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#602 of 750 Re: Honda of Greeley, Colorado and their Quote for 2007 EX AWD Element [soo [cwalti]
Feb 17, 2007 (6:56 pm)
You can't compare CA to CO, or any other state for that matter. I have a friend that just bought a new BMW from CA b/c he did find it cheaper out there, flew out and got it. I chose not to do that. That was the best price I could get at this time by contacting every dealer on the front range. The largest and highest volume dealer would not beat it.
So I don't feel like I "got hosed".
#603 of 750 Virgina Element Prices
Feb 18, 2007 (6:16 am)
We have been shopping for an Element EX 4WD in Northern Virginia during President's Day weekend. Prices are all about the same, a little below invoice, ranged from $21,600 to $21,400 including freight but not including taxes, tags or those pesky $300 dealer fees. We are still not sure it's the car for us, still looking.
#604 of 750 07 LX, 2WD, AT, in Southern CA
Feb 21, 2007 (8:49 pm)
So I'm purchasing my first car. I want a 07 LX, 2WD, AT. I was about to settle for a deal today... good thing I found this forum.
I've visited one dealership, have gotten internet and phone quotes etc, for 4-5 dealerships in my area. The best price so far is $18,263, incl destination but not tax, title, etc..., at the Weir Canyon Anaheim Dealership.
The Santa Margarita dealership offered me the same car with mud guards (not that I need them), and free lifetime oil changes for $18,700.
Edmunds Invoice price for this car is $18,231. So basically, my best deal is right around the invoice price. Can I do better?
#605 of 750 Took 3 weeks to get our Element EX-P AWD in Colorado
Feb 22, 2007 (12:33 pm)
It took our dealership (Honda of Greeley, CO) nearly 3 weeks to get us a new Honda Element EX-P 2007 All Wheel Drive in the color that we wanted. I thought that it would be a piece of cake in the Denver area, but my guess is that they ordered it direct from the factory as it was given to us with 11 miles on it, plus it took them almost 3 weeks to get one once we agreed to the price. I also wanted to say that if you are a tall person, this car is great. We thought about buying the Honda Pilot but once I got in the 2nd seat behind the driver's side I said forget it. I'm five foot 10" tall. My husband is 6 feet. When I was driving my Ford Explorer XLT (with sunroof) my head was about 2" from the ceiling. When I hit a speed bump or a pot-hole, I sometimes could feel the ceiling on my hair. The Element's 2nd row has tons of leg room. For this reason we love this car. Very nice for taller than average folks.
In Colorado we did find that the All Wheel Drive versions of the Elements were scarce. Fort Collins had none when we were looking as did Longmont. The sales people said that the AWD's were hard to keep on hand.
#606 of 750 Re: 07 LX, 2WD, AT, in Southern CA [parke02]
Mar 01, 2007 (10:46 pm)
yes, you can do much better... My '07 EX 4WD auto, invoiced at $21,377 and I got it for 20,992 incl. destination and then financed a portion at 0.9% ... You should be able to get it to about 17,800 incl. dest... Your OTD price should not exceed $19,500...
#607 of 750 My New Element
Mar 16, 2007 (7:35 pm)
I just bought a 2007 Element EX / Auto in grey metallic. I bought it from Weseloh Honda in San Juan Capistrano California. I bought it from the fleet manager, a guy named Steve Cheney who was very nice. I think he made me a fantatic deal. He sold me the Element for $20,400 (that include destination and handling). I was able to get a quote for $20,600 from Power but they were going to over charge me for the accessories I wanted. I added the following: wheel locks, door visors, a cargo tray, side steps, splash guards, fog lamps, a grey leather stering wheel wrap and a center console. The expensive part of the accessories was the labor to install (at least that's what other dealers told me). Steve added all the accessores and didn't charge me for labor. Out the door I paid $21,908 but I added $1400 in accessories. I had one dealer that was going to charge me $750 to install the side steps and fog lamps. I think I did ok? Any opinions?
#608 of 750 Re: My New Element [cya33085]
Mar 17, 2007 (2:52 am)
An Element Ex auto wholesales for about $16000 in a year so I would definitely want to keep my max in the $20000 range.
Not a fantastic deal but fairly reasonable. If steve charged you near list for the accessories, that practically paid for the install (there is a large markup) so you did ok there too.
Last year the EX auto went for about $19000 for a really good deal over the summer. I know the list price went up by $1000 this year but don't know if they added anything.
just bought a 2007 Element EX / Auto in grey metallic. I bought it from Weseloh Honda in San Juan Capistrano California. I bought it from the fleet manager, a guy named Steve Cheney who was very nice. I think he made me a fantatic deal. He sold me the Element for $20,400 (that include destination and handling). I was able to get a quote for $20,600 from Power but they were going to over charge me for the accessories I wanted. I added the following: wheel locks, door visors, a cargo tray, side steps, splash guards, fog lamps, a grey leather stering wheel wrap and a center console. The expensive part of the accessories was the labor to install (at least that's what other dealers told me). Steve added all the accessores and didn't charge me for labor. Out the door I paid $21,908 but I added $1400 in accessories. I had one dealer that was going to charge me $750 to install the side steps and fog lamps. I think I did ok? Any opinions?
#609 of 750 Re: My New Element [jfritsch]
Mar 17, 2007 (5:42 am)
I had several dealers trying to charge me the full $495 for the side steps and another $300 to install. Steve sold them to me for $406 installed....the parts were the deal breaker. He was 50% cheaper than everyone I talked to....he charged about 10% below retail for the accessories but didn't charge me any labor. The big part of the deal was sales status. He's got a "Council of Sales Leadership Gold Master" embossed on his business car, told me he sells a car a day and "moves metal". He got me a low 4.9 which I had been able to get anywhere else. He cut right to the chase on the phone - One low price very quickly which beat everyone else I was talking to. He threw in a few extras that were nice for free: honda key chain, stainless steel Honda Coffee cup with screw top, box of Honda cleaning products, coupon for a free oil change - and let me post date my downpayment for 2 weeks so I could have the car now....I didn't mind letting him make a little money....I think he was $315 over invoice....he also offers the standard cheap Honda Care plan....7 yrs, 100 miles for $835......I was happy
#610 of 750 '07 LX Auto 4wd
Mar 17, 2007 (9:27 am)
I have a quote for $19,400 del. + $199 admin. on an in-stock Element. I think I'm going to pull the trigger on this, if I get the 0.9% for 3-years. No sales tax in NH! so OTD is $19,600 - though you do pay a fairly stiff city registration tax at town-hall.
I'll add my own upgraded stereo which will be slightly better than the EX's.
#611 of 750 That is a good deal!
Mar 17, 2007 (4:14 pm)
I bought my '07 LX AWD for about the same price, though my out the door totaled $20,500. I live in PA so I cough up 6% sales tax. I have come across one or two better offers since November '06, when I made my purchase, but the deals were only slightly better. If I were you, I'd tell you to go for it.
As far as the sound system goes, the LX isn't spectacular. The one thing that I would like more then a better stereo is an armrest; other then that, the EX doesn't seem that much different.