Off the wall question about HONDA CR-V lease. Anyone have a CR-V? Anyone seen the new 2012? Help me decide what to do, PLEASE!!!

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Off the wall question about HONDA CR-V lease. Anyone have a CR-V? Anyone seen the new 2012? Help me decide what to do, PLEASE!!!

Bignuf Bignuf
I am open for all the input I can get. My three year lease is UP on my current Honda CR-V. I love the car, I love the ride/height/size...eve rything. I want to replace it with another CR-V. Period. No question there.

HOWEVER, the new 2012 CR-V is going to be out in two weeks.

Right now, they are offering me an INCREDIBLE deal on a 2011 end of model year one. New, loaded, NO money down, NO early lease penalty and $25 a month LOWER payment then my current lease. Do I take it or wait three months, when my lease actually ends and get the redesigned 2012...which has SOME improvements, but I am not sure enough to warrant waiting????

If you know cars, or Hondas....PLEASE, PLEASE help me decide. I am going nuts over this one.

THANK YOU for any useful input on this.
12/08/2011
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ToyGurl ToyGurl
My dad was raving about this today at 5:00am when he called me to say good morning! but no I don't know much. sorry
12/08/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
If ya really want to go with another CRV, I'd just go for the 2011 model and save yaself a heap of money. Who can't do with some extra cash these days.

We have a CRV, but I'm not really a fan, so probably not too helpful here.
12/08/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Maybe you can work something out with the dealership to let you drive your current vehicle for the time difference. If the dealership stands to make more money, I'm sure they'll go out of their way to do so.
12/08/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
My dad was raving about this today at 5:00am when he called me to say good morning! but no I don't know much. sorry
He read the question, or is raving about the new Honda???? Did he rave POSITIVE or NEGATIVE about it???????
12/08/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
If ya really want to go with another CRV, I'd just go for the 2011 model and save yaself a heap of money. Who can't do with some extra cash these days.

We have a CRV, but I'm not really a fan, so probably not too helpful here.
Oh sorry you don't like it. My 2009 is a GEM. Love it. Second one I have owned. Perfect car for me and my needs. The thing is that the 2012 supposedly has a much "higher end feel" and "less road noise"...but without having one to see or feel, I don't know how that really equates to being really a big improvement (ie MORE MONEY). In fact, who KNOWS how much more money yet??? No price announced yet..a week from release.
12/08/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Maybe you can work something out with the dealership to let you drive your current vehicle for the time difference. If the dealership stands to make more money, I'm sure they'll go out of their way to do so.
Thanks. Actually my lease is not up till July. They just call regular GOOD customers like me (18 Hondas in my family over the last 22 years!!!!! Same dealer) to offer us a NO PENALTY early release if we want a good deal on a newer car.

I could wait till my current lease is up and get the 2012...but by then all these close out 2011's are LONG gone.

THANKS
12/08/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Thanks. Actually my lease is not up till July. They just call regular GOOD customers like me (18 Hondas in my family over the last 22 years!!!!! Same dealer) to offer us a NO PENALTY early release if we want a good deal on a newer car.

I could ...
But by then there would be some gently used 2011s on the market as well, probably for even cheaper than the deal is.


We don't buy new unless there's "no other option" which is generous. For example my mother went ahead and got a new car because her 13 year old car was embarrassing to drive as a fairly high profile business women, and the car she wanted was so new a model that there literally were no used ones out at that point.

You just don't get the return on new cars.

Additionally, they say one of the best investment you can make is driving a car that's paid for. Meaning switching up your ride every three years is also not so great. But I don't know your situation, sooooo. Just something to consider.
12/08/2011
Rossie Rossie
If I were you, I'd wait for the 2012. It's totally redesigned, and have the i-MID and multi-angle rearview camera standard on all models. The exterior look of the current model hasn't changed in years, don't you get tire of driving the same look for another three years?

One thing I need to mention is, we're totally against leasing cars, it's always better to do a car loan. Or, if possible, pay in full.
12/08/2011
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