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Honda Extended Warranties Pricing and Info

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  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    mkielm has valid points, especially if we want to keep our money local.

    I personally like to do that when possible.


    Right, well I'm not willing to spend extra time negotiating an EW with them when I know they won't go less than the online dealer. I'm certainly not going to pay more just to keep the money local. I'd rather give the difference to a local charity---probably would do more good there.

    In addition, I'd rather support the online sellers of Honda Care. They're the ones that give Honda drivers the possibility of even buying the contract at a good rate. Without them, the dealers could and would charge sky-high prices.

    The dealer is making enough money off of the car sale itself. In addition, if you're a good buyer, you're goal is to leave as little money on the table as possible---not feed the local economy.
  • kipkkipk Posts: 1,576
    "Right, well I'm not willing to spend extra time negotiating an EW with them when I know they won't go less than the online dealer."

    I don't expect them to sell for less than the On-Line dealer. Just match them.

    As far as "Extra time" is concerned. When I told the finance man I would need to check out prices on the EW, he immediately dropped his price to about what the "On-Line" dealers charge. He did the same on the interest rate.

    Probably a lot less time involved there than dealing on the internet.

    Also, when I purchased a large number of accessories for our new Ridgeline, I got the prices "On-Line" and asked the dealer parts guy to match them. He did! ;)

    Kip
  • I bought a new Odyssey today. Picked up a HC Warranty at the end. THANK YOU to all in this forum, really helped me get a good deal. I got 8 yr/100k miles and $0 ded for $1350.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    As far as "Extra time" is concerned. When I told the finance man I would need to check out prices on the EW, he immediately dropped his price to about what the "On-Line" dealers charge.

    Well, I didn't have a dealer who came down to the price. Neither did a number of people who posted in this forum, including post #3281 who you were talking to a few days ago.

    If you ask and they agree to the price, that's fine. But I'm not going to haggle with the finance guy, when I know I can get the price lower online.
  • kipkkipk Posts: 1,576
    edited March 2010
    >"Well, I didn't have a dealer who came down to the price. Neither did a number of people who posted in this forum, including post #3281 who you were talking to a few days ago"

    There are also people that got close to or better than internet prices from their local dealer.

    >"But I'm not going to haggle with the finance guy, when I know I can get the price lower online."

    I don't haggle either.

    When I've done my homework, there is "0" (ZERO) haggle involved. He gives me his price. I give him mine. He will either do the deal and make a couple hundred dollars, or he won't. No Haggle! Same thing with the finance rates.

    When we walk into the dealers store, the only haggling should be concerning the trade-in vehicle. (We can eliminate this one by selling the car out right.)
    We should already have the price of their car from the internet manager. We should also know the best price available for the EW.

    They will always try to steal the trade. I tell them what it is worth (Trade-in value) and show documentation on how I got that number. If my number is reasonable for the condition of my car, they realize I'm serious and firm on my price they will likely try to do the deal, . The only haggling is on their part. Sometimes it is plain downright entertaining. I don't play the "meet in the middle" game. :shades:

    Kip
  • kipkkipk Posts: 1,576
    >I bought a new Odyssey today. Picked up a HC Warranty at the end. THANK YOU to all in this forum, really helped me get a good deal. I got 8 yr/100k miles and $0 ded for $1350.

    Good choice on vehicles.
    Which dealer did you buy from? Did you buy the EW on line? :)

    Kip
  • justideasjustideas Posts: 1
    edited March 2010
    I bought a Honda last Friday with Honda EW for 8 years and 120K miles for $1,250 @ 0 Deduct. They started at around $1,800+ for 8 and 100K. I said no and got up to leave and I said if that is the best you can do then no thanks. He said how about 120K and 8 for $1,500, I picked up my cell phone and called my wife (she was out of town) and told her story and asked if she wanted it for that price...then I acted like she asked for counter-offer and told EW guy "she says wants $1,200 for deal, he said ok how about $1,250 which is $50 over cost? We agreed on 8 years and 120K for $1,250! I was not going to buy EW and he could tell and maybe why he offered low price, for I had told him a few days before (when they were looking around area for model and options we wanted) I did not need it and it cost too much. Ireally do not know all details on what EW covers but for price paid...I can't go wrong.
  • clarence10clarence10 Posts: 55
    edited March 2010
    I just purchased a 2010 Pilot 4WD Touring. The dealer offered me RepairMaster 7 Yr/85k (maybe 80k) for $1300, and 7yr 100k for $1450.

    I did not take it because I do not generally believe in extended warranties. But after reading this forum, if I could get a HC warranty with 8 Yrs/100k with $0 deductable for around $1250, that might make sense.

    Does Honda Care warranty cover diagnostics that may result in a problem not being covered under warranty? or do I wind up paying for labor if the issue turns out not to be covered under warranty

    Can anyone explain what the "Gotchas" are for these warranties?

    Regards,
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    edited March 2010
    There are also people that got close to or better than internet prices from their local dealer.

    I can't really recall anyone who said they actually got a better price than an internet dealer, though I might have forgotten an instance. "Close to" however, means that you'd be paying more than the internet dealer. Something I would never do.

    When I purchase my next Honda Care, I'll get quotes from the online dealers (as prices are no longer posted straight onto the web,) and I'll reward the one who is lowest with my business.

    Our opinions differ in that I don't feel a need to give the local dealer an option to match. As I said earlier, I appreciate the offers extended by the online dealers, I appreciate how Saccucci Honda stood up to Honda to allow them to continue to sell Honda Care's at good prices to people around the country. And I want to do what I can to reward that.
  • kipkkipk Posts: 1,576
    edited March 2010
    >".then I acted like she asked for counter-offer and told EW guy "she says wants $1,200 for deal, he said ok how about $1,250 which is $50 over cost? We agreed on 8 years and 120K for $1,250!"

    Good job! :shades:

    That seems to be a bit lower than Saccucci's "on-line" price!

    >" I really do not know all details on what EW covers but for price paid...I can't go wrong. "

    You got that right! For me, there would have been some entertainment and personal satisfaction factored in there. :)

    I gotta remember that tactic! In effect the guy didn't have a clue as to what your "wife" or a friend or whomever is on the other end of the phone may or may not know. ;)

    Also, congratulations to post 3255 and Post 3288 for your deals.

    Kip
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    he said ok how about $1,250 which is $50 over cost? We agreed on 8 years and 120K for $1,250!" That seems to be a bit lower than Saccucci's "on-line" price!

    No it doesn't. I just got a quote from Saccucci this morning on a Crosstour Honda Care for 8 years, 120K and it was $1,080. They overpaid by $170.

    The dealer that they bought it from, used one of the oldest tricks in the books, saying something was $50 over cost when the cost is really much lower. The buyer feels like he got one over on the dealer with his phone call trick. Meanwhile the dealer is still laughing on his way to the bank.

    Also, congratulations to post 3255 and Post 3288 for your deals.

    Why would you congratulate them?

    Post 3255 got an HC on a Pilot, 8 year, 100K for $1,290. Online price was $1,190. They overpaid by $100.

    Post 3288 got an HC on an Odyssey, 8 year, 100K for $1,350. Online price was $1,190. They overpaid by $160.

    You seem to have become an advocate for buying from the local dealers. However, the people that you point to who went that route are spending more money and getting nothing extra in return.
  • "Post 3288 got an HC on an Odyssey, 8 year, 100K for $1,350. Online price was $1,190. They overpaid by $160. "

    I'll respond as that was me. First off, $160 is worth my time. By that I mean the time involved in me running around town asking the other dealers to beat the current one I went with. My time is extremely valuable and worth a lot and paying $160 to save wasted gas, time, headache and hassle is a steal. To me the savings isn't worth the effort. But if it is to you, good for you. And before you berate me for not trying to find it cheaper on-line the same argument applies. $160 is piddly and being able to knock it out at the time of sale is worthwhile to me. You see, I don't have anything tangible but I did get something in return.
  • kipkkipk Posts: 1,576
    edited March 2010
    >"No it doesn't. I just got a quote from Saccucci this morning on a Crosstour Honda Care for 8 years, 120K and it was $1,080. They overpaid by $170."

    Really?

    From post 3281: "I just placed my order for a HCEW,,8/120k,$0 deductible for $1295 with Saccucci and I live in Georgia."

    Poster 3281 just purchased from Saccucci for considerably more than, you say, you were quoted from the same people. Are you suggesting that Saccucci scamed 3281? :confuse:

    Poster 3292 paid $45 less locally than Poster 3281 paid Saccucci. Yet you say 3292 over paid by $170. Then you must also be saying that 3281 overpaid Saccucci by $235.

    >"Why would you congratulate them? "

    Because I'm happy for them! I think they all got fair deals,.
    I suspect EW pricing will vary, depending on the vehicle and how it is equipped.

    FWIW, I also suspect that no one will be able to find the "DEALS" that you do. ;)

    >"You seem to have become an advocate for buying from the local dealers"

    ABSOLUTELY, when the prices are as close as the posts under discussion.

    And, you seem to be an advocate for supporting the "on-line" folks. GOOD FOR YOU. Next time you need service, take your vehicle to them.

    Kip
  • kipkkipk Posts: 1,576
    Well said! :)

    Kip
  • jbg108jbg108 Posts: 7
    Hi, I'm new to this site and I'm getting great help with the price I should pay for a new civic on another thread. I just contacted Sacucci and Hyannis Honda for prices on extended waranty's. Hyannis Honda quoted the same price through an automated email but when I called and talked with Bob, who was a gentleman, He said he is offering an additional $25 off. It's not much but it seems worth it to me.

    Bob was super nice on the phone. I plan on buying my Civic this afternoon and buying the warranty tomorrow after I have the car.

    Oh yea, another thing I like about Bob is that he takes information and payment over the phone instead of making you fill out forms online. I like the personal contact but that's just me.

    By the way, I'm at $19,900 for a Civic EX-L and feel pretty good about it. I'm going after another couple hundred this after noon. Wish me luck.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Poster 3281 just purchased from Saccucci for considerably more than, you say, you were quoted from the same people. Are you suggesting that Saccucci scamed 3281?

    Absolutely not! I'm stating that poster 3281 didn't state what kind of vehicle that he is buying the Honda Care for. Post 3295 clearly stated that he was purchasing a Honda Care Crosstour for $1,250. The online quote on that from Saccucci is $1,080. The "negotiating" technique that you complimented led to the person paying $170 more to the dealer than they needed to. Those are the facts. You can contact Saccucci yourself to verify the information.

    It's likely that poster 3281 was purchasing a HC for either a Pilot or an Odyssey as $1,295 is the online price for a 8 year 120K price for those vehicles.

    Poster 3292 paid $45 less locally than Poster 3281 paid Saccucci. Yet you say 3292 over paid by $170. Then you must also be saying that 3281 overpaid Saccucci by $235.

    Again, your attention to detail is lacking. HC pricing varies depending on the model of vehicle that you buy. Instead of doing the actual research, you're trying to compare pricing for two different vehicles as though they are the same when they're not.

    I suspect EW pricing will vary, depending on the vehicle and how it is equipped.

    This is another incorrect statement. HC pricing does not vary based on the trim level of the vehicle or how it is equipped. It only differs based upon the model. That's what makes an HC purchase a really good buy if you purchase it on a vehicle that is one of the upper trim levels.

    FWIW, I also suspect that no one will be able to find the "DEALS" that you do.

    Please, don't suggest that I post inaccurate information. Anybody can find those prices by going to some of the sites that I have mentioned earlier like Saccucci or Hyannis. If you doubt the validity, then go to the sites yourself and ask for quotes.

    I'm trying to assist people in getting the best pricing on Honda Care. If they take my advice, they can do that. If people want to follow your suggestion and pay more money to their local dealers, they are free to do that too. It's their money.

    But if you make future statements that local deals were better than the online pricing, when in fact they are not, I will continue to correct that information.
  • mkielmmkielm Posts: 33
    edited March 2010
    jet10000 and kipk

    Hey Guys, let's let it go, okay? You both value different aspects of the HCEW and the online availability of the product for pricing or purchasing. Both of you are right with respect to your own views, and you have stated them many times back and forth. This forum is great for first time buyers/inquirers, but if they have to filter through a pissing fight over two valid points then it detracts from the valuable information posted here. Same could be said for the cheerleading, though I appreciate congratulating one another.
  • I have compared my local dealership with "online" competitors and found that one can find substantial savings on a EW.

    Curry Honda in MA is one that I have found. This one is mentioned here, who are the others and what are your experiences???
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Curry Honda in MA is one that I have found. This one is mentioned here, who are the others and what are your experiences???

    A list of some of them can be found in post 3253.

    As for experiences, they just process your payment and the paperwork comes from the same corporate office as it would if you bought it at your local dealer. After that, you can use it at any Honda dealer in the country.
  • mkielmmkielm Posts: 33
    2 cents

    Saccucci Honda - they are the ones fighting Honda re: internet sales of HC EWs. Please check their price and consider purchasing from them. I had a flawless experience with them. I needed to ask some questions, called them, and they set me right at ease.

    http://www.saccuccihondacare.com/

    You can also check out Bernardi

    http://www.bernardiservicecontracts.com/
    .

    Good luck.
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