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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#10422 of 13045 Re: Wait to buy a 2011 CR-V? [marig0107]
Mar 08, 2011 (2:35 pm)
agreed! There is something wrong when you buy a 25 - 30K car and you can't wait to change the original tires or you are scared (as I am with the Conti Contacts on my 2010) about driving in wet conditions because they don't seem to grip anything but totally dry pavement! Many of us would pay an "up-charge" for premium tires and Honda is not the only car company that takes the cheap OEM tire route. Safe driving.
#10423 of 13045 Re: 2011 CR-V EX [4over200k]
Mar 08, 2011 (2:39 pm)
Thanks for the tip! ...Appreciate it.
#10424 of 13045 Hidden dealer cash?
Mar 10, 2011 (7:33 am)
Is anyone aware of any dealer cash on the CRV ??
A few days ago the CRV 2011 EX 4WD Boch Honda in Norwood, MA quoted me (including destination) $23,168 + 298 doc fee + tax title and license and indicated willingness to further negotiate.
The true car report says that the dealer's true cost is on this car is $24,015, yet the true car "best price" in this area is $23,600.
There are no public incentives or customer rebates now except for the .9 financing. Something is up. Dealers have to be getting some kind of hidden cash on these cars. How much?
#10425 of 13045 Re: Hidden dealer cash? [jsct]
Mar 10, 2011 (8:06 am)
Dealer get spiffs.
Carry-over bonuses, volume bonuses, and customer-satisfaction bonuses.Not all dealers get those incentives.
A month ago I bought a CR-V EX-L w/Nav for about $300 under Truecar.com dealers actual cost .My cost $27927.
After getting that price I had the dealer install remote start,side moldings,painted pinstripe,all weather mats and cargo mat.
Negotiated those accessory installs a bit too.They still got that $249 doc fee.
All in all,I'm happy with my deal.
Mar 14, 2011 (7:18 am)
I want to lease a CRV
No money down
Honda website says $270/month; Does that include everything?
Is that the best lease do you think I can get?
Any examples of good CRV leases?
#10427 of 13045 Re: Hidden dealer cash? [jbon]
Mar 14, 2011 (4:07 pm)
nice job jbon//enjoy the rig.. so far i like the backup cam in tight spots but the phone and nav have not impressed- they are no where near as easy to use as the nav in my g 35 but it gets the wife where she needs to go.
#10428 of 13045 Re: CRV Lease - [novice99]
Mar 18, 2011 (12:49 am)
I'm looking in PA and cannot find deals here as good to those I found near Boston. I think they might be better than the ones posted further up on this page. For Example:
novice99 - 12000miles; I'll guess 36 months and 2WD not 4WD: SX $213/month w/$577 due at signing. Add $13.31 to each for MA Sales Tax
jbon CR-V EX-L w/Nav $27,233.30+Doc $239+Registration Fee $125=$27597.30 for 60 mos 0.9% =470.73 or $500.15 w/ MA sales tax
jsct: 2011 4WD EX-L w/o Nav: $23,083.64 = $239 Doc + $125 registration=$23,447.64. I think that's $85 less
I also believe that this dealer is close to the you mentioned.
#10429 of 13045 Re: CRV Lease - [lch77]
Mar 18, 2011 (4:53 am)
For the record, the prices I was quoted outside Boston were more than what you said:
2010 4WD EX-L: $24,631
2010 4WD EX: $22,377
2011 4WD EX: $23,168
Add $298 doc and TTL
I ultimately bought for a few hundred more from a local dealer because of the inconvenience of picking up the car at the CT DMV during the week (this MA dealer won't issue CT plates at the dealership). Local dealer also threw in free oil changes for life and an extra 12K on the warranty -- sometimes your local guy will add little things that are worth something too.
Best way to get the best price is to look at truecar.com in the zipcode of the closest metro area to you. Large dealerships generally get volume bonuses and so will sell for less. Look at the part on truecar that says "recent sales" and click on the bars at the low end of the distribution to see actual low-end sales. Send emails to as many dealers as you are willing to drive to, indicating that you will lease/buy a car this weekend from whoever gives you the best price and that you are aiming for a price at the cheapest end of the distribution. A dealer who is 2 hrs away from you knows that only a great price is going to get you in the door. You could even show them truecar sales from the boston area as a way of establishing your expectations:
This is what I did, and my local dealer was able to go $1200 less than the truecar "best price" for my area, which was still $200 under the truecar best price for the Boston area. Dealers were fine with it. I didn't take up much of their time.
You will have the best luck if you do this move the last 6 days of the month. If a dealership is close to hitting a volume bonus, they may give you a great deal just to hit the volume bonus. You may still not do as well as Boston (I didn't), but you should get pretty close.
#10430 of 13045 Re: CRV Lease - [jsct]
Mar 18, 2011 (7:31 pm)
I did not post the source of the prices I posted because I wasn't sure of Edmunds' MGC rules. I found them and see I can post that these prices, complete with all of their backup calculations, can be found at Weymouthhonda.com. While Truecar is an excellent guide for establishing a good target price, Weymouthhonda.com will confirm their posted prices in a quote.
Too bad they are 6 hours away.
#10431 of 13045 Re: CRV Lease - [lch77]
Mar 19, 2011 (12:41 pm)
i live 20 miles away and did not know of this place-- wish i would of found it 4mths ago-- i went to the website and they clearly list the prices of each car vs Msrp.. good resource, yes --prices are good as well.