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Honda Element, Wagon, SUV
#748 of 750 Re: Price of 2010 [morin2]
Aug 16, 2010 (3:02 am)
I purchased a 2010 Element EX msrp $23,345.O.T.D. price $25,600 w/o extended warranty. At that time they had 2 used ones on their lot and both of them were 2 yrs old. They were priced in the upper $22,000. and I felt that was rather high priced. I asked a salesman about it and he said that the high prices give the impression that they hold their value and since it cost almost as much as a new one they end up selling a new one instead.
This sneaky sort of selling strategy can be found at Honda Windward. I cant say this holds true for all Honda Dealers in Hawaii or elsewhere but Honda Windward SUCKS!!! If you must drive a Honda do yourself a favor and buy elsewhere
#749 of 750 Re: Price of 2010 [morin2]
Oct 26, 2010 (12:57 pm)
Is that total price and what options did you have? Thanks
#750 of 750 2010 Clearance Pricing-NYC region
Mar 02, 2011 (8:56 am)
We received a USAA price protection certificate for 2010 Element TRIM (NYC region): 4WD 5dr Auto EX to see certified dealer - CLEARANCE pricing on remaining inventory. So I went to the closest Honda inventory in my NYC region and found the sticker price as follows:
2010 ELEMENT 5DR 4WD EX (NYC region)
MSRP: $ 23,885.00
Full Tank of Fuel: N/C
XM Satellite Radio
Includes free activation
3 mos. Free service
Destination & Handling: 780.00
Total Vehicle: $ 24,655.00
The clearance pricing is basically - give me your price...so I would like to negotiate an OTD price of $21,000 (I would like the selling price slightly over dealer invoice price including the documentation fee AND subtract the dealer cash, if any).
I also found out that this particular make/model is involved in the shift lever recall notification (in the VIN Range/Dates of Manufacture). Has anyone had any experience with the shift lever or had it fixed by Honda?
The pricing seems almost the same for a 2010 or 2011, perhaps 500-700 increase. Any insights would greatly be appreciated.
Thank you for your attention.