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



  • sbala72sbala72 Posts: 3

    I am looking to buy the same vehicle and am in MD. Can you please share the dealership and the salesperson's name? If you want to email, please send me a note at sairam.bala(at)gmail(dot)com

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,703
    edited August 2013
    If your calling/emailing dealerships let each dealership know i buy today for xxx below invoice price plus any incentives that i'm entitled to flex/loyalty/conquest. you do not want dealers to get you to your asking price by applying these incentives. Incentives should be applied after your agreed sale price to buy unless noted in the Honda rebate programs.

    EX: Military rebate of 500 is applied as a down payment to sale price if you qualify.

    good luck

    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2012 MB ML350

  • sbala72sbala72 Posts: 3
    I see others have bought this for 24, 800 OTD in MD, but all the dealers I have spoken with are quoting much higher prices. Can you please refer me to the dealership and salesperson where the EX AWD was purchased. I want to try to buy this week.

    Thanks for your help.
  • Interested in Honda CRV 2014 EX AWD. Any ideas about what the best price in SF bay area is? Will it be cheaper to buy from a dealer farther away from the heart of Silicon Valley? Is it wiser to buy 2013 or 2014 model since there are no major changes?
  • I'm located in the DFW and I'm looking to buy a CRV as specified in the title. The vehicle will be mostly used by my wife and she wants nav.

    It's coming near the end of the month and I'm trying to get a bargain. However, I'm willing to wait until the end of the following month, when the quarter ends, to get a better deal if needed.

    I was in a dealership over the weekend just to see what price they would do and almost ended buying one due to their high pressure sales techniques but managed to escape. I'm now regrouping and getting more knowlable after reading this site.

    My question is with the 2014 model coming in what should I be expecting to call a bargain when I'm looking at a dealers offer, which I'm assuming is the dealers invoice and doc fee (correct me I'm wrong here)? One of the very knowledgable posters mentioned you should be looking at about $1000 to 1700 off that amount at this stage of the 2013 crv life cycle. Is this correct?

    I'm assuming delivery fees, around $800, taxes, reg etc are extra. If you have any idea of how much those extra fees would typically cost in DFW that would be great.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
  • I forgot to mention that I assume loyalty incentive etc would be extra deductions beyond the deductions that I already mentioned?
  • r_sethr_seth Posts: 6
    edited August 2013
    We got ours from Pohanka Honda located in Capitol Heights, MD.

    What we did was, inquire about price/availability over phone and when they ask you for "what price are you willing to pay" - Inform them that another dealership (we were offered $24800 by College Park Honda out the door) close to your home offered you the XYZ price.

    Pohanka offered to match the price!
  • sbala72sbala72 Posts: 3
    Thank you, r_seth.

    I will reach out to Pohanka today and see if I can get them to make the same offer.
  • asimplenoiseasimplenoise Posts: 5
    edited August 2013
    Folks I've spoken to so far are acting shocked and appalled that I'm asking for $1500 below invoice - their response to me is "You haven't done your research, where are you even getting this number from". Is this just par for the course?
  • discopalacediscopalace Posts: 2
    edited August 2013
    Thanks all for your advice and feedback! I purchased a 2013 EX AWD!

    Here's the breakdown:
    - Invoice (incl destination): 24,379
    - My price (including destination): 23,800 (1,579 below invoice)
    - Sales tax (city of chicago 9.5%): 2279
    - Doc & other fees: 189
    - Incentives: 500 (flex cash for financing)
    - Total out-the-door: 25,768

    I started the process about two weeks ago, getting quotes from a bunch of dealers in the Chicago area. I ended up with 12-15 quotes. I didn't know about Brian's suggestion to find the Internet sales manager directly, so I asked for quotes through the dealers' websites. I got very quick responses from customer service reps. Half the time, I got quotes directly from them (even though they aren't true sales reps). In the other half of cases, a sales rep was assigned and made contact directly with me.

    I found that the quotes varied greatly - about $1000 in range. Many of the quotes were teaser quotes. E.g., they left out the destination charge, or they assumed you qualified for $500-$1000 in incentives and built it into their price. I had to go back and explicitly ask the dealers to clarify their quotes (and remove incentives). I think these guys just wanted to lure me into their dealerships. They didn't seem willing to deal over e-mail either, so I walked away from talking to them further.

    Luckily, some of the dealers gave competitive quotes with a clear description of the cost items. The good quotes came from Carr's Honda, Honda on Grand, Planet Honda, Fletcher Jones (after clarification), and Valley Honda. Carr's had a higher quote originally, but they lowered it over e-mail after I followed up a couple times. I then came to the Carr's dealership, told them I was ready to buy today, and they gave me my asking price. It was very pleasant working with them.

    One pleasant surprise was flex cash. I was planning on paying cash, but the finance manager talked to me about the $500 flex cash incentive for financing. You only need to finance a minimum of $7500 at 0.9% APR (with good credit). And you only need to make 3 payments. So I said why not, I could pay the tiny bit of interest on these 3 payments, then pay it all off - and as a result, I got another $500 off!

    Thanks again to Brian and all for your feedback. I do see that it's a game of supply and demand. Many dealers didn't want to get anywhere close to $1000 under invoice. Others were willing. Doing some research can really help you identify which dealerships are most open to internet collaboration and most hungry for your business. I have a new car now!!! :)
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,703
    Great deal................... Good job... you played the game well!!!!!

    Enjoy your new ride.


    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2012 MB ML350

  • jsempejsempe Posts: 2
    I have an offert of 24,000$ not including fees, is this sound right please help before I take the offert. This is in Takoma MD.
  • prezrivprezriv Posts: 9
    I am looking to buy a CRV with Back Up camera and navigation package (GPS). Which trim I will be looking for?

  • EX-L with NAV in either 2WD or AWD.
  • Folks, any advice on my posting above regarding purchasing a CRV would be appreciated.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,703
    whats your question

    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2012 MB ML350

  • Hi Brian. I was just wondering about the numbers I mentioned in post 12651. Are they too aggressive. After reading your previous posts I would really value your opinion.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,703
    edited August 2013
    Your best deal will come buying the 2013 model. the target price to buy should fall between 1000 below invoice price to as high as 1700 below. plus on top of that any incentives / rebates that apply to you.

    2014 models will be priced closer to the sticker price. If you could find a dealer willing to sell you a 2014 at dealers invoice that would be a no- brainer buy it!

    Here is your models invoice price and dest charge of $ 830

    27,264... EXL,,,.fwd , with Nav
    total is ...........28,094 minus your target price to buy lets say 1500
    - 1500= 26,594.... this price would exclude

    your states taxes, dmv fee, dealers doc fee charge. after final out the door numbers are calculated minus any flex cash/ loyalty, or conquest incentives that dealership is offering.

    Getting your target price depends on your area and supply and demand of models. Just because i can get 1500 below here in new york does not mean you could get it in your state. Another factor in pricing is I may be a better negotiator than you.

    any more questions just post with my name i will help you.

    Good luck

    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2012 MB ML350

  • Thanks Brian. I doubt I'll get those numbers here with the way things are going but we'll see.
  • Guys, looks like a lot of great discussion going on in here. Did a thread search for the Philadelphia area and it doesn't look like any active dealing has been going on. I see a lot of talk about pricing way under invoice. I've gotten a few quotes from dealers around the area and none have come close to pricing that low. I was planning on buying this labor day weekend, which would be last day of the month, so I was hoping to get some guidance on supply/demand and good dealers in the Philly area if anyone knows. Is there a chance to get a price that far under invoice?
  • tco05tco05 Posts: 8
    Looking to purchase a CR-V at the end of September. I assume the best days to buy would be that last weekend... 28/29?

    Also, what are the best sites for the most accurate dealer invoice pricing? Considering either an AWD EX or AWD EX-L. What would be a good target price to shoot for on those models? I'm in MD, near DC.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,703
    Not much talk in here or the accord pricing forum about Philly pricing

    I would take surrounding area dealerships that are selling cheaper a make a deal with them

    you should check out the Accord prices forum they are rocking over there with great buying info and dealerships.

    Good luck

    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2012 MB ML350

  • dks9dks9 Posts: 10
    If you have item wise quote from Katy honda can you please send me I am planing to buy today ...
  • nmalnmal Posts: 3
    edited August 2013
    I am leasing a CRV LX base model AWD for $226/mo, 36 mo, 12k miles/yr and 2150 out of pocket at sign up (all fees, dmv, taxes and new plates, nothing more will be added).

    I am in the NYC area.

    I hope I got a good deal. How do I calculate what the actual price (invoice?) of the vehicle was?
  • sunil10sunil10 Posts: 1

    I am interested in purchasing new 2013 CRV exl AWD with Nav and have done some shop around different dealers in Minneapolis . Here is high level cost I have received from them.

    Dealer Sale Price - 29,364
    MSRP - 31125
    Edmund invoice price - 29264

    Additional for OTD

    420 Govn Fees
    $1,929 Taxes
    $75 Doc Fee
    What will be my best price for this model ?

    Appreciate help.
  • asimplenoiseasimplenoise Posts: 5
    edited August 2013

    I'm working on the 2013 CRV EX and trying to get $1k below invoice plus incentives.

    I've done the legwork contacting all the NYC area dealers you mention (Yonkers, New Rochelle and Bay Ridge) and also calling into several of the NJ area dealers you mentioned previously as well - no one has gotten me anywhere near the prices I hoped or see posted here.

    The best offer I have gotten is $700 below invoice, but that is including flex in all cases (or they are telling me that flex isn't available). Looks like I am failing on all counts. What am I doing wrong?

    Yonkers told me that they couldn't help - they are offering invoice price to local buyers. New Rochelle quoted me just a couple of hundred below invoice - but that is already including flex....could use some tips/advice beyond talking to the internet manager and asking for $x below invoice if you have them. When I tell them I'm looking for $1500 below invoice their answer is unanimously - that's not going to happen.

    I've called into a couple of the MD dealerships people have posted about and got better pricing from them but I'm trying to avoid the drive there, especially since they are not willing to email me a quote or take a credit card deposit and I'm worried about them playing with pricing after I take the drive out.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,703
    Edmunds home page /New car pricing

    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2012 MB ML350

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 4,703
    All i could say is read my posts and apply it. Wait til friday/ Sat to buy. The pricing your recieving is terrible. On Sat re visit dealersips on pricing it will be alot lower. Read my postings in the Accord forum i have posted some good buying tips and advice.

    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2012 MB ML350

  • nmalnmal Posts: 3
    Thanks for your reply but I was unable to find out how to calculate what the price of the car is going backwards from my downpayment and monthly lease payment. I just want to know if what I am paying is a "good" deal.
  • Unfortunately we are leaving town tomorrow night and will be gone this weekend. Is my best bet then to wait until end of next month?
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