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#12446 of 15564 Re: Honda Sales down again in January!!! [lufaca]
Feb 09, 2009 (8:05 pm)
I will agree with you . I have been in the market since late November, I never did get my price point. This forum was very helpful. The price point I wanted ( it is a buyers market ?) was mid $26K for a EX no leather., and I expected some decent finacing .
The Honda dealers thought they were lighting my fire with a price of $28,865, no financing.( Boch in MA , has some deals but 200 miles from me www.bochhonda.com) Well I pulled the trigger today on a 2008 Toyota Highlander Base ( no leather ) I gave up Climate Control, and a little room,gained a moon roof but I think I got a great deal, out the door w/o tax, dealer fees only $65! none of this $349 etc, premium color for $26,070. Toyota has $3,500 in dealer monies ( so it is off the top price not like a consumer rebate and after taxes, about $300 savings) and $100 over invoice $29,570 on $32,873 list . So I am no longer Pilot Bound.
Thank for listening
#12447 of 15564 Re: Honda Sales down again in January!!! [pilotbound1]
Feb 10, 2009 (12:35 pm)
consider you got a 2008 highlander leftover. you paid way to much. if you trade in that car in today the car is probably worth 12-13k. So I think you out smarted yourself considering that you are upside down $15k.
#12448 of 15564 Re: Crazy quote...can I do anything with this? [hawkmanva]
Feb 10, 2009 (1:14 pm)
Please let us know if they actually honor this quote? Was this a written quote or oral?
#12449 of 15564 Re: 2009 Honda Pilot 2wd EX-L w/ RES [MommyV]
Feb 10, 2009 (2:30 pm)
Price paid two weeks ago:
26848.00 final price financed for 60 months
1730.00 sales tax paid separately
no dealer fees
Can't decide if I got good deal or not but I know I like The Pilot better than the other vehicles in class that we tried. I needed a vehicle with third row so fuel efficiency was out the door anyway. We will see if I still love it this much when gas goes up again.
#12450 of 15564 Re: Honda Sales down again in January!!! [pilotbound1]
Feb 10, 2009 (3:31 pm)
So what you're saying is that your target price of $26500 was not realistic. And to top it off you bought a new one year old car?
#12451 of 15564 Re: Crazy quote...can I do anything with this? [lithnights]
Feb 10, 2009 (4:39 pm)
The price was in an email. I wrote back and was told that the real price is $32,242.
As of right now, most of the dealerships I've emailed are quoting $32-something. There is one that quoted $30.5K, but I think he also was basing it off an incorrect MSRP. I'm going to email back to verify tomorrow, but I'm afraid I'm going to get another "whoops!" I've seen plenty of people here and on other boards getting a price closer to $30K, so I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to get anyone to come down $2K...Any suggestions on what to do if they all end up in the $32K range?
Feb 10, 2009 (4:40 pm)
I beg to differ, trade in would be about 21,200, would not trade in, Private sale about $23,350, and that difference to price paid would be the first year dep, Dealers selling Certified at about $27,000. I am ok and happy with the price point. Thanks
#12453 of 15564 Re: Crazy quote...can I do anything with this? [blueantz]
Feb 10, 2009 (4:56 pm)
When you are ready to buy, I would send them all a detailed email with your full name and a contact phone number. Tell them that you are ready to purchase car "x" to the person who can meet or come closest to your price.
If you have a trade let them know that as well and describe the vehicle.
Then if they call talk to them, or follow up with them on the phone. Be candid and honest and let them know you are ready to buy and the dealer who meets your price has a sale.
The phone is critical, if they are vague or give you the come in and we will talk - just cross them off the list. The one who is the most thorough on the phone is the one to go with even if they are a few hundred more.
If no one meets your price, then sit back for a week and see if they call you back. If they don't well then your price is too low. There is no shame with going back and raising your price.
Best time to call after 6pm. As one salesman once told me, the deal I may make at 8pm would never happen at 8am.
#12454 of 15564 Re: Reply [pilotbound1]
Feb 11, 2009 (6:24 am)
I don't know where you are getting your figures from but a 2008 Highlander "Base" is not worth 21k on a trade in
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