Last post on Mar 29, 2008 at 4:13 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Saturn VUE, Car Safety, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
Apr 29, 2005 (7:14 am)
Sounds like your Honda dealer has a limited amount of V's on his lot? Where did you find a V6 CRV?
#767 of 775 Re: My CR-V got killed....!!!!! [dsn2965]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 29, 2005 (7:58 am)
Why don't you look for a used '99-'01 CRV, since you like that model so well? Plenty of them out there.. .equipped just like yours..
#768 of 775 Sorry to read about your CR-V
Apr 29, 2005 (9:36 am)
That's a bummer.
I think the Element still comes in green. 2002 through 2004 CR-Vs also came in green.
But to address the real source of your frustration, Honda has never offered a plethora of options. They make cars two or three ways... well-equipped, loaded, or really loaded. It's easier to build a car with only a few variations than to build a car with a hundred variations. The simplicity of Honda's approach means higher quality and lower costs for the consumers (as well as more profit for them).
I think you just got lucky that the 1998 CR-V offered exactly what you want with nothing else. Today you could probably buy a RAV4 with only those options you want, but you'll pay as much as a CR-V with the extras.
In 1998, the CR-V came with fewer trim options than they do now. Nowadays, people are demanding more from these small SUVs. For example, there were none with a V6 when you bought the CR-V. Now there are six or seven. As such the prices have gone up and the option packages have increased.
#769 of 775 Re: My CR-V got killed....!!!!! [dsn2965]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 29, 2005 (1:18 pm)
"Women either buy or influence the purchase of 85 percent of all new cars and trucks sold in the United States today."
Maybe you can give the guy at the VUE store a copy of the article:
The Gender Gap - Do Dealerships Treat Women Differently?
Or just send your wife to the dealership alone....
May 01, 2005 (7:54 am)
Guess they haven't shipped us any of these yet!
#771 of 775 Re: A V-6 CRV ! [isellhondas]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2006 (2:56 pm)
Maybe in the '07's?
#772 of 775 Re: A V-6 CRV ! [isellhondas]
Jun 29, 2006 (5:56 am)
They do, it is called Saturn Vue Redline, ships with a Honda V6.
#773 of 775 Re: A V-6 CRV ! [blueiedgod]
Sep 07, 2006 (6:38 am)
While shopping last month, we tested out one and IMO, the engine was the only redeeming quality of that thing. Hated it.
#774 of 775 FWIW - we just traded a 2003 Vue for a 2008 CR-V
Dec 04, 2007 (1:49 pm)
After spending a huge amount of money this summer just to keep the Vue running (it had around 86000 miles on it), we decided to get rid of it while it was up and running. We turned down some trades we thought were sub par, but when it left us on the side of the road the very next week, we took it from the Saturn dealership to the Honda dealership as soon as it was fixed.
The Vue (4-cyl. AWD, Vti) drove well, got good gas mileage and looked good. However, it was ALWAYS breaking down. We were on our third transmission (just waiting for it to go out on us) and it seemed like every time we took it in for an oil change, something else needed to be fixed.
#775 of 775 My impressions of both and why I bought a CRV over a Vue
Mar 29, 2008 (4:13 pm)
Here is what I posted on the Vue forum:
Thanks to all your posts, it came down to a Vue or a CRV, my wife and I decided to get the CRV for the following reasons, none of which were huge, but added up:
- Overall driver feel was a bit "tigher".
- Factory Sunroof.
- Telescoping and further down tilt on the wheel than the Vue.
- Gas milage difference (yes, with that comes less power).
- Better DIC info.
- Duel zone heating/cooling.
- Captains chairs for driver/passenger.
- Outside mirrors a bit smaller.
- Got at invoice, so no real difference there.
What we gave up:
- Onstar free for a year.
- More power (less mpg)
- Overall body styling an edge for the Vue (except the mirrors).
- Universal home remote.
- Paid a bit more, but mostly for the sunroof.
The other thing is the cost of ownership...somewhere south of $10,000 cost to own less for the CRV under the Vue. I liked both, but the CRV, with the cost of gas and all things being fairly equal, won out for us.