Last post on Aug 26, 2009 at 7:49 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander
#98 of 121 Re: Geetting internet quotes is always a trying experience [thomasw98]
Aug 10, 2009 (7:13 am)
the 'internet sales' would give you a fairly lower quote to lure you into their showroom, when u got to their showroom, the sales on the floor would tell you the 'internet sales' work from home and they dont honor the quote they gave. 'there is MISCOMMUNICATION' and then you will have sit there listening to them for hours....
#99 of 121 Re: getting a new car: RAV, CRV or Oulander? [brown99]
Aug 13, 2009 (4:52 pm)
From experience, Toyota has the best manufacturing processes in the automotive industry and Honda is close behind. Toyota and Honda consistently rank very high in quality/reliability. I've read nearly every article in Road&Track, Car&Driver, Motor Trend etc. and they rank the CRV and RAV4 ahead of the Outlander. I recently bought a RAV4 and my 3 finalist were the CRV, RAV and the Subaru Forester. I downselected the CRV because the engine just didn't seem as responsive although the interior was nice. I didn't like the way the rear seats folded and the gymnastics with locking them in place when the Toyota is a one touch operation. The Subaru was nice but the base version's interior was cheap looking and feeling and my wife just didn't like it. I felt the RAV was a good blend of space, efficiency and my past experience with 2 4Runners with zero problems and the fact that the Subaru dealer just couldn't match the price of the RAV sealed the deal for me. I bought a base model with the extra value package (roof rack, tinted windows, mats and a few other things for under 21K.
#100 of 121 Re: CRV or Rav4? [chuckfromli]
Aug 19, 2009 (10:11 am)
I'm worried about the seats in the CRV being comfortable on long trips.
I had the same concerns, and test drove a EX-L and EX a couple times before I decided I could live with hte cloth. After a week of driving, they seem more comfortable every time I get in. On msot car, my left leg gest sore after an hour. Not the case with the CRV. The side bolsters are excellent. Might be narrow for a "wider" person.... but fits really nice if you have a <36" waist. I don't like the RAV4 interior. It's too busy. They are trying too hard to make lower quality materials look interesting. Otherwise, the RAV 4 has more power than the CRV and quaity and reliability is very good. I've found the brakes on most Toyotas to be marginal. Not much feel and when loaded with passengers and luggage, they take a LOT of force ot stop the car with a newer Camry I drove. The brakes and handling of the CR-V are what put it on top over the others. The Nissan Rogue was a close second, but visibility is poor and the back seat and cargo space is small. It's a little expensive for what you get. AS for Mitsubishi? Well, the dealer network is pretty sparse outside of major cities and even then, you may be limited to 1 or 2 dealers. Not good for a car with average to below average quality (they used to and still do share a lot of Chrysler parts). CVT's and 4 cylinders can be a good combo IF, big IF, the engine is very torquey so it doesn't need ot rev like crazy. The Rogue is marginal... and that's a very storong 4 cylinder. I'd expect the Outland 4 cyliner ot be almsot as buzzy as the Compass or Patriot.
#101 of 121 Re: CRV or Rav4? [motoguy128]
Aug 19, 2009 (4:06 pm)
"you may be limited to 1 or 2 dealers. Not good for a car with average to below average quality (they used to and still do share a lot of Chrysler parts)."
Wow, did you do any research before posting your opinion on Mitsubishi, or it is just your expert opinion? We have about 20 Mitsubishi dealerships in Chicago metro area, if I can call it a major city. Ten years/100K powertrain warranty, and 5 years road assistance should help, if ever needed. As far as quality (which is one of the the highest in its class for Outlander by the way), this car is 100% build in Japan with 0% association with Chrysler or any of it's parts. It would be nice, if you could voice your opinion after reading any reviews, test driving the car, or actually talking with any real owners. Otherwise, enjoy your girly over hyped, owerpriced and underpowered She-R-V.
#102 of 121 Re: CRV or Rav4? [piast]
Aug 20, 2009 (11:10 am)
Otherwise, enjoy your girly over hyped, owerpriced and underpowered She-R-V.
Unless the Mitsubishi comes with a manual, it is no more manly than the She-RV. Either one is a eunic without the clutch.
I'll just keep my 05 He-RV with a clutch and run circles around V6 powered SheUV's.
#103 of 121 Re: CRV or Rav4? [blueiedgod]
Aug 20, 2009 (6:30 pm)
"I'll just keep my 05 He-RV with a clutch and run circles around V6 powered SheUV's"
With 160 Hp and 4.450 lbs of gross weight, you shouldn't have any problems. As long as they are parked.
#105 of 121 Re: CRV or Rav4? [piast]
Aug 24, 2009 (9:05 am)
With 160 Hp and 4.450 lbs of gross weight, you shouldn't have any problems. As long as they are parked
0-60 in 8 seconds is pretty indicative of the vehicle's capabilities with just 4 cylinders.
#106 of 121 Re: CRV or Rav4? [blueiedgod]
Aug 24, 2009 (1:21 pm)
The V6 Outlander tows 3500 lbs. Now what is the towing on the CRV?
How about the warranty differences?
#107 of 121 Re: CRV or Rav4? [blueiedgod]
Aug 24, 2009 (3:08 pm)
I hope 8 sec is not your optimistic estimate only. Can you point to any official specs page we can verify it? The numbers I was able to find were in the 10-12 sec range. And that changes everything... Outlander V6 time is 8.1 sec, and Rav4 V6 - 7.1 sec
( from Edmunds and Motor Trend tests). How exactly you are going to run dose circles again?