Last post on Apr 27, 2008 at 6:02 AM
You are in the Honda Pilot
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#12 of 21 Re: 2008 Pilot [noyp28s]
Feb 24, 2008 (12:57 pm)
Just be firm with your dealership on Tuesday. You are in the drivers seat, (no pun intended) With the '09 coming out they should be offering some incentive. Although we went to another local dealership here in Las Vegas and they weren't discounting their pilots AT ALL. So maybe if when you go (my husband did this) is not to appear to anxious. And that you just may go across the border to get one. ....You will love it in green soooooo much! Best of luck
#13 of 21 Re: 2008 Pilot [lidodeparis]
Feb 24, 2008 (7:07 pm)
I wouldn't suggest walking into a dealership without first sending out the emails soliciting quotes from the internet managers. that is how you'll get them competing and discounting their cars.
#14 of 21 Re: 2008 Pilot [parviz]
Feb 24, 2008 (8:18 pm)
How do I do that...get quotes from internet managers?
#15 of 21 Re: 2008 Pilot [noyp28s]
Feb 24, 2008 (9:42 pm)
What I did was to Google list of Honda dealers in my 150 mile radius and then found out their email addresses (either their own website or Honda's) and emailed them each with details inquiry giving them the exact description of the car, model, color and options I wanted and asked for their total plus including destination and without TTL (tax, dmv, license). Some will respond with quotes and some will tease you with responses and no quotes or call you etc. But at the end you will have a good number of quotes. Then I checked their online inventory to make sure they had the car I wanted in stock and if they did I responded back to their quote and made sure there was no misunderstanding such as demo, high mileage, damaged (believe it or not that exist till you get there and they have to disclose it then). When you almost have a deal and before you go see the dealer in person make sure and ask about any added options that you did not want and make sure not to pay at all or don't pay more than the actual cost (check online) if you want the options (trunk tray, wheel locks, etc.).
#16 of 21 Re: 2008 Pilot [parviz]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 24, 2008 (6:25 pm)
You can also go to Edmunds.com and click on Get a Free Price Quote and we'll broadcast your request to the dealers you want us to. And you can broaden your dealer search by changing the zip code in your search.
#17 of 21 Re: 2008 Pilot [steve_]
Feb 25, 2008 (12:15 am)
Thanks for the reminder, Steve. Yes, I did do that as well. The more dealers you reach out there, the better.
#18 of 21 Re: 2008 Pilot [noyp28s]
Feb 25, 2008 (11:42 am)
Thanks for the tips guys. I actually just did that but locally though as I live in Toronto, Canada. I e-mailed 2 dealers & just waiting for responses or calls. For some reason, even though our dollar is now slightly more in value than your dollar, our vehicle pricing isn't even close to competitive to U.S. pricing. It really frustrates a lot of car buyers here. Again, much appreciative of all the responses.
#19 of 21 Canada vs. US
Apr 23, 2008 (11:33 am)
In US they pay US$30,000, and in Canada we pay CAN$40,000 for the same vehicle.
BUT, if you have a pretty new trade, you want to get rid of, because it's crap, the trade in price you get here in Canada is also unbelievable for the US guys. I just used this strategy.
#20 of 21 Re: Canada vs. US [rodut]
Apr 27, 2008 (6:02 am)
On Honda cars import into Canada from the US -
Better check with Canadian Honda & their dealerships. I heard that they won't honor the standard warranty if the car is imported from USA. I know there's no such problem on Toyota though.