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#26 of 35 Re: Had a great experience at Don Jacobs Honda, KY [guru_g]
Mar 11, 2007 (10:30 am)
CRV 4wd EX
$22800 Invoice (w dest charge guessing dest charge ~$600)
150 avg tag and fees
- 23695 you paid (23300+395 fees)
$695 you paid over invoice
Its the fees they got you on. I think if you look around you'll see fees typically run about $150 (title and doc fees) and they charged you $395
You still got a better deal than me by a hair and most people so don't feel bad.
#27 of 35 Re: Had a great experience at Don Jacobs Honda, KY [beerlover]
Mar 11, 2007 (10:50 am)
The exact breakup is as follows:
$23,266.12(invoice of $22840+$100 incl. floormats and destination)
$395.00 (title, documentation, & prep fee).
The $395 fee is a bit on the higher side but is on par with the other honda dealers in KY. The minimum fee for all the local dealers was $249, but that dealership's OTD price was much higher. I negotiated using OTD price and I knew $25K was a good deal. I don't feel bad at all since my deal is comparable to the best deals people have gotten (per edmund's forums).
#29 of 35 good times with Darryl Waltrip in Franklin
Apr 21, 2007 (6:15 am)
They were hard negotiators and so were we, but fact is, vehicle was too popular to go that much under invoice. However, even before we committed to the car, without prompting or putting money down, they secured the exact car we wanted to their fleet. So when we did decide on their offer, the car was already there. Also, their non-negotiable doc fees, well, at least half of them, if not more were cut. They just had to cut off of other things to make it go away. So on paper, doc fee is there, but on the extra add-ons, they were marked down.
I also highly recommend their internet sales guy, JR MCCoy. Super nice and helpful, which I know they are supposed to be, but this guy was not slick dealer like some. He even went thru our owners manuals, all of them, and placed post it flags on the should know now items...tee hee....good cause I hate reading manuals.
#30 of 35 Pacific NW Honda Dealerships
Aug 26, 2007 (11:27 am)
I just purchased a Honda CRV, and wanted to share my experiences with the handful of dealerships. We bought the car from Parker Johnstone, and they were good to work with. Not a lot of pressure from the sales staff, and really the negotiation didn't take more than 20 minutes. The one problem was that it took about 90 minutes to get the paperwork ready to sign (but only 15 mins to actually sign). That was pretty frustrating.
As for the other dealerships, the people at Bill Rogers Honda were very laid back. Easy to talk to, and they didn't seem to hold back on information relative to the cars in stock. Prices were competitive, but in the end the dealership was just too far away (50 miles) for me to make the trip. Dick Hannah had the best prices, but the sales staff was a little high pressure. The internet sales manager at Honda St. John's was pretty firm with pricing, but I appreciated the honesty.
As an aside, a friend of mine purchased a CR-V at Beaverton Honda and said it was a hassle free experience.
#31 of 35 Re: Pacific NW Honda Dealerships [saprissa1]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 26, 2007 (11:40 am)
Edmunds now has a Dealer Ratings and Reviews page that's more "global" than just the Forums, so please take a few minutes to rate and review your dealers there too. Thanks!
#32 of 35 Fitzmall, Maryland Hyundai
Aug 26, 2007 (11:42 am)
Has anyone dealt with the above? They advertise at below invoice on the Hyundais and that is quite a bit with the 2000.00 rebate included. What's the catch, do they lowball you on the trade-in?...There is a $99.00 dealer fee plus TT/L and supposedly thats it.
#33 of 35 My local dealer is awful (Covington LA) what to do?
Sep 30, 2009 (8:52 pm)
I like the Honda Oddessy van. I recently tried to buy one in fact. But the sales staff at my local dealership is horrible. I refuse to give any commission to people like that. How can I get around them to buy the car? I thought about driving to the next town (and would clearly save money in doing so) but worry that service would be a hassle. Do I risk that I would simply never have to use the service department???? Open to suggestions/ solutions.
#34 of 35 Re: My local dealer is awful (Covington LA) what to do? [mandsecretshop]
Oct 01, 2009 (12:35 pm)
I'd definitely look into other dealerships before buying from a dealership you don't feel comfortable with. As for service that shouldn't make any difference where you bought it from and can have the service done at the dealership closest to you.
Oct 02, 2009 (6:19 am)
If hte sales departent is poor, then it's liekly the service department is just as badly managed. Thsi is the case with our local nissan dealer. The closest dealer is 40 miels away, but we've had such bad expereinces we actually go to the nextclosest dealer 100 miles away. But for a reasonable price, they have a pick/drop-off and loaner service. I do most of the basic maintenance myself, but for the major service intervals, I use that service.
Fortunately for my CR-V, the cleast Hodna dealer so far seems pretty good and that's where I purchased it from. I didn't get the best price, but I'd rather pay an extra $500 to establish a good reputation and saved a 200 miles rounds trip...plus the nearest dealer had what I wanted in stock.