ROC Rank: Junior
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charleston, S.C.
Model Year: 2008
Color: Steel Blue Metallic
Re: SC/NC dealers
Not in Charlotte, but North Charleston: Stokes Honda was easy to deal with. I found their selection online, saw a good price and asked for it a little sweeter through e-mail, told them I was ready to buy today. They called back with the typical salesman speak, "We got your e-mail, and we want your business. We can only go as low as ($500 higher than the price I asked for); you want to come in and make this deal?" "No, instead I think I'll go look at the Ridgeline at Carmax again--" "Sir, let me see if there's anything else we can do and I'll call you back" (seven minutes later) "Sir, after talking with our sales manager I think we can meet at that price."
I walked in, paperwork was ready for me to sign because they filled out my credit app over the phone, got the 4.9% financing advertised, got the truck, got the price I wanted. I don't fault them for trying to get $500 more for it--the truck was worth it but it's the principle of getting the price I wanted.
'08 RTL with moonroof, rear splash guards, 6-CD changer
12/08: added OEM hood deflector, OEM roof rack, OEM bed extender
02/09: added Westin black nerf bars
03/09: AVS Ventshade rain guards from Burtman, iSimple iPod interface
12/09: OEM moonroof visor, Sportwing molding
02/10: OEM hitch & harness
12/11: BakFlip G2