Last post on Jul 06, 2012 at 5:27 PM
You are in the Honda Element
What is this discussion about?
Honda Element, Hatchback, SUV
Jun 06, 2003 (7:54 pm)
ateixeira: If you are talking about me and the F150, I refuse to pay $600 over invoice for a truck when it's in it's last model year and they are in the paper for $8500 off MSRP on some models. It was a 5-speed V6 truck which isn't exactly a hot item.
As for the Element, I would be willing to pay a few hundred over invoice as long as I can get 3.49% financing similar to what I have on my 2003 Accord. I just won't pay MSRP for any car right now. I'm not the type of person that has to be the first one on the block with one and we have 3 cars so the need for an Element isn't immmediate. It's a "want" and something that we have patience for. But if Honda runs an add next week for 3.9% financing and a price at a few hundred over invoice we would be there with bells on.
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Jun 06, 2003 (8:43 pm)
If you're goal is 3.9%, you may be able to get that whether of not there's any special offer. When I went to get my Element, I had a 4.2% loan from Lending Tree before I walked through the door.
While I was able to get the Memorial Day 2.9% financing, the finance manager said they'd be able to beat the 4.2% easily had the promotional rate not been available.
And invoice (or a few hundred over) should be doable too.
Jun 07, 2003 (3:56 am)
I found a website for ordering accessories to your Element, which seems to be pretty good; I ordered a keyless entry kit yesterday.
They have PDF files of the installation instructions, which helped me decide what was within the realm of being doable. Keyless entry looks like a snap to install. Believe it or not, the Side Step Rails look fairly easy too.
Foglights look really complicated; I would have a shop install them, if I feel the need.
Will follow up once I receive & install.
Jun 07, 2003 (6:27 pm)
If you can afford to be patient, great, you'll probably end up getting a better price.
For instance, the Odyssey demanded MSRP forever, even with a wait, but now you'll find 1-2k off MSRP without even trying hard.
Jun 07, 2003 (9:43 pm)
Well, our credit union has 2.9% financing. Now the hard part is finding what we want. But we had to wait 4 months for a EX-L 5-speed Accord coupe so we can wait a few months for the "E".
Jun 09, 2003 (1:36 pm)
I see one on the road just about every day now. Saw two yesterday, actually. The news is spreading fast.
I kinda like the green one, it's grown on me the most, maybe because it sorta looks like a paramilitary camouflage thing-a-ma-jig.
Jun 10, 2003 (4:17 am)
what my wife wants.
There is a black one just down the road from me now. Making it harder to wait till fall.
I just hope she doesn't change her mind before then, it's her car, but the Element is what I want her to get.
Jun 10, 2003 (4:21 pm)
Black sort of hides the cladding, it doesn't stand out as much.
Jun 11, 2003 (5:15 am)
Don't see too many Elements on the road here in Arlingotn & DC but saw two yesterday. One in black and another in Orange.
Mine will be Silver unless I change my mind by the end of the month.
Anyone have any ideas if there is a long waiting period for EX 4WD w/front side airbags?
Jun 11, 2003 (9:59 am)
I like the silver but want the darker gray interior with gray accents instead of the blue that comes with silver. So that left orange, black, and shoreline mist. So shoreline mist it is.