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Honda Ridgeline, Truck
#550 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [jfritsch]
Nov 27, 2006 (4:06 pm)
$5-$6k off MSRP? or invoice?
I did see one recent post on the Pilot board who said factory cash is back on the '07 Pilot ($2,000?). So I see $2,000 under invoice possible at the end of the month.
As for "planet SF Bay Area" (LOL) It's like that up and down the west coast. Seems you have to take to the back roads and go to the central valley or at least threaten that to get dealers to cave in.
BTW; my last Honda purchase was an '02 Odyssey. I had to drive 100 miles just to get one for MSRP. Now I'm taking no prisoners in negotiating.
#551 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [aspesisteve]
Nov 28, 2006 (3:38 am)
It is off MSRP. Read the resources I recommend. Get off the invoice kick. It is and can be more and more a rather arbitrary #. Numerous people were buying the 06 pilot for invoice-holdback-3000(advertised dealer cash) and then another 600-1000 or more unadvertised. There is very little negotiating. I'm not saying that applies now but the Pilot is not a rare 1912 bordeau and with the redesign in 08 may move very slowly. ( It sure did for 06) You need to find the 8-10% of dealers needing to deal eom and get them to bid down.
Several buyers of pilots in August were proud of themselves getting $5200 (they made the dealer give him a whole 2000 of the advertised 3000 dealer cash) off the machine and then beating the dealer over the head for 2 hours to "negotiate" $100 worth of wheel locks, oil changes and windowetch thrown into the deal. The average buyer getting 3-4 quotes got $6000 off.
The Pilot wholesales about 10k from list 1st year so even at $6000 off they are hardly giving them away.
Yes you are correct that smaller dealers in the stix may tend to deal more. 1 or 2 additional sales eom are more meaningful to them.
#552 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [aspesisteve]
Nov 28, 2006 (1:35 pm)
How rumors get started....
For the record, there is NO incentive money on 2007 Ridgelines! This applied to 2006's only!
And, it sure wasn't 3000.00!
#553 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [isellhondas]
Nov 28, 2006 (6:01 pm)
I was referring to the '07 pilot which is what someone posted saying there is $2,000 factory cash to the dealer.
care to comment on that?
#554 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [aspesisteve]
Nov 29, 2006 (6:33 am)
There is zero factory cash on 2007's!
People read things here and think it's gospel!
#555 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [isellhondas]
Nov 29, 2006 (7:24 am)
I believe isellhondas is correct, as of now I think there is zero ADVERTISED dealer cash. Which is usually the case.
That said, there are numerous individuals who have purchased the 07 vehicle for 4200, 4800 and 5800 off list (1200-2900 under invoice). A recent purchase of $7000 off an 06 leftover RTL also.
The cash is there, smoke out the dealer who will cough it up. The vehicle (like the pilot) depreciates from list about 10k first year, so you want about 5-6k off.
#556 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [jfritsch]
Nov 29, 2006 (10:09 am)
You are absoultly wrong and you shouldn't come on these boards and post information that is false!
This applied to 2006's only!
I don't understand why anyone would come here and make false statements?
#557 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [isellhondas]
Nov 29, 2006 (12:06 pm)
Did Honda advertise factory cash incentives for the remaining '06 Pilots? I check the ads out allot and have never seen something that alludes to that, but "rumor has it" it occured.
My point is, how does the public ever know about factory cash incentives unless the dealer/salesman is willing to say so? Does Honda put it on a website or in print advertising?
There may be some false information on these boards or just wishful thinking, but there's allot of good information as well.
#558 of 840 Re: price for 2007 ridgeline [aspesisteve]
Nov 29, 2006 (12:55 pm)
Actually, most of the information on these boards is good information.
There are also a few (not many)people who post prices that just didn't happen. Others read this, take it as gospel and become very frustrated when they can't do the same.
And, I'm the guy who gets the brunt of this sometimes.
Honda does not advertise incentives. That money belongs to the dealer. If the dealers choose to use those dollars as we often do to reduce prices, that is up to them.
There are plenty of places that publish current incentives.
I just get annoyed when people post information that is false. A good reason why I usually stay clear of the Prices Paid boards.
#559 of 840 I Paid $29 including destination
Dec 05, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Paid $29k including destination for EX-L RES. We are located in the Poconos. This is our 2nd Pilot and had no problems on our '04 with over 90k miles. I am not sure there could be a better SUV. I am sure some can equal it but the Pilot is surely at the top of the heap. When you buy one you'll understand.