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#12964 of 15564 Re: Huge inventory of '09 EXLs [cb35]
Jun 02, 2009 (5:53 pm)
I'm not sure where you are coming from, but there won't be "a few EXs" and some demos left in December. There will be thousands of EXLs. There are basically no Tourings, no LXs and no EXs right now. But there are massive numbers of EXLs.
I'm not sure what you mean by vehix being flawed, if anything it underestimates the number of EXLs out there. There are several dealers in my area and they all have scores of EXLs on their lots. Like I said it is what it is.
Check back in December. There will still be massive inventory as there is no demand. If customers aren't buying (and they aren't) with a $1500 incentive in March, they won't be buying them with a $4000 incentive in November.
These '09 vehicles will be around well into '10 and probably '11. It's not without precedent, my local Toyota dealer has ten 2008 Solara convertibles on their lot (they probably never had more than 10), and those are a lot more desirable than a Pilot. They aren't moving and they aren't going to. At a nearby Honda dealer, there are 50 Pilot '09 EXLs on the lot.
$6k incentive on the '09 Pilots (they will all be EXLs) by year's end, that's my prediction. And even with the $6k they still won't move.
#12965 of 15564 Re: Huge inventory of '09 EXLs [kellysim]
Jun 02, 2009 (6:37 pm)
Why are there so many more unsold EXL's than the other trim levels? What do you think are the most important options missing compared to the Touring line in the minds of most higher end buyers? You would think Honda would make an adjustment on the 2010's so this doesn't happen all over again.
#12966 of 15564 Re: New EX-L (RES) 2WD pricing. [motichor]
Jun 02, 2009 (7:13 pm)
"Since when did the EX-L with RES started having the backup camera?
Are you sure that u did not buy the Touring? "
Since the very beginning, they come with backup camera. The difference is, the video is displayed on rear view mirror as opposed to be on the large LCD of tourings.
Here it is -
All Pilot EX-L models are equipped with a rearview camera that enables the driver to view the area immediately behind the vehicle via a display integrated into the rearview mirror. A small weatherproof camera is mounted on the tailgate. The camera feed will automatically display once you shift the Pilot into reverse.
#12967 of 15564 Re: Huge inventory of '09 EXLs [kellysim]
Jun 02, 2009 (7:21 pm)
Too bad man, you should have done this prediction couple of weeks back
I think I just missed a huge incentive. By your stats, I could have got my Pilot well below 30K
Anyhow...its in my garage now and nothing much can be done. I am happy with the vehicle....
#12968 of 15564 Re: Huge inventory of '09 EXLs [kellysim]
Jun 03, 2009 (6:32 am)
I guess we can agree to disagree.
#12969 of 15564 Re: Huge inventory of '09 EXLs [kellysim]
Jun 03, 2009 (6:45 am)
Incorrect info. Not sure where you are but in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, the dealers are begging Honda for any Pilot trim levels. Inventories for 90% of the dealers are very low and no more 09's are to be produced. Next up, 2010's. Not sure where Kellysim gets his info but in this part of the country he is dead wrong. If you want a 2009 Pilot with an incentive plus a large discount now is the time.
#12970 of 15564 Re: Huge inventory of '09 EXLs [carsalesman2]
Jun 03, 2009 (9:36 am)
Not sure what part of Ohio you are talking about but here in Cincinnati there are TONS of 2009 Pilots. Check out Preformace Honda they have 75 2009 Pilots, The small dearship right by my house has 30 and they have had 30 for the past 3-4 months. The other dealers around me all have a min of 30-50 on their lots. So if anyone lives in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky... come to Cincinnati, there are hundrerd of 2009s. Actually between the two dealers I just talked about, they have 15-20 Touring models (sorry Cali). They have just about every color and combo you can think of between the two dealers.
#12971 of 15564 Re: Huge inventory of '09 EXLs [nate25]
Jun 03, 2009 (11:09 am)
You seem to be correct. I am looking to buy a pilot and I just went to Performance Honda's web-site. They have atleast 50 Brand new Honda Pilots 2009 on their web site. But only one of them is listed for less than $32,000.00 and all the rest are for $32,000.00 to $41,000.00. If they start this high there is no way I can buy this car. OTD has to be less than $25,000.00 for us to talk.
#12973 of 15564 Residual value of my lease for tax credit?
Jun 03, 2009 (11:11 am)
I have multiple quotes on 2009 Pilot EX-Ls with no Nav or RES. MSRP $35,695 - The offer is $30,638 not including TTR. Seems like time to sit and wait until July. In Philly area and willing to travel so if anyone knows of a dealer nearby willing to go lower.
Also, dealer wants to know the residual value of my lease (1 payment left) so they can include my tax credit. Does anyone know if this is legit? Is it standard procedure or should I just turn my lease back into the original dealer?
Thanks in advance.
Also, for those of you wanting the Touring over the EX-L, we have a 2006 Odyssey EX-L with NAV and RES. We added Bluetooth aftermarket. Works fine and was $250 installed - Circuit City. Our NAV system is outdated and super expensive to get new disk, so we will by a TOMTOM or Garmin and use portable on our new Pilot. Also, bought the kids each a portable DVD for $125 each at Costco and they love having their own. So no need to go to the touring unless you really want the auto hatch.