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2005 Honda Pilot 2HKYF18555H549033 Affordable Used Cars in Anchorage

68 14 June 3, 2018 at 01:15 PM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (9) Get AutoCheck coupons Coupons

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Affordable Used Cars (Anchorage, AK) was trying to sell this Honda Pilot for $1500 more than the recommended NADA increase of $2200. The NADA value was $7500; also, a bank's loaning value. Affordable was asking $8999; and they offer loans too. They further disregarded about $4000 in a mechanics evaluation of their 2005 Honda Pilot 2HKYF18555H549033. The Honda's fair value price per Kelley Blue Book (KBB) was also circa $7500. 'Affordable' was asking $8999, 'because we can. . .'

So I just wanted to let people know, "because I can," this 2HKYF18555H549033 has a bad rear hatch that could cost (worse case) about $2500 to fix. It also has one bad rear hatch strut and so both should be replaced - $200. The timing belt is past its change date and will cost $1100 – that is certainly something any competent dealer would know and have already fixed. There was also an additional charge of $150 for an optional Towing Pkg, which of course is Standard. A check engine light came on during the test drive, that would be a $400 to $500 repair – but since I'd have to buy and leave before their shop could fix it on Monday they'd graciously credit us $100, and the MOST they could do on the rear hatch was $500. So happy they forced me to buy elsewhere.

The NADA fair value allowed for at least a $2200 profit (5275 clean trade-in, 7500 clean retail) and Affordable Used Cars (Anchorage) wanted $3700 ($8,999), nearly 70% more profit. In addition, one would seriously doubt they paid the seller the NADA clean trade-in value or any 'supposed' optional values. Further their attempts to deceive their customers concerning repairs and then to out-right swindle them on repair compensation demonstrates a deplorable Dealer. They need to seriously change their abuse of customers, especially that of young women; "because they can."

I am giving Affordable Used Cars (Anchorage) ¼ (.25) of a star out of 5 stars "because I can, and they deserve that little."


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