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As I am in my quest to find the E that I want, some questions and wouldn't mind your feedback on the subject:

1. Buying the E from a Honda dealer versus any other dealer -- obviously the big thing is if the cars are certified. To those that bought their used E's did you go thru a Honda dealer or was it just wherever you can get the best price? I'm looking at some various places and a few Es are on sale thru Chevy/Kia/Saturn dealers.

A low miles E with a good price looks nice, but isn't from a Honda dealer/therefore no certified warrantee.

What are you guys/gals opinions on where to buy from? (My wife prefers a certifed used car)

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I've been reading the various ways to approach the dealers to get a price on a car that you want, lets take this E as example:
2007 SC asking 18:500

now i know the sticker on the window -- they started out at 19,900 for it. obviously the price has dropped. when i test drove the same car a while ago, the salesman told me they dont' sell a lot of elements(thanks for that tidbit sir:D )

But here is my question, how low do you think i can go without insulting them(mind you, its not the only E i'm interested in)

I was thinking to do the email technique and essentially telling them 16,500 for the car, (i already have the financing set up) and giving them about $3,000 downpayment. I wouldn't mind this car b/c its close to me compared to the others; however, am I going too low? Or what would be a reasonable, but still nice and low offer?

Thanks guys/gals
 

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I paid 17k for mine a while ago and it only had 21k miles on it. It was from the honda dealer too so it has the 100k powertrain and the extra year and 12k bumper to bumper which is what the honda certified warranty actually is. THey gave me like 800 more for my frontier that i traded in so i was pretty much at what you are looking to be at. check edmunds for true market value on it in your area so you now that too.
 

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I paid 17k for mine a while ago and it only had 21k miles on it. It was from the honda dealer too so it has the 100k powertrain and the extra year and 12k bumper to bumper which is what the honda certified warranty actually is. THey gave me like 800 more for my frontier that i traded in so i was pretty much at what you are looking to be at. check edmunds for true market value on it in your area so you now that too.
definately. thank you for that.

looks like the dealer sale is around 17,500.

might go below that just to see how it goes.(not 16,500 maybe, but maybe 17k).
 
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