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#915 of 2854 Re: CR-V Prices [varmint]
Sep 14, 2006 (12:34 pm)
That said, I don't think this CR-V has gone quite far enough. The gen 2 CR-V was a significant upgrade in many areas from the Gen 1. This 2007 model is more of an evolutionary upgrade - a refresh.
This is seemingly normal for Honda to do. Take a look at some examples when Honda went Evolutionary-Revolutionary-Evolutionary-etc...
Anyone remember the 1996-2000 Civic? It was improved, although only mildly, for the 2001-2005 years. Then in 2006, BOOM, a revolutionary interior and exterior.
The 1995-1998 Odyssey was completely different than the revolutionary 1999-2004 model (HUGE size change, first V6, sliding doors introduced). The 2005-current model was only an evolution of the 1999 design.
The 1990-1993 Accord was revolutionized (at the time) with its design in 1994-1997 (its exterior design, first instance of V6 Accord), but a more boring redesign came from the 1998-2002 models, only to be revolutionized again with the 2003-current models (240 hp, controversial exterior).
It can be shown with numerous other instances of Hondas in the last decade or two, but I hope this helps show that Honda is just keeping with its pattern of "Modest re-do, Revolutionary re-do, modest re-do etc..."
#916 of 2854 Re: CR-V Prices [ateixeira]
Sep 14, 2006 (12:36 pm)
"I've said before they could put the H on a pet rock and get a few sales. "
What does the nose on that rock look like? I might agree.
#917 of 2854 Re: CR-V Prices [thegraduate]
Sep 14, 2006 (12:38 pm)
I only agree if you limit the discussion to the powertrain. There were not many substantial changes to the engine, transmission, or RT4WD systems.
But the chassis and body were completely new. I'm sure it was updated a lot more than the 2002 model was compared to the first gen. Not much else (besides the powertrain) carried over.
#918 of 2854 Re: CR-V Prices [ateixeira]
Sep 14, 2006 (12:45 pm)
Well, my point was that the vehicle's purposes seem to change about every other redesign (first and second CR-V were mainly RAV4 competitors, also meant to give the SUV image, this third one seems to be squeezing into the CUV niche built by Murano and vehicle similar to it).
The Odyssey changed from a tall wagon to a LARGE minivan in one swoop with gen2, while gen 3 really brought nothing new to the game, just basic upgrades.
The Accord grew in interior size greatly each time, and its exterior designs became much more daring every other time (94-97, 03-07) and became more boring the others (90-93, 98-02) , while the and engine choices changed too, as well as growing from a compact finally to a midsize by 1998.
The Civic? Well, look at the Civic. It's now the size of the Accord of 1994-1997. The Fit would be a good replacement vehicle for those looking for the same experience they got in their 1995 Civic, that's how much things have changed. I drove my 1996 Accord after driving the new 2006 Civic Sedan... the size difference was minimal at most, and the cars actually weigh the same I believe. The same couldn't be said of the 2001-2005 Civic, which felt much less substantial and much more like the 1996-2000 than the 2006 feels to the 2001-2005.
#919 of 2854 I drove the CR-V today
Sep 14, 2006 (3:34 pm)
I really do like it. I own two CR-V's a 2001 SE and a 2004 EX w/manual.
The 2007 is a nice upgrade from the 2003-2006 series and will sell well.
Now, I do want to say that I was mistaken in regards to the manufacture of the 07, they are all coming from Japan...until they start building them here in the continent. I don't know wether they'll build themn in the new Indiana plant or maybe shift some production to Alliston Ontario. All of our porducts that have been built and shipped are from Japan and was confirmned today at our Ride-n-Drive that they will all come from Japan.
No official pricing as of yet, the launch will be on the 28th.
#920 of 2854 Re: I drove the CR-V today [jmurman42]
Sep 14, 2006 (4:42 pm)
Jerry, thanks for the report! Our local dealer had their ride-n-drive yesterday, and I was going to pump them for info over the weekend if I have time to stop in (hopefully snag a brochure too). So how does the front end look in person?
#921 of 2854 "Official pricing yet"
Sep 14, 2006 (6:17 pm)
You said "no official pricing yet". That implies their is unofficial pricing. Any strong hints?
#922 of 2854 Re: "Official pricing yet" [bsparks]
Sep 14, 2006 (7:06 pm)
Anyone can guess that the MSRP will be somewhere around the same as an 06 with like equipment and competitive with RAV4.
It has to be within some reasonably narrow range of pricing.
Just look at 2006 pricing and and 2007 RAV4 4 cylinder pricing for a very good idea of the pricing.
You can't buy the car before the pricing is available, so it doesn't matter that much at this point.
#924 of 2854 Re: I drove the CR-V today [c_hunter]
Sep 15, 2006 (12:55 am)
actually the front end isn't that bad. I really didn't notice it very much until I was 90 degress to it, and then it wasn't anything that would stop me from buying the car.
The interior, drive/handling and performance was really impressive...especially compared to the Rav4 and the Ford Escape.
There was only one thing that I thought was weird and it was minor...and that was the lettering/numbering of the shift positions on the shift lever, very tiny...but the dash numbering/lettering is well lit, so no big deal there.