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First, we got a 1999 CR-V last year and we love it. Very practical vehicles and we haven't had any trouble with it.

Are Honda dealers easy to deal with? I have heard that they are difficult to deal down on price.

We had the best experience we've ever had buying the CR-V actually. I walked in with the Edmonds prices (although in 1999 for Hondas it didn't give you dealer cost for alot of those items, but you could make a pretty good guess) and basically I got what I wanted. I forget what it was off the top of my head, but I used the Edmonds guidelines and we came to an agreement pretty quickly (less than an hour).

I had pre-arranged credit union financing, and when we got to the dude that usually tries to stick you with the dealer financing, undercoating, paint prot., etc he didn't even try. He asked if I wanted an extended warranty, I said "No" and he just punched it all up and we were gone.

Very easy. I'd say it all depends on the individual dealer and salesman though.

I had a horrible time procuring my Toyota Camry. I'll never go back to the dealer I bought it from. In fact I should have gone somewhere else when I bought it the first time. I used auto-by-tel and got a good price. Then spent about 4-5 hours with the financing guy who kept trying to push everything in the dealership on me.

On the other hand, my mom has good luck back in Tennessee on both of the Toyota's she bought. Again, it all depends on the dealer and salesman.

DFW Chris
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