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#30273 of 30573 2013 Odyssey Touring SF/East Bay Area
Jul 10, 2013 (6:54 pm)
I purchased the Smoky Topaz model at Honda of El Cerrito today. This was the only place I found that has it in stock. The price was $34796.22 plus tax and fees. The price included $677 of dealer installed accessories which I didn't want. I accepted it because they matched a lower TrueCar price for a different dealership. Luckily, the $895 alarm system was not installed. I traded in a 2004 Acura MDX for $9500 ($500 dealer cash). 72 months finance at 1.9% for a lower payment with no early payoff penalty. $1526 for the 84 months 80000 miles extended warranty. During the final inspection, I found a ding on the driver's sliding door which I was told the dealership will fix. Overall, I think it was a good deal.
Jul 10, 2013 (8:00 pm)
first I had negotiated for an exl with res for $31,250 on july 5 with 0.9 financing with a dealer in san diego. I thought this was a great deal. However, we wanted a white with beige interior and the only one they could find was in Riverside (about 100mile or so away). I had signed all the papers, got a dmv slip, and handed them a deposit. I come to find saturday morning that when their guy got there, the Riverside dealer had sold the car an hour before he got there. There seemed to be no exl with res with white and beige colors. I checked other local dealers and that seemed to be the case. Plus the wife was very against truffle. So we decided to try for an exl w/o res. But I knew I had to start all over again.
The dealer had to locate one. This time in el centro. they got the car, I saw it there, inspected it, and even test drove. I knew from this forums that sdody got one for around $28,800 so i was trying to go for that. They offered $30,250 and I walked out. Other local dealers had an exl with white and beige so i tried to call and get better prices. I was able to get the original dealer to go down to $29, 500. I believe sdody had good timing with the $700 dealer cash. no dealer seemed to have any left. Best deal from Pacific was $30,533 at that time.
So even though we didn't get the first car which i thought was a great deal and I still had to wheel and deal (it's their job, so can't really blame them for trying) , they were still the best price on our second choice. Didn't pay for any thing but tax and title. Oh I paid the $80 doc fee. I decided not to negotiate because it wasn't worth the hassle. Oh, I forgot when I went there in the afternoon (july 8) to accept their offer can you guess what happened (if you believe it)? That, oh there's another buyer coming down to get the car. I know what you're thinking, they're going to ask for more money. He did but as a joke. The manager said it's policy to hold or something like that the car for 24 hours since they went to the trouble of getting it for me and honored the $29,500 price. So OTD was $32,557.95. I have 9% sales tax $2,662.20...you people with 3 and 4%, so jealous. ttl was $297.75 I think that all added up right.
So thanks mossy for the best prices and the people on this forum for your price information. Next time I will try to only negotiate for a car that's in the lot!
#30275 of 30573 Re: Why price in South cal is higher? [lauter1]
Jul 10, 2013 (8:03 pm)
from Mossy I got $29,500 on july 8th.
#30276 of 30573 Re: 2013 Odyssey EX-L in Atlanta [paperboyccc]
Jul 10, 2013 (8:06 pm)
I financed part of my car. Beware that there is a minimum of interest that needs to be paid. With mine I believe I have to pay at least $75 worth and if i paid before the amount, I pay the difference as a fee (i think that's right). Check the conditions for paying off early.
#30277 of 30573 Bought 2014 Odyssey EX-L w/Nav in Chicago
Jul 10, 2013 (8:42 pm)
This site has been helpful so thought I post some details of our new car we drove home tonight.
2014 Honda Odyssey Blue Obsidian EX-L w/navigation
Paid $35,422 plus tax, Lic and Doc Fees
(Used Credit card for $5K got additional $100 back due to cash back credit card)
Tried using Truecar but 2014 not yet supported on the site but still used to make initial contact with 3 dealers. Contacted two others directly via internet. Got all pricing through internet negotiation. I didn't share pricing with any of the dealerships just was up front with each - I'm serious, will buy this week from one of three dealerships I'm contacting, no games. Many pushed 2013 models and confusion over inventory on 2014 since they just came out. In the end, Rosen Honda in Gurnee got my business.
Very responsive and direct communications. Best price out of the box no haggling required. Worked with Pat who was terrific. Experience at dealership was equally enjoyable - no pushing on anything. Not typical car buying experience which I appreciated. I'd recommend. Unlike Schaumburg Honda who had my service business for last 12 years, asked for quote and they would only offer sticker price. Offered to match or maybe beat others if I could produce written quote - otherwise no lower than sticker. So 12 years of profit off of me and no discount? They lost my service business now as well as my new car purchase.
Hope this info helps.
#30278 of 30573 Re: Price Paid Hawaii [cpa1867]
Jul 10, 2013 (9:20 pm)
I'm looking for an EX-L in Atlanta area too. What was your out the door price? Were they willing to negotiate with you at all? I've called a few places and I'm not getting great deals.
#30279 of 30573 Re: 2014 Honda Odyessy Price to expect [kingmeat]
Jul 11, 2013 (7:23 am)
Whether your comparing a 2011 to a 2012 Opposed to 2007 and 2008 Touring model your resale numbers still remain at almost 3000 difference between years. You have missed my point. If you could buy a 2014 model right now for invoice or below it makes more sense than the 2013 model. My numbers below still proves my point. As you keep the vehicle longer the numbers are probably 2k apart. Most people upgrade after 5 or 6 years on there Vehicles..
2007 touring driven 72k for 6 yrs= trade $14,997 Retail $17,930
2008 touring driven 72k for 5 yrs=trade $18,293 Retail $ 21,195
#30280 of 30573 Just Bought New Ody 2013 EX-L
Jul 11, 2013 (4:22 pm)
Just picked up a new 2013 Odyssey EX-L (no RES or NAV) for $29,100 in upstate NY. Used the $750 Honda "flex cash" and 72 months 1.9% financing to get there.
$29,100 Price of Van
$271 for TTL
$2388 for 8% NY State Sales Tax (includes tax on flex cash)
#30281 of 30573 Re: 2013 Odyssey Touring SF/East Bay Area [sigrude]
Jul 11, 2013 (11:04 pm)
Congratulation on your new purchase. Do you mind sharing the name of the salesperson or his/her contact? Do you know if there is any more available? Thanks.
#30282 of 30573 Re: 2013 Odyssey EX-L in Atlanta [odysseysd]
Jul 12, 2013 (3:25 am)
In most states there is no penalty for paying an auto loan early. If a new car dealer suggests there is such a penalty it is probably best to look elsewhere for financing as that would suggest the dealer may not be trustworthy.