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#127 of 2854 Re: Cargo space - 2006 RAVV 4 or 2007 CR-V? [babushka]
Jul 06, 2006 (4:30 am)
have a 1998 civic now, need a small SUV for my next car, very dissapointed by the cargo space of the 2006 honda cr-v. hate that the seats do not fold flat and instead flip up, loose alot of space. this issue has forced me to consider RAV 4..... anyone know if this issue has been remedied in the 2007 version of CR-V? was planning to buy shortly but would be willing to hold out for a 2007 honda if it is, but based on prior threads am concerned. anyone with accurate info on this subject please help!
Of course they fold flat, they tumble forward and recess into the space between the front and rear seats. To that you have to slide the rear seats all the way to the rear (yes, Gen 2 rear seats slide back and forth, like the front ones).
Looks like Gen 3 will have less cargo room than Gen 2.
#128 of 2854 Re: Cargo space - 2006 RAVV 4 or 2007 CR-V? [babushka]
Jul 06, 2006 (5:48 am)
...dissapointed by the cargo space of the 2006 honda cr-v.
The current CR-V has more cargo space than many larger SUVs that cost a lot more. Not sure what you are expecting. It is a small SUV.
#129 of 2854 Re: Not Nostradamus [jmurman42]
Jul 06, 2006 (7:58 am)
I heard the same thing with the 2006 Civic...and the 2007 Fit.
And the '02 CR-V. Funny how everyone loves the current design and thinks the new model is horrible. The exact same things were said when the '02 was coming out but at that time they hated the new '02. Hmmm....
#130 of 2854 Re: Cargo space - 2006 RAVV 4 or 2007 CR-V? [drive62]
Jul 06, 2006 (7:59 am)
My thoughts too.
I can and have carried dressers, 2X4X8's, christmas trees, sand bags/rocks, golden retrievers and a ton of baby stuf...strollers, bags, etc. My 2004 does everything that I need in this sized car. The ONLY time I needed anything larger was to carry two sheets of sry wall (which I cut down and then carried anyway) and wood flooring for a remodel project.
#131 of 2854 Re: Not Nostradamus [drive62]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 06, 2006 (8:10 am)
Hey, that's kinda like what happens when we have a site redesign or upgrade. Suddenly everyone just LOVES what we were doing in 1998 (except we had no search features, no profiles, no "tracked items" tool...)
#132 of 2854 Re: Not Nostradamus [kirstie_h]
Jul 06, 2006 (8:39 am)
People HATE change. Whether the change is good or not isn't important.
Jul 06, 2006 (9:18 am)
The thing is the outgoing CR-V was a compact but had mid-size aspirations. The back seat was limo-like. Varmint keeps bringing up the large amount of cargo space when you fold the seats.
The new one seems more like what it is, a compact, with no mid-size aspirations. In that regard yes that could cost them a few sales.
#134 of 2854 Tail lights, part I
Jul 06, 2006 (9:20 am)
I didn't like the first gen's tail lights because of the sheet metal under them, the way they wrapped around the corners reminded me of the dustbuster vans, just add the spare:
#135 of 2854 Tail lights, part II
Jul 06, 2006 (9:22 am)
For the 2nd gen, they made them a little more interesting, it looked more like a Volvo V70, right down to the bumper that came up to meet the tail lights:
#136 of 2854 Tail lights, part III
Jul 06, 2006 (9:25 am)
Now the evolution is complete, and the 3rd gen has IMO the best looking tail lights of any CR-V design.
It looks more like the Volvo V90 SUV, now that the spare is gone and they almost gave it an S-like curvature. IMO it's the best feature on the entire design:
OK, I hate the underbite up front but I thought I'd at least point out one feature I did like better.