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Honda Element, Wagon, SUV
#84 of 750 Latest Prices & Incentives?
Dec 03, 2003 (5:09 am)
I live in the NYC area. 2003 Elements are being advertised $1500 below MSRP. I walked into a dealer yesterday and was immediately offered $100 over list which was $1500 off MSRP. I smell an incentive program. Does anyone know if there is a dealer holdback or other Honda program going on. It is not my car buying experience that any dealer's initial offer is their best offer. Car quoted was a 2003 Silver EX Auto AWD. Sounded like they had several in inventory, Silver, Black, and Blue only.
Dec 03, 2003 (5:53 pm)
$100 over invoice, not list. Anyone know about a quiet Honda incentive program?
Dec 08, 2003 (11:28 am)
We forwarded your maintenance costs question to the data people and they discovered that the Element data had changed (or their initial source was incorrect?). The Element had shorter service intervals in our database which affected the maintenance costs.
In any event, the Edmunds Maintenance Guide will be fixed soon (i.e., as soon as the holiday rush eases a bit <g>).
Thanks for noticing - great question and good catch!
#87 of 750 Maintenance costs
Dec 08, 2003 (11:49 am)
Thanks Steve for the follow-up. I was just curious, didn't know if there was a problem with the Element that the CR-V did not have.
#88 of 750 As per Crcoxe
Dec 09, 2003 (4:55 am)
See next discussion board but our friend CRCOXE says that we should be looking for 03s at or under invoice as dealers look to clear inventory for the 04s. The dealer in NY offered $100 over invoice as did a couple of local ads. You all know we can do better with a little effort.
#89 of 750 2004 Honda Element?
Dec 14, 2003 (11:14 am)
When is the 04 Element scheduled to be available to purchase? How much more for 04 base increase??
#90 of 750 is $20,514 good?
Dec 15, 2003 (12:11 pm)
I'm buying an EX, AWD, Auto, w/ Side airbags for $18,750 + 45 doc fees, taxes, for $20,514 out the door. Is this a good deal? Color is shoreline mist. I live in the SF bay area. Thanks all in advance
#91 of 750 A New Voice
Dec 15, 2003 (2:17 pm)
I'm looking at the Element EX AWD 5-speed. The price I got quoted in upstate NY recently was 19K and change. I was considering going to go push for $18,000 including destination (but not taxes/fees), but before I do, I want to check two things: (1) am I pushing too far? (2) is anything major changing for the '04 model?
#92 of 750 elementboy
Dec 15, 2003 (2:27 pm)
If the $18750 include destination, it seems real good for an automatic, BUT I'm on the East Coast; that may have some bearing on prices.
Dec 15, 2003 (2:40 pm)
I know for the 04, new features are std keyless entry ($106 and 5 min to install in the 03), and a passenger arm rest, and a darker blue color. There's also the LX line (btw the DX and EX). That's about all the new stuff I know.
There's good site that shows you how to install the keyless entry and a passenger side armrest.
I'm heading off to buy it today!