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#30250 of 30588 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 30588 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.
#30252 of 30588 Re: Buy Odyssey EX-L --> 2013 or 2014 ?? [luvdc4ever]
Jul 09, 2013 (10:25 am)
At 7:30PM last night (7/8), I said to myself "Let's get it over with". I wanted 2013 EX-L for $30,000 OTD who was at $31,180 OTD with color we wanted (Smoky Topaz/Truffle). She immediately confirmed $30,500 OTD final (price $28,213) no gimmicks no surprises. So I decided to go with it. I didn't get anything other than the all weather mats and cargo tray, though they charged me $300 for it. I passed on the ext warranty.
Someone else here mentioned that Sport, Criswell and Pohanka Honda dealers in Maryland are best for online. I completely agree. They all three responded immediately with exactly what I was looking for with best prices. Though I did get a very casual and pseudo rude salesperson from Criswell. I live in Northern Virginia and dealers here were $2000 off easy. And don't negotiate and are not tuned to internet buyers.
BTW, these 2013 EX-L's are coming with Continental tires which are rated well on tirerack.com, the EX-L NAV comes with Michelin Primacy. So don't let any dealer foul you on that. It's important to have the right tire to enjoy the ride.
#30253 of 30588 Why price in South cal is higher?
Jul 09, 2013 (11:08 am)
Looking for the 2013 EXL odyssey. From this forum, it seems the price is lower in the east coast and in the north cal, around $28xxx. But in the south cal, the price is at least 1k higher after checking with several dealers. Anyone from south cal has better experience recently on buying a EXL?
#30254 of 30588 Re: 2013 Odyssey EX-L with RES in Seattle/Tacoma [jstarfam]
Jul 09, 2013 (12:53 pm)
I got my 13 EX-L (no RES/NAV) at Lynnwood Honda in June for under invoice. Look for the internet sales person.
#30255 of 30588 Re: 2013 Odyssey EX-L with RES in Seattle/Tacoma [danz75]
Jul 09, 2013 (12:58 pm)
thanks. I'll try them.
#30256 of 30588 Re: 2013 Odyssey EX-L in Atlanta [bldvl89]
Jul 09, 2013 (1:58 pm)
Honest question: why not take the 0.9% financing and then pay off the vehicle in full after a month? You pocket $750 and only pay $24 in interest.
I bet you could have financed a portion of it and paid even less in interest and then paid that portion off in full within a month.
#30257 of 30588 New 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L
Jul 09, 2013 (2:47 pm)
Any one got good offer new 2013 honda odyssey EX-L w/o navi
LA CA area???
#30258 of 30588 Chicago area
Jul 09, 2013 (3:16 pm)
Any good dealers in Chicago area who are willing to go invoice on 2014 Elite?
#30259 of 30588 Anyone to share buying of EXL in NJ ?
Jul 09, 2013 (3:30 pm)
I am looking for 2013 EXL
What price should I pay tentatively?
If Anyone got a good deal in NJ recently please share the numbers and dealer info
I think 0.9% from Honda is no more available