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#9036 of 30574 Re: Good news for FL buyers [cccompson]
Mar 15, 2005 (3:11 pm)
Lets get one thing straight...Invoice and Odyssey should not be used in the same sentance. It has been the pinnacle of achievement in mini-vans since its debut in 1996. I have bought many high end vehicles before and they have all scoffed when Ive mentioned discount. Lets face if folks, the odyssey is the Rolex of minivans. You get what you pay for. There is no discount on a Presidential Rolex so think of that when you are holding out for an invoice deal on an Odyssey. The Odyssey is built in limited production,compared to its domestic competitors.Honda offers no rebates, so think of that when you buy a domestic competitor and your depriciation goes through the roof.
#9037 of 30574 Re: Good news for FL buyers [blv]
Mar 15, 2005 (3:36 pm)
Wow. You sure slobbered a bibful there.
I think scores of posts here show that substantial discounts on most Odyssey models are routine throughout most--but not all--of the country at this point.
And one could make the argument that the Odyssey/Oasis (with four conventional doors) wasn't exactly the pinnacle of minivan achievement in '96. The Chrysler T&C was still the model to beat back then. Honda didn't blast ahead until the '99 model year.
I haven't been Rolex shopping lately, but there are a ton for sale on Ebay....
#9038 of 30574 Re: Good news for FL buyers [heywood1]
Mar 15, 2005 (4:18 pm)
96 Odyssey was based on the 96 Accord frame.Youre probably thinking of the Oasis, rather then the Odyssey. The odyssey won awards even when it was the Odyssey/ Oasis. Side Note: Buying a Rolex on ebay(used) is like finding an orthapedic surgeon in the classifieds.
#9039 of 30574 Re: Good news for FL buyers [blv]
Mar 15, 2005 (4:26 pm)
'96-'98 Odyssey and Oasis were the same vehicle--and had a poor crash test rating.
Once you buy a new Rolex, it immediately becomes a used one. Most of us who see someone wearing a Rolex assumes either the wearer bought it on Ebay or it's fake-- or both. You may want to choose a different analogy.
#9040 of 30574 Re: Odyssey EX-L w/RES in Austin, TX [skynsfn]
Mar 15, 2005 (5:02 pm)
Ahhh - finally signed the buyer's order this afternoon - picking up my EXL-RES on Thursday. Leased at a capitalized cost of $29,987 - $600 above invoice. I ended up with Roberts Honda in Downingtown, PA, 2 miles from my house - they agreed to match my Doylestown dealer best price. Both internet managers at both places are wonderful, my only gripe about Doylestown (Keenan) was that the quote was good on an instock EXL-RES and when I finally comitted to buy, they only had 1 in stock - red/ivory. Not in my top 5 color choices.
My payments are $456.27 for those of you who have been inquiring about leases - following terms:
36 mo/15k miles per year
$18,600 residual value
.00235 money factor
$1,677 down today to cover first month's payment, tags, license and deposit
$418.60 was the base cost, $456 is the cost per mo. including tax (9% in PA lease tax)
price includes gap insurance coverage
Was even able to finally find my 1st choice in color combos - sage brush pearl with olive interior, was told before requesting that color that it was the hardest to find as it was the #1 selling one right now. Just my luck - ha ha!
Good luck to all you lookers right now - hope you all find a great deal.
#9041 of 30574 Re: Good news for FL buyers [blv]
Mar 15, 2005 (5:10 pm)
Leaving aside the watch analogies, IMO it's a disservice to prospective buyers to suggest that sharp discounts on Odys aren't readily available--these pages are full of them for a start. In fact, it's pretty amazing how quickly the Ody came off MSRP, especially when you consider some of the predictions made here only a few months ago as to how long it supposedly would be selling at list price. Competition works.
#9042 of 30574 Re: Odyssey EX-L w/RES in Austin, TX [skynsfn]
Mar 15, 2005 (5:25 pm)
I have also been told that the Odyssey EX-L RES has gone up $400. The American Honda Announces Price Increase Torrance, Calif. February 14, 2005 -- press release said only $200.
Does anyone out there know if the $400 is the actual price increase or if the dealerships are putting a 100% markup on the price increases?
#9043 of 30574 Re: EXL-RES in North Carolina - Good Price? [rugratnc]
Mar 15, 2005 (6:32 pm)
Price update. There was some confusion over the model I was looking for and the internet manager had quoted me on a EXL w/o RES. I believe this was an honest mistake because I was dealing with multiple people, but the end result is I put a $500 deposit on a Silver EXL-RES that is scheduled for delivery next week. The final price is $31,000 including tax, tags, admin, etc. I also got them to throw in the wind deflector and mud flaps. They are going to sell me the all weather mats ($99) and rear mat ($80) at dealer cost. Overall a good experience with not too much work, but a lot of research.
#9044 of 30574 Re: prices in Chicago [bao1]
Mar 15, 2005 (7:16 pm)
I got an internet quote from O'Hare honda for $27,750. That does assume that it was a vehicle prior to the 2/14 invoice increase. Otherwise, it will be $400 higher. So, since that's only about $200 over invoice, I'd try there.
We are early in our process, and haven't talked with anyone from that dealer so I can't comment on how well they are to work with and if they tried to tack on any annoying fees.
I'm curious what you end up doing. We're in the same boat!!
#9045 of 30574 Re: Odyssey EX-L w/RES in Austin, TX [skynsfn]
Mar 15, 2005 (7:57 pm)
I am trying to figure out the invoice price after 3% dealer holdback???
I was also quoted $29,387 from a dealer as the new invoice price for a EX-L with DVD which I assume is RES. Does this price include subtracting the 3% dealer holdback???