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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#12306 of 12315 Re: 2013 CRV with EX Package: is this a good deal [brian125]
May 16, 2013 (7:31 am)
2013 CRV EX FWD, dealer in Anaheim, CA, $22,800(inc dest charges) + tax, lic, fees. Another dealer in Costa Mesa quoted $23,000 for the same package. I don't know doc fees I will ask.
#12307 of 12315 Re: 2013 CRV with EX Package: is this a good deal [nodebtallowed]
May 16, 2013 (8:06 am)
Your at 1,409 below dealers invoice price. Minus dealers doc fee's off that $ 1409 and thats how much below invoice you will pay. If you could wait til the end of the month you probably will get a few more dollars knocked off. Overall a very good price.
#12308 of 12315 Re: 2013 CRV with EX Package: is this a good deal [brian125]
May 16, 2013 (9:54 pm)
ok, new update dealer in Corona, CA has the best quote yet: $22,443. The doc fee for all Honda dealers is supposed to be $80.00
#12309 of 12315 Re: College Park (MD) Honda [nikinmd]
May 17, 2013 (3:23 am)
Having bought four Honda vehicles in Maryland in the past few years, I have experience with most of the Honda dealers. For a variety of reasons, easily found in the internet, College Park Honda is one dealer I avoid at all costs. In my experience, a better buying experience will be found at Criswell, Sport, Hersons or O'Donnell to name a few.
#12310 of 12315 Re: NJ CRV LX AWD [brian125]
May 17, 2013 (3:36 am)
Your calculation method is correct. Of course, you probably need to add a bit for dealer profit to the computation, a few hundred at most. I have essentially used this method for years and I have always found a dealer willing to meet my price. Not all dealers will, but there is always one or two who will.
One other consideration is to check Edmund's forums and other car pricing web sites like True Car to make sure their pricing is higher than the price you compute. If not, there is likely a hidden dealer incentive.
When shopping for a vehicle, contact as many dealers as you can via the internet. Ask for a price. You will quickly identify those dealers who understand the internet shopper as someone who is knowlegable. Best to avoid those dealers who refuse to provide a price or ask you to drop in for a discussion. It is far more likely such dealers will resort to the old selling games. While sparring with a sales person can be found, it is time consuming.
Recently bought a new Ford. Contacted about eight dealers. Five or six responded by telling me there were many incentives available which they would be happy to discuss. They did not provide a price. A couple did provide a price which was very attractive, not far from the price I computed using your method. Visited one of the dealers and reached an agreement within an hour.
Funny, several of the other dealers continue to contact me. With all this effort, perhaps had they provided a price in response to my request they may have had my business.
#12311 of 12315 Re: NJ CRV LX AWD [karhill1]
May 17, 2013 (7:50 am)
Karhill, that was a well written post....
I agree with almost all your message on buying/ method.
The msrp and invoice price are made up by the car companies. You could throw away the msrp list price thats useless to us. The so called dealers invoice price most likely is not the real number the dealer is paying. At invoice price i believe there is still profit being made off that number. How much nobody knows. All we have are web sites like Edmunds , Consumer reports , kelly blue book etc. to go by. There have been many years i have purchased a new vehicle for family/ friends or myself that had NO Incentives / New model, beggining of the year for hundreds/ thousands of dollars below the dealers invoice price and hold-back . Thats how i know that invoice price is a made up number so dealers can make a few more dollars.. And they certainly do off alot of buyers..
By contacting many dealerships by email / phone is how you could determine the market price in many area's and different states.
i have been telling people in these forums since Edmunds started up these forums in 1998...... how and when to buy.
The internet has hurt the car industry. people can find out pricing in 1 hour from hundreds of dealerships spaning tru several states.
#12312 of 12315 Re: 2013 CRV with EX Package: is this a good deal [nodebtallowed]
May 17, 2013 (4:45 pm)
I just got the same quote from them. Does this include dest/handling?
#12313 of 12315 2013 CRV EX-L
May 18, 2013 (8:43 am)
Location: South Florida - Need help with purchase. Got a few quotes today. Best quote so far $27,100 plus Tax, Title and Registration. Does not sound to good to me. Any suggestions?
#12314 of 12315 Re: 2013 CRV with EX Package: is this a good deal [srabid]
May 18, 2013 (9:10 am)
Yes it does, from Pompano. Quite high in my opinion. We need help from the CRV wizards!