Last post on Feb 21, 2007 at 9:37 AM
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#1425 of 1426 2007 Honda CR-V OR 2007 VW Passat Wagon 2.0T - Suggestions?
Feb 20, 2007 (12:45 pm)
2007 Honda CR-V
Iam in the market for a 2007 CR-V EX-L With Navi. Based on my research during the last few days, Understood
that CR-V is going MSRP (The Max i could come up with is MSRP - $500) and Still Wait for a few weeks to
actually get the car delivered.
Here are my questions..
(1). Do any of the NEW CR-V Owners feel that the low end torque is little less?? (I felt it when i was test
driving yesterday -- Propably because its a 4 Cyl Fuel Efficient SUV and we never owned a SUV before).
(2). I also felt that the engine noise was little more particularly when the CR-V starts accelarating?
Are (1) and (2) -- something that is expected from a Fuel Eff 4 Cyl SUV??
VW Passat Wagon 2.0T --
After my initial impression with CR-V (Particularly MSRP on the CR-V).. Iam starting to think towards
07 VW Passat Wagon 2.0T with Package # 2 and NAVI
My driving impressions were good on this, However i might loose some space for the rear seats compared to CR-V
Liked the EPA Mileage and Truck Space.
With all the gadgets this is just $2k over the CR-V (I was offered below invoice).
However iam concerned about the reliability of VW and Any feedback on the VW NAVI(Could not see one yesterday
on the dealers lot, Does it do Voice Recognition?)
Comments are welcome and Thanks in Advance..
#1426 of 1426 Re: 2007 Honda CR-V OR 2007 VW Passat Wagon 2.0T - Suggestions? [pro5moh]
Feb 21, 2007 (9:37 am)
A couple of other things to think about - the VW is a turbo and needs premium fuel. I doubt your maintenance costs will be as low as the Honda. Plus, no AWD, less ground clearance, if that matters to you.
Advantages? Better handling, probably less noise.
Honda's NAV wins all kinds of awards, so I bet it's much easier to use.
No experience with VW, but I took a road trip with a buddy in his S4 convertible (sweet!) and the thing I liked least about it was the NAV. Took him a good 15 minutes once to find a single address, which you enter key by key (no touch screen).
Try before you buy, that's all.