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Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan, Hyundai Entourage, Mazda MAZDA5, Kia Sedona, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Van
#94 of 1261 Re: apples to apples, etc [autowrite]
Aug 17, 2007 (9:54 am)
Noone asked for Ody pricing, the topic didn't even come up until now. hansienna was complaining about Sienna resale and someone else was guessing at a residual for a Caravan.
Fitzgerald Automall has several brands, but Honda isn't one of them.
Let's see, though, Koons Honda isn't far away, and they do no-haggle pricing on new Odys. They have several new EX models for $27,584 (including freight and fees).
They have one used 2006 Ody EX, 14k miles, for $24,995. That has very low miles, the Toyota and Dodge both had 30k miles, so it might be closer to $24k if it had similar miles to the others.
I used EX because they don't have any used LXs for sale.
Any how, this is just one example, but depreciation is well controlled, similar to Toyota's.
#95 of 1261 Re: Real-world Depreciation, apples-to-apples [ateixeira]
Aug 17, 2007 (12:31 pm)
Of course your numbers depend on where you are. We just bought a 07 T&C, and here's what I saw in pricing.
New Sienna LE pkg 2 (I looked at 2), and couldn't get it lower than $24K, but the lowest was 24100.
Used 2006 Sienna LE (not sure what pkg), 21k miles, $18200
New T&C Touring (what I bought), 22.5K
Used 2006 T&C Touring, 15K miles, 17,750
New Honda EXL (BIL bought), 32K
Used 2007 Honda EXL, 28k miles, $24,750
So, with these examples, the Chrysler held more value $ and %. Kind of goes against the majority on this one! I thought it was crazy, also.
#96 of 1261 Re: Real-world Depreciation, apples-to-apples [ateixeira]
Aug 21, 2007 (9:11 am)
You should take at least $10k off MSRP of a 2007 DGC SXT or T&C Touring. Heck, I got $11k off in March on my T&C Signature Series. Buy yourself a one-way ticket to Detroit and drive it home. I read Sunday's newspaper with ads for $16k DGC SXT's with MSRP of $28.5k. Selection is low as porduction stopepd a few months ago to get ready for the redesigned 2008 models.
#97 of 1261 Re: Real-world Depreciation, apples-to-apples [aaron_t]
Aug 21, 2007 (12:37 pm)
Again, I think it depends on where you live. I got it for 8K off sticker, which seemed in line with carsdirect, 2 other dealers, and edmunds.com. But again, what is the resale values of all the vans where you live.
#98 of 1261 Re: Real-world Depreciation, apples-to-apples [aaron_t]
Aug 22, 2007 (10:28 am)
Would you mind telling me the names of some of these dealers who you've seen the ads for? I'm located in northwestern Ohio and would be willing to drive for a this kind of bargain, but I've been unable to figure out a way to see the actual ads in the newspapers. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
#100 of 1261 Re: Real-world Depreciation, apples-to-apples [aaron_t]
Aug 23, 2007 (3:16 pm)
Look at those low prices!!!!
Wait a minute, I didn't see em!
Oh yeah, btw, I noticed the first dealer had a 06 used for $20500.
#101 of 1261 Re: 2008 Chrysler minivan availability? [tsu670]
Aug 23, 2007 (4:49 pm)
To answer my own question posted July 23rd, I just read in the newspaper this morning that Chrysler started production this week (August 20th) of their new 2008 minivans.
#102 of 1261 Re: Real-world Depreciation, apples-to-apples [aaron_t]
Aug 23, 2007 (6:00 pm)
Hey, thanks for the links. I called several of the dealerships about some of these bargains, but they didn't quite pan out. As mentioned, the selection was very limited, and interestly enough, the sales were limited to state residents, not out-of-towners (citing incentive and tax reasons). Oh well, the wife's '97 T&C is still running like a champ, so I'm not too desperate. Thanks again, though.
#103 of 1261 Re: Which Vans looks expensive and which vans looks cheap? [tiburonboi25]
Aug 26, 2007 (10:22 am)
If your comparing 2008 model minivans, you'd better slide the Chrysler/Dodge vans way up there. The is nothing cheap looking about them.