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Honda Ridgeline Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • The dealer was Dick Hannah Honda in Vancouver, WA. I doubt they have any 07 vehicles left, but maybe.
  • bcbudbcbud Posts: 6
    Thank you for your reply, I did some research based on your info (Vancouver Wash) and Dick Hanna came up and I contacted them last month. I did not discuss prices just confirmed they would sell to Canadians and touch base. I was happy with them and told them as was going to wait a little longer for a Ridgeline as there are strong rumours of a diesel version coming shortly (they indicated they heard that as well and would wait also)
  • Hello Everyone. Maybe someone out there can help me get the best deal. I live in New York city and I am having a very hard time negotiating with these dealers. From some of the posts I have read, there are consumers out there getting great deals on the 2008 Ridgeline RT. The best I ahve gotten so far is $22,950. I have seen some guys and gals out there siting deals that range in the $21,500 range including all tax and fees.
    If there is anyone that can help me out please feel free,I need all the help I can get.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Are you sure that is for an 08 and not 07 rt? 21500 including taxes and fees isn't very meaningful as taxes can vary from $200 to $2000 depending on state. That would be a helluva deal on an 07 rt in $1800 or so state. I haven't seen anything that cheap on 08s yet. Check out ridgelineownersclub.com.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    Hello Everyone. Maybe someone out there can help me get the best deal. I live in New York city and I am having a very hard time negotiating with these dealers. From some of the posts I have read, there are consumers out there getting great deals on the 2008 Ridgeline RT. The best I ahve gotten so far is $22,950. I have seen some guys and gals out there siting deals that range in the $21,500 range including all tax and fees.
    If there is anyone that can help me out please feel free,I need all the help I can get.
  • Thanks jjf
    I am in New York. The lowest quote I have received so far is $23,140. That is minus the taxes. With tax Total cost would be around $25,000. Hope to get some help.Please anyone out there,money is scarce and I need a good deal. Any help is appreciated.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    5300 off msrp is pretty darn good for an 08 rt at this time of year. Your deal is so good that I believe the dealer may try to hit you with 1000 or so in "doc" fees and paint sealant.

    Perhaps the best deals I have heard of are $6000-$6500 off msrp and that is in August and September for model clearance. Also get your financing in order as you can leave a lot more than $700 or so on the table here over 3-5 years. Check out the prices paid section on ridgelineowners.

    With financing, insurance, gas for a 20 mpg vehicle and such you will have well over $45000 dollars into this over 5 years so only you can decide to expend effort over the next 2 months to get another 300-600 off. If money is that scarce you may have to get a much cheaper vehicle.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    Thanks jjf
    I am in New York. The lowest quote I have received so far is $23,140. That is minus the taxes. With tax Total cost would be around $25,000. Hope to get some help.Please anyone out there,money is scarce and I need a good deal. Any help is appreciated.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    5300 off msrp is pretty darn good for an 08 rt at this time of year. Your deal is so good that I believe the dealer may try to hit you with 1000 or so in "doc" fees and paint sealant.

    Perhaps the best deals I have heard of are $6000-$6500 off msrp and that is in August and September for model clearance. Also get your financing in order as you can leave a lot more than $700 or so on the table here over 3-5 years. Check out the prices paid section on ridgelineowners.

    With financing, insurance, gas for a 20 mpg vehicle and such you will have well over $45000 dollars into this over 5 years so only you can decide to expend effort over the next 2 months to get another 300-600 off. If money is that scarce you may have to get a much cheaper vehicle.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    Thanks jjf
    I am in New York. The lowest quote I have received so far is $23,140. That is minus the taxes. With tax Total cost would be around $25,000. Hope to get some help.Please anyone out there,money is scarce and I need a good deal. Any help is appreciated.
  • OK Just confirmed again today for the third time.
    Purchase Price $23,250 + Tax = $25,231 out the door.
    This is for a 2008 Ridgeline RT(Base) no extras.
    Should I make the deal. :confuse:
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Super. Now email for bids from 10-20+ other dealers in a 70-150mi radius for their best price. (Honda website) last 7-10 days of the month. Inform them you are emailing 10-15 dealers. Prices inclusive of all doc and other fees. Work the top 3-4 winners against one another and give them your cell #(including your hero if he is still in the running). Wait for callbacks. Turkey time can be a shooting gallery so you can get surprised.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    OK Just confirmed again today for the third time.
    Purchase Price $23,250 + Tax = $25,231 out the door.
    This is for a 2008 Ridgeline RT(Base) no extras.
    Should I make the deal.
  • OK I have finally made a deal. I looked high and low ,finally mad e what I hope is an educated decision. I have found a 2007 Ridgeline RT (New) in the New York Metro Area. One of only about 4 left in a 300 mile radius. That is for an RT. Price paid is $23,230.00 Total Out the door. This is including all taxes,tags fees etc.
    The truck is also equipped with an auto start. ($21,200 = Tax and fees = $23,230)
    Let me know how I did. Your opinions mean alot to be, please be honest.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    7000 off msrp is about right for a leftover. I presume almost all of the 4 were silver (the most produced). The auto start is an interesting option. I wish I had it today.

    If you are interested in extended warranty Honda is one of the few nameplates that lets its dealers compete online. The 8yr 120kmi Hondacare at myhondawarranty.com is about 1250. I think it is transferable and refundable if not used. (they can explain it) Its probably worth it as the dealer will usually get 2000 or more in the finance office for this kind of stuff.

    Good Luck
    --jjf

    OK I have finally made a deal. I looked high and low ,finally mad e what I hope is an educated decision. I have found a 2007 Ridgeline RT (New) in the New York Metro Area. One of only about 4 left in a 300 mile radius. That is for an RT. Price paid is $23,230.00 Total Out the door. This is including all taxes,tags fees etc.
    The truck is also equipped with an auto start. ($21,200 = Tax and fees = $23,230)
    Let me know how I did. Your opinions mean alot to be, please be honest.
  • Just bought a 2008 from the dealer the door for 23560. They gave me 6200 for my damaged Siena with 125K miles. Total price with taxe, registration and licenses 18876.
  • Sport Honda in MD just sent me an email with $5000 below invoice on any in stock Ridgeline. Checked and their is now $4500 dealer cash on Ridgeline. I just bought an Odyssey so no truck for me for awhile.
  • Hey everyone,
    Although Honda is pretty quiet about this promotion, you can really save a bunch on a new 2008 Ridgeline..

    I just got a 2008 RTX, MSRP of 29,200, for $22,200 - a savings of $7k on the sticker.

    This was a brand new vehicle.. not demo, no catches.

    Apparently there is a lot of rebate money being given to the dealers at the moment, but they don't want to make a big deal about it..
  • zzz513zzz513 Posts: 1
    Purchased a new RT in mid-March for $21K when the rebate was $3,500. I see now for April the rebate is up to 4,500 so I'm sure better deals are to be had. The truck had no add-ons but the base RT had everything I needed at the time -- but thinking about it now would have considered the RTX for the $500 more.
  • aspesisteveaspesisteve Posts: 833
    $4,500 cash back makes this truck pretty attractive.

    anyone trying to sell a used Ridgeline purchased a couple years ago however are going have to take a big hit if they want to find a buyer.
  • aspesisteveaspesisteve Posts: 833
    $4,500 cash back makes this truck pretty attractive.

    I know the economy is bad, but I think Honda didn't price this truck right from the beginning.

    anyone trying to sell a used Ridgeline purchased a couple years ago however are going have to take a big hit if they want to find a buyer.
  • bfryerbfryer Posts: 3
    I am shopping a 2008 RTX Ridgeline myself and wondered what was your price including dealer fees , selling price plus 499.00 doc fees = taxable amount in my case. I am trying to hit out the door $ 22999.00
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    If you go to ridgelineownersclub.com you can see that many are getting the 29000 rtx for 21000-22000 with all fees sans tax and title. The vehicle will probably barely wholesale used for 18000 in 12 months so thats about what you want.

    Good luck
    --jjf
  • sw_ohsw_oh Posts: 23
    I received internet quotes today for a RT at $20,097 and a RTS for $23,092. Just some FYI for those still out there looking and searching. I wonder if those are floor prices or if they may still drop at the end of the month.
  • 07exlres07exlres Posts: 11
    Including destination, I presume?
  • sw_ohsw_oh Posts: 23
    Yes, those prices do include destination. Best price for a RTL is $25,896, but I have not worked to try and find a lower as of yet, and those also includes destitnation.
  • sw_ohsw_oh Posts: 23
    Got quoted today a RT for $20,849 and a RTS for $23,067
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Thats about average and what they are going for now.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    Got quoted today a RT for $20,849 and a RTS for $23,067
  • sw_ohsw_oh Posts: 23
    jjf - how much more could I expect those prices to drop? I kinda feel as if those prices are floor prices, but when you said they are average prices, it makes me wonder how much more they could drop.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    If you do a search on new cars on cars.com, and search the Ridgeline, you will probably find 150 vehicles within 30 miles of cincinnati and probably 300-400 within 100 miles. Depends on how accurate the inventory is on cars.com. It seems fairly up to date.

    How much to expect? Only one way to find out how low. Auction time. Request for bids via email to 20-30 dealers within 100-200 miles last week of the month. Let them know you are getting 20-30 bids (Honda website). Many will drop out, more will be nothing to write home about, give the top 3-5 your cell# and work and confirm with sales mgr.. Bid them one against the other in $300 increments. In my area it would be cincinnati, columbus,dayton louisville. All prices otd with tax, all dealer fees and title for your county and state.

    Strange things happen the last 3 days with callbacks and such. If you can get a more local guy to come within 500 or so of the best bid 200 mi away that helps. For some reason the guys in the stix like to steal business from zips in the big city and the city guys don't seem to like losing sales to the hillbillys if you can put their back to the wall

    Personally, I would want 10k+ off or thereabouts. Or 8k and favorable financing. The average sale of a ridgeline in july or august was about 7000 off msrp the last few years but you would want much more off now. Honda with its low production and price discipline kept the prices pretty high from dealers, even though the sales have been lackluster. Even they will have to buckle this year though I think. Much more unadvertised dealer cash available You don't know till you get the bids mid to end of month.

    kbb.com puts a used 07 RTS at about 19k, which is really probably 15-18k. Looking at the prices guys are buying used on ridgelineownersclub.com. Used 07s bought retail for 18-19k (the kbb wholesale price) Tons of people trading suv's and trucks can't get the lowest of nada or kbb trade in price, and some dealers won't take any more lo mpg vehicles at even an unreasonable price. In a market like this perhaps even 10k off isn't enough.

    A search within 30 miles of me shows about 350 ford escapes, perhaps 1000 within 100mi? Every bid I got on a new 22k 08 the last month was about 3700 off msrp. The 07 trade in price is 10000 off msrp, and the books may be high. Somethings got to give.

    There should be a shooting gallery for these vehicles end of july and august.

    Good luck

    jjf - how much more could I expect those prices to drop? I kinda feel as if those prices are floor prices, but when you said they are average prices, it makes me wonder how much more they could drop
  • aspesisteveaspesisteve Posts: 833
    word to the wise.

    jfritsch is dead on when telling you what you can do on a new truck in this market.

    The key though is to put in the effort by canvassing as many dealers as you possibly can and do it near the end of the month.

    It takes effort and determination, but it's well worth it. imo
    you're going to have alot of dealers tell you to call them so they can sell to you and tell you their "best" price. You've got to hold your ground and show them you mean business.
  • sw_ohsw_oh Posts: 23
    jjf - do you know what the current doc fee (title, license, etc) price is in Ohio? I remember a couple of years ago when I purchased a new vehicle it was just a flat $150 that all dealerships would charge. So back then I could basically get the price of the car, tax rate, and add the $150 to determine the true OTD cost.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    I really don't know. Some states regulate a maximum and some don't. Get all bids via email OTD (either price with all dealer fees or fees taxes and tags). A price bid of 21000 including a $600 doc fee beats a price bid of 21200 including a $100 doc fee. The fee is technically irrelevant if included in the bid.

    Get some rates for some online sources, your bank or credit union for a loan if you are financing. Put your efforts into getting the last 2 guys end of month to drop 1000 or 2000 and/or add 3.9% honda financing.

    You can leave 1500-3000 or more on the table over 4-5 years on financing, another 1000-2000+ easily by not getting enough competitive bids so don't get too caught up on $50 in fees here and there, or spending 2 hours "haggling" some free oil changes or upgraded floor mats.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    jjf - do you know what the current doc fee (title, license, etc) price is in Ohio? I remember a couple of years ago when I purchased a new vehicle it was just a flat $150 that all dealerships would charge. So back then I could basically get the price of the car, tax rate, and add the $150 to determine the true OTD cost.
  • sparklandsparkland Posts: 108
    There are dealers in the Denver area, who are selling 2008 RTL w/nav for $25,700---that is a great deal. Effectively $8,000 off. Do not pay more than that anywhere. Denver is the best place in the US for Honda to get a premium price on their trucks. If they are discounted that much here--they will be the same or less most other places. We have that wonderful combination of nice weather and snow.

    Brad :shades:
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