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I've been looking for a 2011 Odyssey and collected dealer quotes.

I played the "can you match this price?" game. One guy just told me he'd match it, which would be nice because he's somewhat closer. But he added that the final price would depend on what dealer-installed options are on the car, and kind of implied that if they didn't have the car with the color I wanted on their lot and they had to do a trade, the final price would have to include the options installed.

I searched before posting, and it sounds like most people here think that you should never accept a dealer-installed option you don't want. Do folks still think that's true if the dealer has to trade to get the car?

He claimed the same thing is true of the bid I asked him to match. The bid says "Prices for dealer installed accessories are not included in this price unless otherwise noted," which to me says nothing about being forced to take the car with certain options. The only evidence in favor of that would be that that dealership lists two cars with exactly the same specs at slightly different prices.
 

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Try truecar or zag as a baseline when you start negotiating.

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Most Vans I've seen on the lot do not have a lot of options anyways so I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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If you agree to what's installed, they could get a van and load it up with "dealer" items and then charge you for it. :eek:
 

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Most Vans I've seen on the lot do not have a lot of options anyways so I wouldn't worry about it.
At least in my case, we're both right.

While I turned down the dealer who would have needed to trade, the dealer with the car on the lot (we're picking up tomorrow!) got it originally in a trade.

It has wheel locks and mud guards, jacking the price up $248.

The saleswoman said they couldn't take them off because they've already implicitly paid the other dealer for them. Since she seems very nice so far (and got good mentions over at edmunds' forum), and since it's only $248, I thought what the hell, no big deal, and her rationale isn't entirely unreasonable.
 

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If you agree to what's installed, they could get a van and load it up with "dealer" items and then charge you for it. :eek:
Yeah, one dealership I was considering lot many negative reviews. Many of those concerned being quoted an out the door price, only to show up and find that there was an "apperance package" of dealer options which jacked the price up by over $1500.
 
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