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Honda Ridgeline Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,179
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  • I purchased the vehicle at Boch Honda in Norwood, MA. 3rd vehicle I have bought from them. They always have a large selection also. Good Luck :-)
  • craigmricraigmri Posts: 243
    According to Carsdirect.com I should be able to score a RTL with Moonroof for $29,110. Is this a good target price? Has anyone done better?

    Craig
  • craigmricraigmri Posts: 243
    Netsale,

    I'm in Florida. So far today the best I was offered was the $29,150 however, they offered $3000 below KBB "trade-in" price on my trade. I'm probably gonna just sell it privately.

    Craig
  • bobwhobobwho Posts: 24
    Hi Menk, great deal on the RTS. I've had mine for about 2 months and still having fun driving it. You are so right about the extras from the dealer. They can be obtained alot cheaper online. If you want you can see if the dealer will match the online prices, so no shipping charges. One thing about gas mileage. I've found that if you can keep the rev's around 2000-2500, you will get better mileage. Anytime, you go over 2500 plus in your rev's, you will waste gas. On the highway, I have gotten around 20-21 mpg at 75 mph. I just put on the cruise and stay with the flow of traffic. In the hills or carrying a load, you'll find that it will downshift alot too. I've heard from other owners, that the winter blends cause a drop in mileage. So that could be the cause of the low mileage too besides driving habits.
  • came across a demo ridgeline at the local dealer. RTS with all the goodies (no navigation). sticker MSRP is $33k. The truck is being used as a Demo...currently has 5250 miles on it. Any idea what a DEMO should cost? I'm located in the NW (portland area)

    thanks
  • From my perspective, the Ridgeline is a city slicker's truck who wants to have a bed to use every onces in a while for home improvement and moving furniture/appliances who occasionaly wants to go offroad. I wouldn't want to take a brand new car offroad too frequently especially if I'm paying good money ~$30K for it. It is pricely and the fuel efficiency is pretty low. The recent scares of gas prices scared me -- that's the one big factor keeping me from getting one right now.
  • bobwhobobwho Posts: 24
    Hi vince311, new RTS's are going for about $1000.00 below invoice, so don't even look at the MSRP. Do a search on Edmunds or Kelly Blue Book for new/used pricing with the mileage. That info should give you a good starting base to deal with. If you do decide to buy the Demo, make sure the dealer goes through and checks, and services it. Also ask for the extra 5000 plus miles and/or time be added to the standard warranty.
  • thanks bobwho! Some how I said RTS, but I meant RTL. Would the $1000 under invoice still be applicable to the RTL?

    Also, any way to look up prices on a used 2006? KBB only allows vehicles up to 2005. Maybe there is another resource?

    good point on adding 5000 miles to the warranty :-)

    vince311
  • bobwhobobwho Posts: 24
    Hi Vince311, the dealers are selling all the Ridgelines at invoice and less. It depends on the build date and time on the lot. Honda has a dealer incentive of $1000.00, but only to the dealer. They will not tell you this, hoping to get the most money out of you. So if you can get them to lower the invoice price at $1000 or close to it, you have got a good deal. With the way gas prices are and the holiday season, most people are not buying vehicles. You should have your pick of RTL's based on color and options. If you can try to buy the options online as the OME stuff is pricey or get the dealer to install the options at their cost with reduced price on labor, plus maybe 3-5% added. Try checking out vehix.com, they may the info you need or do a search on the web. It's alittle tough to get used info on the Ridgeline, since it came out so early in 05. I'm not sure how many people have sold or traded their Ridgelines since it is a first year model.
  • 2.9 for up to 36 months; 3.9 up to 48; and 4.9 from 49 months through 60. I am informed that this deal will be available until early January (I believe Jan. 3rd). Price quoted on RTL with Navi & Moonroof in SF Bay Area=$30,259 including the destination charge. I am speculating that Honda is really trying to move these trucks this holiday season because of the milage issue. When the holdback of $1000+ and the Marketing support of $1000 is added back this dealer will make around a thousand dollars on this deal. I think the end of December will be a good time to buy given the combination of low price and low financing.

    Creek
  • I've read all the messages on the forum, and I just can not believe the prices you are getting from dealers in your areas. I've been looking at an RT for a while, and the best I was able to do was $27,500 (while carsdirect.com tells me the target should be around 24,000). My dealer (SamSwope Honda World) does not even want to talk about it. Are they really selling them at that price, or are they testing me? Can anyone give me a dealership name that sells them below the invoice (because, mine sure does not) :mad: ?

    igorkr
  • Cleveland is not too far away. Request a quote from Jayhonda.com in cleveland on the ridgeline and you will probably be quoted about 800 below invoice. I know the guys there pretty well, but rules of the road prevent me from giving you a name.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,179
    There are six dealerships in Cincinnati.. That is only 90 minutes away..

    If you want the best deal, you have to introduce a little competition... Going to one dealer, and expecting to get the deal of the lifetime is bound to be disappointing..

    Just go to the Honda website, and use 45202 (Cincinnati zip) to search for local dealers.. You can do the same for Indianapolis (46202)..

    Make some phone calls... something good will happen... ;)

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  • netsalesmgr, I'm in the KC metro area and just started to look at the RL. Are sales real slow?
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  • Just got back last night from a two-hour drive and saved $700 - $1,000 over our local dealers best offers.

    Picker up a green RTL with Moonroof for $27,672 not incl. taxes (but incl $89 doc fee) which I'll have to pay here in Illinois. The way I figured it, it was about $355 BELOW invoice and dealer holdback.

    My local dealer, when asked if he could meet or beat the price, confirmed the numbers and said if it was true to "run up there and buy it!"

    This was at Wilde Honda in Waukesha, WI and probably only in effect through this the end of the year, but you'll want to check for yourself.

    Chip
  • I am contemplating the purchase of a Ridgeline and a Nissan X-Trail. Obviously different class vehicles.

    I'd like to know if any Canucks have posted here to see the Canadian buying/pricing experience. I am interested in the E-XL with the moonroof. I can live without the leather, but want the CD changer and moonroof so I believe the LX is out of the question.

    Regards, JohnnyV
  • We just walked out with a Ridgeline RTL for $28,695.00 that was TT&L included. I think befor tax title and license was 26,665.00. We paid cash and there was no trade. We shoped 3 dealers and the other 2 were at least 1500.00 more. So was this a good deal?
  • We just bought a Ridgeline RTL with/Moonroof, Nav,and an added roof rack, wheel locks and mudguards out the door for $34000 with tax, title & license. Taxes here in CA are 7.75%, and rule of thumb, you figure 10% of the vehicle price for taxes, DMV licensing and fees (this would represent $3200 of the $34000 alone, which means we paid about $30800 for the car, or they paid some of our taxes). The car would have priced out at dealer invoice for $31809 w/holdback, ($30770 per consumer reports w/out holdback) plus the cost of the installed roof rack, wheel locks and mudguards. If we've figured it out right, we think the deal was worth this: $30770 + $500 (at minimum)for extras = $31270 for the vehicle at "true" dealer cost + 3200 for taxes = a total cost of $34470. We dealt with Grier Steele, who was absolutely wonderful. Dealership has a good community rep also. MSRP per Consumer Reports was $35190, and Edmunds said others were paying $33,500 (before taxes) average deal. Good-luck!
  • Bought a RT for $24777 ($700 under invoice) from a Portland Oregon dealer. Tried other NW delers. This is the best I got.
  • nwpilotnwpilot Posts: 15
    I'm considering getting rid of my F150 and getting a Ridgeline. Care to divulge which Portland area dealer gave you the deal? I live
    in Idaho, but went to Portland to buy my Honda Pilot (Ron Tonkin Honda). Great experience, and much better deal than I could get locally.
  • I bought Honda vehicles from both Tonkin (02 Civic) and Thomason (04 Accord and 06 Ridgeline). You will get a much better deal from Thomason if you contact the internet sales manager.

    The Honda dealer at Vancouver Washington may also offer a competitive deal as Thomason.

    Good Luck.
  • nwpilotnwpilot Posts: 15
    I contacted Thomason and Tonkin (internet managers) before buying the Pilot. Tonkin offered a considerably better deal at that time on that vehicle. I will definitely contact both again should I decide to pursue a Ridgeline. Thanks holybean!
  • bosco9bosco9 Posts: 16
    Just bought a RTL with moonroof yesterday.We live in western Colorado.....paid $29,336.00 before taxes.That is $3853.00 under MSRP. We tried to get another $300.00 off the price but it was a no go.We are happy with the deal.Now that the Ridgeline has won so many awards, we suspect dealers might become more greedy. Bosco9
  • I will probably buy a Ridgeline in the future. From past auto purchases it is my experience that the large dealers give the best deals. Does anyone know who are some of the largest Honda dealers in the U.S. that are located in the Western Region, or how I can get that info? I'd be living in the Phoenix area, but would travel to LV, LA, SF, NM, El Paso, Dallas, San Antonio, wherever if the deal is good enough. If you know the dealers, I would also appreciate their ranking nationally. thx
  • footerfooter Posts: 32
    Alliston, Ont., Canada

    Here's an older article on some interesting manufacturing/assembly challenges:

    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3165/is_41_8/ai_n15370835
  • thebillthebill Posts: 194
    as a dealer in the louisville area...i can assure you that there are deals to be made but you are probaly one of those guys that will go to five different dealerships just to save 50 bucks.....

    what a joke....why tell people to waste their time
  • Mark Roberts Motors in Bartlesville Oklahoma has the best prices on Honda Ridgeline trucks.
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