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#30224 of 30578 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 30578 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.
#30226 of 30578 Re: 2014 Honda Odyessy Price to expect [badbilly27]
Jul 05, 2013 (7:11 am)
Your friend is correct buy the 2014 model. The reason is you have a 2014 model yr that will be driven for 5 months in 2013. if you decide to sell this vehicle in 2015 or 2016 you have already been driven it 1year a a half or more. Thats where you would recoup your money. Opposed to someone buying a 2013 model.
On jan 1, 2104 that 2013 model is now considered a 1 year old vehicle and just depreciated $2k. See my point. That extra 1k your paying for a 2014 is now paying dividends . You have the benefit of driven a 2014 model for 17 months til 2015 when that model is 1 yr old..
The flip side to this scenario is a 2013 model you could buy for 1000 below dealers invoice plus any incentives and rebates. The 2014 model your best price may be buying at dealers invoice and not below.
When you could afford to buy a 40k plus vehicle 1k to 1500 is not a big deal worked into financing over 5 or 7 years.
Hope you see my points buying that 2014 is a no brainer!!!!!!!!!
#30227 of 30578 Re: 2014 Honda Odyessy Price to expect [badbilly27]
Jul 05, 2013 (5:59 am)
regarding pricing on 2014's, i would expect them to stay close to 2013 levels. i doubt, being the new model year, that you'll find a killer deal, but that doesnt mean you shouldnt shoot for one. i think looking at the deals for 2013's would give you a benchmark. for a 2013 touring, read back in the thread and get a feel for what people are paying for a '13 touring and a '13 exl w/ nav.
regarding the upgrade from exl w/nav to touring, what swayed me was that the touring is the only model where you can get both nav and rear dvd. i considered many times over getting an exl w nav or an exl w/. rear dvd only,to save some $$. in the end i got a used '11 touring because it had both. i dont regret it. having the rear dvd and nav built in is such a great convenience. my girls are 4 and 2 so just having one screen is nice and having the ability to control the dvd up front is great. perhaps if your kids are older, you would take the money you save from not having a rear dvd and just buy your kids ipads, or a laptop with it's own dvd player. my girls arent old enough for that to work.
the touring also comes with some other small upgrades like bigger wheels, turn signals on your side mirrors, and a bunch of proximity sensors. you can compare online.
#30228 of 30578 Just bought 2014 touring
Jul 05, 2013 (1:07 pm)
We just purchased the 2014 odyssey touring in pearl white with truffle interior. We would have waited if we could for price estimates on Usaa and truecar but we needed a car before that would happen. We totaled our 2009 odyssey almost 3 weeks ago. The car did everything it should, airbags deployed and us and our 4 children were unharmed after being tboned. The other guy didn't fair as well. So we decided to go with Odyssey again.
When I saw the 2014 was being released I decided to wait and see if I could compare in person. On July 2nd, my local dealer called and they had the exact one we wanted. We had them pull a 3013 touring elite in same color and put the beside eachother to compare. The 2014 won out on exterior and by far on interior plus new safety features. We know we would be paying more but figured the cost would be recouped down the road have all the technology updates and being a year newer.
We got prices all over GA. The lowest was south ga dealer who came in base price 39,960. Our local dealer said best the could do was 44, 790 out the door. Many in atlanta wouldn't budge from Msrp. I had one offer 1500 off msrp, the other 2100 off. The only touring in the coloring we wanted in the entire state was at my local dealer. Others had some coming but would be most likely 3-4 weeks. To order would be 90 days.
My dad lives in Johnson city, TN and he went to his local dealer. They had the one we want on the lot. After very little talk they came in at 38, 960...$150 below invoice. Here is what we paid
For our 2014 odyssey touring in pearl white, truffle interior:
Dealer fees: $489
Ga tax, title, fees: $2,741.55
Total on the road: $42,190.55
I know if we weren't in a crunch to get one so quick we may have done better but I was happy with the below invoice. Kenneth at Johnson City Honda was wonderful to work with, it was easiest buying experience. How do you think I did deal wise so close to release date? Hopefully this info will help someone who needs a 2014 before pricing on truecar available.
#30229 of 30578 Re: Just bought 2014 touring [skmga]
Jul 06, 2013 (12:02 am)
That's a good price! I am at northern California, most dealers at my area even do not have 2014 model currently. how do you know who have the new model? just call each one of them?
#30230 of 30578 Re: 2014 Honda Odyessy Price to expect [brian125]
Jul 06, 2013 (5:13 am)
I would disagree a little, while your logic makes sense it fails to take into account the mileage aspect. If I buy both a 2013 and 2014 today and then put 12,000 miles on them over the next year and try to sell, the 2013 would be considered low miles when trying to sell whereas the 2014 would be considered high mileage for a new car and thus would affect the value. While the 2014 may still be worth a little more, it probably wouldn't be by that much.
#30231 of 30578 2013 Touring Elite in SF Bay Area
Jul 06, 2013 (5:19 am)
I am in the San Francisco Bay Area and just picked up a Touring Elite last evening.
MSRP was $44,855.
We settled on $37,300.
I may have been able to squeeze out a little more, but I feel this was a pretty good deal.
#30232 of 30578 Re: 2014 Honda Odyessy Price to expect [ckaught78]
Jul 06, 2013 (12:00 pm)
just wanted to check Edmunds used car pricing before i responded to your mileage question.
A 1 yr old 2011 touring elite w/ 12 k miles
A 1 yr old 2012 touring elite w/ 12 miles
2011....Trade in 31,818...Private party..33,442..Dealer retail..34,874
2012...Trade in 35,238...private party..37,223..Dealer retail..38,425
Do you still think saving that extra 1k to buy a 2013 oppose to getting the avail 2014 is more beneficial financially. I certainly do not and that was my buying point. If your in the same boat its a no brainer.
The mileage factor on new vehicles today are priced alot different than years ago. Cars and Trucks are made so much better today. With proper maint/ 200k is no problem for todays engines.
#30233 of 30578 Re: Best deal on LX? [jrmullins85]
Jul 06, 2013 (12:25 pm)
I am also in market for an LX in California. Local dealer offers $25,500 base price (taking Honda financing) this week. Earlier in June I did receive an offer from an outlying dealership for base price $24586. I initiated that contact through TrueCar.com.