Last post on Dec 31, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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Honda Ridgeline, Truck
#838 of 840 Re: South Florida 2011/2012 RTL w/Navigation [nj550i]
Dec 31, 2011 (6:46 am)
Yea, you need to post the numbers separate if you want people outside Florida to respond.
Then people that recently purchased can give you a corrosponding 'vehicle' price. This price should also include the transportation charge, it's actually part of the basic vehicle cost and is the same across the entire USA, the dealer does have to pay this, and doesn't enter into price 'haggling'.
You are going to have to pay tax, tag, doc, etc, but these are separate from the vehicle price, which is the price that can be haggled.
#839 of 840 Re: South Florida 2011/2012 RTL w/Navigation [nj550i]
Dec 31, 2011 (7:09 am)
Edmunds.com here has a section that will give the MSRP and 'Invoice' amount for any autos. At this time, they may still have both 2011 and 2012 sections up.
If not, if you can look at the sticker for both a 2011 and 2012, pull a few numbers. Pull the 'base' vehicle price. Then if there are Factory accessories, pull one of these. There is almost always only two percentages of MSRP markups (or reductions from MSRP for the 'invoice' price). Look at Edmunds prices for the 2012 and calculate these percentages. One for the 'base' price and then a different percentage for ANY factory accessory.
Looking at the base prices for 2011 and 2012, you can see if Honda has increased the prices between the years. The 'percentages' usually do not change from year to year on a vehicle that doesn't have significant body/motor/etc changes.
And with Honda making almost no significant changes to this vehicle, I would guess the percentages are the same between 2011 and 2012.
To get the MSRP and 'invoice' price for a 2011, if Edmunds has dropped these from their displays, use the percentages to calculate the 'invoice' price based on the sticker MSRP numbers. It's not that tough.
Now we all know the 'invoice' price doesn't represent what you may be able to buy a vehicle. On my 2006 Ridgeline I bought it thousands below 'invoice'. I think Honda has given dealer price supports of some type on a Ridgeline for most of its production life.