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You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, SUV
#177 of 782 Re: October Demand [varmint]
Nov 01, 2006 (4:25 pm)
If not for that stupid rear door side-swing arrangement, and the spare on it, I would have purchased the CR-V in 2005 instead of my Forester. CR and others have always given it good reliability ratings. The edge went to Subaru for the safety equipment and CR's top ratings of it.
Now I am very pleased with my Subie, but I have to tell you guys, looking at the new 2007 CR-V, when I am ready to get another car to replace it (probably 2008), I will once again be giving Honda a long look.
#178 of 782 Re: October Demand [varmint]
Nov 01, 2006 (6:46 pm)
It's way too early of course, pent up demand for a redesigned model etc. But assuming the new 'V does meet Honda's sales forecasts will there be a serving of humble pie anywhere?
#179 of 782 Re: October Demand [varmint]
Nov 01, 2006 (6:56 pm)
"Honda sold 20,413 of the I4 only CR-V with reactive AWD."
That's for the new CR-V only?
#180 of 782 Re: October Demand [bodble2]
Nov 01, 2006 (7:26 pm)
No way to be certain of the mix, but I doubt it. Don't see how they could have that many new units on hand at launch.
#181 of 782 Re: October Demand [varmint]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 01, 2006 (7:31 pm)
The impression I get from this link I found a short while ago is that they were new ones (and the link quotes Honda as the source):
"Sales of the all-new 2007 Honda CR-V totaled 20,413, representing an increase of 95.7 percent in its first full month of sales while shattering the previous all-time record by 3,744 units from July 2005."
Guess there was a lot of pent up demand to get that tire off the rear door, lol, but the numbers are a bit hard to believe.
Ah, just found another link that contradicts the 3,744 number:
"Import truck sales were indicative of Honda division selling 20,413 CR-V units, an increase of 95.7%, compared to 10,850 units in the same period a year ago." (Note that this blurb doesn't specify "all-new" CR-Vs, but it's still a 95% increase).
#182 of 782 Re: October Demand [varmint]
Nov 01, 2006 (7:31 pm)
Well, it would be "typical" of them to have 10,000 shipped. Most likely 5,000 units spread around the country at launch, another 5,000 on the boats, or shipping from US plants.
#183 of 782 ROOF STORAGE ON SUBARU FORESTER
Nov 01, 2006 (11:22 pm)
Does anyone have experience using luggage or storage container on the roof of the Forester? HOw do it handle?
How much does it affect mpg? etc.
THanks so much, I bought a Subaru yesterday, now having buyers' remorse about the lack of space in the rear for suitcases, etc.
#184 of 782 Re: ROOF STORAGE ON SUBARU FORESTER [patvizina]
Nov 01, 2006 (11:25 pm)
If it has roof rails, you will need to purchase the cross rails and either a basket or container. It doesn't effect the handling or performance, as weight is limited, but the larger enclosed carrier will hold 4 suitcases and stuff.....
#185 of 782 Re: October Demand [varmint]
Nov 02, 2006 (6:46 am)
Honda sold 20,413 of the I4 only CR-V with reactive AWD.
I'm wondering how many of those were replacements for old gen CR-Vs?
The next time any of you are driving by a Honda dealer, glance over and see how many used CR-Vs are on the lot. I know this applies to all manufacturers but it has always seemed to me that Honda buyers are quicker to replace their 3-4 year old Honda with the latest and greatest. Anyone else notice this or have some data to back it up or shut me up?
#186 of 782 Re: October Demand [baggs32]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 02, 2006 (7:02 am)
Excellent question. The average length of ownership for all cars in the US is 5.2 years, according to Forbes. It's apparently 4 years in Canada (pdf file) although Canada Trust says it's 8 years.
Honda is right at the 4 year average in Canada, with the "younger" Kia and Hyundai population trading more often.
In the U.K. a study says that "CR-V owners are the least likely to change their car, with the model achieving the highest average length of ownership." link