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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
Nov 29, 2002 (7:44 pm)
Just bought a 2 wheel drive, auto CR-V LX, in the San Diego area. Paid 17,995 for it, plus tax and lic. Also got a 3.9 five year interest rate through Honda.
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#2 of 13092 2003 CR-V/EX Model
Nov 30, 2002 (11:19 pm)
2003 CR-V/EX Model: All the dealers in our area(NJ)were asking MSRP w/Dest Charges = $22,860. We made our deal at $22,000. Considering these vehicles are not sitting on the lot and are sold before they get to the dealer, we thought we faired well with our $860 off. Oh, and I did get them to throw in a cargo tray worth another $106.
I also sold my 1999 CR-V to the dealer for $14,000 (Kelley Blue Book said trade-in was worth $12,665 so I thought that was decent). I realize we could have done better selling privately, but didn't want the hassle of doing so. I hope we did ok. I didn't want to make a killing, but I also don't want to feel I took a bath.
By the way, we ordered the Eternal Blue Pearl, it's on the next shipment arriving at the dealer in about 2+ weeks. I had never seen the blue in person when I ordered this color (by the paint chip in the brochure), but just yesterday I saw one in a parking lot and yes it was dirty, but I was kind of disappointed. It looked soooo dark!
Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has the Eternal Blue Pearl for awhile - are you happy with the color, does it show dirt too easily? Any feedback is welcome. My dealer told me I can switch the color - but of course it also means I would have to wait till February. I love blue, but maybe this is one blue that's not for me???
#3 of 13092 where in NJ did you buy your crv-ex
Dec 01, 2002 (9:33 am)
and do you think you would have gotten that price without the trade?
#4 of 13092 re: NJ and trade
Dec 01, 2002 (10:30 am)
Actually I did not exactly do a trade-in.
They wanted to give me $12,000 on a trade-in and the new purchase would have been $22,400 (MSRP less destination charges).
When I decided against it, they asked if I would be willing to sell my old Honda outright that day and they would give me my asking price of $14,000.
Supposedly they had someone who wanted to buy it.
By the end of the day we decided to to go with that. So we sold the vehicle outright that day and then negotiated on the new vehicle for $22,000.
The dealer is in Morris County, NJ (North-Central, NJ)
#5 of 13092 CRV Purchase in Morris County
Dec 01, 2002 (10:35 am)
That is where I live. Could you provide the dealer name and salesperson's name?
#6 of 13092 for mlandau1, Morris County Purchase
Dec 01, 2002 (8:13 pm)
I'm new to posting on this site so I didn't know if I should post sales person's name on site - not sure it's proper to put his name out there without his permission for everyone to see. But if you could give me an e-mail address to send it to, we could certainly exchange that information a little more privately, and I could give you more detail information on anything else you might want/need to know about my experience at the dealer. I'll check back here to see what you've decided. Good Luck in the meantime with your search.
#7 of 13092 Waiting for my Blue EX Auto
Dec 01, 2002 (10:47 pm)
I went to a dealer about an hour away after getting a lead that they had one in green (my second choice in color), but of course, it sold "just a few hours ago" so my salesman had me put a deposit down on a color I didn't want, so when it came, he could swap it for a blue one (my first choice). Their discount was $300 off of the sticker. (A discount given to all customers who make contact through the internet) My salesman gave me the impression that I'd have my CR-V in a week.
Well, after 3 weeks with no CR-V, I decided to try using a local dealer my family has bought cars from as a backup. I had called them in October, and was informed that they wouldn't be getting any CR-V's that didn't already have names on them until December. They took $225 off of the sticker, their standard discount off of CR-V's. This salesman was much more pleasant to deal with, he was calm, realistic and honest with me. He found about $400 in extra charges when he saw the first dealer's purchase agreement, he showed me the actual waiting list, and I watched him put my name on the next blue one coming in. (He said it should be in before Christmas at the latest)
To be honest, there's a good chance I would've stuck with the first dealer, despite the extra charges, the fact that he's nearly impossible to speak with, and the fact that he was extremely vague if he actually got the car in...
#8 of 13092 CRV EX Purchase in Morris County
Dec 02, 2002 (2:05 am)
Relay the the dealer and salesperson's name (or your e-mail address)to landauoptonline.net. Thanks and good luck on the new vehicle.
#9 of 13092 for mlandau - check your email
Dec 02, 2002 (5:35 pm)
Hello again - just wanted to let you know I emailed you with info. Hope it is helpful. Good luck with your search - hope you get into
a CR-V real soon!
#10 of 13092 Waiting for my Black 03 EX
Dec 02, 2002 (9:05 pm)
Jtn46 - I am currently in a similar boat as you - waiting for delivery. We checked out 4 dealerships in our area and the story was the same. "No, none available - they are already pre-sold..we can put you on the list." Even had one dealership asking 26K for a silver EX.
I went on the net and found a dealer somewhat near us asking for $300 below msrp. I gave my trade info over the phone and rec'd a full wholesale price for my trade - very fair.
We are supposed to sign and take possession tomorrow. If all comes in as promised this will be the easiest, most convenient 22K transaction I have ever made.
Good Luck in getting yours soon.
Cheers - Ceis