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I'm hoping to buy an Element this week, but I'm finding all sorts of price differences. It seems like most everyone is within a few hundred dollars in relation to price off MSRP, but what kind of deals are you finding on the extra charges? It seems that some charge destination and processing fees, while others don't. Some even throw in accessories to sweeten the deal. The best deal in my town isn't offering anything off MSRP but is knocking off destination but still charging a $300 processing fee. That doesn't seem that great to me, so can you give me some ideas on what kind of deals you gotten beyond the MSRP price? Getting a bunch off MSRP doesn't mean much if I'm going to be hit with all of extra prices. Thanks for the help!!!
 

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15 mi outside of DC I paid 21,400. I purchased on 1/31 when there were very few around. I got the EX 4WD auto with splash guards and keyless entry/ignition kill. I feel after the fact I could have pushed them down below 21,000 but I was too damn excited. I ordered all the other accessories I wanted via the web to save some cash and enjoy doing it my self.
 

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I really think it matters were you live and demand. I say this becuase I live in So Cal and had to wait a week for mine while I have seen people on these boards saying that the dealers back east are giving away all sorts of free stuff to get people to take them.

Also from what I have seen I paid the same amount for my 4WD DX that some people back east paid for there 4WD EX's. I think it really depends on the dealer.

Your best bet is to show around from dealer to dealer to get a feel for what kind of a deal is a good deal for your area.

Dano
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I can't agree more. Most of the dealers are starting to work deals, but it also depends on the model and color. Some colors are harder to get then others. The Orange seems to be a hot color, and from what people are saying the lowest production from Honda.

The dealers are going to charge more if they have to order it, than it they have one sitting on their lot. They are more likely to cut a deal the longer it has been there. Most places here in NY are asking list, and planning on making a few dollars on the add ons. While it has been a month plus since I we got our E, the prices here are staying firm. There are 2 dealerships close by us. One is still charging list + the other is at list.

Take your time, and find the right one for you. The dealer is making money no matter what price they are willing to sell it to you for, so don't worry about them not making money. :lol:
 

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Our family has always gone with fleet sales when buying cars, and we've NEVER payed more than $600 over dealer cost. No dealer mark ups, no proccessing fee's, just $600 more than the Kelly bluebook dealer cost. We've usually ended up saving around $3000-$5000 and all accessories are priced at cost usually with no installation fee.

-Wolph
 

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It took me a great deal of effort to have the dealer explain exactly how they had priced the vehicle. And very difficult to get in it writing. Very painful.

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Greetings,
My wife and I checked out and test drove a 2WD green EX 5-speed yesterday. I really love this car, but they are asking 23,105. They dropped 500 off this week and we are hoping the price will continue to fall. The dealer mark up is 4000, however only 2000 on other hondas. Too bad. Of course, they had no straight answer.

Happy to have found this site!
 

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Hey Wolf,

Do you have a special connection for Fleet pricing or any tipe for regular slobs like us who simply hate bartering with the dealers? ;-)

TIA,

Chad H.
Considering trading a 400RWHP Supra TT for an Element...I'm nuts.
 
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