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



  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,019
    SAVE THE EXTRA MONEY ON HONDA 'S NAV SYSTEM. Not worth it. You could by a Garmin Nuvi for under 200 dollars and it will be easier to use and work better.

    You will get a better deal on the 2013 dealer has on his lot. Unless the 2014 offers upgrade features but thats not the case this Suv is a 2nd yr model.

    I would target the 5 closest dealers to your house call the internet managers of each place and negioate your target price with him/her before going down to the dealership. dealerships that see a woman will try to get over / rob you if you do not know pricing and how to negotiate. Read thru prior post to get a idea on pricing in your AREA and what they are selling for..

    1500 below invoice price on a 2013 model is a good deal plus any incentives that apply. Make that your starting number to buy today.

    If you need help just post in this forum.

    Any thing the dealership tries to sell you in the back office just say No. Anything you dont know what it is.. Just say............................. No.


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

  • arvjarvj Posts: 7
    Thanks Brian for the inputs. I live in TX so the tax is 6.25%, the tag and title fee is $131, typical doc fee dealers charge are $150-250 in my area. So essentially I'm looking at:

    $26,690 - $1000 (dealer markup) - $1000 (incentives) = $24,690
    Tax = $1543
    Tag & Title = $131
    Doc fee = $150

    So total should be $26,514 or lower for a good deal on a 2013 CRV EX-L FWD with no NAV/RES.
  • fiona6fiona6 Posts: 9

    I have read lots of your posts here today and really appreciate your help. I and a first time buyer and want buy a LX CVT in Michigan and the dealer offered 21,680(790 destination included). I was wondering if 20,680( destination included) would be a good counteroffer. Thank you!

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,019
    I would make sure i lose that dealerships number with a price like they are quoting you. For starters atleast 20,369 to buy.

    2013 Accord lx cvt model invoice price with dest/ charge = $21,369.
    Your target price to buy for this model should be 1500 at best to 1000 at worst case below invoice price. The Lx model accord is selling at prices i have posted. Read my posts on buying online in this forum and in the Accord prices paid for a ideal how to get the best deal possible.

    Post any other questions in the accord forum and i will help you.

    Mistake number one when buying never ask a dealership for his quote. getting a E- price quote online is fine but When you are ready to buy
    You tell dealership that i will buy said make and model today for this price. which would be your target price.

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

  • percybpercyb Posts: 3
    Thanks for all the input! Really appreciate it. Is there a built in navigation system that I can get?

    Does the rear camera show up on the small screen if you don't get nav?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,019
    There is. but you dont want to go thru all that hassle of cutting out and changing wiring in your new CRV to install a aftermarket nav system, If its done incorrectly you may incur electrical problems with Crv that wont be covered under warranty.

    It would be best to get the Honda nav. system for the extra $1500 or simply buy that Garmin Nuvi,.............5 inch hand held screen model that mounts on the windshield.

    The back up camera as far as i know does come without getting the nav. system.

    Good luck on your choice.

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

  • dghtrfgddghtrfgd Posts: 30
    they did say SPECIFICALLY that the interest rate will be lowered because the bank feels more secure with the lo jack and extended warranty package.
    (don't know why i had a brain-blip...probably always a better idea to have someone with you when they try to work you over...)
    My question now is: How do i cancel "in writing"?
    Should i send a certified letter?
    Is email sufficient?
  • dghtrfgddghtrfgd Posts: 30
    also-- for you seasoned honda owners: i've noticed two things that irk me about my new honda crv exl awd:
    1) the honk of the horn seems tinny and weak. is that just my car, or is that the standard honda crv horn sound?
    2) is it normal to hear rattling in the car cabin when driving or idling? there's one rattle that comes from the passenger side window (when rolled up) and one rattle that seems to come from the back of the i just beoing hyper-sensitive to sounds that should be considered "normal"?
  • dghtrfgddghtrfgd Posts: 30
    brian's right (as usual;) -- get the garmin and save your cash...
    as for camera-- it IS standard with or without the nav...
  • will123will123 Posts: 8
    edited July 2013
    Beware of this lie. Went to a dealer to test drive the CRV. I knew I wouldn't buy here but also wanted to hear the dealer spiel.

    He said that if you get flex cash you are required to keep the loan for at least 3 months. Completely incorrect as I verified this with American Honda Finance Corp. You can pay it off as soon as they get the paperwork - in about 3 days.

    Get this- their best deal - $300 over invoice and they will give you $500 in options.

    JL Freed Honda - Montgomeryville PA
  • cowboy62cowboy62 Posts: 9
    What are the big differences between LX and EX (not EX-L)?

  • natbundsnatbunds Posts: 3
    Can you tell me where in Texas you got this quote? (Dealership/City) Thanks!
  • liboglibog Posts: 8
    I originally just posted this message in wrong thread which i deleted.

    My wife insists on navigation isntead of using her phone or garmin

    But these are the starting quotes:

    $26834 + frieght, tags, taxes, processing fee. This already includes the incentives. This was the starting quote for a no hassle/haggle internet quote from Criswell Honda in Germantown, MD.

    true market value on edmonds after desitnation and regional fee is $29,840. Before these fees was $28,988

    Reading from the forums, the goal is to shoot for 1500 below invoice.

    I am guessing this is a good price. But this was only the first quote from the 1st dealer.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------
    Got another starting quote for $26,742 from Sport Honda in Silver Spring, Md

    Got another starting quote for $27850 +tax +tags + $200 processing fee + $830 freight... OTD $30,904.80 From Jim Coleman Honda in Clarksville, Maryland
  • chinbajchinbaj Posts: 4
    Hello all,

    Here is what I got my local dealer in Iowa.

    28000 (Start price + Dest charge)
    +400 (Accessories that I wanted)
    -1000(Dealer discount)
    -500 (Honda incentive)
    +129 (doc fee)
    +1700(approx) tax,title,etc
    $28729 Total

    Considering that there arent very many dealers here in Iowa, I dont know If I can get any better than this within 50 miles of my residence.

    Let me know what you guys think.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,019
    Read my posting in the accord forum and try the other dealers i posted in there for you. At 1500 below invoice you should hit your targeted price with some of the dealerships. Dont forget to add any incentives and rebates that apply after your agreed sale price..

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

  • Hello Bob529,

    I am also in Atlanta and looking for EX-L.

    Can you share with me dealer name and sales person you worked with ?

    This seems to be good deal to me.

  • will123will123 Posts: 8
    Hi Chinbaj - just curious. Which options did you select and what were the individual costs?
  • chinbajchinbaj Posts: 4
    Splash guards - (This one they picked for me. They come factory installed and basically can be given free, but the dealer was ready to go to war for charging me $100 for them.)

    All Season weather mats (These they included but removed on my asking. But I added them back on 2nd thoughts after looking at equivalent ones in Walmart, Amazon, etc. They come a little cheaper than original Honda ones).

    Cargo Holder (Same story as all season. Couldn't find any significantly cheaper and original ones).

    Total comes to about $390 incl "installation" :) .

    I know I could have saved some $$ but I was really tired and wanted to get it done with.

    Let me know If you need more info.

  • liboglibog Posts: 8
    correction the quote from sport honda for $26,742 was crv awd without nav or res. $28961 + $189 processing flee + tax + title for crv awd with nav.

    Bel Air Honda in MD is offering crv awd with nav starting for $27434.15 + $830 frieght + $524 for MD fees + tax 6% - $500 for loyalty + accessory $387 wheel locks which I am not asking for.
  • liboglibog Posts: 8
    edited July 2013
    thank you for the replies brian.

    I just wanted to clarify because I have seen you post different things

    To calculate the target price I have seen at least these 3 recommendations:

    Invoice price - does this price include freight?
    minus the dealers hold back (how do you find this out?)
    minus dealers doc fee's
    minus any rebates and incentives due to you.
    Now add your dmv and states taxes for your OTD price.

    2) Invoice -$1500 - any rebates/incentives. Should I still be subtracting doc fees. what about freight with this formula? How does this apply to a starting quote of $26834 not including tax, title, freight, and processing. I thought the invoice was based on what you see in the edmund's calculator for build a car? invoice $28434 +$830 freight. But it seems like everyone in there posts are including destination/freight fee in their invoice?

    3)And look at other buying prices that people obtained in this thread.

    I think I am just confusing myself a little the more I am reading.

    Also I saw your post about financing. Is it necessary to pre-finance with outside lender if you plan on just paying it off in 7-10 days like you do?
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