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Hi All,
I'm new here, first post. I am considering buying a used 2017 Black Edition from a used car dealer. I've been searching around and used ones are really hard to find. Its for sale in Fredericksburg, VA. Since this is my first post I can't add the link.

The list price is $30,000 with 27k miles. The pics look ok but the carfax report shows it's been in an accident. No other details other than:

Accident reported
  • Involving front impact
  • Involving rear impact with another motor vehicle
  • Damage to left side
  • Damage to left front
  • Damage to right rear
Just wanted some input on whether its a good price considering the accident. Should I ask for a lower price because of the accident? Should I not even consider it? Should I be worried that I won't be able to sell it (several years from now obviously) or take a big hit on the price because of it?

Anyways, thanks for reading
 

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I'd be wearly because of all the points of impact. Obviously hard to say without seeing photos or knowing what had to be repaired.

I know there are some 19s left over still, if there are any local to you, you'd probably get a really good deal on a 19. Unless you have your heart set on the E trim. Plenty of sports still left and a few RTLs that I've seen at least locally to me.

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The truck is potentially 3 1/2 years old with a whole lot of impacts. 30,000 sound incredibly high considering they say a car drops its value 8000 the minute you drive it off the lot.
I traded my 2017 in and the dealer knocked down the price because of carfax. Mind you I was in a parking lot, low speed, had to have the bumper replaced for cosmetic reasons only. But it happened about a month after I bought it, and there was no way, the kid that hit me wasnt going to not bring it back to pristine condition.

Bottom line. The dealer who bought your car paid a whole lot less for it.
 

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That's not a bad price for the 2017 BE. Personally, I would keep looking. I was in the exact same situation a few months back when I was looking at an RTL-E. The vehicle looked pretty good cosmetically, but since it had damage to the passenger side and rear of the vehicle, I passed.

You might find a 2017 that is in good enough shape that a Honda dealer would be willing to make it a "Honda Certified Used" vehicle. My Honda dealer would not offer that on the one I was looking at because of the accident.
 

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For that price you could get a new 2019 RTL (if there are any remaining in your area). I know trim levels are significantly different, but its then a trade-off between new and 3 yr warranty versus higher trim level but no warranty and unknown history.
 

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Too much repaired (unknown) damage & too high a price.

Look some more, find a better deal, and or save some money ? and buy something new or certified instead of just purchasing someone else’s problems. There’s a reason it’s sitting on a car lot.

There are better Ridgelines and better deals out there.
 

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Keep looking. In Apr 2019 I almost bought a 17 BE in SC that was in an accident and had 52k miles on it for 32k+tax/tag. Waited until right after Christmas and snagged a clean carfax 17 BE with 32k miles for 29k out the door. It also came with tons of accessories where the SC one had nothing. Just be patient. It's difficult I know. I looked for a 17 BE for over a year until I got mine.
 

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That seems way overpriced to me, but prices are also relative to your area of the country....I would pass on it though w/ the reported damage.
 

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"Everything has its price", but I would recommend you keep looking. Its not so much the now, but later when you try and trade up or sell privately.
 

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Walk away! There are plenty of other RLs to be had. You Don't want to set yourself up for disaster when something either known or unknown causes major issues.
 

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Good luck with your search. I personally would try to find a nice one that is less than 3 yrs old from in service date and less than 36k. That way you have the option to buy a Honda Care service contract. up to 5 years or 120k. Or a Certified Pre Owned from the dealer, CPO. Which will give nice coverage as well. When I bought my 17 I hired a "driver" limo service to get exactly what I wanted. 3hr drive. It was so worth it.
OK thanks for all the advice guys. You all have convinced me to keep looking. There are a couple within 2 hours driving distance that I will consider. Much appreciated.
 

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Hi All,
I'm new here, first post. I am considering buying a used 2017 Black Edition from a used car dealer. I've been searching around and used ones are really hard to find. Its for sale in Fredericksburg, VA. Since this is my first post I can't add the link.

The list price is $30,000 with 27k miles. The pics look ok but the carfax report shows it's been in an accident. No other details other than:

Accident reported
  • Involving front impact
  • Involving rear impact with another motor vehicle
  • Damage to left side
  • Damage to left front
  • Damage to right rear
Just wanted some input on whether its a good price considering the accident. Should I ask for a lower price because of the accident? Should I not even consider it? Should I be worried that I won't be able to sell it (several years from now obviously) or take a big hit on the price because of it?

Anyways, thanks for reading
Avoid like the coronavirus.

Few thou more you can get a good used one that's not been in accidents.
 

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You've already taken the advice here. One more thing to consider, find a used one from a Honda dealer that is a certified Honda vehicle because that automatically includes an extended warranty. I bought my 17 BE about 18 months ago, with higher than average miles. It's been a great truck overall, but I have had my injectors replaced and the transaxle flushed and reprogrammed under warranty. These both appear to be Honda problems and not specific to my truck due to prior usage. But that extended warranty sure was nice.
 

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You've already taken the advice here. One more thing to consider, find a used one from a Honda dealer that is a certified Honda vehicle because that automatically includes an extended warranty. I bought my 17 BE about 18 months ago, with higher than average miles. It's been a great truck overall, but I have had my injectors replaced and the transaxle flushed and reprogrammed under warranty. These both appear to be Honda problems and not specific to my truck due to prior usage. But that extended warranty sure was nice.
Yep, that's exactly my plan now. There are a few CPO's within a couple hours drive that I've seen advertised. It's worth it to me to have the extended warranty. Appreciate the input.
 

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Hi All,
I'm new here, first post. I am considering buying a used 2017 Black Edition from a used car dealer. I've been searching around and used ones are really hard to find. Its for sale in Fredericksburg, VA. Since this is my first post I can't add the link.

The list price is $30,000 with 27k miles. The pics look ok but the carfax report shows it's been in an accident. No other details other than:

Accident reported
  • Involving front impact
  • Involving rear impact with another motor vehicle
  • Damage to left side
  • Damage to left front
  • Damage to right rear
Just wanted some input on whether its a good price considering the accident. Should I ask for a lower price because of the accident? Should I not even consider it? Should I be worried that I won't be able to sell it (several years from now obviously) or take a big hit on the price because of it?

Anyways, thanks for reading

I have a 17BE.
Just walk. You don't need someone's collision repair.



The 17BE is fine.
You will find another.
Got mine from a Cadillac dealer.


Runs great but only a 6speed trans.
I get 19mpg city driving lead foot daily.


Be patient and you will be happier in the future....
 
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