Last post on Sep 21, 2010 at 8:37 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#5 of 14 Re: Just needs more RPM's than a larger V6 [motoguy128]
Aug 20, 2009 (10:52 am)
Merging on the freeway required lots of momentum comming off the on-ramp...
I see this every day. Millions of people tend to forget that the on-ramp's main purpose is to match the speed of the right lane and then merge, without making the guy behind you slam on the brakes when the vehicle enters the highway at slow speed and THEN decides to speed up.
#6 of 14 Re: Just needs more RPM's than a larger V6 [blueiedgod]
Aug 25, 2009 (1:38 pm)
I think most Americans are a buch of wimps and are afraid that the ramp will come to an end and they will need to come to a stop, so accelerating much past 50mph, could be "risky".
In reality, even short on-ramps are pretty long, and it's simply a matter of speeding up or slowing down 5mph to merge smoothly even if a long tractor trailers is approaching.
When I've merged solo, I onlt end up tapping my brakes because I'm actually overtaking a car in the right lane, but don't have enough room to complete the pass, os I lift, or brake lightly and slot in behind them... and start looking for a gap in the next lane to go around.
#7 of 14 Re: Just needs more RPM's than a larger V6 [motoguy128]
Aug 26, 2009 (11:46 am)
Being whimps is just part of it. Being not very smart or thinking through is the major part. Every day I see people sitting at the end of the "SPEED UP RAMP" wiating for an openning. Where had they simple matched the speed of the right lane and have merged without causing a commotion, they wouldn't have needed that bloated V8 to match the speed in 2 feet, rather than the 300 feet.
Driver's education, or education in general leaves a lot desired. Lack of simple arithmetic understanding is what got us into this mortgage crisis, where people making $1000/month bought houses that had $3000/month payments.
#8 of 14 Re: CRV Mountain Driving [illinialuminco]
Aug 26, 2009 (2:12 pm)
Thanks for your input, I did end up with the CRV & love it. No problems at all getting up the hill!
#9 of 14 Re: Just needs more RPM's than a larger V6 [motoguy128]
Aug 26, 2009 (2:17 pm)
Thanks for the laugh!!!!!
#10 of 14 Re: CRV Mountain Driving [illinialuminco]
Aug 26, 2009 (2:18 pm)
Thanks for that. I did end up getting the CRV & it's been great coming up 'the hill"
#11 of 14 Re: Just needs more RPM's than a larger V6 [motoguy128]
Aug 26, 2009 (2:20 pm)
Hmmmm.....French or Canadian~??
#12 of 14 Re: Just needs more RPM's than a larger V6 [mntmom]
Aug 27, 2009 (8:33 am)
Actually, I'm American... but after traveling to France, Germany a few times, I find that I drive more like a European (I actually pay attention to what the he** I'm doing). Perhaps I'm a bit more socialist at heart...meaning that I care how my actions and lifestyle affects other people, and have less of a "me, me, me" viewpoint in life.
If I'm going 70mph on the freeway passing a slower car, and a car approaches from behind (I actually use my mirrors) doing 80mph, I'll speed up and pass a little more quickly to get out of their way. Why... perhaps just the golden rule, I hate it when cars block the left lane when I approach, so I won't be a hypocrite and do the same.
#14 of 14 Re: CRV Mountain Driving [illinialuminco]
Sep 21, 2010 (8:37 am)
I'm thinking about buying a honda cr-v (2005, EX) an upgrade from my saturn sl1. I can get my saturn up the mountains just fine if i'm the only one in the car- i just have to keep my RPMs high the whole drive. so i'm wondering how does the cr-v do with passengers and gear? also how does it do coming back to Denver- east on 1-70 coming up to the tunnel? a couple miles up, right before the top, my saturn likes to slow down to about 45 miles an hour and i can't get it back up to speed. which isn't all that bad unless there's weather (which i wouldn't want to be driving in anyway) or heavy traffic. any advice is appreciated! thanks