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You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, SUV
Oct 29, 2002 (6:52 pm)
You wanna talk about comissions!
I convinced my sister and brother-in-law, my father, and two of my friends to getting CRV's over the last 4 years since I got my first CRV in 1998. My other sister likes it so much, but refuses to get a CRV because everyone else has one.
I actually received 50 bucks from the local Honda dealer (where I got my 98) when I convinced my sister and brother-in-law into getting a 99!
#9630 of 16202 wellresearched
Oct 29, 2002 (7:33 pm)
It's made of a optical vinyl material. Any auto parts store or maybe even walmart should carry it. You may have seen them before, especially on full size conversion vans or motorhomes. Hope that helps.
Oct 30, 2002 (5:40 am)
Sure the reviewers complain about the lack of a V6. They are often comparing SUV's with towing in mind when they make that statement. Comparing the pick up of a "30mpg" 4 cylinder accord and the "25 mpg" 4 cylinder CRV was the comparison I was trying to make. I don't think the CRV feels significantly more sluggish than the accord, and I think it's perfectly adequate around town and on the highway. It definitely doesn't feel wheezy at highway speeds to me.
I do agree that the lack of a V6 is a big downer for towing. If you look at the amount of non-towing versatility that the CRV provides over a comparable accord, I think it's an attractive trade for a lot of people to give up the 5 (or less) mpg to gain the utility.
Rocky - if 2 mpg makes a difference to you, and you don't need AWD, legroom for 5, and a large cargo area, and are willing to trade power for mileage, the diesel TDI sounds like a good choice. My personal opinion is that VW is fighting a losing battle with the TDI's here in the US because the Gas is so cheap.
Also, The hybrid civic is a great idea. But, practically, until it is actually cheaper to drive for the average commuter, I think it's going to be a niche market car sold primarily to the highly environmentally conscious. 93 hp - 46/51 mileage...it takes a lot of miles to make up the price difference between that and the 115hp 32/38 base sedan or even the 127 hp 32/37 sedan. Toyota's 70hp 52/45 is even more expensive. These people must be very environmentally conscious.
#9632 of 16202 Backup Visibility
Oct 30, 2002 (5:54 am)
Like Wellresearched, I am very uncomfortable with the back window visibility of my 02 CR-V LX. The "visibility frame" is too high and won't let me see the bumper or lower grille of the car behind me when I parallel park.
My 93 Suzuki Sidekick provides much better rear window visibility than this new Honda. In fact, I've noticed several of the new model small SUVs have very cramped back window visibility areas, which are further obscured by seat headrests. This surprises and alarms me. I immediately removed my rear seat headrests, but it doesn't help with the parking visibility problem.
I'm going to look for this plastic thing-y that Seguy is talking about. Any idea what it's called?
I'm also with some of the other posts on wanting a hybrid CR-V. Although my CR-V is brand new and very nice, gas mileage is very important to me, and I would trade what I have in a heartbeat for the hybrid's gas mileage and conservation benefits. Hope Honda decides to offer us "environmental allies" a break!
Oct 30, 2002 (6:17 am)
would you still want the hybrid with a significant decrease in power and a significant increase in cost?
#9634 of 16202 Diesel CR-V Please!!!!
Oct 30, 2002 (6:35 am)
Did a bunch of research and test drives and narrowed down list for new family vehicle to Subaru Legacy, Outback, Forester; Honda CR-V; and VW wagons. 600+ miles on the '02 silver CR-V EX and enjoying it. Next up is replacement for my commuter '92 Civic VX (37+ MPG ave.)in next couple of years. The VW diesel TDIs are very attractive. The higher MPG and ability to use U.S. grown and processed B100 instead of imported dead dinosaurs are very attractive features. Environmental and foreign policy issues... two birds with one stone. A Honda Latitude or CR-V with a good CTDi or a better quality B6 Passat wagon TDI are choices hoped for in next two years or so. With lower sulfur petro-diesel available in U.S. in 2006(?) perhaps we'll have some choices. If a diesel CR-V was made available next year I would have to get a second job and then choose a color (eternal blue pearl?).
#9635 of 16202 plastic thingy
Oct 30, 2002 (6:41 am)
Sorry, forgot the name of it, but look at pepboys in the mirrors aisle. It works really good. If I have time tonight, I'll take pics of it through the car, although my wife doesn't get home til later and it gets dark by then. I'll see what I can do.
Oct 30, 2002 (6:55 am)
I completely agree with your assessment about bringing a diesel Honda to the U.S. The CRV would be awesome as a diesel!
The lower sulfur petro diesel does look like it will make the 2006 standard also!
Oct 30, 2002 (7:10 am)
The CRV is shaped like a brick, if we drive it at 75-80mph I doubt if we can get the advertised mpg rating of 26. I was getting 23-25 driving around 80mph but after we hit a deer with the beat up front end we went 60 to 65 and got over 30mpg on three consecutive tanks of gas! I have improved my in town mileage to the advertised 22mpg by inflating my tires to 35psi. Yes, it rides rougher. I would not sacrifice the peppy low end and available torque for better mileage.
Oct 30, 2002 (7:12 am)
The CRV mileage can easily attain 30+ mpg in a 55 to 60 mph trip! I wish it performed that well at a 70 mph trip.