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Currently, I have a 2013 CRV EX with 20,600 miles. (Purchased Sept. 2013) I drive about 4k per year. It’s in very good condition and dealer has offered me $13,500 for trade in. I was looking at the 2019 CRV EX because of all the upgrades/safety features that have been added. I’m undecided.....between keeping my CRV for another year or two versus buying a new 2019 now for selling price of $27,000. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Your money, your wants / dreams.

But if it were my choice, I'd keep the 2013. re: Known history, nothing is broken and I'm sure its maintenance tasks was properly done as well. - wink- If wondering, I'm a person who keeps things until its broken and isn't financially worth fixing it anymore.

Note: I have a 2014 CRV and plan to keep it for another 5-8+ "more" years.
 

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I’d keep the 2013 since it’s basically still new with low miles. My 2013 that I bought new has 67k miles and hasn’t had a single problem. I plan to keep it for another 10 years if it doesn’t give me any trouble.


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Thanks! When will the 6th Generation be released? This is my second CRV. I had a 2003 that I had for 10 years and had 60k miles when I traded it in for my 2013.
 

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I've got 106,000 miles on a 2012 - except for the road salt affecting the rear brakes - the car has been flawless.
I'd keep the 2013 with the low miles and drive it until the wheels fall off or to the year 2050...whichever occurs first.
 

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We have a 2010 with 145,000 KMs and plan to keep it till it flies apart. The K24 is one of the best engines they have made in a long time and you have it in the Gen4 CRV as well. I vote keep it. Buy a new head unit if you want Android Auto or Apple Carplay.

I think the chances of getting an OD affected 2019 is low but really, there have been enough issues with GDI engines from too many manufacturers to think that all the major bugs have been totally worked out.

But even that said, keep in mind that the Accord, Type R and Acura RDX all have either the 1.5T or the 2.0T with GDI and also the new V6 in all the Hondas and Acuras with a V6 are now GDI. There are no floods of issues being screamed about across all those models. For Honda to throw down this hard on GDI, they must be confident that it works far FAR more than it doesn't.

Personally, my regret is getting a GenX Civic as they are too damned low for ground clearance. I should have either got a second CRV or Accord 2.0T sport.
 

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Definitely keep your 2013 (with less than 21K miles on it you'd be crazy to trade it). The new CRV's are having issues that still aren't solved. The really bad thing is when they do figure it out, they won't fix the ones already in the field. Just won't happen. You're in the best position of us all, don't just throw it away for what seems like a pretty face.
 

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I had the same dilemma about 3-4 weeks ago, I was about to trade in my 14 CR-V EX TOO for a new one EX , my dealer offered me 12,500 @ 58k miles, I ended up keeping my car, I felt there wasn't much difference other than the safety features and improved power from the new 1.5t to make me trade my car, and since I already have an aftermarket radio with Apple Carplay it's not like I would need much else from the new CR-V. I'm still happy with the smoothness of my car so decided if I had to trade her it would have to be something drastically different but that would not be anytime soon.
 

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What do you want? If finances are not a concern (meaning retirement and family secure, no car loans) and you want a new car, go new. I would not sell a reliable, fully owned car with so few miles without a significant reason for something different. We are bombarded with endless messaging to buy, buy, buy. I expect to own this CRV for 8-15 years. I am not interested in impressing the neighbors, owning the latest techie bits or spending needlessly.

Decide what it really important to you.
 

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I'd keep it. Also I'm not sure if that is a good price for the CRV. I had a 2013 CRV EX with about 22,000 miles on it when I was rear-ended & pushed into the car in front of me resulting with it being totaled. My insurance gave me just over $18,000 for it in 11/2018. I have a 2018 at the moment which is very different from a 2013 ( ex. keyless) but I liked the look of the 2013 better.
 

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I'm voting with the keep it crowd.

For those of us that really like our cars getting that new vehicle is a rush but having dependable transportation that doesn't require a significant outlay of cash or the making of payments is a wonderful feeling. We picked up a 2016 a little over a year ago and we plan on adding at least another 100K worth of miles on it before we go back out to market for another SUV. The only exception would be if we decided we couldn't live without the fishing boat that we want (not need) and needed something with more towing capacity.
 

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In April, I bought a 2013 CR-V EX, which is pretty much the same as your car. My goal was to find a low mileage car for daily driving and travel. After a lot of research, I settled on the 4th generation CR-V EX. I don't care for some of the recent "enhancements" (CVT, touch screen audio, styling gimmicks, etc.), so the appeal for later years just isn't there.

I ended up with a nearly 6 year old car (42K) that will be depended on for many years to come, a significant investment for a retired person. One month in, I have no regrets.

As stated by others, it's your situation & decision, you know my sentiments. IF you're talking to dealers, it sounds like you're itching to make a move. I can see why the dealer is dangling a high value for your low mileage, very condition car. I'm happy to be through playing their games.

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My general thought on buying new relatively big things is to not do it unless I have a strong particular desire to buy it right now. Otherwise, if I'm on the fence, I'd only be buying for the sake of it, which leads to regret.
 

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Currently, I have a 2013 CRV EX with 20,600 miles. (Purchased Sept. 2013) I drive about 4k per year. It’s in very good condition and dealer has offered me $13,500 for trade in. I was looking at the 2019 CRV EX because of all the upgrades/safety features that have been added. I’m undecided.....between keeping my CRV for another year or two versus buying a new 2019 now for selling price of $27,000. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
What did you end up doing and do you regret your decision? I'm in the same boat with my 2013 EXL/45K miles.
A friend wants to buy and I would really like the newer features in the 2019 Touring.
Added incentive is i just read they are discontinuing Basque Pearl in 2020.
 
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