EX-L (w/navigation) or the Touring. A friend told me for the extra money just buy the 2014 Touring - but I'm not seeing the big difference (I'm also not a car person and he is). Any advice?
Also, anyone have advice on what price to expect on a 2014 EX-L (w/Nav) or 2014 Touring? Am I going to be stuck paying sticker price because most are still blowing out 2013 models? I'm in Chicago area.