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Honda CR-V, SUV
#129 of 308 Re: CRV 4WD [isellhondas]
Jan 06, 2012 (4:16 am)
I disagree. I think people want 2wd, even in the northeast. The only problems I ever had with my 2007 CR-V were with the 4wd system. Also, if you look at the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe you will see that they sell plenty of front wheel drive (note that the Sorento outsold the CR-V a few times in the last year). I live in NJ and I vacation in Vermont for about 4-5 ski weekends every year. I've never had any problems with a FWD car in the snow. I have had problems with cars with tires bad for snow. I would take a FWD with snow tires over any 4wd system with all-season tires. I discussed this topic with a Honda Sales Manager he agreed. 4WD helps you accelerate and only works up to 18mph on the CR-V. In the snow, stopping is the most important thing and 4wd does not help with that at all. I'll take the higher reliability, lower maintenance cost and 2-3% better gas mileage (all totaled there is about a $1000 savings over a 5 year period).
#130 of 308 Re: CRV 4WD [davidgtuttle]
Jan 06, 2012 (3:31 pm)
I would bet that you could take a FWD model and stick an AWD badge on it, and a large percentage of owners (especailly ones in moderate climates) would never know the difference.
#131 of 308 Shipments due?
Jan 07, 2012 (2:19 pm)
There seems to be a shortage of CR-Vs in the lower NYC/LI area? Does anyone seem to know when more are due to arrive? I have been trying to get an EXL AWD.
#132 of 308 2012 CRV Lx
Jan 07, 2012 (10:47 pm)
Does anyone know just when the LX models would be available? I can't afford the EX models or the AWD, so am anxious to get a LX FWD model.
#133 of 308 Re: CRV 4WD [davidgtuttle]
Jan 08, 2012 (9:46 am)
I guess we just have to disagree with each other.
After selling CRV's, Pilots and Passports for nearly 14 years I can tell you that here in the Seattle area where it seldom snows, 2WD CRV's are nearly saleproof. Both as new and used cars. People simply feel they have to have 4WD. We do have a LOT of hills here so that may be part of the reason.
People DO NOT want 2WD cars in my neck of the woods! They sit on our lots forever!
People buy Kias because they want to spend as little money as possible so it makes sense they would sell a lot of 2WD's.
I do agree that the tires will make a HUGE difference. In 2009, our son bought a new Subaru Impreza. He was shocked to find out that it was horrible in the snow until he put a set of Blizzacks on it.
A lot of pople don't realize that 4WD won't allow them to stop one bit faster and they get in trouble as a result.
I don't mind paying a few bucks every couple of years to change the rear diff fluid which is the only "maintenance" they require and I'll take the slight gas mileage hit.
When I finally decide to part with our CRV's ( a 2003 and a 2011), I want a car that someone will actually buy.
#134 of 308 Re: 2012 CRV Lx [indigo1]
Jan 08, 2012 (9:48 am)
This would depend on where you live. In the sunbelt areas, they should be in good supply.
Most of the stores in the northern climates don't order very many since they simply don't sell well at all.
#135 of 308 Re: 2012 CRV Lx [indigo1]
Jan 09, 2012 (7:55 am)
I'm in NYC and two dealerships told me that LX models will not be available till the end of January. One salesman said its because Honda decided last minute to put the rearview camera in all models and so this delayed shipment of the LX.
#137 of 308 Re: 2012's are out here in VA [rrich49132]
Jan 18, 2012 (7:28 am)
which dealership in Arlington, VA has 2012 CRV LX?
#138 of 308 Re: 2012's are out here in VA [shyboy]
Jan 23, 2012 (8:45 am)
any availability for the LX models in Northern VA?