CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community
Home Gallery Register Calendar Members List

Go Back   CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community > CarForum.net > Suggestions

View Poll Results: Honda CRV
Buy new (2012) 0 0%
Buy used (2011,2010) 6 100.00%
Buy used Certified (2011,2010) 0 0%
Lease 0 0%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 11-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Rep: 10 rajspeeder is on a distinguished road
Default Need to purchase asap new car vs used car

Hi All, Guru's,

My car(toyotal corolla) is totaled due to sandy storm and was having only liability insurance.

I am based in New Jersey. We are People of 4 at house. I am looking to buy Honda CRV(preferred), Honda Accord or any other SUV within 2 weeks or less. I am attracted to brands like Toyota, Honda for longer run.

I would like to seek your advise and help during the purchase process.

I will be going for finance/loan option.

Kindly advise:-
- My 1st main concern is the cost and get a good proce deal. I have looked around KBB and other websites to get the feel of the price.

- Should i buy new vs used Honda SUV. In used vehicle, should i go for used or certified vehicle. I understand price is concern but i would like to know other factors too.

Due to damage from sandy storm and flooding, lot of vehicles would be sold out and i want to avoid such vehicles.

- Is Honda CRV is the correct vehicle for me for people of 4. Sometimes parents(2) visit me. I use local transportation for work and mainly use the vehicle in weekends and dropping my kid in the daycare everyday which is less than a mile. I am somehow attracted to Honda CRV as it is 4 cylinder, mini suv.

- How should i start looking for vehicles? I just started looking in websites like autotraders, dealer websites...etc

- How should i go about getting good deals and then negotiating? This is critical for me.

I have visited some websites like kbb, autotraders, carsdot com and reading articles to get better feel.

I would be requiring a car immediately for my family and dont want up ending buying a wrong vehicle or pay higher.

Kindly advise. Any advise or suggestions will be helpful.

Thanks.

rajspeeder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
Veteran Member
 
Mr Car Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,052
Rep: 186 Mr Car Guy has a spectacular aura aboutMr Car Guy has a spectacular aura about
Default

New cars depreciate so fast!

Buy a low mileage 1 or 2 year old car after having it checked out for damage.

Honda CRV is good.
__________________
2003 GMC Envoy 5.3

Mr Car Guy is offline Mr Car Guy's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-01-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 385
Rep: 19 elemein is on a distinguished road
Default

I would advise against the Honda CRV.

My mother owns one and it's an OK vehicle; but that's really it. It's OK.

It does not get great gas mileage; despite it only having a 2.0L I4, the vehicle is heavy, unaerodynamic, and the transmission gear ratios were not though out all that well.

They are built directly on the Honda Civic platform, and unless you get the "Sport" edition of the CR-V, the suspension is also borrowed from the Civic; while it is tweaked a bit, the suspension was not designed for the CR-V. The CR-V is significantly heavier then the Civic and the suspension let's you know of that often; actually, it lets you know that when going over any single road imperfection. It is not a pleasant ride.

The interior quality is just NOT good. Stitched cloth and uncomfortable seating positions make it a labour to drive or ride in.

The 2WD variants are just plain bad in the winter; the suspension can't handle much snow and can't transfer the weight around to allow for much traction where it's needed.

I'd reccomed the Toyota Vienna or 4Runner or Highlander over it. My sister has the Highlander and it is a great vehicle; while it does not get great mileage (similar to the Honda oddly enough, which is 25 mpg real world), it has a much more powerful engine and AWD along with a better interior and more capability. Mostly due to a more advanced engine and a more though-out transmission, but I prefer the Highlander.

I would advise against the CR-V.

elemein is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-01-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Rep: 10 rajspeeder is on a distinguished road
Default Honda CRV or Other CRV

Thanks for the inputs.

I have short listed some more options other than Honda CR-V

what do you think about the below SUV (New or Old - 2011 or 2010)
- Honda CR-V
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Toyota Rav4
- Ford Escape

I am looking for good mileage, low cost vehicle.

What you say guys, which Vehicle is better option and what should i consider New or Old vehicle. Again i am leaned towards Old Vehicle year 2011 or 2010 but again if i get a new vehicle for year 2012 with 0% interest, it might be a good deal as i might save some money on the interest every year.

Any advise.

Last edited by rajspeeder; 11-01-2012 at 06:05 PM.

rajspeeder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 385
Rep: 19 elemein is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajspeeder View Post
Thanks for the inputs.

I have short listed some more options other than Honda CR-V

what do you think about the below SUV (New or Old - 2011 or 2010)
- Honda CR-V
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Toyota Rav4
- Ford Escape

I am looking for good mileage, low cost vehicle.

What you say guys, which Vehicle is better option and what should i consider New or Old vehicle. Again i am leaned towards Old Vehicle year 2011 or 2010 but again if i get a new vehicle for year 2012 with 0% interest, it might be a good deal as i might save some money on the interest every year.

Any advise.
Old vehicle EVERY TIME. 2011 is still considered a new vehicle to most people; 2010 is pretty new as well. I know tons of people who are buying '95-'09 and still having reliable, good cars. I personally don't mind buying even 25 year old guys as long as I know what I'm getting into.

I personally am for the Escape and RAV4.

elemein is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Rep: 10 rajspeeder is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi Elemein,

I had bought a used car toyota corolla 2001 for $4000 around 2 years back. Now it is totalled due to sandy storm. After my purchase and over the period of time , i had spend additional $4500 on the car for repairs. All together, i spend $8500( $4000 purchase cost + $4500 repair cost) on my car.

Now after sandy storm, there may be lot of used cars for sale. It is difficult to trust and get a decent used car.

Now i am looking for a used certified car for year 2010,2011 which has warranty left.

I am not fascinated with new cars but at the sametime i dont want to be burried with repairs and expenses.

But your point is well taken.

rajspeeder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #7
Spah sappin' mah susp!
 
Kenny McCormick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Earth...I think
Posts: 3,271
Rep: 96 Kenny McCormick will become famous soon enough
Default

Never lease. That's just a rip-off. Overglorified high-interest rentals, no thank you.


Buying used certified? Nah. You're paying a couple grand more than the car's worth for a warranty you won't even need.


Buying new? Only if you want to order it bespoke with the exact options you want.
__________________
Tired Iron ain't got no time to wear out...

My rigs:

1985 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci OHV inline six | 4-speed OD manual | 310K | No power brakes | Running 100% - It hasn't driven this good in 15 years!

1984 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci six | granny four | 3.55 rear end | 210K | Brakes shot. Rear drums are doing most of the work. Not fit to drive due to that.
1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
1989 Ford F150 | 300cid six...again | 5-speed | 4x4 | 160K | Needs brakes done as well. Oi!

Kenny McCormick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #8
Community Director
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 7,602
Rep: 153 Mike has a spectacular aura aboutMike has a spectacular aura about
Default

Lease is a horrible deal. Chevrolet Equinox is a great vechicle though, among the best in its class.
__________________
"He shouted: 'You've won! Didn't you know?' I didn't, and it's about the nicest thing I've ever been told" -Bruce McLaren, 1968 Belgian Grand Prix
Read the rules! | DO NOT REPLY TO SPAM
2009 Pontiac G8 GT - 6.0L, 6AT - 95k miles | 1994 Chevy Blazer K5 - 350, 5MT - 140k miles | 2006 Mazda 3 S sedan - 2.3L, 5MT - 130k miles
Wife's Car: 2013 Chevy Volt - 70k miles
Bikes: 1979 Yamaha XS 750 | 1985 Honda Sabre 700


Mike is offline Mike's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
6.0Sir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Waunakee WI
Posts: 18
Rep: 11 6.0Sir is on a distinguished road
Default

Selling my 2006 GTO LS2 6.0 engine and it holds its value and will get more valuable over time. Its 1 of 512 out of the 13,000 GTOs built in 2006 in Australia.

Fits four people good and good in the rain and little snow in WI.
__________________
2006 GTO 6.0 ls2 phantom black auto 46,000 - Sold 2012

1991 Chevy cavalier RS convertible 3.1v6 white auto 131,800 - current driver for fun

6.0Sir is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2015 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.