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Honda Pilot, Car Buying, SUV
#15033 of 15379 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 15379 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 15379 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 15379 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 15379 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?
#15038 of 15379 Got my 2012 EXL 4WD in St. Louis
Dec 28, 2011 (11:07 pm)
I've been looking for a 4WD EXL (no RES no Nav) but the 4WDs are hard to come by here in TX.
So I shopped around out of state and found my Pilot at Honda of Frontenac in St. Louis.
Yes, I am from Houston and ended up getting it from St. Louis.
Here is the deal I got:
Sale price: $32750 including destination excluding TTL
After 3x certificates worth $750: $32000 out the door price
Even after adding the shipping charge to bring the Pilot back to TX, it is still over $1k cheaper than any deals I found in the lone star state.
Without asking, they even gave me a set of all weather mats.
The internet sales manager of Frontenac is highly recommended. He took good care of me all the way - great service for an out of state buyer.
Good luck to you all!
#15039 of 15379 Re: Got my 2012 EXL 4WD in St. Louis [ekc]
Dec 28, 2011 (11:36 pm)
That seems awesome deal. Did you do everything over internet/phone or you have to be at dealer in St. Louis?
I may have to think about EXL. What are those certificates?
#15041 of 15379 Re: Got my 2012 EXL 4WD in St. Louis [yama6060]
Dec 29, 2011 (3:42 pm)
It was all done remotely - email, fedex packages, and phone.
I am pleasantly surprised that everything went very smooth!!!
I am not supposed to mentioned specific salesperson name here at the forum, but the internet sales manager there that has same first name as Paul McCartney; and he is the go-to guy! He is great.
#15042 of 15379 EX-L - best OTD Pricing
Dec 30, 2011 (9:51 am)
I am seeking this car with no res or nav in TX. A few questions:
1) What should typical dealer fees include?
2) Best to wait to bring up honda financing incentives after negotiating best price?
3) Difference on pricing in colors?
4) Price advantage to a 2011?