Originally Posted by 6fOOt6
Sounds a little high for no abs... Just depends on your area. I got mine (no abs) $4400 out the door.
I saw a Ninja300 at the bike shop this weekend, looked really good in white. that might be the way to go. Dealer said expect to see 2013's in early Jan.
Sales tax in Los Angeles County is close to 10%. All those dealerships charge about $300 delivery and setup. My price ($5116) also included the extended warranty. If I didn't get that, it would have been about $4600. I put up a cash down payment and a trade (where I had significant equity as well) If I didn't get that, it would have been about $4600.
I'm split on the value of extended warranties. It's really just insurance against defects after the first year. My friend, a lifeline salesman once told me it's pure profit for the dealer. On the other hand, like I said in my other post, things ain't what they used to be. These bikes have many more 'systems' on them than the bikes of old. When certain things go wrong, the coverage can be worth it especially if you are not a mechanic. When my car developed a problem with one of it's systems I was glad to have the extended warranty.
The extended warranty also adds resale value to the bike because it stays with the bike and can be transferred to the next owner if you sell in a couple of years (or cashed out if you chose). Just be sure they are selling you a Genuine Honda extended warranty and not a third party.
Most of you guys already know this and have your own feelings and opinions. These are just mine; I have no financial interest in any Honda dealership.
I would suspect that the quotes in a certain area or region would be very close. We have a few Honda dealers in the LA metro area.
The two I've done business with are Mid Cities Honda in Paramount and Mountain Motorsports in Ontario. Both were not bad experiences.