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stever
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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
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  • brian125
    Stever

    Check in on the Accord forums for me after tonight wont be around till next Sunday 7-10. TKS
    July 1
    • stever
      stever
      Have fun!
    • manny5
      manny5
      Thanks Stever. I will check Chicago dealers also.
  • smohane
    Hi Steve,
    I got a offer from Honda Dealer in Houston for CR-V 2016 EX FWD with Pro Package (Tinted Window, wheel lock, mud guard etc. ) for 25,500 Drive out price. I've asked for 24,000, is it Fair?

    Thanks.
    June 26
    • stever
      stever
      $24,000 would be about $1,500 below invoice and that would be a good number. The "Pro Packs" usually aren't worth what the dealers charge but you probably want tint there. You didn't mention taxes - I think $24,000 with the taxes of that would be fair. If you can swing the whole deal for an OTD price of $24,000, then your deal would be terrific. I don't think Texas dealers are that aggressive though. Good luck!
    • smohane
      smohane
      Thanks a lot Steve. Dealership is still stuck with $25,500. I'm waiting for July 4th weekend deal $24,000 is OTD.
    • stever
      stever
      Might be tough but I'm rooting for you. You may want to casually mention to the dealer that a CX-5 Sport has caught your eye too. :-)
  • barb2011
    Can I ask you a few questions as I move toward the final stages of a negotiation with a local dealer?
    June 6
    • stever
      stever
      Sure, you can PM me here or send me an email to stever@edmunds.com or just post in the forums. But - I'm not much good at leasing so the forums may be the best bet.

      You can also get Live Help between 8 and 5pm Pacific time via phone, text, email etc. Here's the link to the contact us info:

      https://help.edmunds.com/hc/en-us/articles/206103317-Live-Help-Customer-Experience-at-Edmunds-com
  • caddymanny
    Hi Steve,

    Manny again. I am also looking for a 2016 FWD Pilot EX-L with Honda Sensing. The TMV Value for this car is $36,991 and the invoice is $34,773. I was quoted $35,772. Is this a fair deal?
    April 21
    • stever
      stever
      Replied in the Pilot prices forum here - http://bit.ly/1VF6TG1. Good luck!
  • brian125
    @stever best tires for a 2006 Sienna xle, fwd model . My recommendation is Continental True contact

    225 / 60 R 17 99h or 99t ................... Thoughts sir
    April 9
    • stever
      stever
      Hey Brian, I really liked the last two sets of Nokians WRG2s I had (one set on an Outback, the other set on the Quest). Hard to find and a bit pricy though. Got Primacy MXVs on the current van and they've been better than other Michelins I've had. Haven't had Continentals for decades so can't really say. Lots of good choices out there.
    • brian125
      brian125
      stever thanks will check out your recommendations and pass them on
  • etphall
    Hey, you helped me the last time I wrote; Our 2009 Acadia was bought used, will be 3 years, Aug, 24th. over a year ago the engine light came on, the suv has been to a local deal multi times, never could find why the light was on. almost 2 mo ago it was tolled, multi repairs & then they said engine due to bad gas. the repair is close to $7000 & I contacted an attny who said that since it was bought used & how long we've had it that it would be too expensive (hourly rate). what else to do?
    April 4
    • stever
      stever
      wow, that's a big estimate. First thing to do is get a second opinion, even if you have to tow the Acadia across town. An independent mechanic is probably cheaper than the dealer, but ask around for recommendations. You may be able to drop a crate engine in there and save some money.

      If a mechanic can specifically put the blame on a manufacturing defect or bad gas and is willing to back you up, I suppose you could try small claims court, either against the dealer or the gas station. Chances are that's going to be good money after bad though - lots of ifs to figure out and your attorney was probably right about it being a lost cause.

      I doubt that GM is going to help since you got it used, but you could open a case with them and ask them to eat some of the cost. Your position would be stronger if your mechanic could find a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) about engine issues/failure.
    • etphall
      etphall
      unfortunately my hubby told them to go ahead & fix it which they did. they want is to bring the loaner car back today & p/u ours.
    • etphall
      etphall
      us
    • stever
      stever
      Can't say as I blame him. You could still try to get GM to help but it's a lot of effort will not much chance of success. And a busted car doesn't do anyone any good.
    • etphall
      etphall
      any other suggestions?
    • stever
      stever
      Trade it in and ask the dealer to eat most of the repair costs?
    • etphall
      etphall
      well, that is an option! thanks- you have been a big help/1
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    March 4
  • stever earned the 500 LOLs badge.
    You received 500 LOLs. It ain't no fluke, you post great stuff and we're lucky to have you here.
    February 19
  • fordsaregreat
    I have a 2005 Ford Five Hundred, I put in a library CD in my CD player which holds 6 CD's. It won't eject and the
    readout says NO CD. I've tried sticking the tape with the credit card, holding down eject button 2-3 minutes then starting car again, hitting the dashboard :D and it won't eject. Is there anything specific to do for a Ford Five Hundred? Any help will be appreciated, thank you.
    February 2
    • stever
      stever
      Nothing specific to Fords that I know of. The multidisc players are tougher than the single disc kind I think - more places for the CD to get stuck.

      Check out this thread at the ford-trucks forum; it seems specific to your model and has some good info:

      http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/791660-are-you-having-problems-with-your-in-dash-6-cd-changer.html

      Please let me know how it goes and good luck!
  • tjw7
    thanks, i just noted your reply. i am still shopping happy new year tjw
    January 13
  • priya123
    Hi

    I am shopping for a HONDA CRV EX 2WD (copper sunset color)
    I am getting OTD price 0f 26,500

    I am still looking for 25000(OTD) is it reasonable?
    November 2015
    • stever
      stever
      Sorry I missed your Wall post - looks like @brian125 found your question in the CR-V discussion and gave his usual good advice.
  • stever earned the 500 Likes badge.
    You received 500 Likes. It ain't no fluke, you post great stuff and we're lucky to have you here.
    December 2015
  • tkay2
    Only problem Weather will not have laser mats for a couple of months, and we did see snow here in Michigan
    November 2015
    • stever
      stever
      Guess I'd go with some universal fit ones from Walmart until WeatherTech gets their mats done for your new RAV4. Can't say I miss the 200+ inches a year we got in our four years in the UP!
  • naveent1
    Hey Stever,

    I badly need advise from you whether to go for 2016 Acura RDX Watch plus FWD for the below price being my first car.

    OTD price is 38000 (inclusive of everything).

    Based on my current situation , i need to buy a car before this weekend.
    October 2015
    • stever
      stever
      Hey Naveent1, I answered you in the forum.
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