Buying a 2008 Honda CR-V, and saving $3000 off of MSRP.
I visited 2 Hyundai dealers and 3 Honda dealers to compare prices and models of Tucson and CR-V. After a lot of research (about 6 months!!) we decided on the CR-V. The last decision was either LX or EX model. I visited one dealer and stated right away that I wanted to buy but he did everything to try to convince me to lease. I left after 30 minutes. He treated me like I hadn't clue what I was talking about. ADVICE #1 Know what you want before going to visit a dealer. ADVICE#2 Be comfortable with the sales rep, do not let them push into something you do not want..lease vs. buy or buying additional services that you do not need or want. This is when I came back and found your website (Thankfully!). I printed out two reports on the LX and EX and took them to dealer #2 and told him that I wanted a price as close to the invoice as possible, as shown when I handed the sales rep the report. He gave me a good price. I then proceeded to dealer #3 (a recommendation from my wife's co-worker who purchased several vehicles from this dealer). The co-worker actually called ahead to tell the rep that we were coming, which was beneficial and saved time. I again showed dealer #3 the Car Cost Canada the report and asked him to beat the price by dealer #2. His first reaction was that he could not believe that I got that price from another dealer and tried to figure out how the other dealer could have given me such a price. He left to see the owner and returned shortly after with a significantly better price, stating that it was the end of a month and year and he wanted our business no matter what. It was very smooth transaction and he did not push me to get any extras as I was explicit in what I wanted and explained my experience from dealer #1. ADVICE #3 Try to find a dealer that someone you trust recommends. ADVICE #4 ..and most Importantly...Take a Car Cost Canada Report to the dealer! it makes all of the difference. Thanks a lot!