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Honda Ridgeline, Truck
#235 of 840 Re: Honda Ridgeline SUT: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [matgod]
Jul 23, 2005 (9:17 pm)
I bought my 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL S/R Moonroof / XM Radio two days ago...and I am very impressed with the upscaleness of the truck from the domestic lines. Dealership originally wanted MSRP 32,640.00
Dest Hand 515.00 Appearance Package 489.00 total 33,644.00
after several meet and greets we finally agreed on
32,000.00 for the R/L
the following accessories: Towing Package Auto Day/Night Mirror with Compass
Security System Rear Under-Seat Storage System Fog Lights Rear Splash Guards Door Visors Moonroof Visor Bed extender
Dividers for the In-Bed Trunk Roof Rack Trailer Hitch
so brought my grand deal to 34,678.00 they gave me 14,500.00 for my 03 ford sport trac I also added the 6yr/1000,000 mile warranty for an additional 1500.00
so over all I think I did we'll not as we'll as we did on the wifes honda pilot two weeks ago....
#236 of 840 Re: Honda Ridgeline SUT: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [beau222]
Jul 27, 2005 (10:44 am)
I ordered my Ridgeline in early March and picked it up during the second week of June. It was a long wait but well worth it. I am extremely happy with the Ridgeline, as I am with all my Hondas. I purchased the RTL/wNav and the following accessories: brush guard, tail light garnish, door visors, moonroof visor, fog lights, running boards, bed cargo net, side protectors, fender flares, in-bed trunk carpet, hood air deflector, roof rack, back-up sensors, interior trim-metallic, under seat storage, front grille, hard tonneau cover, 7-year/100K, zero deductible warranty, and after market 20-inch chrome wheels and tires (ordered by the dealership from Tire Rack). I paid $39,800 plus $515 destination for everything. The dealership matched Internet prices (H and A, College Hills Honda, Honda.autowebaccessories, etc.) on the accessories and only charged labor for installation (no shipping). I requested and received quotes via Autobytel, Edmonds, Cars.com, and various Dealership websites. I may have paid more than I would have, had I waited until June or July to make my order, but I’m extremely satisfied – which is the most important aspect in most transactions.
#237 of 840 Wednesday and the end of the month.
Jul 31, 2005 (4:51 pm)
A saleman told me the best time to make an offer is on a Wednesday (slowest day of the week) or the end of the month (everybody is trying to make their quota or incentives). I got quotes from several regional dealers online in the $29,800 range for an RTL with S/R. I finnaly paid $1000 more because 1)I've purchased three new Hondas from these people and 2) I can nearly throw a rock and hit the dealership. Actually it's only about two miles from my home where I have my office. The convenience and peace of mind made the final price of $30,860 satisfactory.
#238 of 840 Re: Wednesday and the end of the month. [spritegeezer]
Jul 31, 2005 (8:35 pm)
You can't beat having a dealer close to you, especially if their good. I would pay more to maintain that relationship as well.
#239 of 840 Options cost?
Aug 03, 2005 (10:48 am)
I will be buying within the next 3 mos., and have narrowed it down to the Ridgeline or Pathfinder. When I start adding on all of the options that I want, the Honda gets quite a bit pricier than the Nissan. Side protectors for $549, "Chrome Look" wheels for $1,600, and fog lights(which should be standard equipment), for $349?
I know these are retail, but how much can I expect the dealer to come off on these accesories? Thanks.
#240 of 840 Do they even make the RT model
Aug 03, 2005 (11:55 am)
Has anyone even seen an RT, all I have ever seen are RTS and RTL models...
Aug 03, 2005 (12:41 pm)
YES! Here in central Cal the largest Honda dealer gets 1-2 a month. He offered one to me for $26.5.
I sat in one, if the seat had lumbar I may have bought it.
It is looking like about 1 out 15 shipped are RT. Not a very high ratio for the base model. Expect that it will improve with the current climate of competition. Ford sold more F-150's last month than any other month. Ever.
#242 of 840 Re: Bought/leased a Ridgeline sunday!! [bamacar]
Aug 03, 2005 (6:25 pm)
I predicted that the Ridgeline would be at 1000 over invoice by fall. I did not figure that it could be had for under invoice in Atlanta already according to Carsdirect. Great vehicle just priced too high in my opinion.
#243 of 840 its a function of ...
Aug 04, 2005 (8:20 am)
all the other "domestic" pickups being at employee pricing (below invoice).
Honda needs to do something.
Really, this employee pricing is the worst thing that could happen for manufacturer profits. Great for a lot of others (us) and the dealers.
Expect long term consequences (several years) from GM's debacle for the entire industry.
#244 of 840 Ridgeline Prices Paid
Aug 04, 2005 (9:43 am)
Jeez, these things are doing very different things in very different markets. Local to me you can buy a Ridgeline for as much as a couple hundred bucks under factory invoice.