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#784 of 1127 Re: Invoice and difference pilot exl 09 [mattyd]
Jun 20, 2008 (9:49 am)
Are you freaking KIDDING ME?! Amazing how we're getting screwed by Honda in Canada: look at this: I just was quoted $36,200 by the only Honda dealer in Oshawa, Ontario, on a USED used 2007 Pilot EXL w/ 19000km!!! I'm NEVER buying a used or new car in Canada again, unless it is within 1-2% of the price I'd pay in the US
But at least you have free health care.........
#785 of 1127 Re: Pilot Sales figures down, Civics way up! [tmock13]
Jun 20, 2008 (2:55 pm)
People knew the new Pilot was coming, so they waited.
In June, the production volume of new Pilot is not at 100% yet, so the sales figure will be down again compared with 2007. The best indicator should be the sales figure of July.
Look at the sales figure of Mazda CX-9. It maintains steady at 2300 units from Jan - May, 2008 with $500-$1500 rebate. Personally, I don't think CUVs are greatly affected in sales due to many SUVs buyers down sizing. Some people do need large vehicles, and they could find a good compromise with vehicles like Pilot, CX-9, Highlander, etc.
Overall, vehicles that are selling poorly are vehicles that weigh more than 5000lbs or with V8 engines. Luxury brands are also doing poorly since everyone is predicting a recession coming our way.
#786 of 1127 2009 honda pilot AWD EX-L
Jun 24, 2008 (12:36 pm)
I have been doing some internet shoping and the best price I got for the 2009 honda pilot AWD EX-L black is $33,000 plus tax. I leave in the new york city area. Is this a good price? Seems to be only $467 over invoice of $32533
#787 of 1127 Re: 2009 honda pilot AWD EX-L [dng1]
Jun 24, 2008 (2:39 pm)
Not bad, but I just bought a 4wd touring black/black int. for a bit above cost (with extras) at Yonkers Honda. My 2nd purchase there and my salesman, Mike, is a great guy to deal with.
#788 of 1127 09 Pilot, Paying close to or MSRP, CRAZY!!!!
Jun 24, 2008 (6:18 pm)
Just came across an interesting article on the current situation of truck and suv sales being heavily discounted through incentives and cash rebates.
http://finance.yahoo.com/loans/article/105271/Car-Makers-Lavish-Incentives-on-SU- - V-and-Truck-Buyers
Although the 09 Pilot is currently not on this list, it will soon be there after the initial excitement of the redesign dies down.
So, if these Honda dealers continue to demand MSRP or even close to it, you'll be nuts to lay down $40K when by year end, prices will be near or below invoice with special low financing from Honda. I can almost guarantee it.
#789 of 1127 Dissapointed
Jun 25, 2008 (8:02 am)
From what I've seen so far, the new Pilot turns me off. I haven't sat inside it yet, but have seen it several times in person, and Honda has completely overdone the styling. If I needed a vehicle that size, I would definitely go for the new Toyota Highlander (although I hate that it doesn't have a split third row bench). The Highlander is smaller, quicker, more efficient and has more cargo space. Although I'm not a huge fan of its styling, I think I would also rather buy the Hyundai Veracruz. It just seems to me that Honda stopped in the middle of developement, and left somethings out, like a better engine, and decent styling.
Shockingly enough, I think Honda just slipped, and in the process proved that bigger isn't always better.
#790 of 1127 Re: 2008 Pilot - Best driver visibility
Jun 25, 2008 (11:33 am)
I agree. Also the 2008 Pilot had better driver visibility than the 2009. Probably the best visibility among all SUVs-Crossovers on the market.
That rear side window (the 3rd) is huge. When I sit on the driver seat and turn my head to the right, I see anything outside ! I can safely change lanes and back up. Great 2008 design !
Who gives a damn about all kinds of safety features (airbags, VSC, etc) when you can't see where you are going ? Safety means having no crash in the 1st place. That means not being blind !!!
#791 of 1127 Re: 2008 Pilot - Best driver visibility [rodut]
Jun 25, 2008 (2:02 pm)
I did feel that the old Pilot had some issues that needed to be worked out (as a 6 year old vehicle should) but this new one didn't seem to adress those.
I am extremely disapointed too if the 2009 has less visability than the 2008, as the new one is even boxier and bulkier! I'd excuse it if the new styling was sleek and sculpted, but this is a box! The windows should be huge!
#792 of 1127 Is this too good to be true
Jun 25, 2008 (2:46 pm)
I got a internet quote for a black awd 2009 honda pilot ex-l for $28,726 from bayridge honda in brooklyn. does thatt make sense or is it just a low ball figure. I spoke to them in person and they confirmed this price.
#793 of 1127 Re: Is this too good to be true [dng1]
Jun 25, 2008 (7:47 pm)
Are you sure it wasn't a 2008? That sounds too low.