Finally got to test drive one here in London yesterday. Was told by salesman that the most they could knock off of MSRP was $500. He said that they originally couldn't take anything off, but Honda has given them some room to move. The $500 seemed to be a flat rate discount.
After being told that I would have to wait until Jne or July by a Honda dealer in Burlington I drove up to Sterling Honda in Hamilton who had three Elements in stock. A loaded Green one, A base SOP one with a five speed and a loaded SOP. I bought the loaded SOP and pick it up on Monday. No deal on the MFSP, but I'm not waiting for mine either. I almost went for the 5 speed but wanted a the All Wheel feature.
See you guys on the road and hopefully in Niagara Falls for the First Canadian E-Fest.
Discounts in Canada should be in the $500-$1000 range, if your looking for a AWD Y. Maybe even more by now?
You may have to do some arm twisting though!
The Honda organization is a master when it comes to marketing
(deception?) (carrot dangling?
luckily for us, they also manufacture a great product.
They will probably be changing over to 2004 models in about two months!
But won't be filtering through till fall I guess?
I'm getting mine from a Mississauga dealer - got a bit of a discount on the MSRP and threw in about $800 in extras. Dealer I was talking to in Hamilton wasn't even close (and a possible 3 month wait).
Think the mark-up from dealer's invoice on a base/automatic is around $1600......
new to the club: what's the SOP I keep reading about?