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Honda CR-V, Acura, SUV
#250 of 268 picked up my 2005 on Monday
Oct 13, 2004 (4:30 pm)
silver EX - seems like a nice car. Safety features are impressive. Car was built in Japan.
#251 of 268 '05 Any Quieter
Oct 13, 2004 (5:34 pm)
Test drove an '04 CRV and found it very noisy. Drove my 01 pathfinder over the same road to compare. Does anyone know if the '05 CRV is any better.
#252 of 268 Re: '05 Any Quieter [greenie1]
Oct 13, 2004 (6:23 pm)
The new 5-sp auto may result in lower rpm, which would mean less noise.
#253 of 268 Re: Cdn CRV [totallycewl]
Oct 13, 2004 (7:18 pm)
Honda's Canadian site is bush (not George W.). New model updates are always late. The "Build Your Honda" function is not as detailed as the US site.
#254 of 268 Re: Canadian CR-V [varmint]
Oct 13, 2004 (7:28 pm)
Good article but it doesn't mention the drive by wire improved throttle and the cam driven all wheel drive mentioned earlier. Do you think it's a Canadian car?
Has anyone driven an '05 to see if these two items make a difference? Can anyone explain what the cam driven AWD is all about?
#255 of 268 honda crv se 2005
Oct 14, 2004 (5:40 am)
hi i just picked up my honda crv 2005 se in black i love it . i have had a toyota rav 2000 and this autio blows that away. the dealer knew all about the oil change fire problem said the problem was techs not doing oil change properly. picked up the car for only 1200 under sticker i am very happy with price.
#256 of 268 Re: Canadian CR-V [totallycewl]
Oct 14, 2004 (8:26 am)
Yep, I'm sure it was a Canadian vehicle. There are several differences between the trim levels here in the US and Canada. The author's remarks hit on a few of those items.
The article seems to focus on what the reviewer was able to observe, and only that. It isn't even clear that he/she drove the car. Instead it focused a great deal on features, cosmetics, and Honda's market plans (supplied in press material, no doubt). In short, it was not a technical or performance-oriented review. With that understood, it's no surprise that the new AWD and throttle system were not mentioned.
Frankly, it would cost Honda more money to use the old RT4WD system in the Canadian vehicles than it would to use the new one. Why manufacture and install two different designs when you can use one?
That's one of the reasons why Honda cars tend to have high levels of equipment in the base and middle models and not many options. Offering options only complicates the manufacturing process and multiplies the headaches for the guys who do inventory.
So, yeah, the Canadian CR-V should have the same stuff as the US market.
#257 of 268 Honda.ca website
Oct 14, 2004 (5:23 pm)
The canadian honda website seems to be correct now. It lists the VSA, 16" wheels, curtain airbags and steering wheel audio controls among other new features. It doesn't specify whether or not the rt4wd is updated or not, but presumably it is.
#258 of 268 Re: 1200 under sticker [eddieo396]
Oct 15, 2004 (4:48 am)
Unless a trade-in was involved, I would be interested to know what you actually paid---total drive-out price and the components of that price: sales tax, tag fees, and the total amount that the dealer received, including its documentary and advertising fees, etc.