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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#4661 of 13075 2007 CR-V 4WD EX - Chicago
Mar 07, 2007 (10:25 am)
Just bought a 4WD EX in a suburb of Chicago and paid as follows:
$24,645 - list with destination
84 - wheel locks
118 - splash guards
24,847 - total sticker
23,975 - PAID
$ 872 - Below Sticker
In IL the document fee is not required by law but may be charged and is limited to $58.48. State tax is 7%, County Tax is .75%, license and title fee was $80. I realize the wheel locks and splash guards are highly over priced. I traded in a 1999 Accord in good condition with 107,000 miles and got $4,750. Financing was 6.9% for 5 years through Honda. There was some "fuzzy math," going on, but this is what the deal boiled down to. Perhaps I didn't do a great job of negotiating, but they had what I wanted, I was anxious and so far I'm a happy CR-V owner. This may be helpful to other prospective buyers. Any thoughts?
#4663 of 13075 Re: 2007 CR-V 4WD EX - Chicago [pegwinks]
Mar 07, 2007 (11:09 am)
I am in a suburb of Chicago too and am in the market for a CR-V. I am curious what dealer you got yours from. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
#4665 of 13075 Re: 2007 CR-V 4WD EX - Chicago [kaps23]
Mar 07, 2007 (11:27 am)
I bought mine at Community Honda in Orland Park, IL (SW suburb, Cook County). I really didn't bargain too intensely. I would just advise you try to get them to keep any trade-in, markdown from sticker price, and financing as separate figures. I find that's the easiet way to really see what you're really getting. Many people say don't trade in -- sell it yourself. I didn't want that hassle, plus you don't pay sales tax on the trade-in amount. I qualify this with the warning that I'm no expert. Hope this helps.
#4666 of 13075 Re: 2007 CR-V 4WD EX - Chicago [pegwinks]
Mar 07, 2007 (11:30 am)
Hey, thanks for the quick reply! Yes that does help somewhat, although I am in the NW burbs (Grayslake). I am dreading all the haggling and back and forth with a dealer but I know I have to just bite the bullet and do it. Thanks again for your advice, hope you are enjoying your new vehicle!
#4667 of 13075 Re: 2007 CR-V 4WD EX - Chicago [beerlover]
Mar 07, 2007 (11:34 am)
I pretty much figured those prices were a rip-off, so I guess you could say I got approx. $670 off MSRP. Thanks for the info. Others should find it helpful.
#4668 of 13075 Re: Just thinking... [banjolaya1]
Mar 07, 2007 (11:37 am)
My friend you deserved to be thrashed back in January and you do not as well but I will refrain. you talk about consumer reports blah blah blah. They are a great publication but alas they are just 1. Do your research and you will see that almost every single automotive publication rates the CR-V is rated higher by both the pros and the public.
have fun with your Rav4 and good luck
#4669 of 13075 Re: 2007 CR-V 4WD EX - Chicago [kaps23]
Mar 07, 2007 (11:38 am)
Buying a new car should be an enjoyable experience. I never found it to be anything but a hassel. Good Luck!!
#4670 of 13075 Re: 2007 CR-V 4WD EX - Chicago [pegwinks]
Mar 07, 2007 (11:40 am)
Thanks! I will be so glad when it is over!