Last post on Dec 11, 2006 at 4:26 AM
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Honda CR-V, SUV
This is the place to kick back and talk about CR-V's in general. Please use the specialized discussions for specific issues, like Honda CR-V Tires & Wheels.
#47 of 86 Re: Adding outside temperature display to 07 CR-V LX [satuit]
Dec 01, 2006 (4:38 pm)
I installed a GENTEX rear view mirror on my 2003 CR-V. It had a compass and outside temp, plus it automatically dimmed when cars came up behind at night. Cost about $300 installed, and looks great.
#48 of 86 Re: New 2007 CR-V Owner [oldbug]
Dec 01, 2006 (5:08 pm)
Thanks oldbug. Somebody thought that I was a Raiders fan because my car is silver and black (interior). I paid $24,900. I think I got it the week it came out so the dealer was excited to sell one and gave me a good deal. I was back last week (nail in the tire--there is a light on the dashboard that told me that a tire was low) and my salesman said that there is a wait list now (I'm in MD). I like the leather seats but the leather isn't as nice as I've seen in an Infinity or Lexus. I didn't get any extras.
#49 of 86 Re: Adding outside temperature display to 07 CR-V LX [stevedebi]
Dec 01, 2006 (7:35 pm)
hi there, thanks for your note. the only problem is that i'm cheap. that's why i went for the 2007 CR-V LX!! take care.
#51 of 86 07 cr-v overpriced
Jan 06, 2007 (5:34 pm)
Having bought Jeeps for many years and pricing out a Honda Cr-V while shopping for my next vehicle, I find they are overpriced for what you receive. For example, items which are all options on the CR-V come standard on my Jeep such as body side mouldings, engine block heater, fog lights, roof rack, tow package....when you start adding all of these options to the base price....it's a bit much...then the dealerships won't budge on the window sticker price...what gives?
#52 of 86 Re: 07 cr-v overpriced [frostyy]
Jan 06, 2007 (5:38 pm)
Options? Honda does business the way all imports used to. If you want certain factory installed equipment (alloy wheels, moonroof etc.) you move up in trim line. "Options" such as body side mouldings, etc. have rarely ever been factory installed on any Honda. They are dealer installed accessories.
You are used to the domestics' way of equipping vehicles. Not sure about versus Jeep but Honda vehicles are typically very cost competitive when comparably equipped to a domestic. Add this or that option to a Jeep and see how much you are really paying.
#53 of 86 Re: 07 cr-v overpriced [frostyy]
Jan 06, 2007 (5:51 pm)
The '07 CRV is a re-designed model. If you shop wisely, you may get $1000 off MSRP. If you are willing to wait until spring you will probably get closer to invoice (+$500-$1000).
I agree that a Honda is probably more expensive than an equally equipped Jeep Liberty (I'm assuming you are comparing this model) after rebates. Keep in mind Hondas have some of the highest residual values in the market so your money is not wasted come trade-in time. Also, they have great lease specials.
As far as fog lights, tow package, etc. Honda never has these as standard features on any models. Even their top of the line EX-L models won't have fog lights.
On the flip side, Honda's lower end cars always come standard with ABS, side curtain air bags, and 5 speed automatics. Other competitors require option packages just to equal a base Honda.
#54 of 86 Re: general raves and quibbles? [steve_]
Jan 10, 2007 (2:37 pm)
I am sort of disappointed in the redesign of the CRV: the liftgate is nicer ... but the maneuverability is much worse (turning diameter is now larger than the Odyssey) and they took away the manual transmission option.
Any possibility of a manual transmission option in the future?
#55 of 86 Re: general raves and quibbles? 
Jan 10, 2007 (4:39 pm)
The turning diameter is because of the 17" wheels.
#56 of 86 Re: general raves and quibbles? 
Jan 10, 2007 (7:48 pm)
Consumer Reports measured the 07 turning circle one foot larger than the 06 CRV.
They listed handling as one of it's strong points.
"Routine handling is responsive and fairly agile", "Good grip and balance in emergency maneuvers", "Commendable speed in avoidance maneuver".
Doesn't sound like bad maneuverability to me.