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#41 of 70 Price/Mileage suggestions?
Jan 17, 2010 (12:02 am)
I'm looking into a Honda CR-V to replace my 1990 Ford Taurus - a change, I know, but I could use something a little sportier with the roof rack, etc. But truly I need something reliable and sturdy.
I've found a 2003 CR-V EX at a dealer with about 85k on it, dealer is asking 13k - which I see might be a little bit high.
My question: should I be put off by the higher mileage and look for something else? Should I expect some problems around the 100k mark or can I look forward to many years with this vehicle?
Thanks in advance for your help, I'm looking forward to poking through the forum more!
#42 of 70 Re: Price/Mileage suggestions? [newkidintown]
Jan 17, 2010 (12:51 pm)
I think the only potential big issue on 03/04 is the AC, but that is an expensive one of it goes.
#43 of 70 Re: Price/Mileage suggestions? [newkidintown]
Jan 17, 2010 (9:05 pm)
As posted the main issue is going to be the A/C going out and this could cost a lot if it explodes. I have a 2003 and so far it is ok at 93k. I would not pay 13K for a used 2003 CRV. Is it an LX or an EX.
Jan 18, 2010 (8:58 am)
Hello, everyone. I have been looking at CR-V's since August, and used prices have not changed at all. I have the opportunity to buy a 2006 SE (38,000 miles) for $17,000. A new 2010 EX-L can be purchased for about $28,000. As you can see, $11,000 difference. In some ways, I like the older style better, and the price definitely fits. Which way would everyone go? Is the new style that much of an improvement? Probably comes down to preference, but the 06 style still is a sharp vehicle. Thanks for any and all input.
#45 of 70 Re: New or used? [johnnymurph]
Jan 18, 2010 (10:55 am)
I have the opportunity to buy a 2006 SE (38,000 miles) for $17,000. A new 2010 EX-L can be purchased for about $28,000. As you can see, $11,000 difference.
I think the 2006 SE sold for as little as $23,000 in September of 2007...
I agree, Gen 2, 2.5 is a better looking CR-V than Gen 3, and 3.5, which looks like purse on wheels.
Besides, by Honda eliminating the availability of manual transmission on the CR-V has completley castrated the CR-V.
#46 of 70 Re: New or used? [blueiedgod]
Jan 18, 2010 (6:39 pm)
What I can find, MSRP was almost $25,000 on the '06 SE. I have looked at so many '06's, and this is the best price I have found on a SE. Are they still this popular, or are people making a statement by desiring the Gen. 2 & 2.5 to such a high degree? The dealer is offering to honor the 5yr/60,0000 original warranty, which will give me about a year remaining. Thanks for the help. Still undecided. Has anyone owned both the Gen. 2 & 3? If so, can you share your views and findings?
#47 of 70 Re: New or used? [johnnymurph]
Jan 18, 2010 (7:33 pm)
Honestly, unless you get a particularly great deal, I think you are usually better off buying Honda or Toyota new because of their generally slower depreciation than many other makes. This will be particularly true of CRV because you don't find them in fleets or rental lots much, if at all. You probably should drive the newer gen CRV and decide for yourself which you prefer. The new CRV has become the top seller in its segment so unless you're locked to it you may be do better on a deal for a RAV-4 or other competitor. It really becomes a personal call, but I think the 06 is overpriced for what you get for the money they want.
#48 of 70 Re: Considering used CR-V [stevedebi]
Jan 18, 2010 (7:48 pm)
Can anyone explain the difference between AWD and a 4 WD in the CRV family. Is the 2002 the first year with that package since it has the distinction of being the 1st year of the 2.4 Motor ?
Please anyone may answer ,I am considering giving $6300 for a 2002 w/AWD tommorrow. Thanks in advance .
#49 of 70 AWD ,How is it different than 4wd
Jan 18, 2010 (7:50 pm)
Can anyone explain the difference between AWD and a 4 WD in the CRV family. Is the 2002 the first year with that package since it has the distinction of being the 1st year of the 2.4 Motor ? Forgot to mention it is an EX .
#50 of 70 Re: Considering used CR-V [ckcrv]
Jan 18, 2010 (7:53 pm)
CRV comes as FWD or AWD, but its AWD is really FWD with a differential that kicks some power to the rear axles when needed. You won't be offroading in one. Make sure that AWD differential has been maintained with regular fluid changes because it, along with A/C seem to be a bit of a weak point.