I find it almost comical how these dealers try to screw people with trades...nightpilot said:Actually I am still w/out my Pilot. I started out checking the different dealerships around. They all had mark ups ranging from $2K up to $5K over MSRP. I finally tried Autoland (at the recommendation of my credit union) and decided to go with them as there was no mark up. In addition they gave the were willing to give me the most for my trade in (2001 Toyota Sequoia). They did the search for a Black EX-L and finally located one @ a dealer in Gardena. After waiting for 3 weeks (delays supposedly due to the crazy fires we've been having) I finally got a call on 10/1/02 that the Pilot was going to arrive on 10/2/02. However, an hour later I receive a call from Autoland that says that the original amout for my trade in was no longer valid and that they could offer about $3K - $4K less than originally discussed. I told them no way and at this point am Pilotless. I have been able to locate a dealer in Reseda who will sell the Pilot @ sticker. My only concern now is how much they are going to give for my Sequoia.
I am still in limbo trying to get an explanation from the credit union and Autoland as to what happened here. In the meantime I am going to try the dealership in Reseda to see if there is anything that they can do.
Have you tried a private sale? I listed my Jeep in the Recycler and got a call a day later. I sold it for $6k.
Just keep your options open. Oh yah, and don't be an idiot like me and sell your car too fast otherwise you'll be car-less while you wait for your Pilot. At least for me, I only have one more week to wait.