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Honda CR-V, Acura, SUV
Aug 14, 2004 (6:20 pm)
So back in 1998 Leather was not a factory option, but rather a dealer accessory (dealer installed option) when we bought our 1998 Integra GS-R. It was billed by the dealer and was rolled into our purchase price.
Some facts about our experience at the time:
1. The dealer did not install the leather, but rather the job was farmed out to a custom installer who installed a custom fit leather system from Classic Soft. http://www.classicsofttrim.com/
2. The fit and quality of the product over the last 6 years has been excellent. The leather has "weathered" very nicely and looks better every day. The kit included the steering wheel, door inserts and trim, and the shift knob and boot.
3. The leather had it's own warranty of 1 year. We had one issue with a side bolster, a Classic Soft branded installer came to our house and replaced the offending section. I looked at their website now and their newer warranties are 3 years/36,000 miles.
4. The leather was connelly grade (meaning it was vat dyed Vs. spray dyed) and was/is .28 millimeters. In 1999, Acura offered leather as a factory installed option using .13 millimeter material. Bleh...
If the CR-V "dealer installed" leather for 2005 is anything like our 1998 experience, you can sign me up now. Actually we're still fishing around for a 2004. Given our past experience, I will be visiting the folks as Classic Soft again.
Hope that helps,
#141 of 268 Re: how soon? [rhouser2]
Aug 16, 2004 (11:05 am)
If past experience with Honda holds true with the 2005 CRV, there will be much speculation, but Honda will not release any details right up until the vehicle itself is released. Honda has an annoying habit of doing that.
#142 of 268 I agree with that..
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 16, 2004 (12:10 pm)
I have a co-worker who is at the Marysville assembly plant every day.. and he couldn't find out any news on the new TL last year, even a week before they shipped.
#143 of 268 5-speed auto confirmed?
Aug 28, 2004 (8:12 am)
Is this a definite feature of the '05 CR-V? If so, any info on MPG?
Aug 28, 2004 (8:44 am)
Just had my 5K oil change done on our '04 CRV (and no engine fire BTW). While waiting at the dealer I picked up new '05 Civic and Civic Si brochures. In the back of each brochure there are small pictures of all the the '05 models, except the Odyssey.
From what I can tell, the '05 CRV now has two horizontal chrome bars in the grill, and the wheels do look different and larger, most likely 16" units. The tires may (?) be a lower profile too, but it's hard to tell from that image.
Aug 29, 2004 (8:00 am)
Bob, did you notice a change in the shape of the driving lights?
Another site has pics of the 2005 CR-V from the UK. It shows a slightly different front bumper than the standard UK bumper. The biggest difference being larger driving lights.
Aug 29, 2004 (8:11 am)
Yes, good catch!
I just took the brochure outside and compared it with our CRV, and the "plug" where the fog lamps go is now round, so the front bumper is (very!) slightly different too.
#147 of 268 2005 CR-V Details?
Sep 02, 2004 (10:12 am)
I don't know if this is hogwash or not, but for what it's worth this is what I recently stumbled across:
2005 Honda CR-V
Improved exterior styling: redesigned lamps, front bumper, headlight, side still, and front grille
ABS, VSA and S-SRS standard on all trim levels
Standard five speed automatic transmission
16” wheel for all trim levels plus new EX alloy wheel design and LX steel wheel design
New Arch flare with one-piece mud guard
Larger seatback pockets and improved ivory interior color
New retractable grab rail
New integrated keyless remote entry
Steering wheel mounted audio controls and outside temperature gauge added to EX trim level
New Cam-driven Real Time™ 4WD mechanism on all models (replaces hydraulic pump-type system)
New Special Edition trim level that includes heated leather seats and door mirrors, leather steering wheel and shift knob, body-colored bumpers, side molding, door handles and hard spare tire cover
Three new colors exterior – Silver Moss, Redondo Red Pearl, Sahara Sand
Exclusive SE trim exterior color – Pewter Pearl
#148 of 268 Re: '05 [rsholland]
Sep 02, 2004 (5:50 pm)
Any significant changes to the Civic for '05?
#149 of 268 Re: '05 [bodble2]
Sep 02, 2004 (6:29 pm)