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Honda CR-V, SUV
#3581 of 16202 Invoice for a 2002?
Nov 03, 2001 (5:54 am)
I really doubt it. First of all NO dealers know what invoice actually is, much less the MSRP. So, HOW can you be quoted a price?
I DROVE the 2002 yesterday and can tell you that it is an incredible vehicle. Honda has change almost EVERYTHING with the CR-V. You might ewant to compare the changes to the Odyssey from 1998 to the new change of 1999.
Engine, the 160 hp 162 ft lbs torque actually powers up and continues further than the 200 hp Escape, 210 Liberty...and FORGET the RAV-4. Yes we drove those too.
Suspension. They are now going to the 'modified' Macpherson strut, similar to the Civic change. I personally believe it has to do with the 5 star saftey rating.
Interior...very cool and user friendly. New shift knob placemnent, e brake placement, and the EX now comes standard with moon roof, 6 disc cd changer and more.
This new 2002 will do very very well.
#3582 of 16202 MDX/PASSPORT
Nov 03, 2001 (7:38 am)
This may be the wrong place for this question, but will the new 2003 passport/mdx be at this years auto show?
Nov 03, 2001 (7:44 am)
we were told yesterday that the 'rollout' ride and drive for the "Honda MDX" will be in March/April. So it looks like this will be a Spring car for 2002.
Nov 03, 2001 (11:38 am)
Do you have info on whether the Honda "MDX" will be bigger, smaller, or same as the Acura version?
Nov 03, 2001 (8:05 pm)
It will be larger, by 9". It will seat 9 people and compete with the Tahoe.
#3586 of 16202 I highly doubt it
Nov 03, 2001 (8:30 pm)
Fitting 9 would require a 3-person bench on all 3 rows.
I think Honda would rather have that walk-thru space between the two front buckets because the Honda MDX will most likely have a flat floor.
The Acura MDX itself already has a rather wide track, and yet it can only fit 7 (barely)...how is Honda going to fit an extra person in without making it super-wide?
Nov 04, 2001 (12:01 am)
If it is true that the Honda "MDX" will be going after the Tahoe market, I'm wondering if that would be a tactical mistake on Honda's part. If they want a maximum people mover, they've already got the Odyssey. IMHO, they would do better with a mid-sized V6 AWD SUV to replace the Passport. I think there are alot of folks who like the CR-V but just need/want something a little more upscaled, a little bigger, and with V6 power. diploid is correct in that I already find the Acura MDX's width somewhat intimidating. And if the Honda version is even bigger, whew...!
Nov 04, 2001 (5:23 am)
I can't wait to see this truck! I doubt they will make it any wider - the 7" probably refers to added length.
I think Honda is being smart with the sizing. The new CRV is pretty big by "mini" SUV standards, so it will be attractive to those looking for what has classically been considered a "mid-size" SUV. The new Explorer is pretty large for a "mid-size" SUV. So Honda is probably aiming a liitle in front of the curve with the Honda MDX's size - by the time it hits the market "mid-size" might have a new meaning.
Besides, Honda learned a valuable lesson with the Odyssey. The last generation was conservative in size and didn't sell well. The current Ody is (or was) the largest minivan on the market and enjoys a huge demand. Honda knows America thinks "bigger is better" when it comes to family vehicles. Those who want a more upscale vehicle than the CRV will probably embrace the Honda MDX, regardless of it's larger size.
If not, they can buy an Envoy or Trailblazer...let them eat cake!!
Just my $0.02
Nov 04, 2001 (10:07 am)
Hey guys I'm just going by what we were told by the Factory Product Development Mgr...if he says that they are going for 9 people, then I take him at his word. If he tells us (and there were about 100 of us) that it will be 9" longer in order to accomplish this...then again I am taking him at his word.
I guess that we will all find out this Spring wont we?
#3590 of 16202 CR-V...and leather option...and SE edition
Nov 04, 2001 (10:10 am)
sorry...no leather option OR SE edition
About pricing. Honda has always been pretty secretive regarding pricing. They dont put the Monroni labels on the side windows til they hit the port. So at this point NOBODY has MSRP or invoice info.
After speaking with some dealers on the 2002 I take it that we will be again in the supply/demand pricing situation.