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Has anyone purchased the Touring AWD model in So. Cal, and what was the price paid. Also, is Costco car purchase program a good alternative to spinning the wheel with a sales department and hoping you didn’t get too ripped off?
 

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I tried using the Costco buying program a few years ago to purchase a Ford Mustang. It set me up with a sales person at the local Ford dealer who proceeded to go into the usual "wheeling and dealing" routine as if I just walked onto the lot. When I said I'd set it up through the Costco buying program, he told me "that's just a start"... and proceeded into the usual car salesman mumbo jumbo. I came back a week later, walked onto the lot "cold" and got with a different sales person, worked out a deal without too much mumbo jumbo that was a good as what the Costco deal should have been. Maybe the Costco program is better these days, or maybe it's all dependent on the local dealer you get hooked up with.
 

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Has anyone purchased the Touring AWD model in So. Cal, and what was the price paid. Also, is Costco car purchase program a good alternative to spinning the wheel with a sales department and hoping you didn’t get too ripped off?
I tried Costco for my 2016 Pilot and the local dealer would not sell it to me (-$2000 from MSRP).
I did my own dealing with another Honda dealer 150 miles away and got -$4000 off of MSRP.
 

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ProdGirl said:
you can go to honda website and build it exactly the way you want. I have this sheet to take with me.
https://automobiles.honda.com/tools...ries=passport&modelyear=2019&extcolorcode=EXT

The build sheet simply lists the standard features of the model you choose and shows the same MSRP as the window sticker. I found it more useful to contact several dealers via their websites, pick out a specific model in stock and ask for their "best price". Many dealer websites are set up to request an "e price" just by clicking on a button and filling out your contact info. I only give them my name and email address. I want them to give me their "best price", and not just get a phone call with "hey, come on in, and we'll make a deal". I contacted six dealers throughout my state, the local dealer immediately gave me a price of over $3200 below MSRP. A couple others dropped their MSRP price by only $500, and a couple more stuck with the MSRP price. In addition to taking the deal at my local dealer, I got a fair trade-in value and had them include all-weather mats and the rear cargo cover.
 

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[QUOTE=" Many dealer websites are set up to request an "e price" just by clicking on a button and filling out your contact info. I only give them my name and email address. I want them to give me their "best price", and not just get a phone call with "hey, come on in, and we'll make a deal". I contacted six dealers throughout my state, the local dealer immediately gave me a price of over $3200 below MSRP. A couple others dropped their MSRP price by only $500, and a couple more stuck with the MSRP price. In addition to taking the deal at my local dealer, I got a fair trade-in value and had them include all-weather mats and the rear cargo cover.[/QUOTE]

The click for a quote is a powerful tool, it got me MSRP-$4,000.
 

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[QUOTE=" Many dealer websites are set up to request an "e price" just by clicking on a button and filling out your contact info. I only give them my name and email address. I want them to give me their "best price", and not just get a phone call with "hey, come on in, and we'll make a deal". I contacted six dealers throughout my state, the local dealer immediately gave me a price of over $3200 below MSRP. A couple others dropped their MSRP price by only $500, and a couple more stuck with the MSRP price. In addition to taking the deal at my local dealer, I got a fair trade-in value and had them include all-weather mats and the rear cargo cover.
The click for a quote is a powerful tool, it got me MSRP-$4,000.[/QUOTE]

Thank you, I appreciate the info, that will give me a good reference point to begin with. I will try the build and best price as well???
 

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I tried Costco for my 2016 Pilot and the local dealer would not sell it to me (-$2000 from MSRP).
I did my own dealing with another Honda dealer 150 miles away and got -$4000 off of MSRP.
Ok, good to know, thanks for
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ProdGirl said:
you can go to honda website and build it exactly the way you want. I have this sheet to take with me.
https://automobiles.honda.com/tools...ries=passport&modelyear=2019&extcolorcode=EXT

The build sheet simply lists the standard features of the model you choose and shows the same MSRP as the window sticker. I found it more useful to contact several dealers via their websites, pick out a specific model in stock and ask for their "best price". Many dealer websites are set up to request an "e price" just by clicking on a button and filling out your contact info. I only give them my name and email address. I want them to give me their "best price", and not just get a phone call with "hey, come on in, and we'll make a deal". I contacted six dealers throughout my state, the local dealer immediately gave me a price of over $3200 below MSRP. A couple others dropped their MSRP price by only $500, and a couple more stuck with the MSRP price. In addition to taking the deal at my local dealer, I got a fair trade-in value and had them include all-weather mats and the rear cargo cover.
I will try the multiple dealerships as well and go from there. I like that they threw in the mats and cargo covers. Mind if I ask what dealership you ended up with?
 

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I will try the multiple dealerships as well and go from there. I like that they threw in the mats and cargo covers. Mind if I ask what dealership you ended up with?
Yes - what dealerships in OC? I've been looking at the Norm Reeves (HB and Irvine) website and they don't even show what the current inventory is. Plus, who knows if the websites are even updated?
 

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Yes - what dealerships in OC? I've been looking at the Norm Reeves (HB and Irvine) website and they don't even show what the current inventory is. Plus, who knows if the websites are even updated?
The websites in OC are poorly updated! Get in touch with Michael Lott @ Norm Reeves in HB. He was on the look out for about a month for a modern steel AWD for me while I was working out of town and he called me the
Moment he got one! He was great to work with as were the rest of the team. Getting my accessories Wednesday❣
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