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



  • I do believe I obtained a good price. I was very dissatisfied with the delivery. Extremely slow getting things ready and when it was delivered, promised items were missing (e.g. door guards). Might be willing to pay more and use Fairfax Honda next time!
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,346
    How could the Internet Manager take of the destination fee? We pay it and pass it along to the buyers.

    It never gets waived to us!
  • I am not sure. He probably meant that was the amount he was taking off MSRP. So instead of $28,595, it would be $28,000. That $595 was the discount. That is just how he referred to it.
  • I had a 2005 EX. Yes, I had one. It was totaled 10 days ago when I hit a Ford F250 after the driver (with a suspended license) decided to run a red light. (His truck was totaled as well.)
    My driver side airbags went off and, although I am sore, I am very fortunate to have sustained a lesser injury than my CR-V.
    I want to buy another CR-V but I am not impressed with the 2007 model (just my opinion).
    I have been calling around for a 2006 CR-V and was lucky enough to locate one not too far away.
    The dealer has an SE in the color I want. I'm curious to know what you all think is a fair price.
    I've done some research online, in addition to asking the many dealers I spoke to regarding their selling and sold prices on other SEs.
    I'm not going to mention the prices I was quoted because I don't want to "taint the jury pool" so to speak.
    Please feel free to advise in whatever way you see fit, including dealing with the salesperson. I haven't bought a new car in 10 years, and I'm dreading the process. (I didn't buy the 2005 CR-V that I had.) will be a cash deal. Does this help me in any way as far as negotiating a lower price?
    What is the least I can expect to pay and what is the most I should pay, excluding sales tax, destination charge, etc.? I just want to know what you think is fair for the "base" price.
  • I didn't know the cr-v came in SE, I thought it just came in LX, EX and EX-L.
  • thestormer,

    You're not going to reveal the prices you were quoted but you want everyone else to inform you of their prices?

    Just do a search of this forum and you will find lots of info due to everyone else willing to share (which is the intent of this forum).
  • Pavan,

    jfrisch is giving you sound advice. I wish I had read his postings (and "Don't Get Taken Everytime") before I went out carshopping. I probably got taken again, but I don't believe it was as bad as some others.

    After it's all done with, it's just time to sit back and enjoy (and pay) for your car.
  • I didn't know the cr-v came in SE, I thought it just came in LX, EX and EX-L.

    Honda replaced the trim level SE with EX-L for 2007. SE meant Special Edition. The predecessor had LX, EX, & SE. Now it is as you stated.
  • snoopy21snoopy21 Posts: 114
    honda usually puts out an SE version in the last year before the next generation vehicle comes out

    to thestormer, a few of my local honda dealers have over a dozen of 2006s in stock that nobody seems to want (i don't know if they've sold any 06's in the past six weeks!)...i'd bet you could get a screamin' deal on one.
  • I didn't ask what other people paid. All I asked was what people thought was fair in the form of a low/high range.
    I didn't list the prices I was quoted because, to reiterate, I don't want to put ideas in anyone's head. I'm not trying to hide anything, I'm just trying to get unbiased opinions.
    After I complete my purchase, I'll list what I paid. I'm hoping to purchase the vehicle tomorrow or Friday, so I was just asking for some input before then. For instance, as asked in my original post, do I have any negotiating power since it's a cash deal? I'll have the payoff from my totaled CR-V and some extra cash I'm putting up.
    I'll take any advice that anyone is willing to share regarding the entire purchasing process.
    I am extremely excited about getting a new car, but the whole car buying experience can be extremely stressful. I'm just trying to limit the stress.
  • Thanks for the response.

    What region are you in? I've had an extremely difficult time trying to locate the vehicle I want. I've checked about 25 dealerships in the mid-Atlantic region, from North Jersey to DC. I'm finding that most dealers don't have any 2006 CR-Vs and if they do, they seem to only have SEs.

  • snoopy21snoopy21 Posts: 114
    i'm in northern california.

    believe it or not, dealerships actually don't like cash deals. the reason? if you finance it, they can usually get you to pay more as well as spend more on options, accessories, extended warranties and such. also, if they can get you to finance through their own finance company, then they get a cut of that too. so, no, you get nothing more for a cash deal.
  • Thanks for the info on cash deals.

    I guess the whole supply/demand factor is coming into play. Enough people around here don't like the new version of the CR-V. Since there is such a low supply, I guess they don't have to cut too much off the price. It seems as though in your region, the supply is much greater, and someone can get a better deal.

    Essentially, I was quoted a price below invoice. I've researched the internet and found several different invoice prices for the 2006 SE, so I'm not sure which one applies to the particular vehicle I am looking at. The price I was quoted is below all of the invoice prices I have found online. I'm guessing that I'm getting a good deal, but I also wonder if I could be getting a better deal because the 2007s have been out for a while and the dealers should be trying to clear out the 2006 models as soon as they can.

    Do you have any suggestions on buying extended warranties? Is it better to buy one at the time of purchase or after the fact? I bought one with my 2005 CR-V, 7 years/75,000 miles, for $850. Was that a deal or a rip-off?
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  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Check out my message 3815 in this forum for useful info on buying a car. Also see 3855 and 3832.

    Its best to suggest you may finance at the dealership if terms are good enough (in your case they probably won't be unless 0-2%) as the dealer may give a lower quote hoping to make it up on the financing.

    Getting 20-30 email or fax quotes the last week of the month usually does the trick. Do this on an 07 before you pursue an 06 (unless you really prefer the styling and gotta have it)

    Sometimes a few rare leftovers aren't such a great deal as they can be worked for more profit by the dealer to gullible buyers.

    Honda is one of the few nameplates that seems to let dealers compete on the factory extended warranty on the internet. So you might as well take advantage of it or get the dealer to match. seems to have among the best terms on the Hondacare warranty of all lengths.

    Fyi a survey of the 06 deals on the CRV from august sept produced an average of about 2500-3000 off. 2000-2500 on the SE.

    You're probably better finding an amenable dealer and going for $2000-2500 off an 07.

    Happy Hunting
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,732
    "I bought one with my 2005 CR-V, 7 years/75,000 miles, for $850."

    Since you no longer have your 2005, you can turn in the warranty and receive the balance of what you paid, probably around $600. The place that sold you your warranty has the paperwork.
  • al63017al63017 Posts: 149
    I think the ideas I have seen on this forum that mentioned getting 20 to 30 quotes via email and using cars direct or costco to get a price are great ideas. I got 500.00 off EX 2wd cloth from MSRP but there will always be a better deal that somebody got so all that has to be happy is you. I also know that nobody ever says they got a bad deal myself included as at the time if you are happy that is all that matters. I got 1800.00 more for my trade than the other dealer I was using to compare with and that cinched it for me. They both were stuck on 500.00 off. I always askf or two prices one with trade and one without. You never will know what you are getting for your trade if you do not. They came in at excellent according to Kelly Blue book on my trade and it probably was excellent. I always think Kelly is low but that is my opinon but for the hassle of advertising and getting maybe 500.00 more over 3 weeks I said no way. I watched private party prices and checked ebay for selling prices of same trade in I had to get a reference of market value. I also have access to dealer acution web site that shows dealer auction prices paid and in my state the trade in reduces your tax by 6.5% of its value so you have to add that on to the value of the car otherwise you are paying tax on full value of car if you sell privately.

    I love the vehicle get 29 or 30 mpg on pure interstate trips and just under 25 around mix of city and highway 40/60 percent being highway. Don't do any bumper to bumper driving.
  • malyamalya Posts: 3

    Initial quote I got was a cheating from one of the dealer from Eatontown , NJ. When I went there they offered me 25K but I came out.

    I took my CR-V from Oldbridge Yesterday for OTD 25180. Just got wheel locks free thats all...For silver I had to wait 2 weeks for the inbound one. Finance from my credit union.

    Totally I feel happy and relaxed on the deal..
  • lzclzc Posts: 483
    At this time, with the 2007s out and popular, the price for a car a year old that's been replaced with a new model should be well under listed invoice price. I'd approach the dealer as undecided between the 2006 and 2007-- interested in the '06 if a good deal can be had. The dealer must want to be rid of the '06s.

    The only Honda rebate I see on the '06 is a 3.6% financing rate on a lease deal.
  • The price I was offered is below invoice, and includes the destination charge.
    I have to pay the sales tax which is obviously non-negotiable.
    In addition, I'm getting splash guards for $85. I paid $82 for the splash guards on my 2005 CR-V.
    The only other expense is $103 for the document fee and transfer of my current registration. I think that is a good price considering that I would have to pay $75 just for the registration at an auto tags shop.

    I'm supposed to pick up the car either tomorrow or Monday, depending on when the splash guards arrive. I'll post my OTD, with details, after that.
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