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#611 of 640 Re: Price Not Included on MSRP "cva" code used [user777]
Jul 18, 2006 (9:49 pm)
Agreed, however none of this information was disclosed to me over the phone. The dealer is located about an hour from my house and his price was $1k less than all others, still $1k over what I expected the MSRP to be. Bottom line is that there are nefarious dealers all over the country and they will take advantage of unsuspecting buyers, especially of cars in such high demand. Still looking for answer as to what "cva" means when it is displayed instead of price. So user777 your post was essentially useless....
#612 of 640 Re: Price Not Included on MSRP "cva" code used [vlado1]
Jul 19, 2006 (9:24 am)
So user777 your post was essentially useless....
i apologize if my post was a waste of your time. i was merely suggesting the advice you got to pass on the vehicle sounds apropos. no legit honda sale would involve a corporate window sticker with the vehicle VIN without a price that i can imagine. i guess you came to the same conclusion before making your post, and now I understand you just want to know what CVA means.
maybe it was a demo for the "convention visitor's association". who knows?
you're not getting "useful" responses to your inquiry are you?
perhaps you might be more successful asking a different population of forum readers and posters, perhaps:
Stories from the Sales FrontLines or
Buying Tips: How do I get the best deal
or something else under the SmartShopper heading.
#613 of 640 Car Security Lo Jack?
Jul 22, 2006 (1:17 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Civic Hybrid today. As I drove it off the lot, the salesman gave me the cheery news that it is the most stolen car in America. Thanks buddy. So what is the best anti-theft device, how much is likely to cost and what is the best way for it to be fitted please? He mentioned Lo Jack
#614 of 640 Re: Car Security Lo Jack? [bronxal]
Jul 22, 2006 (7:20 pm)
I opted out of the antitheft. Instead since I put no money down on the car, I got my loan financing from my credit union and purchased GAP insurance. That way when the car disappears, the coverage will pay off the difference between what you owe and the pittance the insurance company will give you thereby leaving you in a position to get yet another new car. You should not have to pay more than $300 for it. FYI, this is a very profitable venture for your dealer and theirs is no better, they still pay the loan off.
As a point of full discloure, I am an exec in the credit union with GAP being one of the products I am responsible for.
#615 of 640 Re: Car Security Lo Jack? [garyr5]
Jul 22, 2006 (7:22 pm)
Make that disclosure. My bad
Jul 24, 2006 (4:16 pm)
We have a 2003 Civic Hybrid that's been terrific. Then, a few months back, it began to have a significant but intermittent problem. In brief, the key won't move and can't be removed, the transmission won't move, the dashbord indicators all light up and spin, and the car, therefore, can't be started. This happened the first time after a long drive. Within a short time the key could be removed, but the immobilization continued until the following morning. Since then, and after the dealership could find no problem, the issue has happened a handful of times under varied conditions (as soon as the car was turned off, it wouldn't restart; after an hour or so, it wouldn't start, etc.) We tried using a different key, thinking something in the key might be the problem, but no luck. We thought at first it was connected with the cooling fan running after the car was turned off, but the immobilization has happened when the fan wasn't running, too. Has anyone had a similar experience and found a solution?
#617 of 640 Battery?
Jul 24, 2006 (6:11 pm)
Check your under the hood battery, things starting going funny for me when that was dying.
#618 of 640 After market Blue Tooth and Navi system
Jul 28, 2006 (9:06 pm)
I just bought a 06 HCH and prior to buying the vehicle, I had done some research as I wanted Blue Tooth and a decent Navigation system with traffic. I live in LA and traffic seemed like a useful feature. I settled on the Pioneer AVIC - Z1 which is an expensive unit. My installer found that there is a kit for the Civic, but in calling Pioneer, found out that there is no digital interface kit available for the climate control unit which is linked to the Radio. Since the original Radio has to be pulled, he says that I will not be able to control my air conditioner / climate control unit. Has anyone installed a non-Honda Navigation system with Blue tooth that plays DVDs and CDs?
Any advice would be useful. Apparently the Civic does comply with a double din?? mounting and hence the aftermarket units need some special mounting brackets.