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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Honda CRV 2014

My husband  had an appointment  for car maintenance service at the Sunset Jeep Dodge-Chrysler  in Steubenvile Ohio last July 28.  When he  went there, he was denied of service because the   guy said that my husband's  appointment was on Tuesday and not Monday.  My husband was furious because  he  even called to confirm his appointment  after setting it up online and it was supposed to be Monday.

To avoid the same problem  to keep happening, we decided to   look around for  a replacement  of our van.  We had our  Town and Country Chrysler van for a year  now.  We bought it  for our 10th wedding anniversary last year.  The van was not new when we bought it.  The kids love it since there are  some neat features like the TV and it is spacious.  But for that one year that we had it, there has been three recalls on it already so hubby and I  decided to just get rid of it.
On August 1st, we went to Ohio Valley Honda dealership where we bought our Honda Accord.  Our Accord is  9 years old now but still  running great.  It is also very efficient on gas that's why we love Honda.
We test drove this CRV and  hubby loved it.  We both agreed that we will trade our van with this CRV.  It is not as spacious as the van but we love the features in it.
It was already late when we went to  the dealership so we came back on  on the 2nd to do some paper works.  Since it was on the weekend, we were not able to finish everything so we were not able to take it home with us.  
We went back on the 4th to picked it up and do some more paper works.  We said goodbye to our Town and Country.  Aside from space, we will miss the  home-link feature of the van where you can  program  a code and link your  home garage in it.  But with its  recent recalls, we were worried.  Additional factor is  the fact that they don't have  a good customer service at the  dealership.  
Our sales agent is Eric Waggoner, a guy that my husband knew in high school.  He was very helpful and  very thorough.  He walked my husband through  with every details of the car.   
We got the top of the line which is the EXL.  It has  the back up camera that I really liked just in case I have to drive it.  As you may all know now, I hate driving but if I really I have to, I will.  Since I suck on backing up, the camera is a great plus for me.
We still owe 21k on the van but the trade value  on it was only 17k so we lost 4k which is a rip off but that's part of trading a vehicle.     The  good thing  is, the interest rate that we qualified for was  .9% only because  our  credit scores are good.  Mine was excellent which is 813 and hubby  was 747.
We love Honda and their service is excellent.  Their team really  provide excellent customer service which is very important.  Nothing compares when a company provide great customer service, right?  We love the sun roof and we get better gas mileage  with the CRV  compared to the van, so it is all good.  I think our decision to trade the van was wise.

Hubby and I  both agreed that if the Town and Country was our 10th wedding anniversary purchase, this Honda CRV is our 11th wedding anniversary gift to ourselves lol.  Our children  were the ones who picked the color.  Hopefully,  this would last with us  for years and years like our Accord.

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Mhar Mg said...

Like everything else, a car is a very convenient thing. We are also planning to get a new car in the future.

Jhady said...

Congrats on your new vehicle sis, I think it's a great gift for your whole family. I check my credit score too and glad I got an excellent score. It will help when we purchase our house in the future.

Melissa said...

Congrats on the new vehicle! There's nothing worse than driving a vehicle around with your family that has had so many recalls. So glad you can all be safe now... & in style!

jo said...

Wow, good thing you shared your experience with Town and Country. We're thinking of adding a new car but not this year and that's in our option. Now I wouldn't dare put it. My husband did suggest Honda, he like d that model actually. I guess we'll consider Honda instead. Could you review it after a year and tag me? LOL!

Kristal Deane said...

Congrats! I gotta admit that that looks lovely! Great choice and at least you'll have the relief of feeling much safer without any recalls. :)

nova hedges said...

well sometimes, there are blessings beyond those reasons we don't ever expect. we also looks for the safety of our lives when choosing a good car...congratulations.

Sheryl said...

Congratulations on your new van sis! BReak-in time!!! How about a long drive to Vegas? :-)

papaleng said...

All along , I thought CRV is only distributed here in Philippines. Nice car you have there. Pa-angkas naman sis.

Tingting R said...

Honda is a reliable brand of vehicle. You got one good deal there with the interest rate.

Philip Nino Tan-Gatue said...

I've been a Honda fan for a while now. This new CRV has caught my attention

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

That car is convenient for the family. :) Grats!

Alexandra Young said...

Congrats on your new vehicle! It is really nice, I love the color! I am glad that the Honda dealership that you went through is more helpful than the previous dealership you worked with!

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

A car with a sun roof, that's pretty cool! I'm sure you'll all have a grand time riding your new car!

Ria C said...

That's a very neat SUV. I have so many friends driving that same type and they all beam the same thing - efficient and you can really count on its performance. it' also not a gas-guzzling machine.

Joanna Sormunen said...

It looks like a spacious and stylish car. Something I would definitely apreciate!

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