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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#9330 of 13097 Confused but think it was a fair price
Nov 01, 2009 (9:09 pm)
Of course I'll probably get called to the carpet for buying without doing my homework. But I'd like feedback as to whether I got suckered here and need to take it back (CarMax 5 day return) or whether it was a fair deal.
2008 Honda CR-V LX, with (oddly) Leather Seats, Rear Privacy Glass, Custom Pioneer Elite DVD/Nav head unit, AWD.
Honestly, I have no idea why it has leather seats and privacy glass on a LX trim. I thought you couldn't even get those for an LX. Perhaps someone got them after-market? The seem like factory OEM.
19,000 miles on it.
Price from CarMax 22,599+TTL.
Also fell for the CarMax extended warranty, which seemed decent.
I honestly wasn't worried about some silly fancy head-unit or premium system. But I did want AWD, and the leather seats are nice.
If anyone could toss me some advice around keep or not. We figured we'd run it about town for a few days here to make sure it meets our needs. In the meantime I figured I'd check the forums to see what the experts have to say about the deal.
I don't need the VERY best deal in town, just a fair one.
Thank you very much for any insights and advice.
#9331 of 13097 2010 LX 4WD quotes?
Nov 01, 2009 (10:49 pm)
I'm having a hard time finding a good price for the 2010 LX 4WD. All the dealers in my area are quoting MSRP (around $22,700 + TTL).
Is it possible to purchase this car near cost ($21,215)?
The 2010's just came out, so if they sold at cost, do the dealers still make money?
#9332 of 13097 Re: 2010 LX 4WD quotes? [mpd2]
Nov 02, 2009 (12:27 am)
mpd2, I'm not even seeing close to $22,700 + TTL here on Tucson, AZ. If you can even find a 4WD LX then there's a ~$750 delivery fee tagged on on top of the TTL, not to mention there's zero flex on MSRP.
I'm starting to think the deal I got on my 2008 LX AWD, with Leather and Nav (aftermarket) wasn't so bad. At 19,000 miles on it I got it for $22,599. I know I can get new for near that, but not with a nav and leather and especially not when I factor in delivery fee. That $700+ is a tough pill to swallow when I'm already near/slightly over my limit. lol
Anyway, if you can pull off $22,700, at least from my uneducated perspective and just looking around Tucson, AZ first hand, it seems like a pretty darn decent deal. Hopefully some of the pros on the forum here can provide you with better feedback.
#9333 of 13097 Re: CRV EX or EXL in Massachusetts [bigdadi118]
Nov 02, 2009 (3:20 am)
Hi davlee - just wondering what your recommendation is for getting a 2010 CRV exl the best price i found was 26543 plus tax and title looking for your recommendation
#9334 of 13097 Re: CRV EX or EXL in Massachusetts [hondaseeker1]
Nov 02, 2009 (5:50 am)
Your price for the '10 EXL for $26543 sounds pretty fair. being a '10, i don't think there are a lot of incentives out there right now, especially if the dealer has some 09 leftovers. we just got an 09 exl for $24.6 (not incl taxes and doc fee) in mass. last week, since they were offering us a '10 ex for about the same price. test drove the 09 and 10 and didn't feel the difference in power, but really didn't test drive it that long.
#9335 of 13097 Re: 2010 LX 4WD quotes? [mpd2]
Nov 02, 2009 (9:22 am)
I'm having a difficult time as well. The MSRP price that I am quoted is $23,505 + ttl. When I check the EVP on this site or carsdirect.com, I'm only quoted a price that's maybe around $200 lower.
#9336 of 13097 Re: 2009 CRV EXL Price [mets23]
Nov 02, 2009 (2:46 pm)
Payment depends on interest rates and probably credit score etc ... but a recently I got this quote. $18.75 per $1000 4.74%and around $6-12 GAP for 60 months
No processing fee or pre-payment penalty
Hope this helps!
#9337 of 13097 Re: Do your Research!! [sachin24k and fasttex]
Nov 03, 2009 (9:41 am)
I understand that people may put emotions in their dealings with sales people, whether, these are car salesman, appliance, insurance, or door-to-door knife sales people.
The reality of any sale is that MARKET dictates the price. Just like when there is a high demand for a low availability item, the price goes up. It is not gouging or rape, or whatever you call it. No one is holding a gun to the buyer's head, or holding their children at knifepoint until the sale is complete.
People part with their money at their own will. Whether you are buying a car, TV, or appliances, you don't just stumble into a store and get whatever the sales person if giving you.
You do your research, decide on the features you want, and don't want, decide on the colors, and brands, and most importantly, you decide on the price you are comfortable paying. Have back up plan, as well.
If the current market price is outside of your zone, you sit and wait until the price reaches your pricepoint, or move on to the next item on your list.
I am sure Sachn is not volunteering 100% of his time for no pay. Somehow he has to make money to pay the bills. So does Fasttex.... Quite frankly, if it were not for a paycheck, I wouldn't have gone to college and gotten a job and then gone back to college to get an advanced degree.
So, to expect someone to work for free is quite unrealistic. But, most importantly, you have to remember that MARKET is what sets the prices. If you are not comfortable paying price X for widge Y, but someone else is, then the price will remain. However, if no one is willing to pay price X, then seller will reduce the price until there are buyers interested, until the market is saturated at that price. Seller will have to lower the price, or offer other benefits such as new features to maintain the interest in buyers.
But, no where in the scenario was a weapon or force was used to make someone purchase something at the price they were not willing to buy it at.
#9338 of 13097 better deals in FL
Nov 03, 2009 (1:18 pm)
It seems you guys out in AZ are being asked for full MSRP? I am in Florida and just today I had dealers quote me $200 below invoice on my choice of an LX or EX. ( there is a $599 "dealer fee") they tack on to the sale ticket so they still make money. to the guy who paid $22 and change for an 08', I would take it back and get a 2010 for that price.
#9339 of 13097 2009 exl 4wd price
Nov 04, 2009 (7:58 am)
I am in Ky. I need a 2009 exl 4wd in cin,oh for a specific color. I can get them down to 25.3 plus TTL with no accessories. Is it a fair price. Thanks.