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2013 and earlier Honda Odyssey Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • ohmy3ohmy3 Posts: 14
    Utc2, I also have an order at Weymouth for an elite that I put in at the end of november. A few weeks ago they said they were putting in my order with the allocation order that day. Since I hadn't heard from them since, I called to follow. They said their allocation dropped from 3 to 1 and so my order got pushed out. I was number4. Now it's looking like end of February to order. If you are number2 and you are still looking at a couple of months, I must have a long ways to go. When did you put in your deposit?

    They said they order a couple of times a month. I have a feeling it is more like once a month.

    At this point, I'll actually receive my car within half a year of the 2012 coming out. I am starting to consider putting off the purchase till the new 2012 comes out then the dealerships are dying to get rid of 2011 or just buy the new years model.

    Dallas area is still not budging from msrp on elite.
  • utc2utc2 Posts: 42

    We've had the same experience with Weymouth. Deposit was placed on 11/19 so around the same time. We're #2 on the list now and I asked specifically about the car coming in sometime in Feb - they told me that it would not be ordered until after Feb and that it would take a few weeks once the order was placed. You're right - I think its only 1 car per month.

    We've started to look around since we need the car in Feb. Dealerships in SoCal will not budge on the price and some have even marked them up. Looks like dealerships on the east coast specifically in the northeast are much more reasonable with their prices on the Elites.

    Good luck with the van search... I will share any information from Weymouth with you if I hear anything.

  • do you mind telling me the name of the financial instituation that offered 2.5%?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,600
    Believe me, there is nothing special about Presiden't Day. Jsut another reason to advertise the same kind of a sale you can get everyday.

    Sounds good though!

    In checking with my old store, FINDING an Odyssey will be a person's biggest challenge. It sounds like the most popular mosels are in very short supply.

    Why would a store deeply discount a car they can barely get their hands on?

    Looks like another big winner for Honda!
  • gclydegclyde Posts: 3
    I didn't ask about the Touring. I get the feeling the Touring price at that particular dealership would not be that great.

    I had some opportunities to get Tourings between 1 and 1.5k over invoice through ZAG during my search.
  • gclydegclyde Posts: 3
    In a big city like LA, there are definitely models out there, even the rare ones. And they are sitting on the lot longer. Therefore, it seems they will start to discount them.

    I forgot to mention--my dealer told me that he was specifically told NOT to sell for a dollar below MSRP on the elite last week. And then that changed this week.

    Whether that's true or he was just trying to make me feel good, I can't know for sure.
  • bergen_boybergen_boy Posts: 9
    edited January 2011
    thanks to hol2011 , bought a EX-L [no res or navi ] for 34095 OTD [nj taxes and registration] from landmark honda VA. i am from NJ and took mega bus in the morning to DC [$19] , took metro to king st VA [$3] and the dealer picked me up. will post the break down later .. but it was better than any price i got in nj by $400
    drove all the way back to nj ..the van rocks .. got polished metal metalic .. another nj guy bought with the same price.

    they tried to sell me ext warr [1200$-6yr-80k]and gap insurance[495] .. i had to politely refuse ...

    if u r in nj .. here is my tip if you dont want to go this far ..
    get a internet quite from dch acadamy honda [only dch will send u a editable email otd price ] .. edit the email .. take $400 off of inv and otd price and take the print out to route 22 honda .. he will beat it by $ 400 .. than take that to metro honda .. they will beat it by 100 .. so u can get $900 less than dch acadamy honda .. .. dont be greedy and cut too much .. the dealers are smart .. they will figure it out .. do it in a subtle and smart way

    good luck to all ... this forum saved me real $$

    And you think "car salesmen" are sleazy! This takes the cake. And you wonder why the process can't be simple! How pathetic you must resort to deception to get a "good deal."

    THIS is what was suggested by previous poster!

    "if u r in nj .. here is my tip if you dont want to go this far ..
    get a internet quite from dch acadamy honda [only dch will send u a editable email otd price ] .. edit the email .. take $400 off of inv and otd price and take the print out to route 22 honda .. he will beat it by $ 400 .. than take that to metro honda .. they will beat it by 100 .. so u can get $900 less than dch acadamy honda .. .. dont be greedy and cut too much .. the dealers are smart .. they will figure it out .. do it in a subtle and smart way"
  • Just purchased a 2011 EXL w/Navi in Smoky Topaz this past weekend from a dealer in Maryland. Looked around for about a month, handled virtually the whole thing online. This dealer was upfront from the start with the best deal, good buying experience. $35,129.00 OTD.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,600
    Oh, I've seen every trick played that you can think of.

    They always thought they were being so original and they thought we would fall for their lies.

    Sleaze comes from both sides.
  • I am not touting this deal, just thought others would like to know. We don't see many OTD prices on the touring model....... $38,000 OTD, excluding Ga tax.
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    which one is safest for female passengers, which one is safest over all. I was provided the useful information, my sister is about to purchase a 2011 Honda odyssey Tour this weekend. smokey topez.... It is not always about lower prices.......
  • srjainsrjain Posts: 14
    We finally got ours last Thursday.

    $38,000 (incl destination,cargo tray,roof rack,cross bars,Honda remote start)
    $ 249 doc fees
    Plus TTL

    We paid a depostit for this in the first week of December and were told we would get it last week of December.We however got it last week cause the dealership from which Autosport was getting it sold it to someone else.

    The odometer read 5 miles when we picked it up.Wouldnt recommend Autosport,they are not good with following up.We had to call them for status and leave messages and the sales person just never called back.The pick up however was very fast and smooth,in and out within an hour.The interim sales person gave us an almost 30 minute introduction to features in the car.We felt confident as we drove off the dealership.We will buy the all season mats from them this week.

    Within a week we already have 200 miles on it! My children enjoy the van and is very comfortable.They love the DVD player.Bluetooth works great and the find destination by Place Number works great.Already getting 16.9 average with city driving.

    The van looks great paked in a lot and upon approach the side profile looks very cool.Gotten several compliments from non minivan owners.

    The interior leather color is great,its a light brown and i think will stand up great to whatever stains my kids dish out.

    The interior cabing is very roomy and looks great in the daytime and even more so in the night. I already have pictures of my kids as wallpaper on the screen and it looks wonderfull.

    Overall we are very happy with the van but it is still the honeymoon phase !

    It was worth the wait and we are gald we chose it over the Sienna and the acura MDX.
  • azkid2azkid2 Posts: 47
    Was looking for minivans and the little (4'9") lady couldn't see well enough out of an Odyssey, so went to Sienna. While searching inventories we found Clawson Honda in Fresno with 10+ Tourings and 10+ Elites. Was quoted an Elite at $42,450.00 before TTL. Also plenty of other models.
  • srjainsrjain Posts: 14
    I am sorry,I dont agree with ur mentioned TACTICS to get a better price.
    Getting dealers to beat other dealer quotes in a legit fashion is the accepted norm,what you mention is unethical.
    just my 2 cents...
  • pricewpricew Posts: 18
    We are in the market for a Honda Odyssey 2011 but kind of concerned with the issue I have read about the Battery Low Charge notice that comes on these new vans in some cases even as they drive it off the lot and there does not seem to be any root cause solution. There are reports of dealers randomly rechargin the battery or changing the battery etc . I know that this van has a BMS or Battery Management system which some think that perhaps software is the issue. Anyway I have not heard of any permanent fix. Hate to spend this kind of money and have to run to the dealer everytime this issue occurs and spend couple of hours to resolve this. I have seen folks having to go back repeated ly to the dealer.
    rhaps the software is the issue.

    Are you guys seeing this for the folks who have bought it and if so any resolution that has fixed it.

    On a side note if anyone is looking in the Dallas area for a oddyssey let me know and maybe we can tag team to get a better deal. I can share what I have found so far -

    pricewala at

  • pricewpricew Posts: 18
    I just noticed that I am not supposed to put email addresses. My bad on my previous postage.
  • I began having this warning when the weather turned VERY cold...and it has stopped, now that I've been out driving recently. I believe it is a software issue, and it is the battery management system keeping tabs. My car has started every time, and now I am smart about not leaving the radio running when I don't have the car on, etc.

    You mentioned that you live in TEXAS, so then you won't have the cold weather to deal with. I don't know about extreme heat, folks will have to chime in and see if they have the issue in warmer climates. I did not see this issue till the weather got VERY cold.

    I certainly would NOT let this deter me from an otherwise amazing vehicle!
  • The Low Battery doesnt mean that it has a bad battery, simply just mean's that the odyssey has not been started in a few days, and is not fully 100% charged. The indicator will let you know if the battery needs to be replaced. " Replace battery", or " Change Batt". This is a system that makes the driver aware of how much battery life remains.
  • Thank you for this simple clarification.
    Honda should include a printout of this at delivery!
    (or at least mention the distinction in the owner's manual.)
  • pricewpricew Posts: 18
    I have been quoted 32,950 for a Odyssey 2011 EX-L with these honda accesories

    a) All weather floor mats for all three rows
    b) Cargo tray
    c) tint
    d) mud guards
    e) Door sill garnish

    Is this a good price for this area.

    f) Edge guards
    g) Wheel locks
  • To be clear, it's actually not just despicable, it's straight out fraud, i.e. a felony. Quite surprised the Mods have let it stand.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,685
    edited February 2011
    Is that a legal opinion? :surprise:

    I'm sorry... If a car dealer tells you he can't go any lower and you walk out.. then he chases you to your car and drops another hundred... does that constitute fraud? Is he a liar?

    If you say that you can't afford any more than $400/mo., but, you then sign a lease for $450/mo.... is that fraud? Are you a liar?

    Nobody holds a gun to anyone's head... making them buy or sell for any amount, other than what they agree to... If buyers or sellers are stupid enough to mistake negotiating tactics for actual verifiable facts, then they get what they deserve.

    The dealer knows what he is willing to sell a vehicle for... What he tries to determine, is how much more than that amount that the potential buyer might be willing to pay.. While I don't condone this member's tactics... I don't see any fraud being perpetrated.. If a dealer is influenced by a fake e-mail, to sell for less than what is prudent for them... then, they won't be around long. (In other words, it doesn't seem likely to work, anyway..)

    After sitting in a car dealership a few dozen times, trying to negotiate a deal.... well.. let's just say I'm not the person to feel sorry for them.

    You are free to disagree, of course..



    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • I took the delivery of my 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L Polished metal today @ Chicagoland. I bought it from Continental Honda and had a excellent buying experience. The price was 31600 including spalash guards + Taxes, doc fees. This is a base EXL model with no RES or Navi. It comes with Michellin tires which was part of the deal I negotiated with them. I have seen base EX-Ls come with Continental tires, but asked for specifically Michellin tires when ordering this 3 weeks back. I am not sure if they only put Michellin tires for higher trims.

    I had good 60+ miles today both highways and city. I like they way it handles and like the smooth transmission. I noticed ECO indicator many times over 60 miles. I will have to wait and see the real world mileage, but I do think that the VCM does a pretty good job. Having been driving Acura TL for 5 years, the Odyssey steering feels little soft to me. I guess I will need to yget used to. The interior plasctics seem like of good quality unlike Sienna.

    I declined to take extended warranty. May be, I will give it a thought later. But, I don't feel like I should get one.

    I got 1.9% for 60 months from a local credit union (Dupage). That was a good deal.

    Overall, I am happy with my purchase. Now, looking forward to the summer to take long road trip with my family
  • Got the deal in Odyssey EX-L with RES in TEXAS

    Car price : 31970
    Tax + Title around 6.5%: 2078
    Destination : 780
    Protection package (Mud guards , Cargo Tray and wheel locks)
    + Paint and leather protection package : 299
    Documentation : 128

    OTD price : 35255
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  • pricewpricew Posts: 18
    Can you tell me which dealer and city?

    This is much better than anything in DFW area that I can find. I assume you are talking about a new 2011 Odyssey EX-L

  • Did you buy a 2011 Odyssey EX-L in SF Bay Area? Could you please share the price?

    Thank you very much!
  • daikudaiku Posts: 1
    I don't think that Clawson actually has that inventory available but it is spoken for.
  • I purchased from Houston TX , dealer name is GoodSonHonda . I purchased 2011 Odyssey EX-L with RES. OTD is 35255. Price of the car is around 32750 including destination. Car includes protection pacakage + paint and leather protection.

    I also got 2.6% apr financing for 5 years.
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