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Learn how to find your Honda CRV
Compact SUVs from Honda offer the best of both the SUV and car worlds, so here's where to look so you can find your own CRV.
Check local dealers for a CRV sale
Honda's network of local dealers may be offering deals on both new and used CRVs. To find a dealer near you, use the "Dealer Locator" feature on Honda's official website. You can search for dealers by zip code or address and even request a quote right through the main site. On the locator itself, you can also refine your search options more to see dealers who offer certain services or vehicles, such as those who sell certified used cars. A certified used car has passed Honda's extensive inspection process, and finding a certified used CRV can save you money and provide peace of mind at the same time. While you're there, take a look at the "Current Offers" section. Here, you'll find all the deals and promotions going on right now that are available to you once you enter your zip code. Past deals have included special financing rates on CRVs, such as an APR of 1.9 percent for qualified buyers who are going to finance the vehicle and cash rebates on purchases.
Try checking CarMax
CarMax is an interesting fusion of a dealership and an online marketplace. You can search for cars, see prices and even begin the buying process online, although you must visit a physical location to complete the CRV sale. According to its official website, the prices posted are fair and final, so there's no negotiation hassle. Finding a Honda CRV is easy. Simply go into the "Find Your Car" feature and select "Honda" for "Make" and "CRV" under "Model." You will receive results based on your location as automatically determined by the website when you visit. If the location is wrong, you can change it by simply entering your zip code into the "Zip or State" field under the "Your Store" heading at the top of the webpage. The listings in your search results will show the location and mileage of the car along with its current location, but keep in mind that cars can be transferred between stores for you. You can select a specific CRV from the results to see a summary of its features and read its car history report for free. All CarMax cars can be returned without penalty within five days of purchase and come with a free 30-day limited warranty.
Look for Honda CRV sales on eBay Motors
With greater risk comes greater rewards, and this is certainly true of buying your Honda CRV on eBay. You have a chance of finding a great deal on this auction-style website, but you also may be buying from a private person instead of a business. Searching on eBay is easy; simply enter "Honda CRV" into the search field at the top of the page and you'll receive thousands of results that you can sort by price or even location. When you're buying a car online, it's still important that you go see it in person, so make sure to only look at models that are within driving distance of where you live. eBay does offer buyers some additional protections for cars under 11 years old through its free Vehicle Purchase Protection program. There are some limitations, but your purchase is essentially covered for the lesser of $100,000 or the sales price you paid if undisclosed title or physical defects pop up after you receive the CRV. To receive this protection, you must complete your transaction through eBay, so don't pay the seller in person. Many listings on eBay Motors come with free vehicle reports, so if there isn't one on a CRV you are interested in, ask for one from the seller. In addition, eBay partners with an inspection service known as WeGoLook, as indicated on its official website. For as low as $99 and in as little as 24 hours, you can receive an inspection report that even has current photos for a CRV that you are considering on eBay.
Car rental companies sell cars, too
The Honda CRV is a popular model, and as such, it's often part of rental car fleets. If you don't mind a car with a little mileage, you can land a deal on a CRV that is being retired by the rental agency. Some firms, such as Enterprise, have websites dedicated to the sale of rental cars, and you can check inventory and look at available models from the comfort of your home. A rental company that is nationwide also might be willing to ship cars from one location to another, so don't rule a CRV out because it is located in another state until you ask whether a transfer is possible. Before you buy from a rental agency, ask about the pre-sale inspection process. These procedures vary by rental company, and you'll want to do business with an agency that has thorough inspections done by certified technicians. As with any other car sale, make sure you go see and drive the CRV before putting down a deposit or signing any sort of sales contract. You should also make sure you review the car history, as a rental is often more likely to end up in an accident. The report will give you an idea of the car's past, including service records, maintenance events and any collisions. Bear in mind that you can sometimes get an amazing deal on a car that has been in an accident, but it does come with the risk of problems in the future. Have the CRV inspected by a technician of your own if it has been in an accident.