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#30228 of 30568 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 30568 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 30568 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 30568 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 30568 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 30568 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.
#30234 of 30568 Re: 2014 Honda Odyessy Price to expect [brian125]
Jul 06, 2013 (12:37 pm)
brian - thanks for the feedback. We've decided to definitely stick with a 2014 model car. EX-L is what it looks like we decided on.
To Thunder's point - touring makes sense if you really want the DVD player and other small nice to have's like the turn signal indicator and blind spot. We like the turn signal and proximity sensors but not enough for $4500 premium. My kids are 11 and 12 so ipad will do just fine.
So far Truecar does not support 2014 new Odyessy info. Contacted 4 dealers via email locally on a EX-L w/nav and a little bit of chaos ensued. Two responded immediately with deals on 2013. In those two dealerships I was contacted by no less than two people in email and phone (internet sales and regular sales). Really want to sell those 2013 models. After clarifying no interest in 2013, one responded 2014 not until end mid/late July. Which I thanked him and said contact me when you get them in not interested in 2013 at all. To which he responded, oops I was wrong they are en route to our showroom we can help price a 2014. LOL. Nothing yet from him or the other sales guy at that dealership.
So far, confusion on 2014 is what I see here in Chicago area. Only one of 4 dealerships replied with info I was after and supplied quote. But quoted sticker price for my EL-X with Nav. Wanted me to come in to talk, offered phone as well, but really wanted me to come in. When I asked, is it in stock now - the one I want - so I can buy today, got a reply nope only Topaz in color. Stock still trickling in.
My point - 2013 are on a fire sale and sales not too eager to talk about 2014 until old stock sold. Hoping Monday more info trickles in on my inquiries.
#30235 of 30568 Re: 2014 Honda Odyessy Price to expect [badbilly27]
Jul 06, 2013 (2:13 pm)
You could see from my numbers in above post your making the right choice
buying a 2014
Buy this vehicle at the end of the month thats where your best deal will lie. Searching dealers websites and there inventory first for your model . It makes it easier to buy if dealer has your color and model on his lot.
#30236 of 30568 Bought a 2013 Odyssey EX-L in Birmingham, AL
Jul 06, 2013 (6:30 pm)
I learned a lot from the posts in this forum. Here I share mine. Bought a 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Silver/gray interior in Birmingham area today. The followings are the options and prices
In the sticker:
Mud Guards $198
Wheel Locks $109
BodySide Molding $308
Pin strip $79
Paint Sealant $178
Doc fee $499
Sale tax (AL) $1071.2
Total (OTD) $31676.96
I negotiated a price via email in two hours with the Internet Sales Manager. Didnít call. Went to the dealership and the car was washed and ready. The paper work was done in two hours. Got 0.9% financing with 0 down. The dealership was very honest and efficient. Worth the 1 hour drive.
#30237 of 30568 Re: Bought a 2013 Odyssey EX-L in Birmingham, AL [odyjbp]
Jul 06, 2013 (8:04 pm)
Hi, I live in Montgomery area and we were looking at EX-L w rear entertainment system. Can you tell me which dealership you bought it from and the contact # if you dont mind. Thanks in advance.
We got a quote for the same config today and got a 33500+ quote. Its only an hr drive for us , so if it saves couple of thousand that would be great.