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Honda Insight, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan
#60 of 97 Re: March Insight Deals [cappla]
Mar 25, 2010 (10:01 pm)
Just got two certified 2010 Honda Insight EX(s) (2K and 5K miles, no Navi) here in Fayetteville, AR. for ~18,400 a piece on March 24th, 2010. They didn't really compromise on the price any more, but after getting a trade-in of $7500 on our 2004 Honda Element (w/ 108K miles), my wife and I walked away with a combined note of $550/month (60 months). Not too bad I think and we're loving our decision more and more everyday. While we do miss Ellie (pet name of our former Element , hybrids make the most sense these days in our opinion, especially with our impending move to the DC metro area. Can't wait to get more familiar with the car and the driving experience
#61 of 97 Re: 2010 Insight EX $19000 [benm]
Mar 26, 2010 (6:11 am)
Sorry -- didn't see your message until just now.
We bought it at Herb Chambers of Boston -- Jasmine was the kind lady who helped us get the deal.
Hope you guys have luck!!
#62 of 97 Re: Insight w/Navi $23500 out the door [kriss2]
Apr 14, 2010 (2:06 am)
Why does it have to be a So. Cal dealer if you can get it shipped for free from another dealer?
I'm in San Francisco area and I wouldnt buy ANY parts or acc from a local dealer as they are far too expensive and have the idea they have the only game in town. Most have no clue that they are being undercut by smaller dealers out of state that really want your business. Insights are dirt cheap here but as for the "Extras" forget it.
Try "pattypeckhondaparts" on ebay, might have to google it.
Price is more then right and shipping on mine was free. Also check other listings from them as when I got mine I bidded on it and got it for less then $130 free shipping as no one else even bidded on it (from PattyPeck).
Only wish I could have leased my insight from out of state on Ebay without being hit with Calif tax laws. Probably be too big for UPS or FedEx anyway .
#64 of 97 Looking at leasing, is this a good price
Apr 19, 2010 (8:20 am)
I am looking at taking advantage of Honda's current lease offer they have going. Have been negotiating through emails which helps and makes the process much easier. This is what I have been quoted for just the price of the vehicle (not including tax's and other fees:
EX w/ Nav: $20,341
We are really looking at either the EX or EX w/ Nav. Wondering is this a good deal?
#65 of 97 Re: Looking at leasing, is this a good price [dsmkid95]
Apr 20, 2010 (5:18 am)
Does that include destination? If so then yest they are better than my quotes were.
#66 of 97 Re: Looking at leasing, is this a good price [lnchbx13]
Apr 20, 2010 (5:23 am)
no this does not include destination charges
Apr 20, 2010 (8:17 am)
These are the quotes I received that include destination. Yours are better. I would think they are pretty good.
Insight LX - 18357.00
Insight EX - 19768.02
#68 of 97 EX With Nav
Apr 25, 2010 (6:45 am)
EX Nav - 21,249 + doc 398 = $21,627
Purchased from Matt Ball - Cary Autopark
Also - had priced accessories online - they matched price of accessories, I paid rack rates for installation of anything that required tools (eg mud flaps) but none if it didn't (eg Floor Matts).
#69 of 97 Honda Insight LX - no options
Apr 25, 2010 (5:39 pm)
Hi, just finalized my purchase of a new 2010 Honda Insight LX from Anderson Honda in Palo Alto, CA.
Overall the experience was good... not great, but good.
Price I paid:
Selling Price $17,794.20
Tire Fee $8.75
Doc. Fee $55.00
Sales Tax 9.25% $1,651.05
DMV (Estimate) $291.00
Sales Guy: Luiz
Very good experience with Luiz. He was patient, answered all my questions, went above and beyond in helping me feel comfortable with my purchase, and didn't play games with the price we agreed upon.
Finance Guy: Sanjay
Very unpleasant experience with Sanjay. He spoke WAY too fast and sold us overpriced extended warranty (returned the next day).
1) "Honda Care" = "extended warranty"
Like everything else "Honda Care" (aka "extended warranty") price is negotiable. I purchased it VERY reluctantly at $2100 for 7 years / 100,000 miles from Sanjay but only after he said I could return it within 60 days. I didn't know anything about it so I wanted to look it up. Returned it the next day.
You can buy extended car warranties from your car insurance and even from your finance company. Both options were cheaper than the Honda option Sanjay sold us.
Sanjay used the "We'll give you your money back!" argument to sell us. Yes, Honda will return your money if you don't use it, but good luck not falling into one of the categories that causes them not to return your money. But, as always, don't take any one person's word for it, just look it up online.
2) Don't buy GAP insurance from the dealer until you've looked up other options. I asked about it from my finance company and it turns out they can't even ask you if you want it because the car company has first dibs. So YOU have to ask for it. Please ask, I'm still researching it but it seems pretty cheap (~$240) for what you get.