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Honda CR-V, SUV
Nov 13, 2001 (12:27 pm)
I'm sure the 26k includes a markup and probably lots of accessories. I recall Ourisman Honda had put every accessory in the book on one of their 1998 CR-Vs when I test drove one. They usually put them on a demo car so customers can see them and perhaps order them (padding profits). I'm talking pin stripes, fog lights, wood dash, stuff like that.
I seriously doubt more than one or two of their CR-Vs were priced at $26k. That's insanity.
Reliability should be solid from the get-go. Odyssey had a few speed bumps, but the CR-V has been Honda's most reliable model.
#3809 of 16202 The day after
Nov 13, 2001 (12:30 pm)
my test drive. Enthusiasm has cooled a bit.
The new V is vastly improved over old but it is still underpowered, noisy, bumpy. Compared to Highlander and larger American SUV, one sacrifice a lot of comfort.
I'm still going to buy one but definitely not paying much premium over invoice. The new V is not a blockbuster winner. In fact it is mediocre in everything. Just economy uitility transport.
Nov 13, 2001 (12:31 pm)
A previous poster reported a sales manager telling him it'll be about 3 months before they start discounting. 1. of course he doesn't KNOW when they'll have to start discounting to move the stock and 2. if he's saying 3 months out loud he's probably thinking 3 weeks.
Anyone who pays more than MSRP in this economic environment is foolish, IMHO.
Nov 13, 2001 (12:32 pm)
Given that everyone's self-reported road test is more informative, candid, etc., why do I find myself still looking for road tests in the mags?
'Love the A-B comparison feature at honda2001.
Nov 13, 2001 (12:34 pm)
You and I know that you can get a Trooper for much less than that price in our area. Here's the site, if anyone's interested:
Dealers who ask outrageous prices hurt the industry, including "good" dealers.
Nov 13, 2001 (12:36 pm)
Steve: with that kind of enthusiasm, why not wait for something that makes your heart palpitate?
I mean, I have a rule that I never buy a vehicle I don't love. If you are luke warm about it when it's brand new, imagine 5 years down the road.
Wait and see the Vue, the Freelander, the next Forester, heck, even the big new Honda SUV. The next Accord may come as a wagon, too, if you want to stay in the Honda family.
Test drive lots of cars, eventually you'll find some thing that excites you. Just my 2 cents' worth.
#3814 of 16202 I'm with juice here...
Nov 13, 2001 (12:39 pm)
If you're lukewarm now, down the road you'll probably hate it, and wish you had gotten something else.
Nov 13, 2001 (12:50 pm)
But the car I really love is the Tribute. I just don't dare to own one given the quality problems. So its all coming down to compromise. The V looks good and has good quality.
#3816 of 16202 Unless you need a new car now,...
Nov 13, 2001 (12:57 pm)
I'd wait a few months. There's an all-new Forester just around the corner... Should be hearing some hard facts shortly according to Patti, our resident SOA rep over on the Subaru forums.
#3817 of 16202 FYI: 02' CR-V EX invoice price
Nov 13, 2001 (1:30 pm)
My dealer just called me and told be the invoice price for a 02' CR-V EX AT is $21040 (including $440 destination). Compare to 01' EX AT ($20132), it is a $908 hike, but the MSRP hike is only $750.
Questions for those who test drove the 02' EX:
Has anyone who is 6' 3" or above driven the 02' EX? How are the legroom and headroom? I am more concern about the headroom because of the moonroof. My wife is 5' 3", is there visibility problem with driver around her height. The major complain that my wife has when we tested the 01' CR-V was the driver seat height adjustment. She is used to her 98 Jetta VR6 which has about 1.5 to 2" vertical travel. Did the 02' CR-V improve in vertical seat adjustment?