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2013 and earlier-Honda CR-V Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • snoopy21snoopy21 Posts: 114
    isellhondas and hondaguy67, no offense intended but i think you need to cool it. because both your livelihoods depend on people paying as much as possible for our new CR-Vs, your bias and objectivity are brought into question when arguing that people should be paying MSRP. besides, the mod has spoken!
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    Please don't lump us all together.

    I naver "argued" that people should pay MSRP. I just said that they are a good value for MSRP.

    If someone is able to do better, great! In my neck of the woods, anyway, we just don't have many CRV's to sell at ANY price!
  • nearmspnearmsp Posts: 90
    thanks torodiesel. I replied!
  • MSRP was $21,900
    Out the door: $22,382
    Tax was 6.25%

    This was a big fight and we were friends with the dealership owner. I don't know if we did well or not. I've been trying to research but a lot of people here just chat rather than share prices!!!! Hint hint!!
  • MSRP is the price the manufacturer things the car "could" sell for. I think no car "should" be bought for MSRP even if it is as good as Honda CR-V.
  • Congrats wilsonmc3! I hope you enjoy your new shiny ride. If you want you can take a picture of the baby in your driveway and share it with us.
  • Now, when it comes to purchase, MSRP or not, good deal or not, a very important thing is how you all did in the F&I managers office. Please share your buying experience with us too.
  • That's a really good point. For anybody interested, Honda offered us 8.25% with a $12,382 down payment (the money we got from the insurance company on our total loss car). We would have been financing $10,000. Our fico scores are on the high side of the "good" category, but not quite in the "excellent" category if that helps anyone figure where they'd fit. Capital One offered us 9%. No way. So, we went to the bank of "Mom and Dad" and financed our $10,000 over the course of 3 years for 3% (what they're currently getting with the money in a savings acct.)
  • nearmspnearmsp Posts: 90
    The "mom and dad" bank are not banking at the right place:) HSBC on-line saving account interest rate is 5.05% and ING is 4.5%.

    I guess this is not an opportune time to let the "bank" know of alternative investment avenues:)
  • feefoefeefoe Posts: 36
    Yeah, they stepped up to the plate by replacing a ton of transmissions over nd over again with more bad transmissions despite the fact that they knew the replacements would fail again and again in order to push the owners (who could not have forseen that it wasn't just their bad transmission, but a design flaw that would ensure that their new transmission replacement(s) would also fail) along in time to the point where exercising any kind of lemon law option was off the table.

    Oh, and please explain to me how the extended warranty was "stepping up to the plate." Am I to take it that you consider a class action lawsuit resulting in a court ordered settlement, "stepping up to the plate?"

    It's funny, I was at a Honda dealership tonight and saw the exact same model and year Odyssey that my father has sitting on the lot. It had 80,000 miles on it, and they had it priced at over $15,000. I feel sorry for the poor sucker who gets stuck with it.
  • Wow,

    I found these forums and wanted to see what other people are paying. Its hard to find those posts between all the bickering back and forth between people about "Honda Odyssey" transmissions.

    Hopefully it will get back on track.
  • mnfmnf Posts: 404
    Yea its to bad some people cant read the topic before they post. Stay around most of them dont... Good Luck

    MNF
  • Hint hint, it would be easier if you just gave your purchase price...most people don't live where you live and therefore have different tax rates, license and doc fees.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    I understand. No problem.

    There are a lot of cars out there that you can certainly buy for less than MSRP.

    Cars sell for what they are worth.
  • Agree, the CRV is a great deal for what you get...even at MSRP...plus the difference between MSRP and invoice is not that great...less than $2K...I paid $650 over invoice on my EX-L and think that was an awesome value.

    I just installed front splash, chrome exhaust and cargo tray myself for $160 too via Handa Accessories.
  • I want a wagon! Does anyone know if either honda or toyota have plans to make one?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    Have all but replaced wagons. The last Accord Wagon was built in 1997 and by that time, sales had declined to almost nothing.
  • dtstofdtstof Posts: 61
    I'd buy one in a minute. I'd love the mileage and handling of the Civic with the packaging of a wagon(without a sloping downward rear end). I'd also like to see an Accord wagon. Only the European manufacturers and Subaru continued making wagons during the SUV and Minivan craze. They are still weaning the buyers from SUVs with "crossovers".
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,784
    "Yeah, they stepped up to the plate by replacing a ton of transmissions over nd over again with more bad transmissions despite the fact that they knew the replacements would fail again and again in order to push the owners (who could not have forseen that it wasn't just their bad transmission, but a design flaw that would ensure that their new transmission replacement(s) would also fail) along in time to the point where exercising any kind of lemon law option was off the table."

    That would not work in CA; if you have to return the car for the same problem three times, or the car is out of service for 30 days (total), the lemon law can be invoked.
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,784
    "I want a wagon! Does anyone know if either honda or toyota have plans to make one?"

    I went from a Gen 2 CR-V to the Ford Freestyle, which is a wagon. About 1 MPG less than the CR-V in MPG, but far smoother and quite a bit larger.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    Actually the number of Odysseys with bad transmission was less than 2% of total production. People expect Hondas to be perfect and for good reason. The replacement transmissions were modified to prevent the problem form reoccuring.

    Things get way overblown on the internet. You'll notice, I ignored that guy.
  • Got 4 Quotes, only 2 dealers wanted to sell cars the other two wanted to make money.

    Here is my deal for a White 2007 CR-V 2wd with Navigation.

    Sticker Price: $27,395

    Invoice Price: $25,375

    Sale Price: $25895 + $493 (Fog Lights) = $26,388

    Documentary Preparation Fee: $75

    Title Preparation Fee: $20

    RI sales Tax 7%: $1,847.16

    New Registration Fees: $114.00

    Grand Total of $28,444.16

    I took a 3 yr loan for $17,000 @ 3.5% from my Credit Union because they gave me 6.25% CD on my money. So as it turns out my 3 yr interest for the loan is $933.00 and I make $1,249.35 on the first year of my 7 year Certificate of deposit, so I am making money by taking a loan. This was even more of a no brainer. The only reason I only took a $17,000 loan is because I want to keep the payment below $500.00. My monthly Payment is $498.35.

    I plan on buying Front Mud Flaps, All-seasons mats, Cargo mat and maybe front
    Front Hood Deflector from www.bernardiparts.com where accessories are alot cheaper than the Dealer.

    Good Luck on your buying. :shades:
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Isell,
    Is that 2% of the total of Odysseys production, or 2% of all of Toyota's? And what exactly was wrong with that transmission?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,616
    i thought this is supposed to be about cr-v's.
  • feefoefeefoe Posts: 36
    I expected you to start ignoring me at some point. Arguing with me just serves to cause people to start Googling what I'm talking about, at which point they can make up their minds about who is more credible.

    "The number of Odysseys with bad transmission was less than 2% of total production," huh? What exactly does that mean? Are referring to the three years that I'm talking about, or is this just a sweeping generalization that you pulled out of thin air?

    Let's assume that you're referring to the years 99 through 01, you know, the ones that were part of the class action suit? Assuming that those are the ones that you're referring to, was that 2% of the 99's, 2% of the 00's, and 2% of the 01's? Where do you get your data from? Could it be from the same place that you guys get your finance numbers and trade-in numbers from?

    Before I go on, a Google search that I did just now turned this up:

    http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0fa11e

    It seems as this discussion has already occurred in at least one other Edmunds forum.

    Here's the deal. Honda did not correct the transmission design problems for those model years. They only fixed the problem in the design of the 2002, and the 2002 transmissions cannot be used in the earlier models. What my brother in law explained to me is that there is a surface in the transmission that literally breaks apart and clogs up the whole system. This was never rectified by designing a replacement part that would not break apart so that the transmission would not fail.

    The bottom line is that what we are talking about is a transmission that can fail at any time. Would you consider that to be a little dangerous? I would. On one occasion, my dad and brother were returning home from a Penn State game and barely managed to get it into the driveway before the transmission completely died.

    I'm noit sure if that was the first, second, or third time that he had it replaced.

    And that friends, is why the trade in on a $32,000+ 2001 Odyssey with 90K miles is around $5000. He could have bought any number of other less expensive models that year that would have had a much higher trade in value, but because the problem is one that is impossible to fix given Honda's refusal to redesign the offending part(s), it's $5000.

    If you want a 2001 with 80K miles, I know a dealer here in the Los Angeles area that has one on the lost for a little over $15,000.

    I wonder if he can pull the navigation system and throw it itnot a Sienna. It would be useful in that he could map out all of the Honda dealers in the area in order to maintain a wide berth to avoid the smell emanating therefrom...
  • Total Vehicle Price: $25,127 (inc. splash guards, wheel locks, chrome exhaust)

    From the time I ordered it (several posts ago) to the time I took delivery: 2 weeks.
  • Which CR-V EXL did you purchase??? Those accessaries are only $106.47 at web site I posted. I know the dealer was more. :P
  • That is a good price...about $400 over invoice including accessories.
  • crvme3crvme3 Posts: 140
    That is a good price, but I think I got you beat... '07 CRV EX-L $24,656.00 including splash gaurds & wheel locks. from order time to delivery 2 1/2 weeks. :)
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,881
    Geez... not to be a pain.. .but, if we can't stay on topic, then this forum is going to be closed down..

    In the meantime, any off-topic posts will be deleted.. Repeated offenses may involve me calling your mother..

    If you don't think you are being a pain (if you are wondering if you means you, then it probably does), then read back over the last 100 posts, and see how many times someone begs you to take off-topic posts elsewhere.

    Thanks for your cooperation,
    kyfdx
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