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Honda CR-V, SUV
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#152 of 191 Yet Another New Owner
Mar 31, 2005 (3:20 pm)
Bought a 2005 LX FWD last night. Sahara sand metallic exterior, ivory interior with after-market leather, roof rack cross bars, and wheel locks.
Wife: Law student
Location: New Orleans (uptown)
Other car: 99 Civic LX
CR-V's name: don't have one yet
pets: two cats, one 58 lb boxer mix, one fish
What we like about the CR-V:
It's the best value we found in the small SUV market for our needs. It's spacious, has lots of storage, and comfortably seats five. But it still fits well in an urban environment without off-street parking. The gas mileage is good for the class. The acceleration, braking, and handling are all pretty decent. The standard safety feautures are hard to match for the price in class. We love the Honda reliability and resale value.
Honestly, I think the perfect vehicle for us would have the CR-V space and layout, the Forrester's performance and fuel economy, the Equinox's clever cargo area shelf, and the Hyundai warranty. When someone puts that on the market for what I just paid, I'll buy two.
Until then, the CR-V is the best fit.
Thanks to everyone who has been posting all the useful info here at Edmunds, and elsewhere. It's been very useful to us as we made our decision.
Looking forward to many happy years on the road in our CR-V.
#153 of 191 congrats bigeaux
Mar 31, 2005 (9:27 pm)
Congratulations. You'll love the car. Sounds like you got a great deal too...read over on the buying board.
I can't remember what msrp/invoice on the cross-bars is....did you compare to after market?
Have fun with it.
#154 of 191 Re: congrats bigeaux [bob05]
Apr 01, 2005 (8:12 am)
Invoice on the cross bars is $240. MSRP is $262 + installation. Got quotes as high as $337 installed.
#155 of 191 Re: Honda CRV Tire Chains? [varmint]
Apr 01, 2005 (5:24 pm)
I got cables for my 2003 CR-V ... from the Toyota dealer!
#156 of 191 Big Trouble with CRV
Apr 12, 2005 (1:18 pm)
I am hoping that someone in this Forum can help with this problem. I have a 2003 CRV (automatic) which intermittently jams or gets stuck when shifting gears. It will be fine for 2 months and then will not shift out of park or drive. It will then be ok again for weeks!!! It has been back to the Dealer four times. The first time, the dealership had the nerve to suggest that some women didn't know that the shift had to be pulled down to the left before the downward motion!!! The next time they replaced the whole shift mechanism. The last 2 times (the last of which I made them tow it from my driveway) they claimed nothing came out on tests and that they could not replicate the problem!!! Before resorting to legal action, I am asking all if anyone has heard of this...does anyone have advice? Thanks
#157 of 191 Re: Big Trouble with CRV [bettya]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 12, 2005 (1:31 pm)
Well.. you may have a problem I can't diagnose, but I'll have the nerve to make a suggestion...lol.
When you come to a stop, with your foot still on the brake, engage the parking brake, then (foot still on the brake), shift your car into park. When you release your foot from the brake, your car should not roll or move (even six inches).
When starting the car, put foot on brake, shift car into gear, then release parking brake..
This keeps the transmission from doing the job that the parking brake is intended for...
This might help.. if it doesn't, then there may truly be something else wrong with your transmission or shifter.
#158 of 191 Re: Big Trouble with CRV [kyfdx]
Apr 13, 2005 (9:01 am)
Thank you for your reply--I have tried doing essentially what you suggest--still a problem. This am, I started car and it would not shift out of Park. Yesterday, things were perfect. Honda denies a transmission problem !! Regards, bettya
#159 of 191 new on board with forum
Apr 24, 2005 (7:49 pm)
Hello... Vootrunner here which I borrowed from the Johanan Vasquez's cartoon "Invader Zim". Actually that is my 2001 Kia Rio, but this is for my newly purchased 4/23/05 Honda CRV EX 4WD for my wife. I am new to forums so you may have to direct me a bit.. I appreciate the help in advance.
It is almost 24 hours since we drove off the lot and the XM "ready" radio is kind of bumming me out. It appears from wandering around the net tonite that not only is this XM "NOT ready", but if I want to use the existing CD 6 disc in dash system, I have to get Honda to put the system in? Tell me that this is not true.. If so, my naivete is once again at play. And $600-700 for that installation? I knew I was forgetting something in my dealing for a lower price....
looking for advice, sympathy, anything to put my mind at ease... I didn't really care if it came with XM or not, but my wife was kind of hoping for it...
ON a positive note.. tell me I made the right purchase instead of the Kia Sportage.
#160 of 191 Re: new on board with forum [vootrunner]
Apr 25, 2005 (6:59 am)
the XM "ready" radio is kind of bumming me out.
There have been a lot of comments and discussion about this. Honda's XM receiver is over priced, but it has the elegance of operating through the headunit so that you don't have an add on module hanging on your dash.
There are other options. There's at least one company making a wiring adapter for the Honda headunit that will allow you to add auxiliary inputs so that you can attach a more reasonably priced XM or Sirius receiver. Of course then you'd have to find a place to mount the receiver so you can see it's display.
tell me I made the right purchase instead of the Kia Sportage.
You made the right purchase decision. While the Sportage is very attractive in terms of price and features, it's still a Kia. Their reliability is starting to improve, but they're still not up to the standard of American made vehicles, let alone in the same class as Honda or Toyota. I'm sure you'll enjoy your CR-V for many years to come.
#161 of 191 about keys
Apr 25, 2005 (5:29 pm)
How many keys(remote and regular) did you guys get with your CR-V??? Does anyone know how much a remote key costs from the dealership? Thanks!