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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#11473 of 13049 Re: 2012 Honda CR-V LX 2WD [asowinski]
Jul 27, 2012 (9:17 am)
I used to have 2009 ex...but not worth extra atleast $2500....only one thing used to bother me was passeng armrest which i resolved by placing good size shoe box ....and covered with seat cover material.....or close to sit colour (u can buy from walmart or joann)....for less than $5-10....other wise i donot miss ex at all.....
i have dark blue so it does blend with outside mirror and door handle.....
#11474 of 13049 Re: CRV ex AWD [kevin99208]
Jul 27, 2012 (1:41 pm)
Thank you so much.
#11475 of 13049 Re: CRV ex AWD [kevin06]
Jul 27, 2012 (1:42 pm)
Good luck. I am thinking of getting an EX-L.
#11476 of 13049 Honda CRV purchased
Jul 30, 2012 (1:00 pm)
I finally bought the EX-L over the weekend. price was 26k-14k(trade-in), +tax 786+399 fee+100(title reg)~13250. 2 dealers in MA finally made it Prime and Bernadi I went with Prime.
#11477 of 13049 Re: Honda CRV purchased [kapal]
Jul 31, 2012 (5:02 pm)
was it a AWD?
#11478 of 13049 Re: CRV ex AWD [kevin06]
Jul 31, 2012 (6:30 pm)
honda cr-v ex awd=$24,460 otd-quincy,il-dean lamkin honda
#11479 of 13049 What a great car!
Aug 01, 2012 (8:09 am)
Last Tuesday (7/25) I purchased a CRV EX AWD (no RES, no Nav, no Leather). I did a lot of homework, including reviewing many of the posts here. Here's what I did. I knew I wanted a CRV. I test drove at a dealer near my home back in May. I wanted the EX. I had considered a few other brands/models, but they didn't meet my needs. I subscribe to Consumer Reports. They have a Car Buying Service which provides you with two features. The first is to provide you with a pricing model. The model provides you with MSRP, Dealer Invoice, Dealer Holdbacks, and a Bottom Line price (actual price paid by dealer). Their bottom line price is $25,200 I believe. That sets you up for something you can expect.
Having this info, I took the second step, and used their car buying service. This entails sending my info to three dealers in my "area". I live in Southern Worcester County of Mass (about 10-15 miles north of the borders w/ RI and CT). I received info from Metro Honda of Johnston, RI, Curry Honda of Chicopee, MA and Peters Honda in Nashua, NH. I also used AutobyTel, and received a quote from Lundgren Honda in Auburn. Lastly, to be fair, I asked for info from Herb Chambers Honda in Westboro, MA since I had taken my test drive there.
The first four dealers all provided me with a quote. Herb Chambers never responded. My bet is that they don't want to deal with a well informed buyer.
Metro Honda offered the best price, $23,550 OTD. Then came Peters Honda in Nashua, $24,700. Curry and Lundgren both were at $25,300. Both offered warranties. Curry, 100K miles and available for use anywhere. Lundgren, 70K miles, only through them. They also offered coupons on service at their location. And a free loaner on all service.
Having this info, I started researching dealerships. Metro Honda has a terrible reputation. I used several websites and they came up time and time again as having customers sit and wait, and then customers find out that the price quoted didn't include some fee or something. Some folks complained about lost deposits. Others, about the rudest service. And all said they were hard ball sales guys. As soon as they got my information (through Consumer Reports) I started receiving calls. It was amazing! Fortunately, I don't get many 401 area code calls, so I always knew who it was that was calling and I ignored them. And I decided not to deal with them. I don't need those kinds of headaches. And I suspect the offer was picked out of the air because at first, they never even provided me with a price. I had to go back and forth with them several times before I got a price. And I really don't know what this included (destination, origination, other fees).
I decided against Curry and Lundgren. Lundgren has a "no haggle price". And I knew they would say that the price difference between them and Peters would be the value of their warranty, coupons, etc. I'm not a warranty guy. Especially since its only good with them. I'd end up being tied to them for my service and if I wasn't happy, too bad... So, they were out.
Curry had a good reputation, but they were still $800 more than Peters. And as I said, I'm not a warranty guy, at least, not an aftermarket warranty. Also, I knew that their argument would be that the price difference between them and any other dealer would be the value of the warranty.
Right from the start, I liked Peters. I dealt with their on-line sales consultant, Danielle. She answered all of my questions. At one point, I did have to ask if the price quoted (originally it was $24,300) was everything. She told me that they did not include origination fees, and the OTD price was $24,700. She promised I could walk in, provide my money and leave within a VERY short time. I checked them out on-line. Of course, I found a couple of bad ratings, although when I read these, I found that the folks complaining had unreasonable expectations. So, I contacted my Credit Union to pre-arrange financing and then I committed to Peters. Danielle put me in touch with Steve Euous in the sales dept. Steve called me. We discussed how everything should go, and then I asked him about financing. He told me he could help and I provided him with my credit info. OVER THE PHONE, he was able to tell me that he could provide me with 1.99% financing, 0.75% LESS than my Credit Union.
Since I live in Mass, I could not get plates w/o paperwork from Peters. Peters does not belong to the Massachusetts Drive Program (dealer program which is hooked up with the Mass RMV). As such, I would need to go to the RMV to pay my sales tax and reg fees). So, I would have to do the registry processing myself. And Nashua is about 65-70 miles from my home. But, for $600 dollars (and who knows if all the fees were included at Curry and Lundgren), it was worth it to me. So, I took the next day off and went to Nashua. I walked in, met with Steve. We completed the credit paperwork. We completed the P&S, the Doc of Origin, and I had everything I needed. I arrived at Peters at 8:45 and left for my run by 9:45. They offered to give me the car w/ dealer plates to do my registry processing, but I had already driven up. So, that wasn't necessary. I drove back to Mass, got my wife's sig on the necessary paperwork (co-sign of loan), went to my Insurance Agent to adjust my coverages (we added the CRV, no trade as my 17 year old will drive my old car) and then my 17 year old and I drove to the RMV. That took about an hour, but all in all, I had arrived at Noon, in Worcester, so 1 hour wasn't too bad.
I got my plates, and then my son and I drove back to Nashua. I went into the dealer at 2:00. Provided my paperwork, saw the financing person, Heather. I expected the other shoe to drop, but no drop. She did offer me several warranty choices, but I only had to tell her once that I wasn't interested. And we finished up in about 45 min. Car was waiting for me...
I have to say, easiest auto purchase I've EVER made!! I mean it was a breeze. I kept expecting the other shoe to drop. But as Steve said, "there's no sense in acting that way. I don't want to do it. I know you know the info because its all out on the internet. So there's no need. We don't operate like that." And, he was right. An honest Car Salesman!! I'll give Peters EVERY opportunity with my next and future Honda purchases.
Also, I now have 750+ miles on the car. 28.3 mpg. Drives like my wife's RDX. What a great car!!
#11480 of 13049 Re: What a great car! [litekeep]
Aug 01, 2012 (7:37 am)
BTW, that's an AWD EX.
#11481 of 13049 Re: What a great car! [litekeep]
Aug 01, 2012 (8:12 am)
"Originatoin fees?" On a car loan?
#11482 of 13049 Re: What a great car! [ltllady]
Aug 01, 2012 (8:21 am)
Paperwork for the vehicle. They can call it what they want. Bottom line, the price was $24,700, OTD.