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#30242 of 30569 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 30569 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 30569 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.
#30246 of 30569 Re: Buy Odyssey EX-L --> 2013 or 2014 ?? [luvdc4ever]
Jul 08, 2013 (4:20 am)
There was a post a couple up from here where they are buying a 2014 for $189 below invoice price. If you cant get 2k or more below invoice on a 2013 model buying that 2014 even at invoice price is the way to go. If money is tight wait til after the summer and you will get a good deal on a 2013. Read my last post on model comparison.
As for me any time i could drive a new model year vehicle 5 months before that year starts is a no brainer... But again if money is a issue wait til after summer for that great deal on a 2013 model.
#30247 of 30569 Re: Buy Odyssey EX-L --> 2013 or 2014 ?? [brian125]
Jul 08, 2013 (1:42 pm)
Agreed with both of you. However, the pricing on 2013 is really great, OTD is $1,100 below invoice listed on edmund.com. The bummer is that all Honda incentives are expiring today (7/8), and unsure if they will renew tomorrow.
#30248 of 30569 Re: Just bought our 2013 Black EX-L [indycharlie]
Jul 08, 2013 (3:06 pm)
That's a great deal. I got a price for $30,106 for EX-L in Birmingham Alabama, our tax is 3.5%, plus $500 doc fee and the OTD price is $31,686. It is our second new car purchase. I think you did great for your first new car. Congrats!
#30249 of 30569 Re: San Diego - Odyssey EX-L Price [sdody]
Jul 08, 2013 (4:26 pm)
Do you have sales contact point???
#30250 of 30569 2013 Odyssey EX-L in Atlanta
Jul 08, 2013 (6:12 pm)
Mild torture buying new car, particularly when wife decided she wanted EX-L in white with beige interior. And before I say anything else, Joel Pinnell from Willett Honda who I'd read about on this thread, completely rocks - and we didn't even get our car from him.
Originally tried to buy car from Curry Honda - they posted an internet ad for 2013 Odyssey EX-L for $29,083 if using 0.9% Honda financing or $29,833 otherwise. Told dealer we wanted to pay all cash, got a buyer's order from Curry with a supposed out-the-door price for $32,259 based on a car price of $30,108 - the $29,833 advertised cash price plus $275 body molding.
Showed up with check for $32,259 per buyer's order, but then Curry pulled rug out and said that the $32,259 was the price WITH Honda financing at 0.9%, i.e., they wanted $750 MORE from me to take the car home paying cash on their already advertised cash price (which in turn was also $750 more than the car price using Honda financing) which put the out-the-door price over $33,000.
Curry was slick - they couched the request for $750 more on the day of purchase (by now $1500 over their advertised internet price using Honda financing) as me not wanting that financing, even though they weren't giving me the $29,083 Honda financing price in trying to make me use their financing. The dealer had the audacity to claim I was trying to take advantage of him when I figured out what was going on. So I walked.
Spoke w/ Joel Pinnell at Willett next - over the phone, he gave me a $32,008 out-the-door price (rounded down to $32,000) based on a $29,105 car price. But unlike Curry, he didn't add on anything to increase the car price, and he was upfront that I would have to use Honda financing to get the $32,000 OTD price. I would have done this deal (pay the transaction fee to get the financing and then paid the note off in a month or two) - except he didn't have any 2013 EX-L's left in white with a beige interior which my wife really wanted. Bummer - but he's THE man to see if you're buying an Odyssey anywhere remotely close to Atlanta.
Ultimately went through Nalley Honda in Union City - paid $32,836 to get out the door and avoid being beholden to a car finance company (there must be an excess of cash floating around in this country when it costs more to save your pennies and pay cash than to go through the hassle of financing), and to take delivery of a white EX-L with a beige interior:
29,905 car price
697 dealer fee
Not the greatest deal and my pride got the best of me, but when someone gives me a firm number clearly based on an internet offered cash price, but then changes it the following morning to tack on more money while trying to accuse me of taking advantage of them (LOL - seriously????), you just don't do business with them.
Kudos to Aaron Kirschnick and Lauren Davis at Nalley Honda for getting everything finalized promptly and telling me exactly what amount on the check I would need to arrive with.
#30251 of 30569 2013 Odyssey EX-L with RES in Seattle/Tacoma
Jul 09, 2013 (5:40 am)
Does anyone know of a good dealer in the Seattle/Tacoma area where you can get a good price. I've tried a few and they won't go below invoice.