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#668 of 839 Re: New 2008 Ridgeline... $22,200... [sw_oh]
Jun 21, 2008 (5:38 am)
I really don't know. Some states regulate a maximum and some don't. Get all bids via email OTD (either price with all dealer fees or fees taxes and tags). A price bid of 21000 including a $600 doc fee beats a price bid of 21200 including a $100 doc fee. The fee is technically irrelevant if included in the bid.
Get some rates for some online sources, your bank or credit union for a loan if you are financing. Put your efforts into getting the last 2 guys end of month to drop 1000 or 2000 and/or add 3.9% honda financing.
You can leave 1500-3000 or more on the table over 4-5 years on financing, another 1000-2000+ easily by not getting enough competitive bids so don't get too caught up on $50 in fees here and there, or spending 2 hours "haggling" some free oil changes or upgraded floor mats.
jjf - do you know what the current doc fee (title, license, etc) price is in Ohio? I remember a couple of years ago when I purchased a new vehicle it was just a flat $150 that all dealerships would charge. So back then I could basically get the price of the car, tax rate, and add the $150 to determine the true OTD cost.
#669 of 839 Re: New 2008 Ridgeline... $22,200... [jfritsch]
Jun 23, 2008 (2:52 pm)
There are dealers in the Denver area, who are selling 2008 RTL w/nav for $25,700---that is a great deal. Effectively $8,000 off. Do not pay more than that anywhere. Denver is the best place in the US for Honda to get a premium price on their trucks. If they are discounted that much here--they will be the same or less most other places. We have that wonderful combination of nice weather and snow.
#670 of 839 Re: New 2008 Ridgeline... $22,200... [sw_oh]
Jun 25, 2008 (6:30 pm)
It's gone from $30 in 1999 to $50 then to $100 to $250 today. And there is no negotiation with any store in Ohio.
#671 of 839 Re: New 2008 Ridgeline... $22,200... [cccompson]
Jun 26, 2008 (3:43 pm)
Bought my RTX today with side rails and rear mud guards for $20,930 before tax, title, doc fees. Had an offer of $20,500 for an RT with rear mud guards in stock, but wanted and thought the RTX price was more bang for the buck.
#672 of 839 Just brought home RTL
Jun 30, 2008 (6:29 pm)
New RTL for $25,700 plus Tax & title. Included mud guards. About $8100 off MSRP. Quite pleased with the easy transaction. What an awesome vehicle. Thanks for the heads up about what to expect. Just called dealer, said I needed $8000 off MSRP, and they called back 10 minutes later with deal. Can't believe I got the Ridgeline for the same price as a loaded CRV I was quoted last week.
#673 of 839 July Incentive Changes?
Jul 01, 2008 (7:33 am)
Anybody heard whether there will be larger factory to dealer incentives hiding out there in July to rev up sales of the moribund Ridgeline market? Or will we have to wait for August and $150/bbl oil?
Here's hoping Honda comes off of some more cash. I'd buy an '08 Ridgeline for $10,000 off MSRP.
#674 of 839 Re: July Incentive Changes? [07exlres]
Jul 21, 2008 (6:44 pm)
Any word on upcoming incentives for purchasing a ridgeline??? I live in the dallas area and am looking to purchase a ridgeline in the next 4-5 weeks. Anyone have any tips for getting the best "deal"?
#675 of 839 Re: July Incentive Changes? [tbone0103]
Jul 22, 2008 (7:34 am)
tips for getting the best deal on a Ridgeline?
you've come to the right place.
just scroll back a few posts - it's all here
#676 of 839 Re: July Incentive Changes? [aspesisteve]
Jul 24, 2008 (9:44 am)
I hit it hard looking for a Ridge middle of this month. I agree with JF's 6/20 post on "how to" using the net. Some will actually quote via net, others just use the web to try & set up a sales appt. A dealer ea in Tampa & Jacksonville pitched a lifetime power train warranty. Maybe if you're top dog in a region your allowed to do so. Something else tells me you're paying for it somewhere but if two deals are the same and one has it - sounds good. Another dealer in Tampa area came back immediately with what seems to be the obligatory $8K off sticker on a RTL. Watch out for the Honda marketing machine full bore at some dealers once you turn them on - relentless. Getting both $8K and 0% or 2.9% financing appears to be a regional thing. We are towards the end of month here and no new postings on what people are getting, should be reports soon. Dealer I went to had about 6 Ridge's out on lot but salesman fessed up to there being 30-40 at off lot storage. One RTL I drove had a 8/07 mfr date on it - wow.
This is new ground for Honda, having a huge supply of a vehicle and low demand. Since in better shape financially than most other car makers, maybe they can afford to meter this supply out at currrent discounts & sell rate until year end or beyond.
While I dug the Ridge and capability/features, bought a used '08 2 dr Jeep Sahara on Sat - not looking back. Would've been happy with either vehicle, the Jeep just pushed my buttons a little more this time around.
Just remember, when at a dealer, it's you against the dealer. They have a knack for making the worst deal sound good. Keep it on the phone & net and it's the dealers against one another - evaluate at your leisure.
Happy hunting, month end makes dealers do strange things - hit them hard!
#677 of 839 Re: July Incentive Changes? [sunmail]
Jul 25, 2008 (9:04 am)
I like the point of making it dealer vs. dealer, not the dealer vs. you.
takes some discipline and strategy, but very doable at the end of the month.
When I was haggling over a Ridgeline last year this time, I had dealers starting out at one price 2 days before the end of the month and by the last day they were duking it out for my business. My cell phone wouldn't stop ringing even while sitting at a dealer in his office. I've never seen paper work get done so fast - they were worried I was going to answer my phone and tell them they were going to have to match a lower offer. These guys didn't play any games with me knowing I had contacted several dealers near my zip code.