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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#10429 of 13100 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 13100 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 13100 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.
#10432 of 13100 2011 CR-V EX-L 4WD with Navi
Mar 20, 2011 (2:36 pm)
How is this OTD? I'm in north Chicago area.
invoice with dest: 28580
internet price with dest: 27680
7% tax: 1950.28
#10433 of 13100 2011 CR-V LX 2WD at SF Bay Area
Mar 20, 2011 (7:10 pm)
The best local dealer price quote I got is $20391($800 below dealer invoice) from a dealer about 25 mil away.
Sale Price ...................$20,392.00
Sales Tax ................... 1,993.58
Doc fee ...................... 55.00
DMV Fee's ................ 322.75
I brought the quote to my local dealer. They didn't seems to have any trouble match this quote. I have the same experience with my local Toyota dealer to match the best quote from Truecar price.
Is there still a lot of margin for the dealers to sell even below the best Truecar price quote? There are seems to have about 40 cars sold below that price. I will try the strategy quoted by lch77 next weekend.
Please share your purchase experience, especially folks from SF bay area. Thanks.
#10434 of 13100 Re: 2011 CR-V LX 2WD at SF Bay Area [yangson78]
Mar 24, 2011 (12:30 pm)
If you dont mind can you tell me which dealer. I want to buy the same car too.
#10435 of 13100 Re: 2011 CR-V LX 2WD at SF Bay Area [chiragw]
Mar 26, 2011 (7:20 pm)
I received quote of 20, 575 from south bay honda, milpitas and 20, 600 stevens creeks honda, san jose. Problem is, the 2012 is only a few months away. total redesign
#10436 of 13100 HONDA CRV SE FWD
Mar 28, 2011 (2:25 am)
Whats good price in WA state for 2011 Honda CRV SE - FWD?
May 01, 2011 (3:41 am)
$22,783 internet pricing at Main Line Honda for 2011 Honda CRV SE 4WD. Ended up getting car at Piazza Pottstown similar pricing better offer for my trade-in.