Honda Ridgeline Rumored to be Discontinued
If you've been considering buying a Honda Ridgeline, we have some good news and some bad news.
First the bad news: It looks like Honda will be discontinuing the Ridgeline at the end of next year due to poor sales. The good news: You can bet incentives will be high in order to get rid of the remaining inventory.
The Ridgeline was first introduced in 2005 and quickly met sales expectations due to its innovative features and low sticker price. But as the years went on, sales took a beating. In its first year, Honda sold over 50,000 Ridgelines. Last year however, they only sold 16,500.
To get the best bang for your buck, you may want to consider waiting until next year. That's when incentives should really be attractive. Right now, you can lease a 2010 Ridgeline for $460 per month for 36 months with $0 down.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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