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You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, SUV
Aug 12, 2009 (12:47 pm)
Just get a black one with black interior and you'll be OK. I'm looking at a CR-V now for my primary vehcile...wife loves her Altima, and the Murano is too pricey... and well... I have my own opinion about boys with big toys that feel a need to drive big SUV or pick-ups.
As for an automatic. On my last car I HAD TO HAVE a manual. After 3 years, I'm tired of it. It was my 3rd car with a manual, and I enjoy it soemtimes, and it's great for trailer towing but I have a 3 mile commute with 7 stop signs and 2 stop lights. It gets a little tedious constantly shifting... and in the snow it get pretty tiring trying to fight wheel spin. And then at freeway speeds, most all automatics these days cruise much quieter and more comfortably.
Nothing wrong with an automatic or a manual. Each have their advantages and disadvantages. But don;t try and tell someone they are better or worse for having one r the other.
On my motorcycle however, I would never want a automatic. But it's a lot less work shifting a motorcycle manually... my current motorycle has wider spaced gearing than my car, so I shift it a lot less.
Oh and "real" men, want a motorcyle with actual performance (something that can stop & turn too)...not just all show and no go. So while I do think cruisers are pretty...stop revving the stupid things and making tons of noise...it looks silly because they are accelerating so slowly. But I will wave as a zip by quietly on my BMW touring bike. Same thing with bif pick-ups with V8's. Yes it makes 200+HP and lots of torque...bu it's carrying 4000+ lbs... so no, it's not really that fast...just loud.
#11 of 19 I knew this was a stupid forum.........
Aug 28, 2009 (11:17 am)
.........as soon as I saw the title. But, I have conducted my own survey over the past couple of days. Since I am thinking of buying one, I just had to know.
I only looked at recent models, and only 5 or 6, but the ratio was like 4 or 5 men to 1 or 2 women. I think everyone is downsizing and thinking of the days ahead when the O man will put a floor under gasoline prices so they cannot drop below a certain level.
BTW-I have seen bluiedgods CRV that runs 0-60 in 8 seconds flat. He replaced the original tranny with an M-22 rock crusher from a '69 Chevelle SS. Much more manly.
He also has another CRV with a stock engine that runs high 10s in the quarter mile. That one has a 20 speed tranny from a Kenworth.
#12 of 19 Re: I knew this was a stupid forum......... [chuckfromli]
Aug 31, 2009 (9:02 am)
It is actually 16 speed from a Mack. Rigging JakeBrake was the toughest part...
Aug 31, 2009 (11:24 am)
Thinking about it some more. I think it's a compliment, that woman do like driving hte CR-V. Women are very particular abotut a vehciles styling, wight lines, comfort and how it drives. The fact that it handles like a much smaller vehcile, yet has great visibility without many blind spots, and has a seat and ergonomics that work well for shorter individuals... and low step-in height.
After driving it for a few weeks, I like it better than our Altima. Sitting higher, you can see the corners better so it feels narrower (it's actually 2" wider) and a lot shorter... (it actually is 10" shorter). But I think the turning circle is smaller (shorter wheelbase) yet it doesn't feel clumsy and tipsy like a Yukon, minivan or a Jeep.
Really, it's a great alternative to a minivan if you only need to haul 5 people and a moderate amount of cargo. Much better mileage too!
#14 of 19 Re: I knew this was a stupid forum......... [blueiedgod]
Sep 02, 2009 (6:46 pm)
I actually had to drive one of those Macks for a while. I was driving for a company that had a nice, late model Nissan cabover boom truck with a sunroof/roof vent thing, a 5 spd. and am/fm. For some reason they wanted to move that truck upstate NY, out of the city.
I had to go upstate and pick up the "other" truck. It was a Mack conventional about 10-15 years old and like 300K plus on it. It had been a tractor and was converted to a dump body. It had an really ugly brown job on it, no seat belts, no radio, and the doors didn't lock.
It was parked on a little hill, on the grass, nose up. I had to get in and pull it out. It had those big mirrors on each fender. When you started it up, everything shook. I think it was the first time I was ever scared of a vehicle! Needless to say, I was really earning my money driving that piece of crap around.
#15 of 19 Did this Q begin when ...
Sep 04, 2009 (6:21 pm)
Honda surveyed women who had test driven the old-style, tire on the back door, CR-V and found that women were looking for something wth a little more flair? So the new iteration looks a heckuva lot like the more upscale SUVs, only with a 4-cylinder up front. So, in general, are high-design vehicles women's cars?
My hubby's opinion is that manufacturers have learned that wives have veto power in almost all family car decisions, so the old boxy design is out of favor, even though it has plenty of functionality. He has no explanation for the growing popularity of the grinning cartoon-fish front-end treatment. Also, he doesn't claim that his explanation holds for the Mini, which he regards as a Chick Car, because it's excessively cute.
Sep 30, 2009 (10:25 am)
I bought this CR-V without any input from my wife, so her supposed "veto" power did not come into it. I decided I liked the CR-V and picked it myself, she never even saw it until she came home from work and it was parked in our driveway. She loves it as much as I do though, but I did get the metallic tea green color because I knew green was her favorite color.
#17 of 19 Re: maybe [johnray]
Sep 30, 2009 (3:51 pm)
I bought mine without any input from the ball and chain either. But then ,it's my car, not hers.
It's strictly a practical purchase. I like the look of the Escape more, but not their resale value or reliability.
#18 of 19 Chick cars-no such thing
Oct 21, 2013 (4:34 pm)
Real men drive whatever the H:"ll they want! Love my 99 CRV, It's tough as nails.
#19 of 19 2014 Honda CRV-EXL
Oct 24, 2013 (7:58 am)
I am an older, empty nester, have had lots of cars and trucks. My last car was a Hyundai, Sonata, Limited. That was the noisiest, roughest, least enjoyable car I ever owned. I traded it on a 2014 CRV-EXL w/nav. Now, that is a car, really enjoy driving it, great gas mileage, quiet, responsive, ample power, comfortable seats, great ride. I only have 1100 miles on it, now, but it has been perfect, without a problem. Looking forward to driving this car many more miles.