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#15084 of 15565 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Nav
Feb 02, 2012 (11:19 am)
I'm looking for the February money factor & residual value on the Honda Pilot EX-L W/Navigation. Does Honda have any customer loyalty or customer incentives going on now?
What would be considered a good monthly payment on this vehicle.
We currently have a 2009 Pilot EX -L without navigation that we're probably paying too much for (385.00/month). This lease is up in March.
Any and all help/information is appreciated
BTW: I agree with the poster about Planet Honda. We went there in 2009 and were given such a huge runaround (including lies & stall tactics) that we left. Went up the road to VIP Honda and were told the price we wanted was "unrealistic". We were long term Honda customers with excellent credit. We left there as well. Continuing further up route 22 we walked into Autosport HOnda and within 10 minutes we had an even better price than what we were asking for! We're heading back to Autosport Honda on Rt. 22 in Bridgewater NJ.
#15085 of 15565 Re: Real world MPG [jpelletier]
Feb 02, 2012 (3:08 pm)
We purchased a 2012 EX-L 4WD Pilot in December 2011. It has almost 3,000 miles on it. Here's our mileage so far:
1. Took a trip to CA with 7 passengers and luggage inside the vehicle. Trip computer reported 20.x mpg on mostly freeway driving between 75-80 mph.
2. We do a lot of freeway driving (80% of the time) and we've been getting 22.x mpg on almost every tank of gas. This is with 5 passengers and no luggage load.
3. Overall mileage since we bought the vehicle = 21.x mpg. We haven't reset trip computer B yet.
Granted this is a 4,500 lb vehicle and not aerodynamic as a car but we're very happy with the mileage. We didn't buy it for gas mileage but for passenger capacity and neither me or my wife wants to drive a minivan.
Hope this helps.
#15086 of 15565 Put down a deposit today...
Feb 03, 2012 (9:28 am)
I've been reading these posts for a few days now and I just wanted to get your opinion on my deal here. I'll try and not feel if I have buyer's remorse but in the end...I'm still going to love my new Honda Pilot. Alrighty, here is what I clunked down $500 bucks for... It's a 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Nav 4WD, Dark Cherry Pearl II. Of course they didn't have it in stock, it's actually being built from the plant, just for me. I didn't get any extras as I have a "special" contact for that. Anywho...after extensive negotiating and a lot of back-n-forth e-mails, I finally settled. I settled on $36,440. This is the out-the-door price....everything to include tax, tags, applicable fees...literally OUT-THE-DOOR, nothing more. How'd I do? Thanks for your feed back. Oh, also, many may wonder where and how I got a dark cherry pearl...Honda of Tysons in Vienna, VA is where I got the deal. Also, like I said...not in stock, I should have it by March. Thanks again everyone!
#15087 of 15565 Recently bought our 2010 pilot in Washington State
Feb 06, 2012 (9:37 pm)
after researching and driving different SUV's, (it was between pilot, highlander, 4-runner and Murano) we decided on the pilot. We had a 07 civic si that we traded in for this one. How is that for one end of the spectrum to the other. Time for this grandma to step of to a baby hauler. Purchased a 2010 with 31,000 miles on it, black cherry pearl EX model (we did not want leather). paid $25,100 for it. Gonna fill it up tomorrow and will see what kinda of mileage we got out of our first full tank. We do both city and freeway driving so good mix as I can see.
#15088 of 15565 2012 EX-L 2WD Pricing
Feb 09, 2012 (11:58 am)
I am looking to buy a 2012 EX-L and was hoping to get some guidance on prices paid. It looks like the MSRP is approx. $35K for the EX-L without RES and the quotes I have received from internet managers are in the $32.5K range. I am curious how much lower I can negotiate. I am thinking that $30K + TTL may be a bit too aggressive, but maybe $31K is possible?
Any guidance is appreciated.
#15089 of 15565 Re: 2012 EX-L 2WD Pricing [jkap550]
Feb 09, 2012 (12:33 pm)
I'm looking at the same vehicle as you (EXL 2WD w/o RES or NAV). The lowest quote I've received in DFW is $32,270. I had another dealer quote me at $30.4k but then they add on $1900 in accessories to get the price just over $32k.
Remember that the invoice of this car is $32,124 including destination fee. I don't know if you'll get a price much lower than $31,500 and that is a VERY aggressive number IMO.
#15090 of 15565 Honda Pilot Pricing
Feb 10, 2012 (7:48 am)
Looking at 2012 Honda Pilot 4WD Touring model. Interest in prices paid, availability in DC area. Thanks.
#15091 of 15565 Re: 2012 EX-L 2WD Pricing [mctrees02]
Feb 10, 2012 (7:53 am)
I think $31k is realistic in DFW. You have evidence of that in your quote of $30.4k. Add-ons are optional, and that's where the negotiating comes in. Either locate a dealer who will sell without add-ons, or negotiate the add-ons down to what you're comfortable with.
We purchased a 2011 about 10 months ago in DFW. Your quote of $30.4 is in the ballpark of what we paid, add-ons included. You can look at my previous posts for the breakdown. I haven't looked to see how invoice/MSRP prices compare on the 2012, so you might need to adjust my numbers somewhat to compensate.
#15092 of 15565 Re: 2012 EX-L 2WD Pricing [civictory]
Feb 10, 2012 (9:48 am)
Thanks for the heads up civictory. I expanded my search to the guys in Tarrant county and received an attractive quote from 2 different dealers. I'll post more details after the deal gets closed.
#15093 of 15565 Re: Put down a deposit today... [pilot4m3]
Feb 15, 2012 (2:47 pm)
I'd say you did well - at or just a tad under invoice if my calculations are correct. I'm looking at buying from Tyson's as well - have to order since they don't have the Pilot I'm looking for. How long will it be before you take delivery and was your deposit in cash or by credit card? Thanks