Price paid, plus dealer info

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by JKroll, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Cali65

    Cali65 Member

    Sorry, I mean't no kickbacks to me for recommending the dealer in this forum LoL

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  2. NaughtyNeutron

    NaughtyNeutron New Member

    Platinum White Pearl, I see you got the same, sure these two cars are batch-mates
  3. CountChocula

    CountChocula New Member

    Can someone expand on this?
    CA prices are definitely lower than here.

    What is the 3k bonus?
    Dealer Cash?
    Group Buy?

    If we BUY in CA but register in another state do we still get the discount?
    Looking to buy before year end....

  4. Cali65

    Cali65 Member

    That kickback is probably what the dealer gets from Honda.......not us.
    I could not get any lower than those prices from anyone in SoCal right now.
    I would not see why they would not give you those prices for out of state.
  5. Electra

    Electra Active Member

    I think the $3k is a hidden dealer incentive to ZEV states and only residents in those states can get. This differs from Toyota where out of state buyers can get in state rebates. That allowed me to get a $4000 Toyota rebate and I live in TX.
  6. Yes--the kickback goes to the dealer, and different dealers are passing different amounts back to the consumer.

    Honda is trying to get credits by selling the cars in the ZEV states (California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont). Since a car only counts if it is registered in a ZEV state, those who live outside of ZEV states are not going to get the same discounts, even from a dealer in those states.

    There's some good ZEV documents here:
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
  7. Big Dog

    Big Dog New Member

  8. Cali65

    Cali65 Member

    Your Welcome Big Dog & Congratulations!!
  9. MoLoe

    MoLoe New Member

    I really appreciate all the input from everyone... But what am i missing???
    I just cut and pasted from hondas website for lease specials (zev states)
    "$209 Per month for 36 months. $2,299 total due at signing."

    To be more specific, you can read the fine print
    "Total monthly payments $7,524.00. Option to purchase at lease end $14,403.90"
    So to get into a Honda Clarity you need ok credit to qualify for this special and these are the #s

    7524+2299+14403.90+tax tags & title

    Why is everyone overpaying for this car???
    And why is this car not selling like hotcakes... Its cheaper to lease/buy than the Accord.

    And if you "dont like leasing" then drop another $14403.90 over your lease cost and you purchased the car.

    What am i missing ?
    Why is this thread 37 pages long?
  10. ab13

    ab13 Active Member

    Not for California zip codes I tried, its $289. That is for base model.
  11. Electra

    Electra Active Member

    If you buy it in those ZEV states, there is a $3000 dealer incentive plus you get $7500 as a tax credit. People in those states have negotiated around $28k for the base. There may be state rebates on top of that.
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  12. MoLoe

    MoLoe New Member

    That sounds about right.
    ($289x36)+$2299+$14403.90 +TT&T
    Sub $28k
    Also, if you let the dealer eat the tax credit for your lease you don’t have to worry about coughing up the extra cash until tax day (hopefully your cpa is good).
    And you can potentially get another EV in 2019 and take advantage of another EV tax credit.

    I personally wouldn’t be able to get anything out of a $7500 tax credit when April comes so this is an almost $40k car for $28 ‍♂️‍♀️ A no-brainer.
  13. AlAl

    AlAl Active Member

    Wait, the EV tax credit is only good for one use?
  14. Electra

    Electra Active Member

    Unlimited if you have enough tax liability. :)
  15. AlAl

    AlAl Active Member

    No way I'm there yet, but have plans to buy another EV in 3 yrs; if credits arent phased out then
  16. When they say “it’s a one time credit”, they mean per car, not per taxpayer. You can get the credit as many times as you can buy qualifying NEW cars, but you’ve got to be the original owner. Resale doesn’t get you the credit
  17. Geor99

    Geor99 Active Member

    Because I get $7,500 back on Federal taxes and a check for $1,500 from the State.

    I paid $30.5k + taxes; so it's cheaper than a lease.
  18. Geor99

    Geor99 Active Member

    $2,600 cheaper to be exact .
  19. JulianClarity

    JulianClarity Active Member

    Cali65, I need to thank you too. I flow there to pick up my car. The sales manager Reza was very professional, he called me three times in two days to confirm my schedule, and waited for me at the door. They put a sold tag on my car. There was no waste of a single minute during the whole process. It took me 2 minutes to check my car and we went directly into signing documents, he did not even try to talk me into spending an extra penny.
    I am back at home, a tiring whole day but it saved me a lot of meaningless bargaining with sales here in Bay Area, yet I am sure that they are not able to offer a price close to this range. I told them I would save the trip if they can give me a number close, they seemed not even willing to do msrp -3000.
  20. Cali65

    Cali65 Member

    That's Awesome.......CONGRATULATIONS!!

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