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#15028 of 15455 Best Price For Honda Pilot Touring
Dec 25, 2011 (6:27 pm)
This site allowed me to negotiate the best deal ever on my last car. I was able to get a LR2 for $13K below invoice. Now that was December 28th 2008 and the best time and year to buy a car in my book. (cheaper than a Ford Escape Limited)
This year, with our first child, the LR2 is way to small and I am ready for a more family car. Hence the Pilot. What is the best price anyone has been able to negotiate for a Touring. I have seen prices ranging from $38K to $36K. Has anyone made it to $35K or is that totally unrealistic? Any help is appreciated !! Merry Christmas
#15029 of 15455 Re: Finally - Picked up Touring 4wd [nj550i]
Dec 25, 2011 (10:55 pm)
Was this the EX-L with RES and no Navi?
#15030 of 15455 Re: EX-L 2WD [trabd123]
Dec 26, 2011 (1:50 am)
I paid $31,577.00 for mine before taxes and title in Redlands, CA. I got the white 2wd EX-L with no RES and no Navi.
#15031 of 15455 Re: Finally - Picked up Touring 4wd [ingman21]
Dec 26, 2011 (10:06 am)
This is a Touring 4wd which included the RES and Navi. The Touring have other optional features that the EX-L does not have.
#15032 of 15455 Pilot Purchasing; Help Needed
Dec 27, 2011 (10:41 am)
I live north of Dallas and I'm looking for a dealer that won't bait and switch on a Pilot Touring. I have gone in twice with offers from the internet salesman, but both times I have been met with typical car dealer BS and frustration.
Yesterday the price quoted of $35,580 swelled to an out the door price of $43,820 with all the crazy stuff they try to tack on. Hydrogen in the tires for $275, trying to double charge the $810 destination fee, second row seat cover for $750 ($264 on Honda.com), $375 for two tinted windows, and list went on.
Needless to say, I left a little angry.
Today I went to another dealer, again with a nice online quote. They wouldn't even give me a price, but said they could beat the deal of the place I went yesterday. I'm clearing some money to pay cash and since I couldn't sign a deal today, they wouldn't even give me a price.
Now that I have vented my frustration, I guess I should get to my questions:
1. Anyone have a dealer they really like in the DFW area?
2. What is a good out the door price on a Honda Pilot Touring? I'm aiming for 38K out the door, is that unrealistic?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#15033 of 15455 Pilot Purchase
Dec 27, 2011 (8:19 pm)
Picking up 2012 Pilot Touring 4wd tomorrow. Wasn't able to get close to other prices listed. Limited supply in North Carolina. No trade in.
Polished metal metallic
Purchase price. $37189
Dest fee. $. 810
Pinstripe. $. 149
Doc fee. $. 479
Nc Tax + lic fees. $1221
Tried hard to get lower price by both email and in person at the dealers.
No problem getting Honda low finance rates. Hope this helps.
#15034 of 15455 Re: Pilot Purchasing; Help Needed [astom22]
Dec 27, 2011 (11:36 pm)
You might look back at some of my previous posts concerning my purchasing experience in DFW.
We have purchased two Hondas in the past several years... a Civic and a Pilot. Both times, Rusty Wallis Honda was extremely competitive and/or the cheapest. We actually purchased our Civic from them, even though it's quite a distance for us. On the Pilot, we found a dealership closer (Huggins) that would price match. Bottom line: You might give Rusty Wallis a try, if you haven't already.
Just curious... Was it David McDavid Frisco that refused to give you a price? They were the only Honda dealership in the DFW metroplex that would not give me an email quote when I was shopping.
To avoid surprises when you get to the dealership, try to get very specific quotes in advance. When I shop, I ask for the vehicle price, the price for dealer add-ons (the "Protection Package") and what's included, the OTD price, etc. They make it very difficult to compare apples to apples; but if you persist, you can usually get the necessary info to make accurate comparisons.
One final note: When we purchased our Pilot last spring, Huggins had the lowest (by far, if I remember correctly) "Protection Package" pricing, and they were the most upfront about the cost of add-ons. I have no idea if that's still the case...
#15035 of 15455 Re: Pilot Purchasing; Help Needed [civictory]
Dec 28, 2011 (6:59 am)
Are you a member of sams club, costco or bj's? they have an auto buying program that comes with your membership -- they will find a dealer near you and give you a no haggle price -- some dealers have different offers but I was able to save 3,000 dollars.
#15036 of 15455 Re: 2012 silver Exl Fwd [navin1]
Dec 28, 2011 (10:26 pm)
have you able to get your car?
I am more interested into LX model.
#15037 of 15455 2012 Honda Pilot LX
Dec 28, 2011 (10:29 pm)
anyone has buying experienced Pilot LX?
I am willing driving anywhere in TX. The dealer in San Antonio gave me price of $26,200 + TTL.
Is this good price?