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

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  • Flex cash is some sort of American Honda Finance promotion, and is only available at certain dealers?

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,024
    edited December 2013

    Calculus,

    Every area's market will have different pricing. I always tell the folks buying here on edmunds not to be fooled into thinking you could get xxx price like in Md , Va, or CA, area. The leverage and key factors to getting a good/ great deal all depends on how far your willing to travel. How many dealerships you get involved and how good you play the game or can negotiate.Buying at the end of the month will get you better pricing from dealerships trying to make there sales numbers for the month or quarter. Like a good card game you never tip your hand til the end of the month. Always make each dealer feel if he cant close you that moment or give you his very best price he/she may have lost that sale once you hang up with them.

    Up in Plattsburgh you have 2 local dealerships with dellla honda being one. Not the greatest dealership as far as pricing. Here is my suggestion. Call and email as many honda dealerships that your willing to travel to within a 100/ 200 mile radius. there might be 10 or 12 maybe more. If you decide to stay with only your 2 local dealers make your best deal last 2 days last day of this month Expecting pricing within a few hundred of each other. There probably both in cohoots with each other anyway... LOL.

    Call/ Email each dealerships internet manager.... tell each one that for 1000 below invoice price on your model and choice crv you will buy it that moment leaving a credit card deposit til you could get down to pick up vehicle.

    After you called all your dealerships leave a number and tell them you will be buying at the end of dec unless someone meets your price to buy today of 1000 below invoice price... make each dealership comit to your price with yes or no.. All dealerships that say no make them give you a counter offer. If a dealership cant do it.. thank them and move on to the next dealership. I like to talk directly to each manager i know within 3 mins if he is lying to me or if he/she wants to sell a vehicle that moment.. Managers that are clueless or wont deal over the phone just thank them and move on.. Another key is not stepping into that showroom floor unless your there to pick up your vehicle.My way cuts out the middle man and that whole let me talk to my manager 5 times while you sit there hours on end..

    If your not a good negotiator put what i'm saying to you in a email directly to the dealerships internet mgr. If you go this route call /google each dealerhip and ask for the name, number and email address of the int/ mgr. Its always best to work out pricing online or by phone then going to the dealership to close the deal.. Or you could have dealership fax you over the bill of sale then leave dealership a deposit by credit card. this is how i buy most of my vehicles by fax.

    here is the correct number on your lx awd model

    Invoice.....................22,723

    dest charge...................830

    23,553 is the Invoice price with out......... tax, tags , and doc fee's added onto bill.

    23,553 minus 1000 below invoice price = 22,553 this is your target price to buy.

    After you call your dealerships and xxx price is the best you could do on the last days of this month... make your best deal closest to your home. Your area's market is not selling like other states. A target price of 500 below invoice to 1000 below should be obtainable. If you cant get 1000 below you may get a few dealers willing to sell at 800 below. etc. but atleast you know by getting more dealerships involved you will have the best chance to get to or close to your target price.

    merry x- mas .. good luck you will do good

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

  • IS $30000 OTD a good price for a Honda CR-V EX-L AWD W/ NAVI?

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,024
    edited December 2013

    Buyer80

    every state has a different tax rate, dmv fee, and doc fee charge. without listing these charges plus the actual selling price of the vehicle nobody will be able to help you. below is what you need to post for help

    selling price ?

    was dest/ charge included in price?

    how much is dealerships doc fee charge?

    what state are you buying in?

    The total OTD price will only help people buying in your state. Otherwise OTD pricing is a useless number to all of us for reasons listed above..

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

  • I live in Southern California and looking to buy a 2014 CRV-LX model and see that several of you from Southern California got some great deals. Please send me the name of the dealer. I am thinking of buying on December 31.

  • @brian125 1st off happy holidays! and thank you so much for answering during this time! I will wait to get closer to what you and someone else also is suggesting - based on the Invoice price of 28,574 hopefully they can come down some more. I was wondering also the same as someone else "Flex Cash" - is this for specific dealers? and at what point do you question about it.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,024

    you ask every daelership you call or visit if they have flex cash to give. The dealerships that have flex cash are the dealers you try to make your best deal with 1st.

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

  • I am from Southern CA-Los Angeles area. I got an offer of 23584 for 2014 Honda CRV EX 2WD. The dealer is quoting OTD as 25,642. Is this a good deal? What is the best price for 2014 EX 2WD that I can expect? Please let me know.

  • Brian,

     Thanks for the detailed explanation. I will start to explore over the next few weeks. Hopefully a decent deal will be found despite the lack of dealerships in our area. Can't thank you enough to take the time for the write up, happy holidays!!!
    
  • Hi, I am in the philly area and got a price on crv-EXL includes dest of 26883. does not include doc tax dmv.. Does this seem good. MRP is 29875

  • Hi - I just sealed the deal on a Honda CRV- LX FWD. I'm thinking I did pretty well. Did a lot of homework, Cars.com. Edmunds, Consumer Reports. Went into a dealership briefly to test drive then put used the internet to have dealers in a 200 mile radius court me. The number look like this:

    Invoice........... 20,446 Dest Charge.........830 Doc Fee...............299 TTL.....................325 OTD................21,900

    The dealer delivered it to my house (an hour and a half away). I'm feeling pretty good.

    Whatcha think?

  • @mwiggin said: Hi - I just sealed the deal on a Honda CRV- LX FWD. I'm thinking I did pretty well. Did a lot of homework, Cars.com. Edmunds, Consumer Reports. Went into a dealership briefly to test drive then put used the internet to have dealers in a 200 mile radius court me. The number look like this:

    Invoice........... 20,446 Dest Charge.........830 Doc Fee...............299 TTL.....................325 OTD................21,900

    The dealer delivered it to my house (an hour and a half away). I'm feeling pretty good.

    Whatcha think?

    In which state & dealer- please share info..seems like you got a good deal buddy

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,024

    mw

    From what you posted and minusing your doc fee's off your deal... at $1,977. below invoice price was a monster deal for a 2014 model.

    Post name of dealership and city so others could try to get a simular deal.

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

  • @crutch07 said: I live in Michigan and am in the market for CR-V EX 4WD. I have contacted all of the dealerships in a 100 mile radius to get quotes and am waiting to here back. I went into a dealership here in town(Grand Rapids) yesterday and was talking to a Sales rep and he was very adamant about me paying the MSRP 27125 PLUS the dest fee.. I think that is totally ridiculous. For the car he was asking OTD 29500. Is it reasonable for me to try and get 27000 OTD at these dealerships or should I be shooting for lower. The invoice price of this model is 25,520, correct?

    Did you get good deal in Michigan ?

    Pls share I have 22924 Invoice price for today on CRV LX 4WD.

    Thanks

  • kevinv25kevinv25 Posts: 6
    edited December 2013

    I think your math is off. Invoice for LX FWD is $21,554 without destination charge. He got it for $20,446 before destination charge so it is $1108 below invoice without considering doc fee. I'm assuming he lives in a no tax state, that why his OTD price is so low.

    @brian125 said: mw

    From what you posted and minusing your doc fee's off your deal... at $1,977. below invoice price was a monster deal for a 2014 model.

    Post name of dealership and city so others could try to get a simular deal.

  • I read posts here and got some good information. Thanks for your help...I hope. Just finished purchasing a 2014 CRV LX AWD in Virginia. Paid $22,354.00 base price which included the $830 destination fee. We added on rails and cross bars for $841. So with the added cost of Va sales tax and tags we walked out the door for 24,444.00.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,024

    kevin

    thanks for correcting me i used numbers for the lx awd model. At almost 2k below would of been a monster deal.

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

  • Hi Everyone,

    I've been reading the tips here. I'm looking to buy a CR-V EX-L AWD sometime in the next week or so (whenever the price is right.) I'm in the Twin Cities MN area. I'm shooting for $27,000 + TTL. So far two different dealers have quoted me $27,900 and $27,650 as selling prices (plus taxes and fees.) I'm going to contact more dealers and wait it out until closer to the end of the month but the dealers I've spoken with so far seem convinced that flex cash will run out before then.... Not sure what my move should be. Do I wait it out and risk loosing the $500 flex cash? Also when speaking to dealers via phone, what should I say and what should I avoid saying? Do I tell them what price other dealers are offering?

    I'm a little confused about negotiating tactics. Anyone in the twin cities have advice about the market here as far as where to aim for selling price (ex. $800-1500 below invoice)? I appreciate any help. Thanks

  • I don't know how it is in MN, but the dealership we dealt with gave us $500 flex cash, but then said they actually had only $165 left in flex cash so the dealership "ate" the difference so they could honor their online quote.

  • Hi Brian,

    You said From what you posted and minusing your doc fee's off your deal... at $1,977. below invoice price was a monster deal for a 2014 model. I may have confused you saying I got a CRV LX FWD. It's a 2WD. (I thought the F stood for front wheel drive). Are your figures still correct with a 2 wheel drive LX?

    I'm in South Carolina, so the taxes are capped at $300.

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