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Honda Civic, Alternative Fuels, Hybrid Cars, Car Buying, Hatchback
#51 of 90 Re: A question... [epnfrn]
May 29, 2007 (4:06 pm)
Everybody, just ignore [isellhondas]. If you've read his posts (almost 10,000) in the other forums, he's the "Internet salesperson" at a Honda dealership that refuses to give out prices via e-mail (ironic, eh?) and has nothing better to do but to get into flame wars with folks who don't share his point-of-view. So just ignore him and move on.
Any competent Honda salesperson ("Internet" or otherwise) would have known at least the following about the Honda Civic GX:
Clean air vehicle
US$4,000 federal tax rebate
Lower cost for natural gas fuel
HOV access, free tolls, free meter parking (where available)
It may not be your favourite car, but there's no need to be such a put-down...
#52 of 90 Re: A question... [dcba]
May 29, 2007 (4:15 pm)
Oh, I give quotes but not in writing. Since we have been the number one Honda dealer in nine states for 26 years, I guess this method must work.
Wrong on the flame wars. I'm pretty easy going.
I do understand the plusses. As suggested, I went to that other forum and have discovered that fuel is much more available in other parts of the country. Where I am, they are almost non-existant.
#53 of 90 Re: A question... [dcba]
May 29, 2007 (7:13 pm)
dcba - Give me a call or email, I can answer all your questions about the GX or any other Alt Fuel vehicle. The advice is free. Yes I own a CNG dealership but I don't even have a GX right now to even sell you. So don't worry I won't put a sales job on you. I would just hate it if you were put off the GX because of this experience, it is a good vehicle. I can't even get new ones but I can recommend where you can and how to get a deal on it. With gas heading to $4 per gallon CNG is definately the way to go.
To keep this somewhat relavent to the topic discussion. Those of you that have been watching my site for price updates have probably noticed it has not been updated in a while. I had computer issues and I'm back up and running again so send in those updates. This time around I will include the price and last updated date.
#54 of 90 Re: A question... [bank1avp]
May 30, 2007 (9:29 am)
ok, i'm not sure why i'm even bothering to respond to this internet honda guy (and yes, you do seem like a trouble maker - YOU MAY NOT BE, but i'm the 2nd person to tell you this in 2 days, so perhaps you should assess how you are writing).
my justification for the GX -- i have a 40mi commute in the Bay Area, crossing 2 bridges in the process. with the GX, i get to use the carpool lane (this saves me about 1 hour roudtrip per day -- value to me at my salary ~$50). those 2 bridges at $4/each = $8 that i DON'T have to pay in the GX. my other car (a S2000) gets maybe 25mpg, at $3.70/gallon (premium), my GX consistently gets 40mpg at about $1.95.
so, cost to drive my S2000/day = $19.84 + $50 time lost
cost to drive natty gas GX = $3.90
with about 4 CNG stations along my route, availability isn't a problem. oh, and by the way, the GX is the cleanest burning car on the planet!
there are all kinds of things i don't like ... what's the opposite of sporty? 250mi range, ect, ect ... but hands down, FOR ME, the GX is the ultimate commuter car! the S2000 fills in all the gaps the GX can't, so I feel pretty lucky to have the best of both worlds.
#55 of 90 Re: A question... [epnfrn]
May 30, 2007 (9:47 am)
I'm not a troublemaker but some people automatically don't like me because of my username. I'm used to it so no problem.
You answered my question. I no longer live in California but I'm a native So. Californian and I did live and work in the Bay Area for four years and I remember the traffic.
I'm sure someone will jump in and correct me but the last time I checked there were only a couple of places in the entire Seattle/Puget Sound area that sold natural gas.
And, we can't use the carpool lanes like you can. I can see that would be a major plus for you.
We get zero interest in GX's but I can see why you bought yours.
May 30, 2007 (2:37 pm)
I wish I would have known about these cars a few years ago, I would have got mine sooner.
I drive about 620 miles a week, have a reliable 24/7 CNG station close to my home, so it was a no-brainer. For all the money I save on fuel, I can afford to rent a car if I want to drive out of state.
Until an affordable electric car is available that can make my 140 mile round trip commute, I will stick with my GX.
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May 30, 2007 (8:53 pm)
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#58 of 90 Re: Hey, Hey, Hey!! [kyfdx]
Jun 02, 2007 (4:14 pm)
I just bought my 99 gx with 55k two weeks ago for $6999 with shipping from texas to the bay area. $7550 after taxes, not a problem with the independant dealer. Although I did have problems with E-loan, don't use them for auto loans.
#60 of 90 Re: Looking for "Dealer cost" on the '07 Civic GX [mattguth]
Jul 02, 2007 (12:52 pm)
Russ Darrow Honda is the worst dealership. Salesman told me the car was in Chicago at a holding yard and I would have it in 2 to 3 weeks, I gave them the $2000 deposit, now they can't seem to find 'my' car.... now they only have white available. Tom H does not return voice mail or email, lies and says he never receives them.
They know they are the only GX dealer in Wisconsin so I can't go anywhere else... besides they have $2000 of my money so what am I suppose to do?