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Honda CR-V, SUV
#20 of 39 Used 4Runner vs CR-V
Sep 23, 2002 (7:56 am)
Only time I would recommend the 4Runner over the CR-V is for heavy hauling and boulder-bashing offroad.
The CR-V is far superior in snowy, icey road conditions. The 4Runner needs to have its 4wd manaully activated. This type system is not a real advantage on road. The 4WD Low range on a 4Runner is nice to have, and you can pull other vehicles out of ditches, but for DRIVING on all but zero-traction surfaces the CR-V wins. The worst slipping in snowy conditions often occurs when starting out from a dead stop, with the CR-V such spinning is quickly brought to a halt, all with ANY driver interaction...
If you want to look at another (used) Toyota product that has a drive system that compares to the CR-V, you should consider the Lexus RX-300.
(It is possible that Toyota will be equipping the 2003 top-of-the-line 4Runner LTD with a full time AWD system, but it will be the Pilot or MDX price range)
#21 of 39 Where is the 2003 models?
Sep 23, 2002 (2:38 pm)
Does anyone have a guess when the 2003's will hit the Northern California area?
#22 of 39 Colors for 2003 CRVs
Sep 23, 2002 (2:39 pm)
I picked up a brochure for the 2003 CRVs on Friday, the 20th. The exterior colors were the same as the 2002. There might be different combinations of exterior and interior colors.
#23 of 39 thanks for responding
Sep 23, 2002 (4:28 pm)
rere... thanks for responding to my question. I've done a lot of research and will have an opportunity to test drive a CRV tomorrow. If I like it, I'm planning on buying. I may put my name on the list for the 2003 model or I may just drive the 2002 home. It depends on whether or not I'll get any price break on the 2002. It doesn't seem likely in this market!
#24 of 39 2003 CRVs
Sep 27, 2002 (4:44 am)
I've been told by a few dealers that they expect the 2003 CRVs in November. Some have even said mid-November and that there are no changes from the 2002.
#25 of 39 2003 CR-V
Sep 27, 2002 (12:33 pm)
I wish they can put a color-keyed bumper on CR-V. It looks like everywhere in the world except US has the color-keyed bumper on CR-V. Check out www.honda.com and click Honda Worldwide to see what they have in the rest of the world.
#27 of 39 2003 CR-V, to buy, or not to buy..
Oct 21, 2002 (4:39 pm)
My wife is unsure about maybe purchasing new 2003 CR-V, AWD EX.
She drives a Jeep and was looking at the new
Jeep models, as she wanted something she feels
safe, driving, especially in winter.
Wife test drove the Jeep Liberty Limited and
was thinking about buying a new Jeep.
Now that the 2003 CR-V is out, would you
opt for this vehicle, or the Jeep, and why?
#28 of 39 Re: 2003 CRV buy not buy
Oct 24, 2002 (4:31 pm)
Check out www.highwaysafety.org and pull up crash test results for 2002 Honda CRV and Jeep Liberty. The data pretty much answers that question in terms of safety.
#29 of 39 News for 2003 CR-V
Oct 25, 2002 (8:58 am)
Still long wait and pay MSRP. Can't wait to see the Special Edition with color keyed bumper, door handles and leather seats. Honda usually introduces the Special Edition toward to last (maybe two) model year.