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#2182 of 2854 wind buffeting
Mar 01, 2007 (2:20 pm)
i'd appreciate if anyone else here with an '07 CR-V would try this and report back here so i can see if this happens to everyone. while underway, if we open the right rear window (keeping all other windows and the moonroof closed), we get the strangest buffeting inside. it is like a loud "woof-woof-woof sound". it starts to go away if we crack another window, etc.
btw, i shave by a cold mountain stream with nothing except my Buck knife
#2183 of 2854 Re: wind buffeting [snoopy21]
Mar 01, 2007 (3:29 pm)
That buffeting is very common on a number of small suv's. That is exactly why I didn't buy a Highlander a number of years ago. We were on the final test drive on a highway (my wife driving since it was going to be her vehicle), and she hit the wrong window button putting down the window. It about blew out our heads with the buffeting. I was saying 'shut the window', but she didn't know which button to put it back up, so we drove a while that way. The salesman was in the back seat.....and after the window was finally back up said, gee...that was pretty bad. Needless to say, we didn't buy the car.
Always open a second opposite window.
#2184 of 2854 Re: wind buffeting [snoopy21]
Mar 01, 2007 (4:37 pm)
Yes, we to have experienced this very annoying phenomenon. Its hasn't warmed up enough in our area yet to have the need to have the windows down for more than a second or two. But I will try the suggestion of the fellow poster to crack open the opposite side window to see if it relieves the buffeting.
#2185 of 2854 Re: wind buffeting [snoopy21]
Mar 02, 2007 (3:42 am)
Both our 03 CR-V and 03 Pilot do the buffeting with just one of the back side windows down 2 or more inches. I don't think they do with a slight crack for fresh air.
#2186 of 2854 Re: wind buffeting [kipk]
Mar 02, 2007 (7:39 am)
Same thing happens with a lot of open moonroofs. You have to crack both rear windows to avoid it.
#2187 of 2854 Re: wind buffeting [snoopy21]
Mar 02, 2007 (11:29 am)
"btw, i shave by a cold mountain stream with nothing except my Buck knife "
Please DON'T post any pictures!
#2188 of 2854 Pondering the 2007 CRV 2WD EX
Mar 02, 2007 (9:24 pm)
New to this forum with two questions for car folks out there: One, my wife is still fixated on buying a Saturn Vue Hybrid, after we test drove the 2007 CRV. I really liked the CRV. I think the hybrid part of the Saturn was appealing to my wife as well as the bigger feel inside. But I still vote for the CRV. How do I convince her otherwise?
Second part, we need a small SUV that will hold two baby car seats in the back plus the occassional grandma. Does anyone have experience with this? The 2007 CRV is bigger than 2006, so it seems more possible and we don't want to jump to something bigger.
#2189 of 2854 Re: For Soccer Mom's only? [ateixeira]
Mar 02, 2007 (9:46 pm)
My wife vetoes about half the vehicles I put on the short list. Maybe it's all my testoterone.
My wife and I are just the opposite. I wanted her to get a reliable fuel efficient CRV. She got a Mercury Mariner instead. But she loves it and that's what matters.
#2190 of 2854 Re: Pondering the 2007 CRV 2WD EX [jacksy3]
Mar 02, 2007 (9:53 pm)
One, my wife is still fixated on buying a Saturn Vue Hybrid, after we test drove the 2007 CRV.
We just traded in a Vue (not a hybrid). It's a nice car but I'd go with the CRV. Unless that is, you can wait for the all new 2008 Vue. Personally, I think a regular 4cyl is more cost efficient than a hybrid.
#2191 of 2854 Re: Pondering the 2007 CRV 2WD EX [jacksy3]
Mar 03, 2007 (6:46 am)
Compute the total cost of ownership. Normally, hybrids don't show an advantage until you drive 200,000 miles or something insane like that. That is because they have fairly expensive battery replacements needed around 80K-100K miles.
Hybrids are still better for the environment, and will probably cut down on short-term fuel costs. SO if she likes that aspect of it, then the long-term cost might not matter.
Personally, I think the current Vue is not a great vehicle and the current generation is quite old -- to me, the CR-V is a much better choice, hybrid or not.
For two small kids and an occasional grandma, the CR-V makes a lot of sense. I commend you on not jumping into a bigger land-yacht SUV!