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Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Entourage, Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Car Comparisons, Van
#142 of 206 Surprising price difference
Aug 27, 2007 (6:54 am)
I've been looking at an Entourage limited with Sunroof package and a Honda Odyssey EX-L--I consider them to be roughly similarly equipped for our purposes.
Last "final" quotes I got were surprising:
Honda Odyssey-EX-L: $27,536
Hyundai Entourage Limited: $27,216 (including the rebate)
The local Hyundai dealership has not been willing to deal at all, despite having eleven 2007 Entourages in their lot and the 2008s on the way. The Honda dealership is openly trying to get rid of the Odysseys to make room for the 2008s.
My price (my calculated price to pay based on invoice, rebate, etc.) for the Entourage was $24,281 including the rebate, but the dealer won't even come close. Even without further negotiating, the Odyssey is within $50 of "my" price.
I went into this planning on getting the Hyundai--we have an XG300L and a Santa Fe now and are big fans of the automaker--and you just can't beat the standard features (both safety, warranty and otherwise) for the money. However, with the pricing we're getting on the Honda, I may choose that one. Never thought I would.
#143 of 206 Re: Surprising price difference [aberwacky]
Aug 27, 2007 (9:24 am)
In five years from now you won't regret buying the Honda. We love our Odyssey and have had few problems with it. The price you stated sounds very good. I am surprised at the Hyundai dealer not being more flexible. Most of what I've heard about them has been positive.
#144 of 206 Re: Surprising price difference [aberwacky]
Aug 27, 2007 (10:15 am)
That dealer needs a reality check. Just look at residual values for both.
I think your $24.8k is entirely realistic. In fact when I looked at Limited models I remember them being right about that much, $25k.
Shop at fitzmall.com, they will have much better prices, and they have a Hyundai store.
#145 of 206 Local Hyundai dealer
Aug 27, 2007 (10:56 am)
This dealer has been very difficult from the beginning, and I would prefer not to do business with them if at all possible because of the typical "car salesman" approach they use. Unfortunately, the two dealerships within 50 miles of me are both owned by the same people.
I'm getting some quotes from dealers farther away--well I'm trying to. It's amazing to me that some don't even respond to the requests.
Thanks for the fitzmall reference. I'll give them a try.
I think I can go lower on the Odyssey--my "low" price was before I knew about the $2000 dealer incentive Honda is offering. Still, though, it's not a bad price.
#146 of 206 Re: Local Hyundai dealer [aberwacky]
Aug 27, 2007 (10:58 am)
If you want to compare no-haggle Honda prices in the same region, try:
They have a Honda store. Just make sure to add freight and processing, since they do not include those.
#147 of 206 Re: Surprising price difference [ateixeira]
Aug 28, 2007 (7:16 am)
Does anyone know what Fitzmall's delivery range is? I can't find the information anywhere on their website.
#148 of 206 Re: Surprising price difference [aberwacky]
Aug 28, 2007 (7:17 am)
Not sure...maybe call them up? My family has purchased about 5 cars from them and every experience was a good one.
#149 of 206 Consumer Reports [reliability BEST AND WORST]
Oct 18, 2007 (5:16 pm)
reliability BEST AND WORST
Consumer Reports ranked predicted reliability of 2008 models based on survey results from previous years. Here are the magazine’s two best and worst picks for predicted reliability in each segment:
Best: Pontiac Vibe, Scion xB
Worst: Chevrolet Uplander, Hyundai Entourage
Full article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21324818?GT1=10450
#150 of 206 Re: Consumer Reports [ocuihs]
Oct 23, 2007 (11:21 am)
They need to separate those classes. Which is the best van? Which is the worst wagon?
Nov 12, 2007 (7:28 am)
Well I purchased my first mini-van about six months ago and before I made my decision I went and looked at them all. The Ody was really the "nicest" out the bunch but also demanded the most amount of cash. I live in Puerto Rico and we have to pay an excise tax on all vehicles. The amount is determined by the cost of the vehicle. So the starting price on the Ody started at 32,000 / Sienna stared at 29,500 and the Sedona was only 23,500. I got the Sedona lx long wheel base with cloth a roof rack, tinted windows, and all the the standard stuff. I honestly was very impressed by the Sedona with it's power and ride. Not as agile as the Ody but just as much power and i have neen getting as advertised 18/25. That is great considering I use the a/c every time I drive it. The Sienna does get better mpg but with the price difference it would take me about 15 years to make up the cost difference in fuel savings. All three vans are nice but for my needs the Sedona was the choice. Ah yes and I added HID for $125.00 off of ebay.