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Honda CR-V, Wagon, SUV
#9794 of 13048 Re: CR-V EX-L 4WD White [stripe1]
Mar 18, 2010 (8:44 am)
The $12000 offer was probably pretty good. There are many Accords with less miles for sale all over the internet, check www.autotrader.com or ebay to compare. We have a certified 2006 EX-L V6 for sale for $13295. It is a lease return with 33000 miles on it in excellent condition as it is a Certified Pre-owned Honda that includes a 7-year 100K powertrain warranty. The sales tax savings is a reality.
#9795 of 13048 Re: CR-V EX-L 4WD White [stripe1]
Mar 18, 2010 (2:45 pm)
I'm sure you are an honest person. But, at the end of the day business is business and parting with $15K - $17K is not easy for lots of people. I'm inclined to agree with fasttex opinion, but based on where you live, you may be able to squeeze out a few more $$. Quick check on cars.com within 50 miles of zip code 08050 shows certified cars listed in the $17k range for '06 EX-L Sedans with Auto tranny and around 40k miles.
But you have some issues you'll need to overcome. Namely the bartering game. I'm going to use a car I found as an example. An '06 accord EX-L sedan with auto listed at $16,999. Me, the buyer than looks at KBB and verifies that's the retail price for an Accord in Excellent condition (I will say, selling a used car at in the Excellent category is challenging). I quickly look at the private party sale price ($15K) and the Trade-In value ($12,600K) and then determine my offer. Knowing that a dealer may offer (they are usually lower than the published trade-in) $12,600 for the car, I may offer this guy $13,350 or thereabouts and then let the games begin. And things can get even more complicated if your dealing with people you know. I mean are they going to expect a little discount? The people you don't know will be more skeptical and realize they'll forfeit the 30 day warranty most dealers offer on a used car sale if they bought from you. That warranty is worth something. I believe it will be difficult to get $15,900 knowing what the car is worth, what the expected sale will be with private party and what you could get if you traded it in. But, go ahead and try it. Someone may really like the car and buy it for your firm price. But the one question you'll need to answer is how long are you willing to wait for your price? If someone offers you $14,500 - $15,000 two months into this process, are you willing to say no?
#9796 of 13048 Re: CR-V LX AWD [tonyc32]
Mar 18, 2010 (4:54 pm)
going back and forth between a forester and a crv - contemplating going LX FWD to save some cash and add 1 mile mpg. I drive 600 highway miles per week between MA and RI. My Honda Ody has 267K on it - time to retire. . . Like the Forester and at the low end it is less expensive and still would have AWD for 19,500 but trust the Honda brand.
Can I ask what dealership you ended up settling on?
What other cars did you consider
#9797 of 13048 Re: CR-V LX AWD [4over200k]
Mar 19, 2010 (5:20 am)
I bought a CR-V LX AWD a few months ago. My previous car was the Forester which I liked alot. I considered the CR-V, Forester and RAV-4. I was looking at low end AWD in each version and I did not receive a price on the Forester anywhere as low as $19,500 (with destination). The prices I received were all in the same range for all 3 cars (about $500 - $700 from each other). I think that the Forester might have more standard features. In any event, I definitely wanted an AWD vehicle because of snow etc.. If you live in MA or RI, you might appreciate the extra stability of AWD.
As I said, I really liked my Forester. So far, I am enjoying my CR-V and feel that it handles very well. As far as gas mileage, both my CR-V AWD and my Forester appear to be the same.
#9798 of 13048 Re: CR-V LX AWD [baydrive]
Mar 19, 2010 (6:05 am)
ok, so you paid 19500, for a 2010 CRV LX AWD, and the 19500 includes destination?
great price, Was the CRV a demo?
What dealership did you purchase it from.
#9799 of 13048 Re: CR-V EX-L 4WD White [stripe1]
Mar 19, 2010 (8:46 am)
What I do need from the board is advise on how to sell the vehicle other then from inside my development. I was ASKING $17,000, but I decided on a firm price of $15,900. Also, how would I have if I want to cancel my contract to buy the CR-V?
Put it up on ww.autotrader.com, www.ebay.com, local newspaper, nearest big city newspaper....
All in all it may cost you $200 or more to advertise, but you may eventually sell it.
Try www.craigslist.org, but be prepared to hear from people asking for payments, and offering you $2000 for it. Also, be prepapred from people wiring you a lot more "money" and expecting you to send the excess back via wire transfer (Nigerian Scam)
#9800 of 13048 Re: CR-V LX AWD [dgissel_98]
Mar 19, 2010 (8:49 pm)
You misread my post. I said that I priced the Forester and I DID NOT recieve a price anywhere near $19,500 including destination. The price I payed for my CR-V LX AWD was around $21,940 (which included the destination). The price I was given for the Forester was actually a couple of hundred dollars more.
#9801 of 13048 Re: CR-V EX-L 4WD White [kyfdx]
Mar 20, 2010 (11:11 am)
I had a customer trading in a very high mileage car the other day and he couldn't believe the miles (165,000) on a 2001 Accord should be a problem.
"It's ALL freeway miles so it doesn't matter!"
I guess it never once set foot on a surface street?
" I change the oil every 3000 miles"
Really? Doesn't everyone?
" It's good for another 200,000 miles"
With those miles, we will wholesale tha car. Nobody will buy it.
The wholesaler will switch on the ignition, look at the odometer and make a low bid just like any other miled up car.
Oh, the A/C was blowing hot but "it only needs a charge"
#9802 of 13048 2010 CRV EX-L
Mar 20, 2010 (4:11 pm)
Just got a quote for the following deal and would like to see what others think of it.
2010 CRV EX-L 2WD
$25,356(Invoice) + 399 (dealership fees)+ 30 (tag) = 25,785
added the following options
CARGO TRAY $118.00
WHEEL LOCKS $76.00
MUD GUARD $117.00
FOG LIGHTS $535.00
DOOR EDGE GUARDS $112.00
BODY SIDE MOLDING $339.00
Total for options: $1,297.00
Final Price with options = 26,653
The options are a little pricier than the Manufacturer suggested pricing on the website but they do include installation charges as well so I think its fair. Overall I would like to know if I'm getting a good deal or not. Any info would be helpful as I'm planning on pulling the trigger within a couple days. Thanks!
#9803 of 13048 2010 Honda CR-V EX in the snow, sleet, rain?
Mar 21, 2010 (11:42 am)
Can anyone comment on how their Honda CR-V EX handled in the blizzard of Feb 2010? What about rain and sleet? I live in Pittsburgh, PA. Although the winter weather in Pittsburgh has not been all that bad over the last several years, I'm a single mom and need reliability in ALL types of weather.
I am a previous owner of Saabs, and never had a problem with them. They are monsters in the snow! Can't afford another Saab this time, and I'm looking for a reliable, well-made vehicle that handles well in all types of weather.
I would appreciate feedback! Thanks.