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#8775 of 30589 An Ohio Odyssey
Feb 24, 2005 (4:39 pm)
On 1/3/05 I picked up an '05 Pilot for my wife and I would have bought (or tried to buy) a base Touring with 2.9% Honda financing then being offered but the dealer was sold out of them.
At the end of January I started looking again and saw that College Hills Honda in Wooster, OH (in the Northeast part of the state, near Akron), was offering all in-stock Odysseys at $100 over invoice (reduced to 1 cent over in early February). Although they didn't have any R&N Touring models, I thought...hmmmm...and so began a search for one. Previously, I had considered an R&N a poor value given its prevailing street price compared to that of the base Touring.
First stop was at Park Honda in Akron. They had one in stock and offered it at invoice when informed of College Hills' pricing.
Next was Hugh White Honda in Columbus - where we've bought 3 new Hondas since 1998 from the same salesman. They offered to match Park's price.
Now, this was complicated by the fact that I had not one but two late model trades. As it developed, though, all stores contacted offered essentially same combined money (within $500) for the cars on trade (and those numbers were, if anything, a tad on the generous side).
Then I headed for a brand new dealer outside of Columbus in Marysville (yes, the same place where Accords are built). Was able to negotiate with the owner who bettered White's numbers. Went back to White and they (barely) beat Marysville's offer. This made the transaction (including trades) $900 more in my favor than the original offer from Park.
To double check the numbers, I then went to John Hinderer Honda in Newark (also just outside Columbus). While they would match the trade figures I'd gotten at White, the best they would do on the new unit was 3% over invoice.
After all that I was still undecided about whether to make the deal until last week when Honda raised prices. While the MSRP on a Touring R&N went up (like all Odysseys) $200, the invoice jumped $600! THAT finally got me off the fence and I concluded the transaction last night with Hugh White.
Purchase price was $34,558 (the "old" invoice price). Included in that price were splash guards, fenderwell moldings, all weather mats, and a cargo tray (about $400 worth of accessories). The doc fee (limited by state law) was $100. Title fee was $15. And that was it - no sales tax was levied as Ohio allow a credit for trade value.
Fortunately, the vehicle was built earlier this month and came with the latest Nav release (version 4.13A). I don't know the VIN breakpoint for this release but anyone contemplating an R&N should check to make sure the vehicle has the newest DVD.
I would recommend Hugh White and would encourage anyone looking for a good price to contact them (and/or any of the other stores I've mentioned). Others here have also had good luck at Jay Honda in Cleveland and The Honda Store in Youngstown.
#8776 of 30589 Re: negotiating with dealers on the ex-l [keysdiggs]
Feb 24, 2005 (4:41 pm)
$27,550 is a fine price for an EX-L. While you certainly can try to see if someone will be sweeter, don't count on succeeding.
#8777 of 30589 Any price information on EX-L at Denver Co
Feb 24, 2005 (5:41 pm)
I am going to buy 2005 Odyssey EX-L model in next week. I went through this forum and found out people bought their dream vans at a great price. However, I could not find information for Denver area at colorado and wondering if any new price information that people would like to share with me.
I quoted by internet and the lowest offer that I got so far is $28,810, it is a good offer? Please help and I will definitely buy it next week. Thanks!
#8778 of 30589 Re: Holdback? [kmh_ky1]
Feb 24, 2005 (5:48 pm)
dealer hold back for the Ody is roughly 3.3% of invoice. example: EX invoice $25,527 has a $840 dealer hold back so actual wholesale price is $24,687
#8779 of 30589 Doc fee $369
Feb 24, 2005 (5:48 pm)
Forgot to say, they charge$369 for Doc. & Title
#8780 of 30589 Re: Georgia, South Carolina? [vanhelp]
Feb 24, 2005 (5:57 pm)
all you Floridians, go check out Walker Jones Honda in Georgia by Valdosta. Great deals. I bought my EX-L from them. No problems. Search for my earlier post
#8781 of 30589 2005 Ody EX and LX pricing
Feb 24, 2005 (6:38 pm)
$26,251 for a 2005 Ody EX and $23,361 for a 2005 Ody LX at Willey Honda in Bountiful, Utah. They do NOT request any LX models unless it is a special order with a $500 non-refundable deposit.
As isell has posted, there are very few buyers who want the LX model.
Willey Honda also has a Demonstrator 2005 Ocean Mist Metallic Ody EX-L-NAV that can not be sold. It is to be used only by people who want to test drive the 2005 Odyssey and can not be driven home at night by the salesmen.
#8782 of 30589 Ody EX-L What is current Invoice?
Feb 24, 2005 (6:48 pm)
Edmunds shows $27.034 for Ody EX-L but recent post indicated while MSRP went up $200, invoice went up $600! Wow thats a lot. Maybe dealers got a bigger holdback thus allowing them to sell at "invoice" and make more money.
Anyway, it Edmunds $27034 invoice correct or is it the old invoice?
If so, what is current invoice?
Feb 25, 2005 (3:46 am)
I have a build date of TODAY (2/25) been waiting since Jan 4th. When will the dealer have the vin# by so I can call him. I don't want him to sell this to anyone who's willing to buy it for higher price. Touring R/N $35558.