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2013 and earlier Honda Odyssey Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,671
    That's weird.. I've bought at three different Cincinnati Honda dealers (including Century), and never had to do any of my own paperwork.. They just called me when my (KY) plates were in, and I went and picked them up.. Not to mention, a few other non-Honda dealers..

    I've heard Century has been sold, and the new owner is moving it to Kings AutoMall... Not entirely sure how accurate that is, though...

    I lived in Ft Wright for six years.... I'm still only about ten miles from you, now..


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  • springbokspringbok Posts: 10
    I think you got a good deal, even in South FL competitive markets having e-mailed numerous dealers 2-3 times over the past 2 months only a few dealerships gave competitive quotes (and when trying to get other dealerships to beat the prices they said they were unable to match it.
    The best OTD prices were 29 600 for EXL and 30 900 with RES. We e-mailed again
    on 6/29 to see they would bite on the end of month deadline and got a lot more call backs bringing prices down a little to 29 300 and 30800 respectively. (have a 6% or 6.5% tax rate)
  • glengarryglengarry Posts: 6
    Yes- very weird. Tonight I went over there, I asked for them to clarify and I got an incredibly confusing answer after the sales guys checked with their managers.

    They said that they mixed it up because dealers have a choice on which way to calculate and take the tax- one way was to just take the purchase price offered and take 6% of that, the other was to take 90% of MSRP and then calculate 6% of that? So they went back and forth on that I guess and that's how they came up with different answers. So whichever is lower?

    So I asked them to give me the worksheet that I signed that showed the details. They said they would dig it up tomorrow and get it to me because their office was closed right then.

    I guess we'll see when I get that. They were very nice people, everyone I dealt with- so I hope they are not being so nice because they are screwing something up here.

    You are correct on them moveing to Kings Automall- they say it will give them more traffic... they have the same owner as Performance Honda now. They supposedly have friendly competition. They tell me Performance is #1 on volume, Century #2 in Cinci.

    Could you dig up any of your old paperwork by chance and see what fees/taxes missing- does my previous posted detail match?
  • Adam2104, so glad to read your post! I called Southpoint Honda today to negotiate a deal on an EX-L RES. We stopped by a dealer here in VA (on vacation) and was quoted 31,300 with add'l $100 charge for wheel locks; and we decided to call up Southpoint to see if they could beat it. The salesperson I spoke with said they were "all over" that deal, we weren't getting a good deal, etc. Then I surfed around and found this forum and this post. Voila!

    Bottom line, we hope to pick up a new van on our way home from VA tomorrow (Friday). Your post along with others on this site have proved extremely helpful; I will definitely get an offer in writing via email before we scoot over to Southpoint tomorrow! Will update on how everything goes later.... ;)
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,671
    That's true about the KY taxes on new cars.. Absent any sales paperwork, the state charges 6% tax on 90% of MSRP. If you can document a lower selling price, then they will tax that amount.

    I don't have a Honda, anymore.. but, we used to drive two of them, and I used Century for all my service, because it was convenient. I've actually bought more cars from Performance, though.. Both dealerships have been pretty straight shooters.. One of my former salespersons is actually the GM at Performance now..

    It just seems strange that they don't do the legwork for you... but, it's not that big of a deal. If I remember correctly, there is about $80 in total registration, temp tag, OH title, inspection and KY title fees. If you are doing the KY work yourself, you'll probably have $25-$30 in fees along with the sales tax.

    If the dealer collected the tax from you, they should cut you a check for the amount they collected and give it to you, along with the Ohio title. Just make sure you have the window sticker and the bill of sale document when you go to the courthouse. It's possible that KY won't recognize a bill of sale (for tax computing purposes) that isn't on the official KY form. In that case, the window sticker will be necessary.

    As long as the dealer gives you a check for the amount they collected from you, then you can't lose... the tax is whatever it is going to be, even if they calculated it wrong..


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  • shumin1shumin1 Posts: 14
    I did not get any call from them since then. I got email as an evidence that $27,500 is OTD price. They cheated on me and my fault is sign the paper without reading carefully. Are you still shopping for RES?
  • khanectionkhanection Posts: 12
    $27,200 is in line with what *most* people are getting. i can't even get $27,000 now... hope you feel better :)
  • adam2104adam2104 Posts: 3
    Glad to hear it! Be sure to post back on how things went.
  • Locked in on a 2009 EX-L..the dealer had to go to Kansas City to get my color/interior combo but didnt charge me extra. Price is 28045 which includes all fees except for OK taxes. How did i do? I pick it up on Monday.
  • mohanpmohanp Posts: 26
    This assumes the Honda Discount of $2500 (which ends on 7/6/2009) and
    the Dealer Holback of $575 to $800

    LX $21,573
    EX $24,313
    EX-L $27,582
    EX-L w/DVD Rear Entertainment System $28,996
    EX-L w/DVD Rear Entertainment & Navi $30,940
    Touring $34,077
    Touring -with PAX $34,607

    Please Advise: have not received yet a deal on the EX or EX-L in Bay Area Emailed about 12 dealers
  • mohanp, which delaer provided the above quotes?

    I received quote from bay area dealer for EX-L w/DVD Rear Entertainment & Navi $31,000. is that a good price?
  • cleverstarcleverstar Posts: 23
    Hillside honda sucks. They cheat and lure buyers by playing such games. They deserve bankcruptcy. Such a shabby site, poor sales, no advantage at all over other decent dealer site.
  • springbokspringbok Posts: 10
    I did finally buy an EXL, decided not to spend the extra $1500 for RES.
    Purchase price was 29200 + title.
  • vsaxenavsaxena Posts: 201
    I dealt with Hopkins Honda in Sunnyvale. Prices in the Bay Area are a bit higher than other areas since the incentives may not be high. Honda of Serramonte also had very aggressive quotes, perhaps because they had a sales quote to meet before June 30. The dealers with the largest inventory seem to have the best quotes.
  • mootown2mootown2 Posts: 2
    talked to dealer one last time to see about a new Odyssey ... final offer $29,400 + taxes, fees, etc. for 2009 EX-L RES ... and extending the length of the loan to get the payments below $350 a month for 72 months

    we went with the certified 2006 EX-L RES & Nav for $19995 + tax, fees, etc. ... $225 a month for 60 months - other than a hidden fee in the loan of about $200 that the dealer hadn't mentioned when they said they got me financed at 5.69%, I had a great experience picking up the car - they did not even try to sell me anything extra and the whole process including the test drive only took around an hour -- I highly recommend University Honda in Bowling Green, OH for people considering a Honda in northwestern Ohio and neighboring parts of Indiana and Michigan based on my experience - it might even be worth the drive for others (van had a little over 57k miles on it by the time I got to my driveway)!

    I didn't think I would care about the navigation but spent 5 hours driving home on roads that I'm not very familiar with - I think I'm going to love it
  • shumin1shumin1 Posts: 14
    Congratulation on your new EXL. Just like you said, it is tough to get a good deal after June, regretting a lot about missing the $28,800 OTD from Courtesy Honda. Hopefully there will be some new deals coming up.
  • For those of you getting good deals (26,500-27,200), did you have a trade in? I was hoping to contact dealers and try to get this price for a 2009 EX-L, but I'd also like to get a good deal on my trade in:) I'm hoping for 14-15K (or 13K) for my 2004 EX-L with 49000 miles. I'm now wondering if people only got these great prices b/c they "gave away" their trade in. Any feedback? I'm hoping to tell some dealers (by e-mailing quite a few) that I'm willing to trade my '04 and pay 11K-13K that unreasonable? Thanks!
  • iceman9iceman9 Posts: 1
    Hello All -

    I wanted to confirm what everyone has found to be the invoice price for the EX-L Model with Freight included (Destination Charges) when speaking with Dealers.

    Edmunds Shows - 30,745
    Consumer Reports - 30,745

    The dealer I went to in Georgia said the invoice price was 29,645 which included Freight. I am not complaining it's lower but wanted to see if this could be possible and if anyone knows why this could be quoted more than $1,000 lower that what Edmunds and CR shows. Seems strange. Any thoughts?
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    Honda Incentives Hit Record High,
    Toyota May Follow
    July 2, 2009

    Honda Incentives According to, Honda spent an average of $1,686 on incentives for every car sold in June.

    This was the third month in a row where Honda raised incentives spending with last month being a record high

    On the flip-side, domestic manufacturers such as GM and Chrysler may be cutting incentives spending in future months due to a decrease in production.

    Toyota, on the other hand, is in a tough situation which may force it to follow Honda's lead and increase incentives.

    Toyota spent an average of $1,362 on incentives per vehicle sold in June. We predict this figure will creep up in the coming months.

    Toyota built several manufacturing plants in the US over the last few years on the false assumption sales would be healthy. That hasn't turned out to be the case.

    Unlike GM and Chrysler, Toyota can't just shut down these plants. They don't want to lay off their workers since that would ruin Toyota's image as a generous US employer.

    So it looks like Toyota is going to be producing a lot more cars than it can sell. The only way to move these cars is to raise incentives. Look out for higher rebates and better financing deals from Toyota over the next several months.
  • springbokspringbok Posts: 10
    I got a trade in that was in the middle not terrible, but not great. Paid 29200
    OTD in FL (6.5% sales tax)
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