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#937 of 16202 I purchased a 2001 CRV......
Apr 17, 2001 (7:48 pm)
I feel that I need to thanks lots of folks on this board for helping me to make my decision to purchase a 2001 CR-VEX with the automatic. I live in the Boston area, an was able to purchase my CR at $50.00 under invoice. I looked at all that was out there, the Forester, Escape, Tribute, portage, and the Rev 4. I went with the Honda because of their resale value, and their excellent reputation. I had a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport and when trade in time came I was offered $10,000. It had only 29K miles and was in excellent condition. I sold it privately. My CR is only a week old and has only 350 miles on it, and so far I'm pleased with my purchase. I can't get over how comfortable the ride is, and how well it holds the road! My only concern it with the driving position. I'm 5'9", and I just can't seem to get used to the angle of the steering wheel. If I put the seat up my arms are comfortable, but my legs aren't. If I make my legs comfortable, I feel like I'm driving with my arms stretched out. It this something I will eventually get used to? Am I missing something here? Other than that, it's great! Thanks again
#938 of 16202 Child Seat Anchors
Apr 18, 2001 (6:24 am)
I've heard that child seat tether anchors are standard on the 2001. I have a 2000 EX...anyone know what type of anchors these are and if they are actually welded somehow or just bolted? If they are bolted to the frame, could I get them for my 2000?
Thanks for any info.
#939 of 16202 Selling my CRV 2000
Apr 18, 2001 (7:51 am)
Well I have had my 2000 EX CRV for over a year (16 months) so time to trade. 17,400 should sell fast I hope. 26000 miles/ 23 mpg usually or better.
Love the car it is great just a little too small for me and my needs. Wow Honda quality it just does not get any better than that. From someone that has put some miles on one they are great!!!
#940 of 16202 Re: drive position and Child Seat Anchors
Apr 18, 2001 (9:18 am)
My V is one week old also, and has 130 miles on it. I am 5'10" (actually between 5'9" and 5'10", but seems I have no problem for seat position. I think adjust seat height and seatback will help.
It's a great truck (car?), but did you notice how cheap the interior material is? Just touch the ceiling and sun visor, you will know what I am saying.
The Child Seat Anchors are actually near the top of the hatch glass. I have not tried it yet, but will the belt look ugly and block part of the rear view?
#941 of 16202 Also in the boston area looking for a CR-V
Apr 18, 2001 (10:56 am)
joncod- What dealership did you use to get you new CR-V. I am looking for recommendations as I would also like to buy one but the only dealership I know is on RT 9 in Natick and they were very rude to me.
TIA for your help.
Apr 18, 2001 (10:59 am)
Gwapo - I have a vague idea, but since I'm not 100% on the technical details, I'd recommend asking our hosts. Drew, in particular is pretty knowledgable about the technical stuff. There's a thread where you can ask them general questions (mostly about the forum, but, since lots of members read it, someone else may answer your question).
Joncod - I've found that the most comfortable driving position is to set the seats bolt upright. It didn't take me long to get used to it. My wife fought it for a while, but she's gotten used to it.
Jderr - Tether anchor points can be found in the ceiling at the back of the CR-V. There are two gray plastic plugs. These can be removed to uncover two screw holes. The tethers are screwed into these. Your owner's manual will describe the exact location.
Apr 18, 2001 (11:04 am)
IndecisiveGirl - I purchased at Clair Honda in Norwood, MA. Unfortunately, the guy I bought from is no longer working there. I dunno about the rest of their sales team, but I've been happy with their service department.
p.s. All you Southern New Englanders should should take a look at what is being offered at the Mid Atlantic CR-V meet in June. See the link at http://hondasuv.com for details.
Apr 18, 2001 (12:33 pm)
Thanks for your confidence in me, but I'm afraid that I myself am not too technically sound in that area as well. From what I know though (or at least what I think I know, LOL), a lower rear axle ratio (ex. 3.5 vs. 4.1; I think this means 3.5 revolutions of the prop shaft with one revolution of the rear axle/wheels??) means that you'll have good acceleration from a dead stop versus an identical vehicle with a higher rear axle ratio. But you will have worse fuel economy since the engine will be spinning at higher revs at highway speeds.
IIRC, vehicles with smaller engines are typically configured with lower rear axle ratios to make up for the lower horsepower/torque. This may be why a smaller engine may feel fairly quick when driving around town, but it may feel a bit out of breath at highway speeds.
I hope this helps a little. If you have more questions, may I recommend that you ask the same question in the Maintenance & Repair message board, and perhaps share the answer with us here?
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Apr 18, 2001 (1:53 pm)
Indecisivegirl, I purchased my CRV from Honda Cars of Boston in Everett. The salespersons name was Jason Elfman. I was very pleased with the manner in which he handled my purchase, and would definitely purchase from him again in the future.
Apr 18, 2001 (2:03 pm)
VARMIT, I don't understand what you meant when you wrote "set the seats bolt upright" in reference to a more comfortable driving position? Are you refering to the two knobs on the side of the drivers seat, or do you mean the seat back?