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Dodge Caravan, Ford Explorer, GMC Envoy, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Sienna, SUV, Van
#1837 of 1882 Re: press request [8enough]
Oct 09, 2010 (4:54 pm)
Also. does anyone know since we won't be buying for 6 months ( when we get the money) how much the price will come down on 2010 models?
#1838 of 1882 Re: press request [8enough]
Oct 11, 2010 (5:30 am)
It won't matter; there won't be any new 2010s left by Spring of 2011.
#1839 of 1882 Re: press request [8enough]
Oct 11, 2010 (3:23 pm)
Paying cash does not result in any price reduction on a vehicle - in fact, it deprives the dealer of another way to make money because they don't get a cut of any financing.
When the time comes, closely examine manufacturer financing incentives. Dodge seems to run zero percent deals frequently, certainly a better way to go than paying cash for a vehicle that will depreciate like a rock. Also, Honda always runs a big President's day promotion in February.
Last thought, unless you really need 4wd, get over that minivan dislike. Feature for feature, they are usually less expensive than an SUV. Further, they drive and ride better, are easier to park, a far more versatile (try hauling 4 x 8 foot sheets of plywood in a Pilot) , and get better mileage than SUVs.
#1840 of 1882 Re: press request [cccompson]
Oct 12, 2010 (8:22 am)
I was about to post the same thing - look at what finance incentives each has when it's time to buy.
Pay cash on the car with more cash back, and finance the car with the more attractive loan rate. Win-win.
The Charger is being updated soon so expect big incentives. The Pilot is also getting long in the tooth.
Another thought - don't buy the Pilot if you don't like it. Lowering the payment won't make you happy if you don't like what you're driving. Get another CPO Armada or something.
#1841 of 1882 Re: press request [ateixeira]
Oct 12, 2010 (8:57 am)
You mean the new for 2009 Pilot? I'm not a fan of it, but it's hardly old by today's standards. The CX-9, Highlander, and Murano are all at least as old (most older) than the current Pilot, aren't they?
#1842 of 1882 Re: press request [thegraduate]
Oct 12, 2010 (9:41 am)
Wow, is it that new?
I guess I didn't really like it when I came out, so I'm already looking forward to the redesign.
#1843 of 1882 Re: press request [ateixeira]
Oct 12, 2010 (10:12 am)
Sadly yes; the original Pilot debuted in 2002 as a 2003 model and ran for 6 years (like the Odyssey which officially ran '05-'10).
#1844 of 1882 Re: press request [8enough]
Oct 12, 2010 (12:49 pm)
What about the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, or the Chevy Traverse. Worlds better looking than the Pilot and about as versatile as a Mini Van. Give them a look at the very least.
#1845 of 1882 Re: press request [cccompson]
Oct 13, 2010 (6:41 am)
Absolutely agree with your suv/minivan comparison..I'm amazed at how many people reject minivans mainly because of their looks..for the money minivans, especially the honda lx, (base version), are hard to beat..we enjoy taking long trips in it and absolutely love the versatility it offers..
#1846 of 1882 Re: press request [petras2]
Oct 13, 2010 (8:18 am)
I have one and my favorite feature are the power doors. They take no space and have huge openings, even the dog can just hop in. Much easier access.
My only regret is not getting a power hatch (for when you have something heavy in your arms).
Also, a good mid-size SUV will have about 70-100 cubic feet capacity.
A similarly sized minivan will have 150. So up to double the space.
You really have to go to a Suburban to match a minivan, and then you're vehicle is nearly two feet longer.