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#2955 of 3566 Re: Pilot EX 4WD [ayalakay]
Dec 22, 2010 (1:04 pm)
That sounds like an okay deal but I was offered a little better on the EX...
303/month x 35 months, 2,800 down (including all fees and first months payment). Trading in my current 2008 EXL Res - they have a buyer so I don't pay the last 2 payments or the over mileage fees. Let me know if you want the dealers name on Long Island (might be too far for you to travel).
Also got a good quote from Garden State Honda.
#2956 of 3566 Re: Pilot EX 4WD [ayalakay]
Dec 24, 2010 (6:10 am)
Is this price for a 2011 EX-L 4WD? That seems to be low or if not a very good offer.
Dec 25, 2010 (2:41 pm)
What are the December promo lease numbers for a 2011 Pilot LX (cheapest avail) for NY 35 months zero down & 15K/miles yr? I see the numbers for same Pilot with 12K miles/yr is $ 380/month xero dpwn.
#2958 of 3566 Re: Pilot EX 4WD [jackomo]
Dec 25, 2010 (3:45 pm)
Jackomo, that's for an EX 4WD not the EX-L... If I could just squeeze another $900 off that price then my payment would be ~$350 which is where I want it, without putting any cash down of course! But this dealer won't budge. Should I go for it?
#2959 of 3566 2011 Pilot LX 4WD Lease
Dec 26, 2010 (8:31 pm)
Hi Car man,
Could you give me the current money factor and residual value for a 2011 Honda Pilot, 4WD, LX, with 12k miles, and 36 months?
#2960 of 3566 2011 Pilot Touring 4WD
Dec 27, 2010 (1:04 pm)
Need feedback on this lease offer:
2011 Pilot Touring 4WD
$380 mo incl tax
Down payment from trade in of my 2008 Pilot EX-L with Nav Clean 45k miles (I'm figuring they are allowing $4-5k for that)
I have excellent credit. I've run my own back calculations of this offer based on 0.00139 MF and 55% RV, which I understand to be pretty much set in stone for all Honda dealers, correct?
Also appreciate feedback on whether I can successfully translate this deal down to an EX-L with Nav 2WD if I want to save some money, and whether that would be a better deal overall. The perks of the Touring are not necessities.
#2961 of 3566 Prices this much worse now?
Dec 30, 2010 (9:28 am)
Hi all, my current pilot lease (2008 EX-L 4wd w/RES) is up in Feb, so I'm beginning looking for a new deal. When I got my pilot 3 years ago, I got payments of $356 a month with nothing down (first months payment was $500 something with fees). Are the deals really THAT much worse now? I see people recently are paying $380 plus a month with several thousand down. Should I be looking at other manufacturers to start??
#2962 of 3566 Re: Equity in 2008 leased Honda Pilot? [shorebreak]
Dec 30, 2010 (9:40 pm)
Thanks everybody. I was able to obtain $3,500 in equity from my 2008 Pilot EX-L 4WD while I leased a 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD for $460 per month (12K miles per year for 36 months). I paid first monthís lease payment and DMV. Taxes included are 7.375%.
I had to work with a number of dealers to get this deal done. Many refused to pay any equity claiming that the car belonged to Honda Financial and not me. They lost! Any smart dealer knows that customers have an option to buy the car, pay sales tax, and then trade-in the vehicle for a much higher price. These dealers would work with you to save the sales tax in the process (dealers donít have to pay sales tax). Good luck!
#2963 of 3566 Re: Pilot EX 4WD [ayalakay]
Dec 31, 2010 (9:21 am)
Hey gang, I ended up driving home with my new car yesterday.... very happy with my new Pilot! Nothing but improvements over my last one ('08-VP) EXCEPT for that strange glove box arrangement. They put in a row of cubbies above the actual box, which now seems to hang down quite a bit into the leg well. But, since I'll be doing most of the driving, who cares!
A BIG shout out to Autosport Honda in Bridgewater, NJ. No pressure, no gimmicks, no nonsense or upselling needless extras. Plus the plates and registration were already done so I do not have to make an additional trip. Worth the ride!
Good luck to everyone, and happy trails!
#2964 of 3566 Re: Prices this much worse now? [charr131]
Dec 31, 2010 (8:56 pm)
Thatís true. 3 years ago Honda had heavy incentives to move the 2008 models in anticipation of the new re-designed 2009 models. Plus, the MSRPs of 2009 onwards trims are much higher than the corresponding 2008 trims (additional features, technology, etc.)
However, there is significant equity in 2008 Pilots -- difference between the trade-in value and the buyout price. You can transfer that equity into the new 2011 lease and bring the lease payments closer to your current lease payments.