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Honda Element, Wagon, SUV
Feb 12, 2009 (4:59 pm)
Thank you, Mplshondadlr "Wolfchase Honda of Bartlett, TN has two" Just emailed them to see what they want OTD. I'm about to betray Honda and buy Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD for 24.700 OTD, so, hopefully, they reply with something reasonable before I do it. 300 miles to drive to TN, but may go if they don't play games. Element LX AWD vs Santa Fe SE AWD, who knew where I will end up.. If it is not Element, then I want V6 and heated mirrors, LOL Also, it is strange, but Honda dealers do not give me good money for my CRV trade-in. "we need to certify it, it is $1800 to do it!" Why do I care if they want to certify it or not? Hyundai is giving me KBB with no problems, $1700 more than Honda.
#714 of 750 Re: 2009 LX AWD
Feb 16, 2009 (11:41 am)
LOL, my post got deleted. Stay away from Wolfchase Honda of Bartlett, TN - LX AWD listed at $23,xxx before tax, internet manager (Heather) is rude and incompetent. Apparently, Element is coming to an end if dealers started to charge more than MSRP for some models
#715 of 750 Re: 2009 LX AWD [newcrvman]
Feb 16, 2009 (12:25 pm)
They probably have it priced based on market value. In other words, they know there are very few out there to choose from. We all know what happens when demand exceeds supply - prices go up!
But, a 2009 Element LX 4WD has an MSRP of $2215.00 - not north of $23K as you noted
If they're charging more then MSRP forget 'em!
Feb 17, 2009 (4:14 pm)
I live in the metro west boston area and I just got an '09 EX 4WD for $20k even. Wanted to know if I got a decent deal. It was only the second dealer (but 1800 less OTD quote) I went to, so I wasn't sure if I could have gotten a better deal elsewhere... Anyone add any insight? Also, anyone know of a good pet divider for the Element? I walk dogs for a living and they don't offer any accessory like this... It's funny how they try to sell you accessories with the cute little girl who promises she's getting you a good deal, then later to find out I could buy them cheaper at the dealer myself, without her getting any off the top. Bought a Thule roof rach for less $$$ with twice the load capacity. Other than that I had a good experience at Herb Chambers, although I was very paranoid and hypervigilant after reading all of the nightmares on sites like this. Looking forward to your responses... Thanks.
#717 of 750 Sounds like a great deal!
Feb 17, 2009 (9:33 pm)
#719 of 750 Bought an Element with a 'salvage' title
Feb 22, 2009 (8:33 pm)
Hi all- new here. I love the Es and have been looking for an '07 for quite a while. I ended up buying an EX for 12K. It is in perfect condition, and the salvage title came as a result of theft, not fire, flood or accident. I love it. Has anyone else ever bought a salvage title car? It's a whole new world for me. I'll be dealing with registration and insurance tomorrow. I have one week to pay, and make sure paperwork will go through. Very decent seller.
would enjoy hearing others who have taken this unusual route. BTW, I got about 28 mpg today, which exceeded my expectations.
#720 of 750 Re: Bought an Element with a 'salvage' title [scout9]
Feb 25, 2009 (9:55 am)
and the salvage title came as a result of theft, not fire, flood or accident
I don't think insurance companies salvage stolen vehicles. They only salvage vehicles if the cost of repair exceeds 75% of the vehicle value.
I would check with the insurance company that salvaged it, as to why they did that.