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#14807 of 15565 Re: Did I get swindled? [davehonda]
Aug 05, 2011 (3:32 pm)
I also have a screen shot of their deal online but it might be futile since it clearly states deal ended July 31st.
BTW $33,300 is still awsome if it includes RES.
I paid $32,750 with out it, but got auto start included insted since I really don't need the RES.
I can fwd you the email if you message me your email addy. ">
Pilot 4WD EX-L
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Suggested Retail Price: $36,680
Weymouth Honda Price: $31,293
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Sale Price (including the $810 Destination Charge)
6.25% Sales Tax
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36 Mo - 12k miles/year
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#14808 of 15565 Honda 0.9%APR is not available to immigrants(on visa other than greencard)?
Aug 06, 2011 (7:44 pm)
Is Honda 0.9%/1.9% APR practically not available to immigrants on visa other than greencard? Our really unpleasant experience at Dublin Honda suggests that it is not available any immigrant. The problem is that Honda requires you have a Visa term that is at least as long as the term of the loan: any Skilled worker on H1-B, or waiting for green card has visa for only less than three years.
And yes, our experience at Dublin Honda was really horrible: Still trying to figure out how it affected us negatively. Would appreciate any feedback.
a) So Dublin Honda did credit Check, made us sign all the documents, we contacted our insurance, and we were driving on our way home assuming we have bought the Honda pilot.
b) About 10 minutes on our way Dublin Honda calls us back. When we reach back: they ask about my wife's immigration status. We tell them we have EAD currently till next summer, and we can orextend it only in early January. The options they give us:
1) Agree to loan with 0.9% APR with term of one year( ~ 3K USD monthly payment).
2) Pay everything in Cash since we can afford it!
3) Return the vehicle, as if there was no deal.
There are three people from Honda in the room, and from their tone and options we choose 3).
We choose 3), and still trying to figure out how it may have negatively affected our Credit Score.
#14809 of 15565 Re: Honda 0.9%APR is not available to immigrants(on visa other than greencard)? [buying_1st_suv]
Aug 06, 2011 (9:17 pm)
Someone at Edmunds please write an article about how to negotiate with the constraint of having a temporary visa: its a fact of life for some of us.
Above link indicates that it may indeed be the case that Honda APR is not for immigrants with temporary visa: others have run into similar problem with Honda, and probably other Car dealers.
What should I have done?
a) Get a pre approved loan (now sounds so obvious with hindsight).
b) Ideally negotiate down the price of of Honda Pilot to make up for difference The Honda Pilots are not selling in Bay area "from my previous one week experience"(its only based on one week experience so take it with a pinch of salt). There is a huge line of Honda Pilot in every dealer I visited, and some dealers are willing to give the quote of roughly (Edmunds invoice price + Destination Fee - 1250 Dealer Incentive) + TTL.
#14810 of 15565 Buy now or wait for 2012 models?
Aug 08, 2011 (9:16 pm)
Does anyone know what changes are proposed for the 2012 models and when they'll come out? Edmunds says that the 2012 models will have a "refresh", but the dealer I visited on Saturday said that no changes are planned. I'm assuming the financing incentive will only apply to the 2011 models, but I'm curious to know if any body style changes or new features will show up on the 2012 models, and whether it's worth waiting for. Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
#14811 of 15565 Re: does anybody buy car in souther cali?? [bluetear]
Aug 09, 2011 (7:06 am)
Nope, I received my quote here in East side a 4WD EX for $30,238.00 OTD. But unfortunately, I don't like the color they have in their lot. So I need to wait a color I wanted. I know it's hard to negotiate, but you need to have a lot of patience and at the same time do your homework. Compare what everybody else's paying. I had another quote for $34,400.00 OTD on 4WD EX-L w/res.
#14813 of 15565 Re: Buy now or wait for 2012 models? [bostonlou]
Aug 09, 2011 (8:20 pm)
Thanks for posting the link, bostonlou. It was an obvious lie to try to persuade me to buy now. I didn't realize the 2012s will be coming out so soon - just next month. Thanks again for your help.
#14814 of 15565 Re: Buy now or wait for 2012 models? [bostonlou]
Aug 10, 2011 (6:00 am)
Kind of looks like a Nitro. . . disappointing style change imo.
#14815 of 15565 2011 Pilot EX-L 4wd nav and 2011 Odyssey EX-L nav
Aug 10, 2011 (6:04 am)
Combined MSRP: $76,215, got them both for $69,040 plus tags/tax. Also had 3 trade-ins, but the price for the Hondas was established prior to trade-in prices. Paid $137 below invoice, combined.
#14816 of 15565 price for 2011 pilot 4wd
Aug 10, 2011 (8:29 am)
I got an OTD price for 2011 pilot LX 4wd, $29,000. the tax is 7%!
Don't know it is a good price or not?
Anyone knows about the recall of this model?