Right Car - Wrong Dealer

  1. 6500in6th

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    The closest White Sport Touring Hatch that I want is at a dealer an hour away, my closest dealer is 10 minutes away. Are Honda dealers generally willing to get you the car you want from another dealer? Of course I could buy the distant car and service it locally. How does that work out? I am open to comments and recommendations. Thanks!
     
  2. bluehatch17

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    Would you want some bum earning $8/hr joy riding in your brand new car speeding to the other dealer or would you rather make the trip and get the car yourself? Less miles, the better. Negotiate ahead of time via phone/email. Set a firm price, then make the hr trip...
     
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    BoxsterSteve still plays with cars...

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    This.

    You don’t have some minimum wage throttle jockey treating your brand new car like a rental and you get the road trip home to bond with your new car.

    It matters nothing where you buy/service as long as it’s a Honda dealer.
     
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    They will do transfers/trades with other dealers at their discretion, but the price will not be as negotiable because of it. Best advice would be to drive down there if you care about price.
     
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    Given the distance, as others have mentioned, they would hire a kid or somebody to drive the car over from the other dealership.
    From what I know, only for longer distances, they will put the car on a truck.
    That said, you can always ask the dealership(s).

    Last year, a friend was looking at trading his Si for a TLX V6 A-Spec, but the local dealer didn't have that colour and trim in stock.
    Another dealer on the mainland (I live on an island) about 1 hour ferry ride away had one in stock.
    They told us they would get someone to drive it onto the ferry, and over ... a brand-new less than ~15 km car.
    Some kid revving the shit out of the engine...other drivers/passengers on the ferry could smash their car door on it while getting out of their vehicles, etc.
    No thanks...
     
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    6500in6th

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    Thanks all, I appreciate the comments. Got the car, here's how:

    My attractive young bride of some 52 plus years said she wanted to visit her sister about an hour and a half away (in a town that also has my most favorite ever restaurant). Have you checked their Honda dealer, she asked. Sure enough, they have the car I want and could get the wheels I want (the factory red stripe 18's) next day. And the price was right! I love it when a plan looks like a winner. Will be 100% happy driving home tomorrow.
     
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    6500in6th

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    Yes, it was a 100% happy trip home! I still have about a million buttons and features to learn but that is part of the fun! Thanks again!!

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    How much extra for HFP wheels?
     
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    6500in6th

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    #9 6500in6th, May 26, 2019
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    Dealer said 2200 installed, I said the Honda America build site said 1700, so that is what I paid, installed.
     
  10. bluehatch17

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    I am guessing you don’t get to keep the stock 18s? Was that always your preference to get the HFP ones and not the standard stock wheels?
     
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    6500in6th

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    Correct guess.

    I went to a lot of trouble to get the Speedlines. I didn't 'prefer' them, I really wanted them. They were getting positive attention before I left the dealer's lot!
     
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