Last post on Feb 24, 2007 at 3:15 PM
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#17 of 26 Re: Cables or chains? [dwighte]
Dec 11, 2006 (1:12 pm)
You may want to check the laws in your state. In Oregon if they say you have to have chains going up the cascades and you get stuck with out them you get a hefty fine. If I remember correctly it was like $800 2-3 years ago. I thought it was strange that even though I had a 4X4 Ranger they still said I needed them. The laws might be different in your state but I would check to avoid the fine.
#18 of 26 Re: Cables or chains? [phisher]
Dec 11, 2006 (4:16 pm)
The law is the same in California. In the earlier stages, cars without FWD/AWD may proceed without chains, but you must carry them. There are other signs stating chains are required, however AWD/FWD may proceed, but must carry chains.
#20 of 26 Re: Honda CRV - how does it do in the snow? [karkar]
Feb 12, 2007 (4:57 am)
Don't remember what type of tires I have but I live in a snowy, hilly part of northeastern Ohio, and have put 148,500 miles on my 1999 CR-V with AWD. It has been wonderful for the amount of driving I do and the landscapes through which I travel. With AWD I never have to flick a switch, or to stop and consider whether or not now is a time to use it. The clearance is high enough that I have never once worried it would get stuck in snow. Am considering a move to a Camry Hybrid with traction control, but the CR-V has been nothing but dependable and great in all weathers.
#21 of 26 Honda CRV handling in the snow.
Feb 15, 2007 (1:40 pm)
I have a 2000 Honda CRV with All wheel Drive (AWD) and it does very well in the snow. Drive slowly and carefully and your CRV will do great in the snow.
I have also used it for some light off road driving on muddy unpaved farm roads and while camping.
#22 of 26 Re: Honda CRV - how does it do in the snow? [karkar]
Feb 18, 2007 (10:55 am)
I have a 2002 CRV with 120k miles that I bought brand new. I have never had a problem with the vehicle in the snow,and we live in a snowy, rural part of New Hampshire. I was running Hakkapelitta Ones for 5 years, and now have some brand new Winterforce tires. We just got 2.5 feet of snow, and I have a job which makes it mandatory for me to be at work when scheduled regardless of the weather, after a 40 mile drive. I have never worried that I would make it there. I will definitely consider buying another CRV when I am ready to replace this one (although I don't like the look of the 2007's all that much!)
#23 of 26 Re: FWD CR-V (go for AWD)
Feb 19, 2007 (9:00 am)
Go with the All Wheel Drive (AWD) model if you're in an area that gets snow.
FWD with traction control will only get you so far.
I have driven both FWD and AWD and the AWD is much better in the snow.
#24 of 26 Re: FWD CR-V (go for AWD) [parkranger1]
Feb 24, 2007 (11:29 am)
I live north of Boston, Ma and have 1998 Olds Intrigue with FWD and traction control. Never had an issue getting stuck on ice or snow. I leave the traction control on all the time.
Considering a 2007 Honda CRV or Rav4 and not sure if I should go with the AWD or FWD with traction control. The AWD has a little extra weight and slightly lower gas mileage. I don't do off roading.
Anyone have any input to help me with my decision.
#25 of 26 Re: FWD CR-V (go for AWD) [topsider]
Feb 24, 2007 (1:20 pm)
We have a Odyssey with traction control. I just got my CRV EX-L AWD yesterday and we are having real foul winter weather in the upper mid-west and I was amazed how much more stable the AWD. I strongly recommend you doing a test drive on a snowy day to see the advantage of AWD. I had a breeze driving through snow today.
#26 of 26 Re: Honda CRV - how does it do in the snow? [karkar]
Feb 24, 2007 (3:15 pm)
Snow?? No problem, Yes they are good with stock tire which is BF Goodrich (Maryland area).