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



  • Brian,

    I've read through your posts here for about the last 3-4 months, gearing up for a 2013 CR-V buy at the end of the month. Took some time tonight and read through your Accord posts you called out for details on strategy...they're awesome, thank you!

    When is the right time to buy in September? Am I going to get the best deals the last weekend, or do I need to push over into Monday the 30th?

    I think you've posted it before, but I live in MD - what are the volume dealers I should target?

    Thanks, TC
  • Please provide some proof if you do not mind. Great price.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,424
    edited September 2013
    Start sending out your emails/ calls to the dealerships last 5 days before the end of this month. Negotiate with dealerships thru emails and phone until you strike a deal closest to your target price. By waiting til the very end of Sept you will find dealers more eager to earn your business with better pricing than earlier in the month. If a dealer meets your target price sooner close the deal. There have been some good info on M.d dealerships and pricing In both the Accord and CRV forums. i recieved a great price last month on a 2013 honda civic from Pohanka they beat everyone's price on the East Coast

    In Addition to your list of dealers here are some more dealerships to email/ call

    Pohanka, Sport, Criswell, Anderson.

    The first 3 dealers mentioned have been selling close to 1500 below invoice price. That still does not mean you may get that price. Your negotiation skills, buying at months end along with:

    Supply and demand will be a factor in your pricing. A dealership that has 15 CRV's of your model is where you will get your best deal oppose to a dealer with 2 or 3 on his lot.

    Good luck

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

  • I'm thankful to the posters on this board. Toward the end of August I emailed around local dealers to get a model year-end deal on a 2013 CRV. I got a decent quote on a 2014 model, so did that instead. Below is the price I paid for a 2014 CRV EX-L AWD, no extras.
    Prime Honda, via internet manager, had best price. No other dealer was even close on a 2014, and this wasn't a lot more than the 2013 quotes I received (maybe $900 more than the lowest 2013 quote), so I went ahead with newer model year, even though the cars are essentially the same.

    26,800 includes destination
    DMV fee + tax + dealer doc fee (295)

    From this forum, I knew that I had a decent price, which took all the stress out of the car buying experience. I hope this helps you as this forum helped me!
  • Thanks Brian. From the research I've done, I think I have a handle on what I want my target to be. Think these are realistic based on the figures for invoice price?

    EX: (invoice price) 24,544-1500 = 23,044+830 (dest) = 23,874 + TTL = Target?

    I did get a carwoo offer from sheehy in VA for 24,100+TTL, so OTD at $25,734.
  • mmzmmz Posts: 10
    Does the 26800 include the DMV fee + tax + dealer doc fee (295) ?

    I was trying to get 2013 crv ex awd for $25000 otd (including all taxes and
    fees) in upstate NY. Contacted several dealers in PA and NY but the best offers
    I got was $25500 (car had 800 miles) and $25999. Instead I got 2013
    crv ex-l awd for $26100 otd ($23940 +TTL and fees), which was preowned
    for 4 months and has 5000 miles.
  • mmzmmz Posts: 10
    Your target is $23,874 and you have an offer for $24100? This is just
    $226 difference on a $24000 purchase (less than 1%). I would just
    take the offer (I noticed that the dealers I looked at sold quite a few
    of the 2013's in the last several days; so it is a delicate game).
  • Hello all,
    I am new to the forum, and would like your advise on buying the CRV-EX 2013, can you please let me know the best price to pay for the vehicle in NJ and what dealer to approach. Also how can we have dealer include in the additions like cargo tray and splash mats..?
    Will greatly appreciate all your replies.

  • Did anyone buy a Honda CRV LX in the greater L.A. area recently? How much did you pay for? Thx!
  • Just bought a 2014 CR-V LX FWD with no add-ons for 22500 OTD everything included. No financing. Is this a good deal? Asked for 2013, but got the same quote for 2014.
  • The best quote I got is $24000 OTD in L.A. Where did you get your deal?
  • In NC. It has 5 miles on it.Invoice is $22,384 online including destination charge.The dealer's selling price is: 21274, it's 1110 below invoice. Is it a great deal?
  • mmzmmz Posts: 10
    Note that in LA the tax is 9% and in NC it is 3%. So you are paying $1200
    more in taxes and the actual purchase prices are quite similar.
  • Thanks to both of you for the information and explanation. That makes perfect sense. It is nonetheless a great deal. Congratulations! My before the fee/tax price is still a bit higher here in L.A. Ouch!
  • I live in MI and I started out negotiating price on a 2013 EX 2WD.. the best offer so far "OTD" 25,647.00 I told them my out the door target was 24000.00

    What I do not understand is that after a couple of weeks of negotiations online dealers have offered 25000 OTD for the 2014 OR the 2013. I've heard all kinds of things like- "all of us are out of 2013 models", "I only have an LX" , I've been quoting you prices for the 2014 ( i clearly stated I wanted a 2013) but mostly they seem to want to focus on selling the 2014 for around the same price they were naming for the 2013, actually I have yet to receive a lower price for the 2013.

    I am guessing maybe they do not have a large stock of 2013's left or any at all, but it is 9 months old at this point so why not deal a price to get it off the lot? That is another area where I have noticed they backpedal - oh I don't have an EX- I have an LX - I have also worked with an OH dealer, that has been somewhat competitive, but when I gave my offer of 24,000. he wanted to know "where did I get that price" I didn't even bother indulging him in my reasoning- I thought is was a fair offer given the age of the vehicle.
    I have yet to step foot on a lot. I will not talk on the phone. Email has been fairly successful thus far. I do like having some negotiating power over email--- i get one offer and pose it to another dealer to get a better offer and so on. I still am not sure that I am getting the lowest possible offer and I am 1000.00 over my target.

    What is my next step? I was thinking of laying low until the end of the month- per suggestions throughout the forum. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  • mmzmmz Posts: 10
    $24000 otd is a hard target, with 6% tax in MI you are looking at below
    $22650 selling price. Last month there was about $1000 discount available from Honda (if you took their financing), which seems gone now. Perhaps
    some new incentive will become available so the dealers prefer to sit
    on the 2013 rather than sell at very low price?
  • 1. You are expecting too much. I agree with MMZ; and

    2. If you want to seriously deal, you need to go in and meet somebody who you think you will want to contract with. Or at least do it by phone. You won't do as well strictly with internet E mails. Once they know you and that you are serious, they tend to deal better.

    Simply passing around E mails from dealer to dealer does not impress them; it irritates them and may cause them not to respond at all. They don't want to feel played. Would you?

    Anyway that's my humble opinion. I think you are close to where you need to be to make a deal, and expect that it will be easier towards the end of September, but then you are stuck with whatever they have not already sold. If that does not bother you, then you will surely find something good. It is a great car.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,424
    I agree with just emails. I try never to step foot in dealerships until i'm picking up my vehicle. Read my posts in the Accord forum on buying and then ask me any questions you have you will do alot better than you are now.

    POSTS, 30,550, 30,558, 30575, 30,642, 30,660, 30,682, 30,723

    good luck

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

  • Hi I am in same boat as you, have you found any good deals in so FL I am in delray boca area but willing to drive if the price is right !? Would really appreciate it if you could share what you found out !.. wondering if you get a discount for referrals lol TY Jan
  • thank you for your thoughts. I am not trying to impress anyone. I am trying not to be taken advantage of, no one likes to be played or taken advantage of, I doubt they are thinking about how I feel about the process. It is not personal, it is business. I work in a sales environment. I am very aware of various sales tactics that I have already been subject to through email.
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