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#30236 of 30576 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 30576 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.
#30238 of 30576 Re: Bought a 2013 Odyssey EX-L in Birmingham, AL [uma5]
Jul 06, 2013 (8:21 pm)
It is honda of Jasper, Ray is the internet manager. You request a quote in the car you like via their website. You can also fill the finance application on their web site. After 7-8-13, the price may be changed due to the change of honda incentives. Very nice honest guys there. Hope this helps.
#30239 of 30576 Re: 2013 odyssey touring elite - VA [hondafan0422]
Jul 07, 2013 (3:31 am)
Having purchased four Honda vehicles in the DC area over the past five years, I have experience with most of the local Honda dealers. Most are quite good with Criswell, Sport, and Pohanka leading the pact. These dealers seem to have embraced the new internet buyer.
The two dealers I would personally avoid are College Park and Ourisman. My experience with them is they are old school with regard to the manner in which they view buyers. Far too many games to get to an acceptable deal, if such a deal is possible.
#30240 of 30576 Honda new car warranty service from different dealership than purchase
Jul 07, 2013 (8:39 am)
This is probably a stupid ? but please humor me. If I get a better price from dealership A and buy my car there, but dealership B is closer to my house for warranty repair work is this frowned upon? I ask because last time (years ago) we brought our car to a different Honda dealership for warranty work service tech gave my wife crap that we bought from somewhere else but want work done there.
Appreciate insight. I'm negotiating on a new 2014 Odyssey EX-L and while my closer dealership is willing to match pricing, the other is doing all the work cutting me a deal. I think they deserve my business.
#30241 of 30576 Re: Honda new car warranty service from different dealership than purchase [badbilly27]
Jul 07, 2013 (3:31 pm)
You can service your honda vehicle at any dealership. Dealerships want your business on the repair side. If vehicle is under the warranty they bill the honda corp. If your out of warranty you pay. They can not turn you away regardless where you purchased. Most of my new car purchases are from out of state or many miles from my home. My local dealer is where i bring them if needed.
If your local dealership wont match or beat further dealership then give them your business.... They deserve to get the sale.
#30242 of 30576 Just bought our 2013 Black EX-L
Jul 07, 2013 (5:26 pm)
This was my (and my wife's) first vehicle purchase without parents doing all the legwork for us. I'm probably a pushover when it comes to negotiating, but thanks to this message board, I certainly felt well informed. I emailed all the dealers in the Indianapolis area and went with the best deal (Penske)... no negotiating. Here are the details of my Odyssey EX-L, Black Exterior, Grey Interior purchase:
We were quoted: $29,743
We added Remote Start: $606 (includes installation)
Doc. Fee: $140
Recent Grad Honda down Payment: -$500
Out the Door: $32,145
Thanks the info everyone. We feel pretty good about our deal.
#30243 of 30576 Buy Odyssey EX-L --> 2013 or 2014 ??
Jul 07, 2013 (7:25 pm)
I am as close to as one can be for buying a new van, i.e. 2013 Odyssey EX-L from a dealer that has quoted me the best price via internet/email in the area. And I plan to call the salesperson on Monday to verify the deal and then drive over for signing. However, I just found out today that some dealers are starting to receive the 2014 EX-L few here and there.
So now, the question is whether I should avail the great OTD price on the 2013 or pursue the 2014? There are very few things updated in the 2014, and 2013 will work fine for us. But just generally, is it better to go with the 2014 or just stick with 2013 with better pricing.
And oh BTW, we do need the mini-van quickly. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and comments.
#30244 of 30576 Re: Buy Odyssey EX-L --> 2013 or 2014 ?? [luvdc4ever]
Jul 08, 2013 (2:55 am)
One of the reasons to purchae a vehicle in the summer is to avail yourself of the lower prices on the current model. If you had bought the 2013 three months ago you would have paid much more and would not have given a thought to the 2014 models. If you get a killer deal on a 2013, great price and great financing, probably best to take the deal. You will have a new vehicle and your budget will thank you.
Of course, the trade value of the 2013 will be less than the 2014. As long as you keep the vehilce for five years or more, that difference is really not important. And of course, you paid less for the 2013.