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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#11337 of 12327 Re: price for CRV EX out the door [mgwn]
Jun 12, 2012 (11:58 am)
I emailed four dealerships in the Atlanta area, told them I was considering purchasing a 2012 CR-V EX, and ask them to send me their selling price. Because I had purchased cars from two of the dealerships previously, I emailed their internet sales managers directly. As it turned out, those two dealerships gave me the best prices.
I'm not sure why I got such a good price. I suspect that it may have to do with one or more of the following: (1) the Atlanta area is very competitive market (due to the large number of Honda dealerships) so the prices are lower than other areas where there is less competition; (2) there are plenty of CR-Vs available and they are not selling as fast as expected (i.e., supply & demand); (3) the CR-V is competing against the Hyundai Tuscon and Kia Sportage both of which have a lower price and a longer standard warranty; and (4) the two dealerships who gave me the best prices are very straight forward, really want to earn your business, and seem to consistently have lower prices than other Atlanta Honda dealers.
The current Edmunds TMV price for a 2012 CR-V EX in my area is $24,356, which isn't that much more than I paid (if you don't include dealer fees).
Hope this is helpful.
#11338 of 12327 Re: price for CRV EX out the door [gatorsteve]
Jun 13, 2012 (10:27 am)
i had recently purchase 2012 2wd lx for 22k plus ttl(include mud guard,tint,door egde,door handle cuppler)from one of hard to get below invoice price dealer in az(santan honda)....
remember honda increased price recently on new model....i had somebody brought last yr 2011 2wd ex for 22000 plus ttl...now same vehicle invoice around 24300 plus ttl.....
#11339 of 12327 Re: 2012 EX 2WD [ba5ketbals]
Jun 14, 2012 (11:21 pm)
Why would you pay $1000.00 MORE than MSRP posted on the HONDA home page?
#11340 of 12327 CR-V EX lease
Jun 15, 2012 (10:42 am)
I'm looking to lease a CR-V EX AWD with roof rails and crossbars. The price I've negotiated down to is $25,222. I think its reasonable. Any comments, would you push the price further?
#11341 of 12327 CRV EX-L (without any add-ons)
Jun 15, 2012 (12:28 pm)
I am looking to buy a CRV EX-L (without any add-ons) in MA. The best quote i am getting so far is around $29,000 OTD (including tax). I would like lower about by1000-1500, what do you guys think? Shall i wait either end of month or July 4th sales?
#11342 of 12327 CRV EX-L White Pearl/Beige/NO ADD-ONS
Jun 15, 2012 (3:26 pm)
Having a dickens of a time in So Cal finding one....
Anybody from outlying areas in Ca of Az/Nev seen any avail ?
#11343 of 12327 Re: CRV EX-L (without any add-ons) [buyer4271]
Jun 15, 2012 (3:27 pm)
Lots of Silver w/black here in So Cal !!!
You guys got any Pearl White ?
#11344 of 12327 Re: CR-V EX lease [jbonds1]
Jun 17, 2012 (12:04 am)
Where are you from ? Is this 2012 model ? Price is very good. . . if you buy not sure about leasing
#11345 of 12327 Re: CR-V EX lease [pubudu]
Jun 19, 2012 (12:31 pm)
Thank you. I am in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
#11346 of 12327 Re: 2012 EX 2WD [kendall69]
Jun 20, 2012 (3:47 am)
I don't think he did. Looks like the MSRP, before freight, is $25,475. Looks like he paid $24,216, on paper. Looks like a good deal on the surface, though there was probably a some dollars left on the table.
I will never understand why people seem so willing to pay those silly "dealer documentation fees." On this deal, the fee is $389, which certainly eats into the value of the deal to the buyer. Since the fee is all profit to the dealer and all cost to the buyer, this buyer actually paid $24,605 for the CRV. Still less than MSRP but, once again, money may have been left on the table.
On this deal, I would have told the dealer to lower the $24,216 by $339 which would allow the dealer a reasonable $50 for his fee. If the dealer said "no way", I would have said "see ya"! I have bought many a vehicle since dealers learned how to use the "dealer fee" ploy to increase profits. I have yet to find one that would not lower the price to compensate for the fee. I think $50 to perhaps $100, if the deal is very good, is more than reasonable. I don't think $389 is remotely reasonable. Sadly, as long as buyers continue to allow dealers to charge such outrageous fees, the dealers will continue.