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Honda Element, Wagon, SUV
#347 of 750 Smack Brand New '05 EX FWD
Feb 22, 2005 (8:14 pm)
I love my Element! It is Fiji Blue and beautiful. I am a tall guy, 6'2 and I needed something that was large and had decent fuel economy. This was my first buying experience with a car and it was very interesting. Everyone is usually happy when buying a new car, but I had to "haggle" with 2 dealerships which made my first experience very stress. Now that I have mine thought it was worth it. I got it below sticker at 19,690. The dealership did not make a profit on it. I only have one complaint though.. Honda on the 2006 and beyond models, please add automatic headlights. I am already looking into getting something like this installed on my '05. This should be a no brainer for all car companies! Also I had to purchase a locking gas cap to protect the fuel. You all may want to add a key entry tank or one that opens from the interior of the vehicle. Other than that... GREAT SUV!
#349 of 750 The discussions are for sharing
Feb 25, 2005 (9:37 am)
Please "share" your information here - You may include the dealership name, city and state in your post. Please do not post names of salespeople, telephone numbers, email addresses, or other contact information.
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#350 of 750 March Incentives?
Mar 01, 2005 (6:53 am)
Does anyone know if there will be any March incentives on the 2005 Element?
#351 of 750 Re: March Incentives? [sean7]
Mar 02, 2005 (10:27 am)
New program is:
1.9% super preferred
up to 60 months purchase.
#352 of 750 sketchy leftover 04
Mar 05, 2005 (9:02 am)
my local dealer here in nj has a very low miles 'leftover' 04 awd ex. it is certified used and has 500 miles. their story is that they had it driven in from another dealer, and the customer that ordered it changed his mind. does anyone else thinks this sounds suspicious? i thought they transported new cars by freight.
#353 of 750 dealer contacts
Mar 05, 2005 (9:01 pm)
It must depend on where you live. When I was shopping for my 2003 Accord, I e-mailed about 6 dealerships in Southern California. A couple did the "just come in and talk" deal, but the rest gave me a quote. Those that didn't give me a quote immediately lost my business.
One dealership actually had someone call me with a quote before I even realized I had an e-mail from them. I made an appointment with them for two o'clock that afternoon and when I arrived, they already had washed and detailed the car for me. I arrived at two and left with the new car at five.
Now, my wife and I are going to be buying an Element and we'll be going through the same process. The dealership where we got the Accord, though, will be getting the first shot at my business.
#354 of 750 northern Calif price EX AWD 5-speed
Mar 10, 2005 (7:49 pm)
Greetings! I've been e-shopping for a 2005 EX, AWD, manual transmission, no special options. The lowest price I have been able to find is $19,400 for the car, $21,073 out the door. Has anyone seen anything better than this? I live in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, but will drive for a deal. Which brings me to a second (perhaps ignorant) question -- can I buy a car in another state and bring it to california if I can get a better deal in Reno, Oregon, etc? Many thanks for any comments, and to those enjoying their Elements -- hope to be joining you VERY soon!
#355 of 750 Re: northern Calif price EX AWD 5-speed [karoline]
Mar 11, 2005 (6:17 pm)
My wife and I just purchased a 2005 EX AWD with auto trans for 21,085. + tax & license. This was in Seattle area, she loves the car. Also financing was 1.9%, great buying experience at West Hills Honda
Good luck, Tug
#356 of 750 Re: northern Calif price EX AWD 5-speed [karoline]
Mar 12, 2005 (10:14 am)
Karoline, I too am shopping for a similar Element. Here's the best I've been working so far:
EX AWD - $20,817 which includes the dest charge of $515
All Season Floor Mats
Rear Bumper Guards
This supposedly adds up to $825 in options.
I'm still searching, but hopefully this helps.