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2011 Honda Odyssey Discussion



  • Yeah, the older homes have better and roomier garages, compared to todays cheaply built homes, they also have bigger backyards. These big back yards come in handy when you are trying to bury the dead animals. :blush:
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,595
    I've used two credit cards to buy my prior van back in '08, a 2008 EX-L RES with two credit cards and financing. 3500 on one, 4500 on another. I paid for half of their fee to their processor, and had no problems then.

    The key is that they didn't let you charge the entire car - merchant agreements tend to prohibit that. As for charging you the fee, again - it's prhobited in standard merchant agreements. Maybe car dealers are exempted.

    I read many times that the hold back was 3% of the MSRP and not 2%.

    Depends on the brand - IIRC, Volvo has no holdback.
  • I don't know how accurate Edmunds is, but this info is directly from their
    web site. The Honda holdback is 2%. I've also included the URL.
  • loucapriloucapri Posts: 214
    YES, there is holdback and other marketing fee depends on where you live. My thinking is they open the door for business and people work there just like any of us (has family to support). I can see they need to make profit from us. Just not a BIG proft :)

    It does cost the dealer to put up this big HONDA sign on the street.
  • These are the lowest nationwide Odyssey 2011 prices including Destination Fee and Regional Ad Fees. Please post your experiences with these as a negotiating price point.

    LX - $25,161
    EX - $27,927
    EX-L - $31,000
    EX-L(Res) - $32,405
    EX-L(Navi) - $32,758
    Touring - $36,536
    Touring Elite - $38,728

    The smartest Honda buyers have got these prices as on date. I know these are low but posted them so we are more informed on overall market variances.

  • otter8otter8 Posts: 3
    I couldn't find where someone got a touring for 36,536. Could you post what dealership gave that deal or maybe PM me? Thanks.
  • queenv1queenv1 Posts: 53
    Now those are prices in the US correct? I can't see those anywhere in Canada.
  • loucapriloucapri Posts: 214
    I probably not doing well then. If any dealer around me will sell EXL(Res) for 32405, I will sign right away :(
    seattle area
  • Prices posted are US prices pulled from car dealers, dealer management systems, and data integrators in the auto industry. Like the NSA's Carnivore sifting through EVERY email building actionable intelligence. These are best prices to date and are expected to trend downwards. No one will quote you these prices, you need to beat them down to or below it. More power to y'all!

    Now let's go get 'em.
  • berriberri Posts: 3,996
    I finally actually saw one on the road today. It was white so it showed the flaws. All in all it wasn't as hideous as the pix, but it wasn't eye candy either. I couldn't tell which model version it was. I was particularly drawn to the cheap looking black mirrors and the gaping gash in the rear quarter panels for the sliders. I think that window design and the overall lower height draw attention to it. Those drawbacks kind of stick out rather predominantly unfortunately. I'll have to wait and see, but it seemed a little too rude to get me into a showroom to check it out closer. Maybe after I see a few more out there it will look better. Ironically, it looked a bit like the current Mopar vans from the rear view mirror as I drove past it (that hearse like look). I guess I just don't understand why someone would jump in line and pay close to list for it, but obviously others see it differently which is a good thing I guess. Since the 2011 Mopars will now have a modern engine and 6 speed, I'm thinking Honda may make that 6 speed standard in all models next year. Personally, I think the 99-04 ones probably still look the cleanest in their styling.
  • queenv1queenv1 Posts: 53
    I need to purchase a 2nd set of rims for my new 2011 Odyssey. I'll get a quote from Honda when I pick up my new wheels tomorrow. Anyone know of a good place to shop for rims in Canada?

    GO TO TIRERACK.COM they ship everywhere. you can pull up your make/model/trim/color of your car/van and apply different rims and tires to your car/van.

    You can PIMP OUT your car/truck/van without leaving your home in you underwear...!!

    GOOD LUCK...!!! HAPPY SHOPPING.....!!! :)
  • I just purchased the EX-L. I did not want the Continental Tires as I have had them
    on another vehicle and they were junk. The salesman told me they only put the
    Michelins on the EX-L w/Res and higher models. I told him I wanted the Michelins or
    no deal. They made it part of the deal. I paid $1100 over invoice and they gave me
    $13000 on my 2007 Colorado extended cab pick-up. I was happy with the deal.
  • queenv1queenv1 Posts: 53
    Excellent. Mine wouldn't deal the tires. But at least these junky tires are current. That means that they are stamped 3710 which means they were made in the 37th week of 2010 so roughly September. Otherwise there would have been no deal. The saleman didn't even know about this little trick or wasn't admitting to it but I don't buy tires that have been sitting somewhere drying out for a few years and then they try to sell them as new. Too many folks have died as a result of their tires blowing and such. Enjoy your van. I'm loving mine. Had to rearrange the garage so that it would fit in there beside my husband's Camry as my 1995 was smaller.
  • To begin I'm in the market for another minivan. Currently, I owned a 2002 Odyssey and paid MSRP at that time. I am happy with it but looking to replace due to the high mileage. Anyway, I test drove the new Odyssey and came away unimpressed.
    The new Odyssey appears to be smaller but the dealer kept insisting it was larger than the previous generation. Anyway, I sat in the van and was annoyed at the low ceiling. I bumped my head a couple of times exiting the van sitting on the second and third row seats. The dealer says honda decided to make it sportier by making the minivan a little wider and lower. I hate this!! By doing this, the minivan is not as comfortable as the previous generations of Odysseys. Also, lots of cheap plastics are being used all around the interior. The minivan drives nicely but not as roomy and comfortable as the one I owned. By the way, I brought my my family (two small kids) along to the dealership and they liked the old Odyssey better. Also, the new Odyssey is selling at or near MSRP so we will continue our search for another vehicle.
  • It is truely a good thing that others/we don't see things like you do since I sincerely think it is a very beautiful van, with all the right trims and versions of it being available. In anycase, to each thier own and I still think comparing the older 99-04 to what is being made now is rather unfortunate when you consider the advancement in aerodynamics and the reasons why they are now being designed in a particular way. You can tell I like them so I wish you all the best as you continue on your jouney into liking it.
  • I don't know where you are coughing up these numbers but you couldn't be farther from the true numbers. As far as I am concerned and having a brother as a regional director, your numbers are so wrong. I will not devulge any information as to the prices but using the LX as an example and for all you that are following the listed pricers from "pilotosyssey", the LX odyssey cannot be advertised for lower than the invoice price of $25,976.00, (Invoice).All you need to do is start your negotiation from MSRP and work your number down to the where it will be comfortable for you and profitable for the dealer, after all, they have to make a little profit too to stay alive. It is Bottom feeders out there that make it hard for some of the folks in car sales to have such a hard time making this an honest living. In the mean time, "mr.pilotodyssey", tell us where it is nationwide that folks are buying brand new redesigned odysseys for the prices you posted. I for one dont believe you!!!!!!!
  • Honda Motor Co., Japan’s second- largest carmaker, fell the most in almost five months in Tokyo trading after the company lowered its second-half earnings outlook.

    Honda dropped as much as 4.4 percent, the most since June 7, to 2,807 yen and traded at 2,812 yen as of 10:16 a.m. in Tokyo. It was the second-largest decline among companies in the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, which fell 0.1 percent.

    The automaker expects to earn 92 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in net income in the six months ending March 31, compared with an earlier forecast for 105 billion yen in profit, according to a Bloomberg calculation based on the company’s first-half earnings statement on Oct. 29.

    Honda revised its outlook as the yen trades near a 15-year high against the dollar, reducing the value of overseas earnings. The Tokyo-based maker of Accord sedans also lowered its full-year global vehicle sales forecast to 3.615 million units from an earlier estimate of 3.64 million, citing weaker demand in North America and Europe.

    Sales in North America aren’t recovering as much as Honda earlier expected, Executive Vice President Koichi Kondo said.
  • Sales by Japanese automakers, which benefited from the “cash for clunkers” program, will fall more than the overall market, analysts said. Toyota Motor Corp.’s deliveries may drop 29 percent and Honda Motor Co. may decline 27 percent, the average of four analysts’ estimates. Nissan Motor Co.’s sales may slide 24 percent, the average of four estimates.

    Toyota’s share of the U.S. auto market will sink to 15.6 percent from 17.9 percent a year ago, the largest decline among major automakers. Toyota recalled 1.1 million Corolla and Matrix models last week for problems with stalling, which adds to the more than 8 million vehicles it recalled in the last year for defects linked to unintended acceleration.

    ‘Surprisingly Weak’

    Toyota’s “surprisingly weak” sales also could be driven by “sharply increased competition from Honda, which started offering very generous deals to buyers,” Barclays Capital analyst Brian Johnson wrote in a note last week.

    Honda boosted discounts by 66 percent from a year earlier while Nissan raised incentives 28 percent, and Toyota lifted them 27 percent.
  • Well is the holdback 2% or 3%. It makes a difference, don't you think? Where are you getting your information??
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