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#593 of 622 Buying 2009 HCH in Dallas tx
Jun 10, 2009 (9:35 am)
Getting email offers of about 20,188 for the base HCH, MSRP $24,320. This does not include dealer options and TTL. Anyone know how much they can go lower? I also heard that there is a $2000 dealer incentive from Honda on the hybrids
#594 of 622 Re: Buying 2009 HCH in Dallas tx [dreamer123890]
Jun 10, 2009 (10:13 am)
There is or at least there was a $2000 dealer incentive, which the dealer is likely taking into account on the price they give you. You never see the money, which is actually best because it helps you get a better deal without devaluing the car. I think your price is very good, assuming the dealer add-ons are minimal. Maybe not the very best you could get, but pretty decent. I paid 19,900 with dealer options (tint, door guard, nitrogen in the tires, special magic paint protectent). Most of the stuff is nice to have, but just added on to give an excuse for marking up the cost. Those extras have a huge mark up. It doesn't really cost them much to do, especially given the scale (when they have someone tint the 20 new cars off the truck, you can bet they have a special deal with someone to get it done for half of what it costs aftermarket, yet they will charge way more than the aftermarket price. I don't blame them for doing this - they are just trying to increase their profit, but they don't need to make a fat profit at your expense. I would see if they would give you the price of 20,188 with dealer add ons, or see if they or another dealer has a car without the add-ons (assuming you don't care about having most of those features.) Also, I would email other dealerships to see if you can get an even better deal in writing, even if it is from a dealership 100 or 200 miles away (would you drive 100 miles to get an otherwise free $500?) Then see if your local dealer will match the price. Or, pick which dealer you feel most comfortable with, who isn't too high-pressure and playing shell games, and tell them you would prefer to do business with them if they can match X price out the door, with dealer add ons.
#595 of 622 Re: Buying 2009 HCH in Dallas tx [timaz]
Jun 10, 2009 (6:48 pm)
I paid 19700 for the base hybrid with no options. could have saved another $1000 if I knew USAA had a car buying service. Check to see if you are a member of any buying service AAA or USAA for instance. No negotiation worries and a great price.
#596 of 622 Re: Buying 2009 HCH in Dallas tx [myboysthree3]
Jun 11, 2009 (5:46 am)
I tried going trough the USAA buying service last week and $21,100 was the best it would give me. How you were going to be able to get it for $18,700? BTW, $19,700 is a great price.
#597 of 622 HCH II w/ Leather
Jun 11, 2009 (10:31 am)
Just received and accepted offer from dealer in the north DFW area for a HCH w/ Leather for $20,145 including destination charge. As I mentioned previously, I tried the USAA program last week but speaking with the dealer directly worked the best. Also provided offer for the LX-S for $16,500 but went with the hybrid.
#598 of 622 Re: Buying 2009 HCH in Dallas tx [txmonkey]
Jun 11, 2009 (5:25 pm)
I checked after I bought the car and the price was 18700 - too bad I already purchased the car. I am happy with the price I got but would have liked the other price even better. I'm in VA. I purchased an Odyssey from the USAA dealer for 30400 with accessories MSRP is 37600.
#599 of 622 Price Paid for Civic Hybrid Service Contract
Jun 21, 2009 (9:26 pm)
Has anyone purchased this, and if so, how much did you pay? We were offered 72mo/100K mi for $2050. Is this good and/or even necessary? Thanks.
#600 of 622 Re: Price Paid for Civic Hybrid Service Contract [minivanmom31]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:35 am)
Bad price. Don't pay it. I paid $1010 for 8 yr, 120k, $0 deductible, which is the dealer's price from Honda. Everything above that is dealer markup. There are a handful of dealerships that sell via the internet at dealer cost because they get large incentives from Honda based on if they sell a high volume, so they make their money on the incentives indirectly, not the individual service contracts that they sell. I purchased through Hyannis Honda. I checked into it and everything is legit. It is the same exact Honda Car Care contract that you would buy from from your local dealer, just for $1000 less.
#601 of 622 Re: Price Paid for Civic Hybrid Service Contract [timaz]
Jun 22, 2009 (10:16 am)
I paid $970 for 8 yr, 120k, $0 deductible in Natick, MA in Aug 2007
#602 of 622 I NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Jul 08, 2009 (8:58 am)
Ok, I am curious what you all can tell me about this deal.
I am purchasing a 2009 HCH (base) AND a 2009 Honda CRV 4 WD LX AND a trade in for a fair running 2001 VW Jetta.
THey offered 22491.91 for the civic (taxes included) and 20471 for the CRV (taxes and trade in included...trade in valued at 2500).