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That's not a bit high, that's highway robbery. I just gave a deposit on a RTL-T AWD on Saturday 9-24-2016, at Honda of Ft. Worth, that's in the DFW area. My OTD price was $39,732.86, which includes all the state taxes (6.25%), license fee, dock fee, inventory tax, and the Honda so called accessory pack, pin stripes, window tint, nitrogen in the tires, splash guards, rear seat cargo mat. This was the best deal I could find in the DFW area and it is my local dealer, I used their internet sales person and he was very nice to deal with. They have another one coming in at the same time mine is to arrive (middle of Oct. to the end of the month) it's White Pearl with Black interior, it wasn't sold as of Saturday evening. I think from what I can tell are the models with the AWD are very much in demand, myself having a 2008 RTL with AWD I did want to go to the 2WD, but for Texas I'm pretty sure it would be fine. If interested ask for Anthony the Internet Mgr., tell him that John who just ordered the Modern Steel with Gray interior sent you.

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I think they are at or above msrp here in Houston. I haven't asked personally, but true car seems to suggest people are paying over MSRP right now.
 

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Check at Stokes Honda North in North Charleston. I got an excellent price on an RTL-E a couple of months ago. Way below MSRP. They did not have the RL I wanted but got it within two weeks.
 

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Rick, the price isn't a "bit" high, it's ridiculous. However, having said that, I did buy my first Honda from Hendrick's Honda in Charleston decades ago, and in my experience, buying anything is always a matter of negotiation.

In this case, I'd wait until you have the inevitable two pages of posts saying the prices they've posted are nuts. Then, take a minute to discover the sales managers name and e-mail address, and send him a copy of this thread. Make him a reasonable offer -- a realistic price that you are willing to pay -- and offer to come in a close the deal.

But, if that fails, call Sharon at Dick Brooks Honda, and I promise you you'll be delighted with how easy she is to deal with. You'll get a price over the phone that she and the store will honor; no add-on, mudflaps, pinstripes, etc., and it's always about 5% off the MSRP.

PS of sorts: Of course, if you are planning on trading a car or financing your deal (vis-a-vis a cash buyer) that adds a hosts of variables, making it impossible to predict what you'll eventually pay for a new RL.
 

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Rick, the price isn't a "bit" high, it's ridiculous. Call Sharon at Dick Brooks Honda, and I promise you you'll be delighted with how easy she is to deal with. You'll get a price over the phone that she and the store will honor; no add-on, mudflaps, pinstripes, etc., and it's always about 5% off the MSRP.
I looked at least twenty dealer websites and spoke with a half dozen sales mangers or internet sales specialists.
One pretty large Virginia dealer's manager told me they were only getting one more truck (RTL T) until January.
They did have 6 or 7 on their site but no top trim E's.
Did see a couple of dealers in NOVA offering around $1500 off MSRP on some top trims, one other I spoke with would do $750 off lower trims.
Most of them did not have any E trims on their lots or on-the-way when I did call.

I did not find any dealers doing more than $1,550 off MSRP on a RTL E and some had added up to $3K of accessories.
Seems like the best way to avoid the "add-ons" is to get a deposit on an E before they hit the lot.
 

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No surprise, it's Hendrick Honda. I was looking at a Pilot last year for my wife and the one in Daytona had what I wanted. I called them and the price was outrageous. They slapped almost $6k worth of accessories on it. I have no idea what all you could add that would total that cost but I told them to keep it and we went with a Nissan instead.
 

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No surprise, it's Hendrick Honda. I was looking at a Pilot last year for my wife and the one in Daytona had what I wanted. I called them and the price was outrageous. They slapped almost $6k worth of accessories on it. I have no idea what all you could add that would total that cost but I told them to keep it and we went with a Nissan instead.
This is becoming the norm in some areas, dealers are just not getting any of the upper models. The Ridgeline/Pilot assembly line is probably at full production, but what needs to happen is change what they are building, less lower models and more upper models. Most buyers want it now and like yourself when it's not available, or priced at some outrageous price, they go elsewhere. Honda knows what going on, but may not care, or just can't change their production programming at this time. They have really done their dealers a disservice with little to sell and loosing customers along the way.

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I had to buy mine in New Bern, NC even though I live in Charleston. Both Stokes and Hendrick were trying to rip customers off.
 

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That's not a bit high, that's highway robbery. I just gave a deposit on a RTL-T AWD on Saturday 9-24-2016, at Honda of Ft. Worth, that's in the DFW area. My OTD price was $39,732.86, which includes all the state taxes (6.25%), license fee, dock fee, inventory tax, and the Honda so called accessory pack, pin stripes, window tint, nitrogen in the tires, splash guards, rear seat cargo mat. This was the best deal I could find in the DFW area and it is my local dealer, I used their internet sales person and he was very nice to deal with. They have another one coming in at the same time mine is to arrive (middle of Oct. to the end of the month) it's White Pearl with Black interior, it wasn't sold as of Saturday evening. I think from what I can tell are the models with the AWD are very much in demand, myself having a 2008 RTL with AWD I did want to go to the 2WD, but for Texas I'm pretty sure it would be fine. If interested ask for Anthony the Internet Mgr., tell him that John who just ordered the Modern Steel with Gray interior sent you.

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I just picked up a FWD RTL-T in the DFW area as well. $34,830 + TTL with the same accessory pack. They had two RTL-T FWD sitting on the lot for over 2 weeks and I talked to them and told them I would be happy to wait for prices to come down to what I wanted and after a couple days they met my ask.
 

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I just picked up a FWD RTL-T in the DFW area as well. $34,830 + TTL with the same accessory pack. They had two RTL-T FWD sitting on the lot for over 2 weeks and I talked to them and told them I would be happy to wait for prices to come down to what I wanted and after a couple days they met my ask.
So what dealer did you buy from, mine is on order from Honda of Ft. Worth where they gave me a good discount $1500 off a RTL-T AWD through the internet sales. I feel $1500 off a AWD model is a good deal, there are not many out there, if any.

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So what dealer did you buy from, mine is on order from Honda of Ft. Worth where they gave me a good discount $1500 off a RTL-T AWD through the internet sales. I feel $1500 off a AWD model is a good deal, there are not many out there, if any.

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David McDavid Honda of Frisco.
 
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