Last post on Nov 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Car Safety, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#8002 of 8533 Re: '08 Escape [nearmsp]
Dec 23, 2006 (3:38 pm)
My first car was a (used) 1978 Mercury Monarch (Ford Granada). I was constantly replacing blown radiator hoses and I also replaced the thermostat. I didn't think those were major problems.
My second car was a (used) 1972 Ford Mustang. I had numerous problems and eventually it required a repair that cost more than the car was worth, so I got rid of it.
I then bought a (new) 1990 Nissan Sentra. At 113K miles, it needed a new transmission. I sold the car instead of trying to fix it.
I bought a (new) 1996 Honda Civic which had no problems until I had to sell it 18 months later, due to the loss of my job.
My neighbor gave me a 1986 Ford Taurus. There is not enough room here for me to list every problem I had with that car. Fortunately for me, a drunk driver totaled the car and I got more money than I could have sold it for. I spent more money on that "freebie" than I like to admit.
In 2002, I got a 1991 Subaru Loyale. My friend sold it to me for less than MV. It had some problems, mostly due to parts wearing out. I couldn't complain too much about that one.
I won a 2005 Honda CR-V. It was great. It got totaled four weeks ago. I got a great payoff from the insurance company.
So, when it came time to buy a replacement, I didn't hesitate. I got myself a 2006 CR-V.
Even if someone "gave" me a Ford again, I would decline the offer. No thanks!
FORD=Fix Or Repair Daily
#8003 of 8533 Re: '08 Escape [thestormer]
Dec 23, 2006 (7:08 pm)
But the CR-V is such a girls' vehicle. Don't you mind the guys laughing?
#8004 of 8533 Re: '08 Escape [lostwrench]
Dec 23, 2006 (7:39 pm)
Whether it is a girls' vehicle or not, I like the way it looks (the 2006, NOT the 2007).
And I'm the one laughing...I won my 2005 CR-V EX. After it was totaled and I got my insurance check, I got a 2006 CR-V SE for an additional $300. The guys can laugh all they want every month when they pay their car loan.
#8005 of 8533 Re: '08 Escape [lostwrench]
Dec 23, 2006 (8:31 pm)
Haha, that's the problem with people dismissing cars because of image...
If you like the vehicle, you are a guy, and its not a pink VW Beetle with purple polka dots, I think you should get it if it is what you want. One of the best vehicles to drive at my size (I'm a 6'4" 19 year old) was our Honda Odyssey minivan. I loved that thing; of course, I like the Accord we traded it on, too, since the Accord became MY car!
#8006 of 8533 traded '01 Tribute for '07 CRV
Dec 23, 2006 (9:05 pm)
Tribute basic design on paper looked great and definitely back in '01 it was a HOT suv. After 68,000 miles with most repairs done by warranty it was decision time. We replaced the OEM tires with a more aggressive tread - mileage dropped another 1 or 2 and it wasn't exactly terrific mileage to start with anyway we began to visit showrooms and do test drives. We didn't even bother with the Escape/Tribute as the basic engineering didn't change from '01 and we knew that the autobox is weak and certain maintenance was going to be a pain. The rear spark plug replacement was at least a $100 labor - stupid cost. Then there were parts wearing out that should have lasted longer along with the other issues like wind noise and light housing fogging that just pointed to the fact that this is trade in time.
The new CRV engineering and build quality can't be even compared to Ford's. On paper the dimensions are very close - however, the ride is on par and acceleration is surprisingly good. I have had other Fords and Hondas with a smattering of others and unfortunately the domestic corporate world of Ford/GM/Chrysler still don't get it - its the product that sells. If I go car shopping the "domestic" list is short....Corvette. I just don't understand how Nissan, Toyota and Honda can screw together their cars in the USA and have better product quality and Fords, Chevy's etc. are prone to exhibit more defects, etc.
#8007 of 8533 Re: '08 Escape [thegraduate]
Dec 24, 2006 (11:55 am)
"Wow scape, you're really stretching it here bucko - save yourself a little credibility and read what you wrote before you click "Post My Message" because you are making less and less sense here lately. "
Better practice what thou preaches.. Kind of like you posting pics of the interior of the Fusion, claiming the gear selector is in the way of the climate controls.. yet the car was in PARK! LOL!
Tell me how you redline an automatic transmission?
#8008 of 8533 Re: '08 Escape [blueiedgod]
Dec 24, 2006 (11:58 am)
kind of funny how CRV owners use the numbers found on the net to support CRV and all the worst numbers to dish out on the Escape.. Hmmm....
Dec 24, 2006 (12:03 pm)
are you doing in here graduate? are you following me? Ever owned a CRV? or an Escape?
I am a CRV owners worst nightmare. An Escape owner with real world good experiences..
#8010 of 8533 Re: 'What? [scape2]
Dec 24, 2006 (4:54 pm)
I am a CRV (sic) owners worst nightmare. An Escape owner with real world good experiences..
If your experiences were so good, why did you get rid of your Escape?
Find one reviewer (someone who does it for a living, is knowledgeable about autos and isn't going by anecdotal evidence) who prefers the Escape over the CR-V. CR-V owners don't have to defend their vehicle (or brand) like you do for the Escape and Ford. The CR-V and Honda are recognized as being superior to the Escape and Ford in every measureable category. You need to accept the facts.
#8011 of 8533 Re: '08 Escape [scape2]
Dec 24, 2006 (5:16 pm)
Tell me how you redline an automatic transmission?
Floor it. If your car doesn't get you right up against redline, that's poor transmission tuning.
Kind of like you posting pics of the interior of the Fusion, claiming the gear selector is in the way of the climate controls.. yet the car was in PARK! LOL!
And? Sorry, I tend to make adjustments to my vehicle stereo and climate system (like when I turn on the defogger) BEFORE I pull out into traffic (hence: in Park).