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Honda Ridgeline Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • bomanboman Posts: 4
    I'm not sure if you are referencing the Ca. deal or Mo? The San Diego dealer is Cush Honda and the Mo. deal is Vincell Honda. A question, has anyone found a billeted grille for the Ridgeline anywhere? Thanks, Bob
  • utvnututvnut Posts: 13
    I'm sorry, I thought I posted it already, Landmark Honda in Alexandria Va.
    You can e-mail me for salesman name and details since I can't post it, I had a very good, low stress experience and paid thousands under MSRP.

    I finally got a nice day at home and washed the rain dirt off my ridgeline. The blue looks great. First fill up shows 18 plus mpg and the ride and handling are great! No defects or problems noted so far.

    jandshq@yahoo.com.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    My understanding is that Edmunds allows you to post the details (price paid, equipment) of a purchase and the dealership name. No contact names, numbers, email of specific individuals are permitted.

    Please share the details of your purchase.
  • utvnututvnut Posts: 13
    See number message 127.......
  • bremenimpbremenimp Posts: 1
    Newcomer here. Been researching the Ridgeline vs. Tacoma vs. Frontier. Just a guess but I expect prices to go down, even though the Ridge seems to be a great truck. With new releases for Honda, Toyota and Nissan all in the same year, has to mean some or all of them won't keep hitting their numbers, and that means getting more aggressive on price.

    I would like my Ridgeline now, but willing to wait to see if it becomes more attractive from a price standpoint. Any comments?
  • goose5goose5 Posts: 2
    I'm not sure about prices going down for the 2006 line. I'm looking down the road at this beta model -- it could be a classic, limited edition 40 years from now. I plan to keep it like a prized possession. Only 50,000 made in the first year of production -- I bet as word gets out more -- and the reviews have been very positive -- that the demand will far exceed the supply and prices will hold.
  • treyh1treyh1 Posts: 34
    But it's not a sure thing by any means. I needed a minivan shortly after the Odyssey came out in 1999. I put it off until I could get a 2000, partly for them to work out a few bugs & partly in the hope that MSRP wouldn't be the norm. Sticker was still the going price unless they made "market adjustments" to more than sticker. I think it probably sold for MSRP for at least the first 3, maybe 4 years.

    That being said, MSRP was a pretty accurate price for an Odyssey. I think MSRP on the Ridgeline is 1500-2000 high, accepting that it's difficult to compare because it has no direct competition like the Odyssey did. I got e-mail bids in the metro Atlanta area, and they were all pretty much MSRP. I got the dealer here to 500 off MSRP and I'm probably going to pull the trigger because I've been researching for 6 months and I want/need the truck now. But I'm guessing that by next year slightly better deals will be easy to find.
  • 5553543255535432 Posts: 150
    Hi,

    Got my Ridge from same dealearship you got yours. Will pick it up this Saturday. Guess he owes you one free oil change.I understand you paid $3,1352.00 on your ridge plus $289 + taxes and tags.DID YOU PAY AN ADDITONAL INSTALLATION FEE FOR THE FOLLOWING?OR WAS IT INCLUDED IN THE $31352.00 already?

    1.roof rack

    2.Running boards

    3.Auto day night rearview mirror.

    4. Pin stripes.

    If youy paid additional for the installation of the 4 items, how much did it cost you?

    Thanks in advance for your response,
  • dpynnedpynne Posts: 3
    RTL with Moonroof and no accessories; silver or black. I checked with >5 dealers in the Atlanta area, and all were pretty much MSRP. Had one "offer" me 30299, but didn't pursue, because at the same time a GREAT dealership in Easley, SC (near Greenville, SC, and about 2.5 hrs from ATL) made me a deal for 29995. That includes dest., but not sales tax, doc fee (299) and registration. That's about $119 over invoice, right? Also got mud flaps and wheel locks. Bought it on April 29, so I figure the end-of-the-month mojo must've helped. Love the truck. It's huge (compared to the traded-in Subaru Baja).
  • goose5goose5 Posts: 2
    Picked up my Nighthawk Black RTL with Moonroof last night. Pinstripes and extended bed (this accessory to be delivered later); also included wheel lock and rubber mats. Total price was 31,350, excluding processing fee, taxes and tags. Didn't get the running boards or the roof rack. I did get a lifetime annual free state inspection and full tank of gas with the inspection . Honda Landmark must be offering great deals, but I'm very pleased with the deal I got from Hendrick Honda in Woodbridge, Virginia.
  • rrbhokiesrrbhokies Posts: 108
    I had tried Hendrick Honda back when the Ridgeline was first out and they quickly came down to MSRP, but nothing less. Plus, every Ridgeline was loaded with $1,500+ worth of dealer add-ons.

    Sounds like you had better luck than I did. What was their current inventory like? Oddly enough, I am looking for a Black RTL w/moonroof also.

    Can I email you for the salesman's name?
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    just curious, how do you find the "ride" difference between the Baja and the Ridgeline?

    John
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,699
    I've driven both, and the Ridgeline's ride is much firmer than that of the Baja; more truck-like if you will. That's not to say the Ridgeline rides like a truck, but it does if you compare it to the Baja. The Baja's ride is much like that of a Subaru Outback.

    Bob
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    I did drive the Baja Turbo, it rode very much like my Forester.

    I didn't have time to drive the Ridgeline when I went to check out its interior dimensions.

    I bet I like the Baja's better (hey, its a car after all), but I will maybe condescend to a Ridgeline someday.

    Still waiting for the 24 mpg highway. Me thinks 2007 will be an interesting year for this group of vehicles.

    John
  • inflationinflation Posts: 1
    does honda sell a hard cover for its truck bed, so the truck is not a snow collection vehicle? if not, is there a company that makes one?
  • tacoridgetacoridge Posts: 17
    Yes. In Colorado it is a $1500 option, bi-fold type from Kuni - Burt in Centinnel.

    You will get a better deal from a truck accessory dealer.
  • 5553543255535432 Posts: 150
    Is it possible that Honda delearships would differ big time regarding the installation charges on the following items?

    1. Running boards
    2.Roof rack
    3.Under bumper brush
    4. Sensor when backing

    Can anyone here suggest whats the best way to get intallation cost at the lowest price possible in a legit Honda delearship?

    For those who had the delearships install the above items, what were the installation cost?

    Is it possible to shop around and get pricing on those four items with installation fees included in the price? :confuse:
  • happyownerhappyowner Posts: 2
    picked up my silver ridge on 3/26. paid msrp & destination charge. added extras
    including installation charges were as follows:
    moon roof visor - $111.00 first tank of gas - 15.4 mpg
    fog lights - $578.40 second tank - 18.1 mpg
    running boards - $481.20
    splash guards - 90.20
    back up sensors - $491.28
    front brush guard - $470.50
    pin stripe - n/c wheel locks - n/c
    $128.10 off due to misquote on their part.
    total before tax & registration - $35,249.48.
    love my new ridge - everything about it - especially the way it looks !!!
    while everyone else is waiting for the price to come down, i'm enjoying mine.

    happy owner
  • happyownerhappyowner Posts: 2
    i forgot to add that my silver ridge is an rtl with moon roof & xm radio.
  • 5553543255535432 Posts: 150
    I am after the instllation charges of the four items because I already paid for the 4 accesories written below.Anyone know the FAIR amount a Honda delearship would charge all four on installation only?

    1.Auto dimming mirror.
    2.Foglights
    3.Tow and hitch
    4. Wind deflector

    How about the fair out of the door pricing for the following items (accesorry and installation cost), which I plan to put in a week from now.

    4.Running boards
    5.roof rack
    6.Under bumper brush
    7.Backing sensor?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,785
    What you think is "fair". They charge labor by the hour and that will vary by location. Average is probably about 90.00/hr now.
  • rrbhokiesrrbhokies Posts: 108
    Since you bought the accessories from someplace else, my guess is that the Honda dealers in your area are not going to give you a deal on installation since they got no kick back on the accessories themselves. Just call the 3 or 4 local Honda dealers in your area and ask. It's not like you're in much of a position to negotiate, so you're most likely going to pay the dealer's going rates.

    How did you come about these accessories in the first place? Did you buy them with the intention of installing them yourself and changed your mind?

    As for the other items, reference Happyowner's post. He listed exactly what he paid for most of those items, and that was the "out the door" pricing.
  • dpynnedpynne Posts: 3
    This prolly belongs in another forum, but real quick - my Baja was a manual, and the clutch was quirky and the throttle back-off was very ON/OFF; I never could get a smooth ride on gear change. No acceleration either. Cabin was too small. Carlike ride on regular roads, firm enough and steady on Forest Service roads. I'm too old for all that; wanted smooth. So far so good with the Ridge.
  • dpynnedpynne Posts: 3
    The dealership in Easley, SC where I paid 29995 (see post #145) is named Hendrick Honda. Nicest people in the world, almost made it pleasant to spend $30K. Apparently there is another dealership with same name in Woodbridge, VA.
  • shortsparkshortspark Posts: 2
    Just made a deal for a silver RTL/moonroof for 30,500. Very nice people to deal with in the E. Texas area, however, I got killed on the trade-in (in my view) so who knows. They will either get it up front or at the back end. They were better overall than anyone else though and gave me free pin stripe as a good will gesture. It is all about the bottom line anyway.
  • glockemglockem Posts: 2
    Just bought my ridgeline last night. I purchased a RTL trim model for $500 over dealer invoice with no negotiating. I just told them that Landmark Honda in Alexandria, VA will sell at that price and the manage said "I'll match that". Now I was talking to the manager with price approval, not the salesman. Overall a great buying experience.

    Tex
  • bcp1bcp1 Posts: 21
    I must say I really love my Ridgeline and I think I got a fair price at Billy Navarre in
    Lake Charles, La. I looked at 6 different dealers in 4 cities and the following is what I came home with.
    2006 Ridgeline RTL with Moonroof $33,155.00
    Life Style Package includes
    Bed Extender $259.00
    Roof Rack $299.00
    Towing Pack $545.00
    Fog LIghts $357.00
    Running Board$419.00
    Hood Air Deflec$125.00
    Total Parts & Labor $ 2,514.00
    Sales Tax $2,681.12
    License & Title & Doc Fee $ 160.50
    Total Retail Cost $38,510.62

    Actual take home cost: $36,355.62
    All my other offers from all the dealers were $1800.00 to $4,000.00 more than what I actually paid for the Ridgeline.
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    I am crying. :cry:

    Where is the value in spending $36k on a truck?

    I will gladly plop down $26k for an RT, but there still isn't value in the Ridgeline market.

    Yet.

    John
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,785
    Don't cry over someone else's joy.

    What isn't a value to you doesn't matter. The poster is happy so why try to rain on his parade?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Don't rain on a Honda Salespersons profit.
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