Join Date: Aug 2015
location: Triangle, North Carolina
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I have gotten those from Honda and GM numerous times. They are form letters sent out to get you in the dealership door and talking. To be honest, I don’t know what actual kind of offer they may make as I’ve never done anything but toss the letters away. But you could always go in and ask them about it, just to see what they do offer you in person with the letter in hand - just walk away if you don’t like what they are saying.
There is an element of truth in the letters though. Some used models do experience peak demand at times so dealerships know they can move them and are looking to get a hold of inventory to sell/ship. There were what, a million vehicles destroyed by hurricane in the USA this year, more by the salt water flooding in Boston and the east with this last winter storm, and now more in California due to flooding and mud slides. So used car demand is high right now.
I even had a form letter from CarMax last month offering great deals in cash or trade on my Accord (I’ve never even been to a CarMax or surfed their web site, so they must just be polling insurance lists or title lists).
Current Honda = 2015 Accord sedan: WOP Ex-L V6-6AT/Nav
Previous Hondas = 2007 Civic Ex Sedan (5spd-AT) & 1973 Civic 1200cc 5spd-MT hatchback