How much was it out the door?ADutchPilot said:Hi Crikey,
Bought ours Dec 21st from Courtesy Honda in Sanford. Dealer didn't wanna buckle to much on the price. Ended up paying $29260 for a Sagebrush EX-L. Add Tax, Title, Dealer fees (I know, I know ) and it was still a good chunk out of my wallet...
Luckely I lived in Orange County (6%) and not in Seminole (7%).
I used to live in Toronto and boy, I don't miss those taxes one bit. Same goes for the winters (I'm wearing shorts today as the temps are in the upper 70s today -- around 22C).gopilot said:Try living in Canada, GST 7% Provincial Tax 7.5% total of 14.5%!
Not sure how your tax system works in the states, but do you have just the one tax, or is there a state tax also?
She's the one who sent me that email. I'll try the 2 other dealers first before I come back to her. But if I cannot get 3.49% anymore, I'll have to wait until it is offered again or the price goes lower. I think prices will go lower since the months of October and November were dismal for car sales. December might be a bit different due to year-end deals but sales are normally slow after Christmas since people have already 'shopped till they drop' during the Christmas season. And to add to that, my wife prefers the MDX. I'm the practical one who wants the Pilot.
Year-end sales are typically the best time for people to buy. Taking advantage of anything the manufacturer can do to boost their yearly numbers and the buying spirit of the holidays make for a perfect mix.rwrooks said:I've noticed the same thing. Four of my office mates are sporting brand new vehicles (in addition to my new Pilot). Seems like new car sales must be booming, but the dealers are still whining. Not sure what's up with that.
I did notice the VIN#, either way, the price is very good.. kind of surprised me...seadog said:Gopilot - Did you notice the VIN of 2314. It must have been lost for the past 6 or more months and then found on this side of the border!
That's an interesting experience that you had. We bought our EX from College Park in the beginning of December. We got quoted $1,000 off of MSRP from their internet manager, and that's exactly what we paid. No pressure at all from the F&I office either. They had the best deal going in the DC metro region. Did they switch the price on you once you agreed to buy from them?rwrooks said:We paid MSRP for an EX-L with RES on 12/18/02 at Criswell Honda in Germantown, Maryland. I have to give them credit for sticking to their price through the entire process, which started in early October. It was MSRP all the way, and they were happy to have me go elsewhere if I thought I could get a better deal.
Dealers in No. VA are adding 1,000 to 2,500 above MSRP and you negotiate from there. The "deal" at College Park Honda (1,000 below MSRP) turned out to be a lure.