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Honda Ridgeline Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • First congrats to you miket5, incentive or no incentive 26-5 seems to be the sweet spot for now on the RTS and the deals will only get better as the year ends and the 07 model roles out. So far I'm loving it. Smooth, comfortable ride. I installed an after market navi, the eclipse AVN5495 that fits my needs nicely. I also own an Infiniti fx35 and I barely miss driving it. The convenience of having that trunk just tickles me to no end. It's one of those things that until you have experienced it in a truck you wonder how they ever made one without it. Fill-up ain't cheap, but that's to be expected. How many miles to the gallon you guys getting out there?
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  • Anyone know the current discounts on an RTL with Navi in the NOVA/D.C. area?
  • I'm about to spring for the subject vehicle for an "out the door" price of $32,227.97. This price includes vehicle (29,016.00), tax (2350.29), documentation (299.00), tags 577.58) and tire tax (5.00). Does this sound like a reasonable deal? Are there any other charges that could pop up? Thanks for any comments.
  • tawneycattawneycat Posts: 114
    Dude,
    $3200 off looks good. I saw a Navi all in stock for $3400 off so your deal looks fair.

    I like the leather package as you get heated seats.

    If deal is set, ask for one more thing that I would want: OK dealer I will take your deal if you throw in rear mudd guards. Done. Easy way to get something the truck needs anyway.

    Enjoy.

    You also may want to have dealer run numbers on a leadership purchase based on your above sales prices. A 36 month 2.51% (exc credit) ballon. Title in your name. Residual about 59% and 35 payments for 45,000 mile contract would be $350 with absolutely not a dollar down. Residual around $18,900. So you could simply buy it later if you like it, sell it yourself if market is good then or turn it in.
    I like having options.
    What I like about this, say the world enters a new era of gas prices (bad) and there is no way the truck will hold value -- Honda takes the risk for modest sum since residual is high and interest rate low.

    what color you going for?
  • mldj98mldj98 Posts: 378
    Didn't look at the invoice on the RT-L but i can tell you that there is a $1K incentive on these things until Dec. 05. So if you have not taken that into account on the price you may want to check it out.
  • Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try for the mud guards. I have the green exterior with green leather picked out.
  • I am aware of the 1K incentive. The quote pretty much speaks for itself. If you can believe the invoice number quoted, the price for the vehicle before taxes etc. is $1000 under invoice. The invoice quoted was $29,016 versus $29,336 I saw listed on Edmonds as the National Base Price for this model and trim with sunroof and XM radio. Thanks for your input.
  • tcasboytcasboy Posts: 214
    Good deal except for the tax. That is way too much.

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  • The same deal has been seen in CT newspapers for at least a month.
  • I forget what the tax deal is on car purchases. Does buying out of your home state have any advantages or does it all come down to where you register the thing?
  • So dealers in the NE regularly sell the RT model for just shy of $23k.
    That is a great deal in my book. What do I smell bait and switch on it?
  • tcasboytcasboy Posts: 214
    I have bought many vehicles out of state (20 years in the military). You will pay the sales tax to the state that you register the vehicle in at a minimum. When I bought my Harley 6 years ago in FL the dealer would not sell me the bike unless I paid FL sales tax, even though I showed him on the web site of my home state that I would be paying the sales tax there. That was the only time I ever paid the sales tax at the point of purchase when I bought out of state. At the time Harleys were tough to find so I agreed because I wanted the bike.

    All you need to get when you buy out of state are the certificate of origin (or manufacturer's title), the odometer statement, and the bill of sale. A temp tag to get you home would be wise as well. That is all you need to take to the DMV to get the car registered in your state and they will charge you the sales tax at that time if you haven't paid it yet. IF you do pay sales tax in the other state, they will probably still charge you either the difference (if any), or the full amount and then tell you to go get a refund from the first state for what you paid there.
  • menkmenk Posts: 2
    I bought my RTS a few weeks back from a Honda dealer in Fairfax VA for $26,300 flat
    Except for taxes and tags.
    In fact I had bought an RT a week earlier for $24,000 but because the front seat was so uncomfortable the dealer just upgraded me to the RTS for $2,300.. Well worth the upgrade, the seats are so better as well as the extras that really make a difference. the only thing that is not worth much to me is the 6 cd changer, does not play MP3's which in this day and age is dumb and there is no aux jack or easy way to add one... I am going to upgrade it to an Aftermarket Nav system later, other than that I LOVE THIS SUT....
    The dealer was very helpful and there was very little to no haggling for the price.
    I will be buying from this dealer for a long time to come..

    Little advice don’t bother with any of the extras at the dealers, you can buy everything on line much cheaper and put it in or on yourself
    Honda did a very good job with this SUT as far as adding aftermarket parts and how easy it really is, They have very well written PDFs on line to show you how to do stuff before you buy. and as you are installing

    Gas on this SUT could be better and I am hopping to be getting better gas mileage as the SUT gets broken in, after the first tank of gas I got 15 + miles to the gallon, and I have been driving this SUT very lightly.
    First fill up was at 280 mile and I put 18.5 gallons in, and that was me topping of the last .5…..
    :)
  • menkmenk Posts: 2
    I bought my RTS a few weeks back from a Honda dealer in Fairfax VA for $26,300 flat
    Except for taxes and tags.
    In fact I had bought an RT a week earlier for $24,000 but because the front seat was so uncomfortable the dealer just upgraded me to the RTS for $2,300.. Well worth the upgrade, the seats are so better as well as the extras that really make a difference. the only thing that is not worth much to me is the 6 cd changer, does not play MP3's which in this day and age is dumb and there is no aux jack or easy way to add one... I am going to upgrade it to an Aftermarket Nav system later, other than that I LOVE THIS SUT....
    The dealer was very helpful and there was very little to no haggling for the price.
    I will be buying from this dealer for a long time to come..

    Little advice don’t bother with any of the extras at the dealers, you can buy everything on line much cheaper and put it in or on yourself
    Honda did a very good job with this SUT as far as adding aftermarket parts and how easy it really is, They have very well written PDFs on line to show you how to do stuff before you buy. and as you are installing

    Gas on this SUT could be better and I am hopping to be getting better gas mileage as the SUT gets broken in, after the first tank of gas I got 15 + miles to the gallon, and I have been driving this SUT very lightly.
    First fill up was at 280 mile and I put 18.5 gallons in, and that was me topping of the last .5…..
    :)
  • Hi, 1st time posting here, but I would like to thank all the others who have posted here and on the other Ridgeline forums. It has helped me a great deal. I just bought a Ridgeline RTL w/ Moonroof yesterday in Massachusetts. I think I got a great price....only took one phone call. I went to the dealer, picked out a color, did the paperwork and was on the way home in 3 hours with the new vehicle :-)

    I paid 27,998 and got special financing from AHFC (4.9%)that started yesterday and runs through 11/21/05 I believe. The dealer charged a 298.00 doc fee, plus the standard sales tax, license plate and registration fee.

    I even negotiated my trade in over the phone(2003 Honda Accord LX) and had no problems when I got there. I was in the business office 10 minutes max with no pressure to buy all the usual add-ons (extended warranty, etc). Smoothest car transaction I have ever done.
  • $28k for an RTL/sunroof---Great deal, $5000+ off right?
    I guess dealer gave up all markup from MSRP
    all hold back
    all incentives

    I guess they did make the $300 doc fee.
    Enjoy you got a deal.
    Was the trade in well below NADA loan value?
  • Yes, 5,000+ off MSRP. I got 13,500 which is below NADA, but right on Edmund's....it did need some minor repair for scratches in the rear quarter....I was hapy getting that....no complaints. I was treated very nicely.... I hope they make a few bucks off the trade.
  • I live in Eastern NC (coastal) and would like to know the name of your salesman. I am in the Military, retiring early next and would like to hook up with him and buy an RTS for that deal. It would be worth the drive!
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