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2014 Honda CR-V Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • regerxregerx Posts: 23
    edited August 4

    Having problem responding, will re-try but forum is giving me problems

  • regerxregerx Posts: 23
    edited August 4

    @mur007 said: I asked the sales man to through some accessories. But said he was not able to, because of the lowest price. Of course no other dealer around MN is offering free accessories.

    Okay, I was lucky as the first dealer had already included these in their price so I was able to work the package down. It is a riot though how much they charge for this stuff. You MIGHT if you were able to, string this out to the end of the month when they feel pressure again and use it as a negotiating point when they ask "what can I do to .....". Still if the price for an AWD E X-L in Mn is fair, then take it.

  • tribedoctribedoc Posts: 2

    Thanks for your assistance @regerx‌ and @brian125. I didn't quite understand all of the terminologies until going through the month end madness. I did not end up buying the EX-L as I I planned but it's all for the better... EX total price is more in my budget.

    Anyway, I am now starting to talk to a few dealerships about EX prices and am finding that their Tag and License fees are way off. Shouldn't they be exactly the same for everyone in MD (I live in Rockville)? If so, what are the fees that they should be including?

    Thanks!

  • regerxregerx Posts: 23

    Taxes they do not control. Tag and Registration fees are bit negotiable although they will try and hold firm (you can find out online what the indivdiual state charges and go from there). The negotiating tactic to say is..."we have agreed on a price, we are at the end and you want to blow up the deal as I only want to pay $50 over the state fees????" That should get a response, afteral they are going to the state to do multiple licenses and titles at a time.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,818
    edited August 4

    Tax and Registration fee's

    These fee's range from 50 dollars to as high as 200 dollars for some out of state buyers. Most dealers wont budge on these fee's especially with a 75 to 125 fee.

    Dealers put money in there pockets on these last minute charges and items.

    tags and tittle

    financing thru them

    doc fee/ admin charges.

    Added accessories you did not want on that vehicle

    Anything sold in that back office including vehicle Warranty. Say NO, No, NO, to everything in that back office and you will be fine.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • crvexlcacrvexlca Posts: 1

    Hi, I am in market for Honda CR-V EX-L AWD. I have emailed few dealers in San Fransisco Bay area (East Bay). The lowest quote I received was OTD price of $28750 (invoice ~ $26100.00). This price was without any options...

    Is it a good price for Northern California?

  • regerxregerx Posts: 23

    @brian125 said: Tax and Registration fee's

    These fee's range from 50 dollars to as high as 200 dollars for some out of state buyers. Most dealers wont budge on these fee's especially with a 75 to 125 fee.

    Dealers put money in there pockets on these last minute charges and items.

    tags and tittle

    financing thru them

    doc fee/ admin charges.

    Added accessories you did not want on that vehicle

    Anything sold in that back office including vehicle Warranty. Say NO, No, NO, to everything in that back office and you will be fine.

    Exactly they make a big to-do about these, but when you go to anything associated with the DMV if you look around there is usually a clerk dedicated to auto deales, and they come up to the aisle not with one title/registration but with 10 or more. Their song and dance about what it costs them above the state/county fees is a lie and pure profit. Find out what the fees are from the county/DMV and see if they are reasonably marked up or REALLY marked up. Dealers hate when you have information....it so much easier to deal if you are the only one with information.

  • ecoticoecotico Posts: 2

    Hi everyone,

    What did you pay in Chicago IL for a 2014 Honda CR-V LX AWD

    I'm getting really close bids. Are they any good? What should be my goal?

    Castle Honda is close to the same quote.

    FLETCHER JONES HONDA

    SALE PRICE $21,887.00 Accessories

    Destination $790.00 DOCUMENTATION FEE $166.27 TITLE AND REGISTRATION $212.00 TRADE $0.00 TAXABLE TOTAL $23,055.27 TAX RATE 9.50% $2,190.25 COOK COUNTY FLAT TAX $0.00

  • ecoticoecotico Posts: 2

    @ecotico said: Hi everyone,

    What did you pay in Chicago IL for a 2014 Honda CR-V LX AWD

    I'm getting really close bids. Are they any good? What should be my goal?

    SALE PRICE $21,887.00 Accessories Destination $790.00 DOCUMENTATION FEE $166.27 TITLE AND REGISTRATION $212.00 TRADE $0.00 TAXABLE TOTAL $23,055.27 TAX RATE 9.50% $2,190.25 COOK COUNTY FLAT TAX $0.00be

    They were left in the dust by Kenosha! $1300 below their price.

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,048

    Good shopping - congrats!

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  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,775

    When a dealer stated that $369 dealer document fee (this applies to everyone), how are my chances of reducing it to a fair amount? Seriously, I don't know what is a fair amount ($200-$250?) but dealers get plates/registration at the DMV everyday and filling out paperwork for the banks or internal offices all the time. Or perhaps get the mudguards or crossbars at no charge, on the top of the agreed car price?

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,048
    edited August 7

    The dealer will tell you that they'll get sued for discrimination if they charge you a different doc fee than someone else. Have not idea if that's true or just a way to try to force a big fee on you.

    The only way I know of to get around it is to have the dealer reduce the price of the car by a corresponding amount. If they won't, walk.

    All this DVM stuff is automated - even $50 is too much if you ask me.

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,818
    edited August 7

    Re-adjust your asking price to buy to counter high doc fee charges. most dealers wont remove Doc fee charges. In a lot of states they are regulated or capped to a certain price by there state law. In NY no dealerships can charge more than 75 dollars. In FL. doc's or admin fee's can run as high as 900 dollars by law. Most are 699 or around this number. NJ doc's range from 199 to 499.

    I have had dealers not charge , or reduce there doc fee's for me.. Getting it reduced or off that bill is hard. Especially if you just received a good price on the new vehicle..... dealers wont budge

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXPosts: 157

    @stever All this DVM stuff is automated - even $50 is too much if you ask me.

    Funny this should come up. I just finished up (10 minutes ago) renewing my vehicle registration. Here in Texas, you can do it online with a credit card.

    @brian125 I have had dealers not charge , or reduce there doc fee's for me.. Getting it reduced or off that bill is hard. Especially if you just received a good price on the new vehicle..... dealers wont budge

    If the dealer won't budge, then I do. Walk right out that door.

    You, the buyer, do have options. It's important that the dealer remember that.

  • regerxregerx Posts: 23

    @lok888 said: When a dealer stated that $369 dealer document fee (this applies to everyone), how are my chances of reducing it to a fair amount? Seriously, I don't know what is a fair amount ($200-$250?) but dealers get plates/registration at the DMV everyday and filling out paperwork for the banks or internal offices all the time. Or perhaps get the mudguards or crossbars at no charge, on the top of the agreed car price?

    As I cited in my posts about my experience at the end when I gave them my bottom line price I told them to take the fees out of the price. My price was $26,800 and they could roll the Doc and the Destination fees into that number but I was not paying any more than $26,800...they did, because they know it is all profit anyway. The $1130 they wanted to charge for docs and destination is their big profit center. If you can hold to the end of the month when they get a bit more willing to come to terms when their bonus is on the line.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,818

    regerx

    You are correct about dealer fee's. The Destination charge fee of 830 is a charge all buyers must pay. Its not negotiable or removable off the bill off sale. . There is no getting around this charge.

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  • van2014van2014 Posts: 1

    Hi I'm in the market for a new 2014 CRV EX AWD and plan on purchasing it within a week. I'm located in the chicago area and have been quoted $27800 OTD at one dealer. I was wondering what price should I be shooting for? The TTL fees would be around $2,725 to $2,950 according to carmax making the car around $25000. Thanks

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,818

    van2014

    1500 to 2k below invoice should be your target price to buy in Chicagoland.. Good luck

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • mdunne70mdunne70 Posts: 23

    I spoke with 2 different dealers today in the Westchester NY area about an EX-L AWD CR-V (no NAV or DVD) - INVOICE $28,000.00. I proposed the price of $26,664.00. Both dealers said no way! The second dealer offered $27,150.00 - no options included. The salesman said they would request that the options - body molding, all weather mats, cargo tray, and mud guards - be given at dealer cost. He also said that it would be cheaper to get the all weather mats and cargo tray cheaper on the internet. I thought this was odd. The first dealer offered - nothing firm - that the $27,500.00 range would be realistic with the options included (same as above). I did feel the cars salesman game going on in both dealers, but much more in the first dealer. I left both dealers without a purchase.

    Is there any more room for negotiations in the dealers prices? The $27,150.00 price I received via email from the internet sales person. I figured there would be more room for negotiation since this was the first price given to me via email.

    Any advice would be helpful. I am able to wait things out if necessary.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,818

    Try these dealers Internet Mgr. / dept.

    New Rochelle. Yonkers, and Friendly Honda. Keep your original target price to buy. these 2 dealers are only 486 plus off your price to buy. . In your calls, or emails tell each dealership options on vehicle you want at invoice cost and you buy Today.. Then let this month play out. Dealer is hoping you blink first. Play the game. Get more dealerships involved in the price wars.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • mdunne70mdunne70 Posts: 23

    Great. THANK YOU! the two dealers I visited are 1) Mount Kisco and 2) Brewster

  • atla4atla4 Posts: 3

    Hi, I've read through all previous posts and was hoping for some advice. I'm interested in purchasing a CRV LX 2WD in Southern California (Orange County). I was wondering how much below invoice I can expect to buy this car for. I saw the range was $500-$1500, but was wondering if there was any insight for my location specifically. Also, any thoughts on which dealerships in this area are willing to negotiate reasonably?

    I also saw a few previous posts that said the factory to dealer invoice price is $21,553 according to sites like edmunds and nada. However, I just checked these sites and it looks like the invoice price is currently listed as $21,717. Does this price change regularly?

    Thank you!

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,048
    edited August 12

    $21,718 is what I'm seeing today.

    Manufacturers do increase dealer invoice costs on a regular basis and most sites are pretty good at updating their info. We must have updated ours a buck in the last half hour LOL.

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  • regerxregerx Posts: 23

    @mdunne70 said: I spoke with 2 different dealers today in the Westchester NY area about an EX-L AWD CR-V (no NAV or DVD) - INVOICE $28,000.00. I proposed the price of $26,664.00. Both dealers said no way! The second dealer offered $27,150.00 - no options included. The salesman said they would request that the options - body molding, all weather mats, cargo tray, and mud guards - be given at dealer cost. He also said that it would be cheaper to get the all weather mats and cargo tray cheaper on the internet. I thought this was odd. The first dealer offered - nothing firm - that the $27,500.00 range would be realistic with the options included (same as above). I did feel the cars salesman game going on in both dealers, but much more in the first dealer. I left both dealers without a purchase.

    Is there any more room for negotiations in the dealers prices? The $27,150.00 price I received via email from the internet sales person. I figured there would be more room for negotiation since this was the first price given to me via email.

    Any advice would be helpful. I am able to wait things out if necessary.

    Wait them out until about a week before the end of the month. The Honda supplied mats and cargo tray are quite cheap (quality wise) you can do much better in the aftermarket but $$$, they can throw them in but IF they can make you pay then it is all profit for them. I would wait, keep talking to other dealers and let them know you are talking to other dealers, including out-of-state dealers (whether you are or aren't) as you can buy a car anywhere it is a commodity anyway no matter what they try and make it seem like. I do not know NY prices but you can see from my posts that I got the same car WITH options for $26,800 in MD. Also you need to account for the DEALER PREP/DOCUMENT FEES and Destination Charge. All of those were rolled into my 26.8K price so they have room to deal...The rep I used in MD has given referrals that I have sent him the same deal. For the drive down (I know it is a drive) it might be worth your while but YMMV on that.

  • mdunne70mdunne70 Posts: 23

    regrex - do you mind listing the options that you got with your EX L AWD? Are you the one that got the protection package, cargo tray, wheel locks....? I saw your posting on July 26th.

    The cars invoice is approx $27,334.00 +$830.00 destination = $28,164.00. I subtracted $1500.00 from that to get to my $26,664.00.

    I took Brain125's advice and started contacting several other dealers. I used the email format that he provided a bit back. Even though I stated the price to get me in the door and sign today was $26,664.00, they are still quoting me $27,315.00 or something. Others are telling me to come on down and they will take me more seriously. I tell them over the phone to give me the price of $26,664.00 with accessories at cost and I will come in now.

    I am going to wait and see what happens. THANK YOU!

  • sandy130sandy130 Posts: 7
    edited August 14
    Thanks a ton to Brian and all other contributors to this forum, I got my CRV EX-L 2WD w/o navigation for 25,550 + sales tax from Scott Clarke honda. Did not pay for accessories (wheel locks, splash guard, tint, pinnstripe).
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,048

    Congrats!

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,818

    Sandy way to go.. Enjoy your new CRV.

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  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,775

    mdunne70 - My best quote for the EX-L AWD (with no Nav or RES) without accessories is $26,334 at Boch Honda in Norwood, MA. I would be interested in the cargo tray. I have been told that the OEM all-weather mats serve little in snow regions. I would get the ones from WeatherTech.

  • mdunne70mdunne70 Posts: 23

    lok888 - Thanks. I was looking at the weathertech mats and they do look MUCH better. Now I just need to get a CRV :smile:

    I had one dealer reply from my email solicitations - No Thank You. No counter offer.

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