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Honda Pilot, Car Buying, SUV
#12740 of 15565 Re: Socal Shopping Experience [bubsy1]
Apr 20, 2009 (11:35 am)
In So Cal it appears that the larger Honda dealers are willing to make their profit solely on the holdback of 2 to 3%. They are willing to settle for even less profit on the touring models since the higher msrps result in more holdback profit. I'm sure they would love to sell for less, but there is no way they will sell for a loss unless it is a 1 only at this price loss leader. I'm just baffled that American Honda hasn't sweetened incentives. On the flip side, a fire sale on Pilots would reduce their resale value. A win win situation would be for AHFC to offer long term low interest financing. If you think not being able to sell 09's is bad, there are some dealers in So Cal that still have 2008 Pilots.
#12741 of 15565 Re: Looking for a good deal on a 2009 Pilot in Chicago area [pilot4e]
Apr 20, 2009 (7:40 pm)
i need the info from you. thank you and have a good night.
#12742 of 15565 Re: Socal Shopping Experience [daddyyankee]
Apr 21, 2009 (7:39 am)
As soon as the 2010 Pilots start to hit the dealer showrooms, how soon will it be before the dealers start to deep discount the 2009 Pilots?
Also, when making an offer, what is "reasonable" as to not get the dealer mad?
Consumer reports states that the bottom line price is around $30,000 before all the taxes, etc.
A dealer here in NJ has told me that they will sell me the EX 4WD for $27,700, but that was before his stock ran out in March.
Any advice will be helpful.
#12743 of 15565 Re: Socal Shopping Experience [bubsy1]
Apr 21, 2009 (8:36 am)
EX-L 4WD bottom line price is around $29,500 - 30,000 before all the taxes
#12744 of 15565 Re: Socal Shopping Experience [bigdadi118]
Apr 21, 2009 (9:29 am)
Do you have a bottom line for Touring?
#12745 of 15565 "used/new" 09 Touring, how much is too much $$$
Apr 21, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Spoke w/a dealer today who has 3 2009 Touring/RES 4WD models available. 8,900 miles, 8100 miles and 12,000 miles... $38k each. Apparently came from Honda exec's... but when does a vehicle switch being sold as 'new' to 'used'... how many miles?? Also, how much would you suggest offering w/o insulting the dealer??
#12746 of 15565 Re: "used/new" 09 Touring, how much is too much $$$ [dukeandmarie]
Apr 21, 2009 (7:50 pm)
Touring model - - - Take about $5,000 to 5,500 off of MSRP and plus the deduction $0.10 for each mileage driven.
As far as the car wasn't registered before they treat it as new, even a demo.
#12747 of 15565 Re: Socal Shopping Experience [bubsy1]
Apr 22, 2009 (7:00 am)
I don't think the really deep discounts will be seen until december on 09's because 10's will be very limited in production. They know the market. If there are a lot of 09's still on the lot then, you might see another 1-3k off max. Choices will be limited as they sell off. They may even wait out the winter because people buy awd trucks then. They may also hold to msrp on the 10's until all the 09's are sold. If you want one -- get a good price now and pull the trigger. Just my thoughts.
#12748 of 15565 2009 honda Pilot Price Paid
Apr 22, 2009 (7:43 am)
I've been watching these forums to see what people are paying for 2009 Honda Pilots so I thought I'd share my experience.
Last week I purchased a 2009 Silver Touring 4wd W/Res in Chicago for $34,720 plus tax, title, doc fees. I was quoted lower prices from dealers but they did not have any in stock. Other dealers were a few hundred dollars higher, but all were well below invoice. Hope this helps any potential buyers out there.
Only have had it one week but this is the best SUV for the money out there!
#12749 of 15565 Re: Socal Shopping Experience [jayrider]
Apr 22, 2009 (8:08 am)
Thanks for the advice. I have been researching the '09 Pilot 4WD EX since March and received the lowest internet price of $27,700 (inc. destination) less taxes, etc. Unfortunately, at that time, all the dealerships in New Jersey stated that this trim is out of stock until the end of May or beginning of June. However, there are a surplus of EX-L's on all the dealer lots right now, but I don't believe spending an extra $1,500 for leather is worth it. I have a '01 Odyssey with cloth interior, with 3 kids and a dog and the fabric is holding up great. I am also hoping that Honda announces a "confidence" program similar to GM & Ford. At least I will have piece of mind that my car payments will be covered for a period of time if for some reason, I lose my job, It would really feel bad if I have to sell a new vehicle soona after I purchased it.