I was down to a minivan. For an active family it's a little difficult running 3 kids to different appointments, a wife that travels, and my own work schedule. I wanted another car.
We had been looking at different makes and models, but having owned Hondas before, steered the wife into looking at Civics, and narrrowed down to an EX trim.
Now the easily part... I got online and and sent out requests for for pricing to 15 dealerships in Texas. I explained exactly what I wanted. I asked for a breakdown in pricing to include an out the door price.
My current 2007 Odyssey (still runs like a champ!) was purchased in San Antonio (new via the internet), and after culling the herd, San Antonio still remains the most competitive concentration of Honda dealerships in the state in my opinion. But....
Ana Valadez is the "peach" of Gillman . Told her she wouldn't be able to beat a quote I received from a Dalls dealership, and thanks for trying. She challenged me to show me the written quote. I normally don't like to do that, and never have before, but I did this time. I told her it was a really good deal and I would understand if she couldn't or wouldn't be able to beat the price.
I don't like being wrong and would normally not admit to it anyway, but I was wrong. She gave me a drive out price lower than any other dealership in the San Antonio, DFW, Houston, and Austin metro areas.
Ana, was extremely professional as was all of the staff I visited with at Gillman. She was very thorough and explained every detail very well.
If your hard earned money is important to you, if you are willing so spend a few days on the internet, and if you are willing to make a drive to San Antonio (which as a native Texan, S.A. is not that far from Waco) go see Ana Valadez!