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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#85 of 13033 Purchase price for CRV
Feb 25, 2003 (2:07 pm)
Have owned bigger SUV's in the past. Currently driving a 2000 Toyota Tundra 4WD and a 1998 Honda Accord EX. The Accord is the 3rd Honda I have owned. Was interested in a AWD (4WD) for the long winters in upstate NY. The Accord is a great family sedan in which I have enjoyed 5 years and 71,000 miles of trouble free driving, but the Accord has trouble getting up my 300' long, slightly sloped driveway even with the slightest coating of snow. Decided to keep the Tundra (great 4WD vehicle) but wanted to add a second 4WD. I will not trade the Accord. I will keep it for my daughter which will be driving soon.
Checked out the Toyota RAV4 and was immediately turned off by the lack of power and the pricey cost not to mention its 8 inches smaller in overall length compared to the CRV. Test drove a CRV with 8 inches of snow on the road and it drove beautifully and climbed my sloped driveway without hesitation. One MAJOR PROBLEM with the CRV is that the dealers are in the drivers seat with the pricing They know they have a hot seller in huge demand. The dealer I visited had only one to test drive with no inventory. Other dealers also had little or no inventories of the CRV. They have been playing hardball with the price and initially only gave me $600 off of the MSRP. I had two dealers fighting it out for my business.
The price quote for the 2003 CRV EX 5sp was as follows:
Note- The price below reflect the total sale price including these accesories:
Body side cladding
Front grill and trim kit
Rear air deflector
Moon roof visor
Hard spare tire cover
Total sale price including destination charge: $22,900
After doing some research I believe this is a good price. I tried real hard for a price of $22,500 but they simply refused and wouldn't budge from the $22,900 price.
Vehicle had to be ordered and expected delivery is April '03. Put a deposit down and locked in the price.
Any comments? Feel free to post them.
Mar 02, 2003 (7:33 pm)
Thanks to #80 for the story. I am having an offer from Houston Honda for 18,150.00 for the same model. What was the APR that Honda gave you? And how much are your monthly installments ? THANKS
Mar 04, 2003 (2:21 pm)
2002 Nighthawk Black Pearl Honda CRV RT4WD w/ no options 19,800 + 460 w/ 2 free oil changes. Getting the options online.
#88 of 13033 Financing question from #86
Mar 08, 2003 (1:00 am)
I first got pre-approval from a credit union. They gave me 4.25% on a 60 month new car loan from Patelco.org
When I talked to the Honda financing. They saw I had a really good FICO score. And they matched it with a 4.24% for a 60 month new car loan. Loan ended up with Bank of America.
Highly recommend getting pre-approved from credit union before shopping for a car. Otherwise the dealer finance department will screw around with you and play games like "You can only get this special finance rate if you buy this undercoating for $1000". Or other sneaky games like this. BUYER BEWARE..
SO get approval and you have the best preparation.
Good luck to all!
#89 of 13033 2003 CR-V EX 5MT
Mar 13, 2003 (1:57 pm)
March 7th, 2003 - San Francisco Bay Area
4 weeks of waiting for the car (stick shift, colour)
$20,314 - including destination charge
#90 of 13033 Options packaged very well
Mar 16, 2003 (9:47 pm)
2003 CRV EX Automatic trans. The option packages offered by Honda are making the competition look twice. Most options that are standard on the EX model are singled out and manipulated at the haggeling desk at other dealers, i.e. ABS brakes, 4wd, side impact airbags, Fancy wheels, moon roof, etc. Honda has a great marketing tool here and it works. Mine came with side steps, roof rack and mud flaps. (Would've done without had it not been for insisting on a particular color) Total price before taxes...$22300.00. Just try to find a green one. Took me 12 dealers!
#91 of 13033 2003 CR-V EX AUTO IN SILVER
Mar 17, 2003 (7:41 am)
Thanks pbuck for the story #71.
Just picked up silver one from Rosenthal Honda in Tyson's Corner VA couple days ago. $21,600
+$299 processing+Tax. $22622.22 out of door.
The best deal from my local dealer was $22,360+
$149 processing. Saved $650(~$100 for the trip).
Very nice dealership. Just ask for e-quote.
#92 of 13033 2003 CR-V EX in Mojave Mist...
Mar 17, 2003 (9:54 pm)
We just closed our deal tonight here in Omaha, Nebraska. We got the following:
CR-V EX, 4-wheel drive and 4-speed automatic, Mojave Mist exterior, with all the EX trim standards (6-CD/cassette/am/fm stereo with tweeters; moon roof; front and side airbags, power locks and windows, etc.) plus we got the optional cargo area cover and the optional front splash guards.
We paid $21,814, and that included the $460 destination charge and labor/installation on the options. MSRP on the sticker was $22,860 and invoice price was $20,692 for base version with no options. The Edmunds.com TMV for this vehicle with no options is $21,912. So, we got a pretty good deal, particularly considering we have options on this car.
BTW, we chose not to trade in our old car (a Mercury), so our price is without trade-in.
We're headed to one of the Web accessory sites to pick up wheel locks, cargo tray, cargo net and maybe all-season floor mats.
We purchased our car at Honda Cars of Bellevue in Bellevue, Nebraska. They gave us 4.4% financing for 60 months, which was much lower than all the local bank rates and just a half point higher than the premium rates from the Internet and national lenders, which had all sorts of strings attached to them.
#94 of 13033 CRV - EX automatic
Mar 18, 2003 (5:56 pm)
I paid $22,149 and got delivery in two weeks at Greenwich Honda in CT. Tax and license were extra. I think I could have done better, but got tired of haggling. The lowest "special" internet pricing I could get from anyone was 22,350. If I had to do it over again I would e-mail my price of $21,700 to all the Honda dealers in the area, with follow-up calls ready to close a deal the last week of the month. Financing was good at 3.5%.