Last post on Nov 22, 2011 at 3:06 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Car Safety, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#7713 of 8533 Re: Opening the rear hatch [scape2]
May 03, 2006 (9:27 am)
For every "expert" I can find another "expert" that says something contrary..
Feel free to post them. One of your recent suggestions for finding information already proves you wrong.
Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Consumer Reports and Motorweek are all pretty respectable publications/review programs. As I said, feel free to post these other "experts" but if it's Bob Bumpas from the Picayune Times it ain't gonna cut it (no offense to Bob or Picayune ).
#7714 of 8533 Re: 2007 CR-V [midwesttrader]
May 03, 2006 (9:23 am)
We do not recommend the Escape because of a tip-up in the government rollover test.
Consumer Reports reported this almost two years ago. Posted it here and basically no repsonse.
#7715 of 8533 Re: Opening the rear hatch [drive62]
May 03, 2006 (10:57 am)
Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Consumer Reports and Motorweek are all pretty respectable publications/review programs.
In Scape's defence: "It is all a conspiracy on part of Honda to brainwash Americans into believing that Honda products are the best. See, Hond ahad this plan to build great and very reliable cars in the 80's, and now that everyone believes that Honda builds great cars, they just market utter cow dung, and then bribe the editors at all these magazines and website to say that it is better than competition. Conspiracy, I tell you!"
I bet you JFK and Jimmy Hoffa are laughing their behinds off on some remote paradise island sipping margaritas. Their only fear is that Scape will figure them out next.
#7716 of 8533 Re: Automatics will redline, too [thegraduate]
May 03, 2006 (4:55 pm)
I don't know what automatic you drive that shifts well below redline as you say they do if the throttle isn't floored. Shoot, my 1996 Accord I-4 4-speed Auto will still shoot over 6,000 RPM (Redline is 6,300 RPM in that car) if you floor it and hold it up to a shift point (38MPH, 77MPH, don't know about higer speed-shift points). If your Auto-equipped Escape doesn't operate in this manner, then you need to have your transmission inspected and fixed, because it should rev to near, if not at, redline, when floored in a standing acceleration run. I hope your car doesn't have problems, and instead, you are mistaken about how an automatic works when going at WOT.
Exactly. If your automatic transmission doesn't hold revs until the redline it isn't working correctly. Also, like I said before, you can't tout 200 hp all the time if you never rev about 4000 rpm, cuz guess what, you ain't makin' 200 horses 4000 rpm. You ain't even at the torque peak. Not in an Escape, at least.
PS - I was riding with a buddy in an M3 today and guess what...he was REDLINING it THROUGH the GEARS! Through second gear, at least. It didn't even blow up. In fact, it was pretty fun!!!
#7717 of 8533 New pics of Escape Twin
May 03, 2006 (6:58 pm)
The revised Mercury Mariner looks like an Escape with makeup on its face.
#7718 of 8533 Re: Automatics will redline, too [dromedarius]
May 03, 2006 (8:46 pm)
Why doesn't it surprise me, that another Honda fan would only believe another Honda fan on what he knows about transmissions.. surprise!
There is nothing wrong with my transmission. Yet another Honda spoof. My car does redline but it doesn't "Hold" it like you can with a 5spd. Do you guys know how to drive a 5spd? I used to race and build Hot rods in my younger years by the way. So, I do know plenty about transmissions/HP/torque/Torque curves ect.. But.. Hey I'm a Ford fan, I don't know anyting right!??
#7719 of 8533 Re: 2007 CR-V [midwesttrader]
May 03, 2006 (8:44 pm)
Of course once again.. you post all the negatives about the Escape and positives about the CRV.. Gee, you fail to menion the overall reliability of the Escape compared to the CRV? why?
#7720 of 8533 Re: Opening the rear hatch [blueiedgod]
May 03, 2006 (8:57 pm)
This kind of sounds like the never ending fairy tale of Honda's legendary reliability, you keep hearing about in the media, yet the internet chat rooms you find plenty of peeved of Honda owners.. Who do you believe?.
Ever wonder why so few people know about the Honda transmission issues? I can't tell you how many people I have had to point this out to, that knew absolutely nothing about it. And what about the absolutely fall on your face debut of the Odessey?? This vehicle had so many problems its first year, yet still won best mini-van?? The Escape had issues and it was plastered all over the news, papers, internet ect.. What about the Honda Pilot that left the Edmunds reviewer stranded?? LOL! Its ok though because the media tells you its ok, and it has the silver "H" on the hood, really its ok...
#7721 of 8533 Re: Automatics will redline, too [scape2]
May 03, 2006 (9:19 pm)
I used to race and build Hot rods in my younger years by the way.
Yeah, but back in those days Henry Ford was still selling cars with whatever color you wanted - as long as it was black! (JUST KIDDING!) Sorry - I couldn't resist.
Hey I'm a Ford fan ...
Only a true Ford fan would appreciate my previous remark.