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#12628 of 13051 LX AWD no extras no pin stripes
Aug 22, 2013 (7:49 pm)
One of the first things i'll ask the dealer to do is remove pin stripes if i ever get any "deal" on this piece of #$%. 2013 OTD all scam fees included 24,500. 2014 OTD 25,5...4...3... depending how fast i lose interest and walk away. Now i don't want CRV, not that other stealers and cars are any better. I get the impression Honda wants to be the Apple of cars. New motto "sell less for more". Every time i looked at it on the lot i thought about my passengers being uncomfortable and thanked honda for the door lock on the passenger side door. I won't buy EX bc of sun roof and other gimmickry. There's no aftermarket arm rest available that's easy to install. Not possible to install an arm rest in LX because dealer would have to change seats. Plasticky ugly black mirrors, horrible distorted fish eye camera. CD slot. No tint. #$%^&* pin stripes!!! Like its 80's again. Who needs #$% bluetooth when variable speed wipers are so much more useful.
Haggling is the thing of the past. First quote i get if i get up and walk away nobody tries to stop me like yrs ago.
#12629 of 13051 Re: 2013 CRV FWD LX [rufus4554]
Aug 23, 2013 (6:38 am)
ended up getting an LX FWD with no options for 22,500 OTD, or 1,350 below published invoice (22,243). i was shopping for both a FWD LX and a FWD EX, but i could not get the spread between the two lower than 2,500 as dealers started getting tricksy with the math so i went with the LX.
i'm in houston and hit up all of the local dealers for quotes on both LX and EX models. if anyone has any questions, i'd be happy to share quotes and impressions of particular dealers. some things i've noticed among all dealers:
1. these "pro packs" are a scam. familiarize yourself with the cost of OEM splash guards, cargo trays, wheel locks, etc. first so you aren't fooled.
2. the salesperson i ended up buying from even told me that the fabric protectant is a scam.
3. i got two itemized quotes from two salespersons at the same dealer. they were $200 apart. upon further review, i found that one guy included a 199.99 "nitrogen tire warranty". i bought from the guy who didn't offer it. when i was signing papers in the finance office, i ended up signing a document for the nitrogen tire warranty. i said "hey, i didn't ask for this" and the finance guy goes "it looks like they threw it in." if you look at my contract of sale, there's a line item for the "nitrogen tire warranty" - cost was $0.01.
Aug 23, 2013 (8:30 am)
Looking for a 2013 CRV EX-L AWD no RES, no NAV and have the following:
Sales price before tax, tag, title (includes 1,050 discount) - $28,925
Sales price with tax, tag, title - 29,9919.75
Have this deal down to 28,880 including tax, tag, title.
Any opinions? Should I shoot for lower? This is in NC.
#12631 of 13051 Re: 2013 CRV FWD LX [rufus4554]
Aug 23, 2013 (11:27 am)
Thanks for your post.
It seems your final OTD price has not applied $500 loyaty and $500 Flex cash for 0.9% Honda financing. (Or they were already included in $1350?) I talked to one dealer in Hoston abdout CR-V EX (no options), their internet salesman offerme $24890 OTD. I talked to him about $500 Flex cash for 0.9% finance and $500 Loyalty. He said they were already included.
#12632 of 13051 Re: 2013 CRV FWD LX [rufus4554]
Aug 23, 2013 (11:38 am)
The dealer I talked is Russell and Smith Honda.
#12633 of 13051 "incentives, flex, other b.s."
Aug 23, 2013 (1:21 pm)
Funny how you get "best OTD deal" and when you mention college grad, loyalty, military, costco membership, etc. everything is already automatically included in that "amazing deal". Problem is the car has nothing for the money. Its the Element with a different body and interior. Its got nothing worth the numbers i'm getting. Dealers refuse to sell lower than 24,5-900 for '13 LX AWD. Its not worth that much. Hondausa is behind this scam. All dealers offer the same "best OTD" +/- $50-100 and sometimes add a few cents to make it more realistic.
#12634 of 13051 Re: 2013 CRV FWD LX [cowboy62]
Aug 23, 2013 (6:27 pm)
i ended up buying the LX FWD from R&S. the same salesman quoted me 24,941.21 OTD for an EX FWD which is more than your quote. i would just double check and ask for an itemized quote. as i mentioned before, one R&S guy added 199 for the nitro warranty; the guy i bought from didn't mention it and it was still added, but for only 0.01. the way i think about it is, the nitrogen is already in the tire - is it possible to take it out and reclaim it if a customer refuses to pay for it? if you see that nitro warranty, fight like hell to get it out - it's not mandatory as i figured out.
i would seriously consider your quote, and seeing if they could knock it down a bit more. ask about referral bonuses, if they have any to share. big star quoted me 25,600 OTD for an EX FWD; john eagle offered 24,250 OTD for an incoming unit (but would take another two-three weeks), and 25,800 OTD for one in stock on their lot. spring branch honda spoke vaguely on the phone about how they might be able to match the john eagle 24k OTD number, but they didn't have any bare bones ones in stock but still wanted me to come in and negotiate. i declined. honda of spring also wanted me to come in, but said that we were looking at around 26k OTD. kingwood refused to match 24k OTD and said that i must have been mistaken and that 24k was for an LX not an EX. gillman said that they had many EXs in stock, but were not allowed to go over prices on the phone. honda of katy did not respond to my request for an EX quote, but they were competitive on the LX - only problem is they have a $399 pro-pack and a $189 doc fee.
now, back to your question. i was told that R&S did not have any flex cash left when i bought. (John eagle also told me that they ran out of their flex cash two weeks into the month). i qualified for the $500 loyalty by showing my current insurance card (which they copied). just note that the way that they apply it is pretty cunning - they apply it after taxes are calculated. you still pay the OTD price that you negotiated, but they put it in there as a $500 cash downpayment payable by honda. i think that this accounting may have cost me an extra $31.25 in sales tax, but i think i still netted out at 22,500. i also qualified for the 0.9% financing. they were not overly aggressive with the extended warranties, gap and life insurance. the finance guy simply asked and i politely declined, and then we moved on.
#12635 of 13051 Re: 2013 CRV FWD LX [rufus4554]
Aug 23, 2013 (8:45 pm)
Thank you very much rufus4554 for your so detailed information. I'll talk to some dealers you mentioned. Because I'm not hurry to buy, I'll patiently try to find a good deal (I hope).
#12636 of 13051 Re: 2013 CRV FWD LX [rufus4554]
Aug 24, 2013 (5:20 pm)
Can you please provide me quote , I am planing to buy in couple of days thanks.
#12637 of 13051 Re: 2013 CRV FWD LX [rufus4554]
Aug 24, 2013 (5:37 pm)
I am in houston area can you please provide me dealar name and quote