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Honda Pilot, Car Buying, SUV
#15319 of 15453 Re: 2013 PILOT 2WD EX-L [azjigs]
Jan 23, 2013 (3:33 pm)
They (the fleet dealer reps) keep calling me (I dont pick up because I would rather have everything in an email) and also emailing me to ask if I am still interested. My strategy was to wait closer to the middle-end of the month to see if they get the 'end of month' desperation to make a sale. But these are the fleet sales so they say they get paid on quantity of sales rather than markup per vehicle like a normal salesman. Still I would like to get as close to the best deal I can.
My $31,7xx 2013 Pilot EX-L 2WD price was the base price (options were quoted much higher, probably because they were inflating prices and installation charges, than the www.handa-accessories.com sales prices). I may be going in this weekend to test drive and try to negotiate at the closest Dealership A. I have no qualms with walking out if they are not willing to deal as I am in no immediate rush to buy today. Also by having email quotes I can use Dealership A to outbid Dealership B, then use Dealership C to beat them all, then go back to Dealership A for 'match or beat' negotiation since it is the closest dealership to my house. That was my strategy for my 2005 Honda Accord and it worked out fairly well. My only question was how some posters were getting quotes on the 2013 Pilot EX 4WD base price around $29,xxx. Again, I am in no serious rush, but if the price is right I can buy now. Also I was planning to pay cash instead of keeping the money earning 0.1% interest in the bank.
#15320 of 15453 Re: Honda 2013 Pilot EX 4WD Price [chiku18]
Jan 23, 2013 (3:32 pm)
Where are you getting this price? I am getting a higher quote for the 2013 EX-L 2WD. I guess I should look at the invoice price of the 4WD EX first, I was focused only on the EX-L 2WD so my judgement is off.
#15321 of 15453 Re: 2013 PILOT 2WD EX-L [jocasta]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:15 am)
I'm in the same boat as you. Not in the hurry to buy but, if deal is right I will buy right now.
I saw somewhere that Honda Pilot 2014 was going to get make over and the exterior was going to be redesigned. Have you seen anything in this regards?
If this was the case I was thinking about waiting until summer to see what the 2014 looked like and if I didn't like the looks then stick with 2013 model and get better pricing.
#15323 of 15453 Looking for a new Honda Pilot
Jan 25, 2013 (12:26 am)
I've just joined and would like to consult with you guys regarding the choice of a car.
Now I'm thinking of buying a new Honda Pilot (Denver location).
How much does it cost? and where can I buy this vehicle?
want to find the CHEAPEST and the most RELIABLE place to buy it in US...
#15324 of 15453 Just bought 2013 Honda Pilot 4wd EX-L
Jan 27, 2013 (10:06 am)
Price I got was 33,909.17 including chrome step-ups, roof rails and cross bars, which I believe was quoted at $1,270 (the options were about $200 cheaper than quotes I received from 3 other dealers), so base price of around $32,639. A bit more than I wanted to pay but they gave me $500 trade in for my junk car. I think I might have been able to do $800 better if I shopped around more but in the end they got me the color I wanted from another dealer so I took the deal and made the newbie salesman's day (his first sale on his first day). Also got 0.9% financing for 60 months.
This was in NorCal Bay Area.
#15325 of 15453 Re: Just bought 2013 Honda Pilot 4wd EX-L [a1000monkeys]
Jan 29, 2013 (3:23 pm)
Did you mean 2WD - Ex-L at price of $33,909? or was that for 4WD?
#15326 of 15453 Re: Looking for a new Honda Pilot [fato]
Jan 29, 2013 (3:27 pm)
I would recommend signing a subscription with Consumer Reports. Org for about $33/year that includes Car Best Deals Plus and get the invoice price with all available vehicles. You maybe able to find all of the information thru other websites but, just makes it easier at CR.
#15327 of 15453 Re: Just bought 2013 Honda Pilot 4wd EX-L [azjigs]
Jan 29, 2013 (4:02 pm)
Yes, 4WD EX-L. $33,909 includes chrome step-ups, roof rails and cross bars. They did require my trade-in for this price. They gave me $500 for it and I assume they expect to get $1,000 for it at auction. Price did not include TTL. OTD it was $36,750 after my trade-in (sales tax was nearly $2.9K).
#15328 of 15453 Re: Just bought 2013 Honda Pilot 4wd EX-L [a1000monkeys]
Jan 29, 2013 (7:15 pm)
Can you clarify? When you say OTD was "after" your trade-in, does that mean you are subtracting $500 to arrive at $36,750?