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



  • Taxes will be paid in AK I assume? So $21,850 plus tax.
  • No taxes to pay in ALaska if purchased in lower 48. Just registration and tags. Around $220.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Seems like I touched an aching nerve here. We all learn from our mistakes, and this website has great advice to people who are in the market to buy vehicles. The confessions of the salesman gives you a great insight into what it is like to be a car salesman.

    No, I don't sell cars, I just like the chase and always look forward to negotiating with the dealer. I play it my way, not necesseraly the way this or other websites siggest. But, I don't get emotionally attached to the vehicle. It is just a game. If I don't like my hand, I walk away. The salesman knows that. On the average, it takes me 3-4 weeks to negotiate a deal on a car. I pit one dealer against another, then against another, I get as many dealers involved as necessary to get to what my goal is.

    I paid $20,500 for the 2005 CR-V EX in March of 2005 after negotiating with the dealers in the area for almost a month. The 2002 Civic Si, that had an MSRP of $19,500, I paid $14,500.

    Oh, as far as Volvo S40 goes, I would not pay $21,000 for a glorified Ford Focus. Mazda3, which is essentially the same car, and is cheaper as well. This is just me, if you happen to like V40, good for you.
  • mnfmnf Posts: 404
    Your so right it is the hunt and the game that i enjoy i have helped family and friends do many of deals. The one thing i tell them all it is just a business deal take the emotion out of it. ..... >>M
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    Well, you live in Vermont, things are diff there. I am not saying this just for spite , but 2002 SI, is not good looking....a hatchback went bad, it probably sat on the tarmac a longggg time. I'm not going to defend S40, it doesn't need defending. BTW my CRV has 16 inch wheels and your doesn't. That's worth 4 grand to me. There's a great state out in here in the west called Nevada, you might like it.
  • mnfmnf Posts: 404
    FYI..........The 2005 and 2006 CRV have 16 inch wheels this was changed after 2004. From another great State out west .. WASHINGTON STATE
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    Yeah, I realized that after I posted that....They're basically identical...hmmm...I was trying to zing that guy with anything, even something as meaningless as that.
  • mnfmnf Posts: 404
    Just like you I am enjoying my CRV....
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    You're probably enjoying this bluidgod guy rattle me too..haha
  • mnfmnf Posts: 404
    Nope life is to short I am on the fence :) ...>>M
  • I picked up a CR-V last night, and the experience was relatively painless. It's been 7 years since I've had a new car, so I'm not sure what to expect as far as what's included. I didn't see an owner's manual. I have a quick start guide, the tire warranty info, lemon law info, and service interval info, but no real owner's manual. Does the CR-V come with an owner's manual?
  • Yes... it comes with a typically thick owner's manual..

    Tell your dealer that you didn't get one..

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  • Ok, thank you. I will let the dealer know.

    More about my buying experience, as I said it wasn't too bad. Not too much game playing since I got the price for the CR-V before I went in by asking for a quote via email. I paid 20,900 for it plus tax and tags. It's a 2006 EX with a manual transmission. I probably could have gotten even a better deal for it since they really want to get rid of the old models, but I'm not the best negotiator in the world, and I'm happy with the price I paid. I got it at Mainline Honda just outside of Philadelphia. If anyone wants to buy a Honda, I would recommend them.
  • Nice... you got a stick.. I'm jealous..

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  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,732
    "Nice... you got a stick.. I'm jealous.."

    I think the Honda releases said that the MT was only bought by 3% of the customers, and thus was impractical for continued production.
  • Yeah.... maybe... It is sort of a self-perpetuating prophecy.... You can't sell what you don't have on the lots...

    That said... I've got an automatic now... so, what do I know? ;)

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,346
    When we did have them, they didn't sell.

    I don't blame Honda for pulling the plug on CRV sticks.
  • Aw...come on.. I bet you sold every one you had...

    You don't have any '06 manual CR-Vs still on the lot, do you? ;)

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,346
    We do. Two or three maybe.

    And, yes, we sold every one we had but we sure didn't order very many. Sticks do have (a very few)fans but not many.
  • Yesterday I bought the first 2007 CRV off the lot of Stevens Creek Honda in San Jose.
    There are about of them there.
    10 are LX two wheel drive.
    One is EX two wheel drive, with additonal dealer installed rack, step, guard etc.
    Last one is EX 4 wheel drive.
    I got the 4 wheeler at MSRP, despite there is a dealer's mark up on the sticker, I was able to avoid that with little resistance because i bought a 2007 accord from the same place 2 weeks ago.
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