2008 Honda CRV Shortage

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by acforn, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. acforn

    acforn Guest

    I went to my dealer today and I was interested in a 2008CRV.
    If I wanted the one that I wanted, I would have to go on a waiting
    list! Is he pulling my leg or what! Is everything starting to go for
    waiting? Honda has this beautiful broshure, but try to buy one!
    Anybody have the same experience?
    acforn, Jun 29, 2008
  2. Depends on the model. I had to wait about a month for a 2WD LX. I
    wasn't on a waiting list.
    Peaceful Bill, Jun 29, 2008
  3. acforn

    acforn Guest

    How do you like the CRV, I wanted a 4wd LX, but all they had was the
    loaded Ex with all the electronics which I do not want Also I don't
    like moon roofs.
    acforn, Jun 29, 2008
  4. I had a 98 Civic before the CR-V. I like it. Very comfortable and very
    fuel efficient. Ride is Honda (tight, handles well). I'm tall and big
    and fit nicely.

    Surprisingly fuel efficient. On the highway I've seen times when the
    avg economy exceeds 36mpg even over long distances. Usually can easily
    get 33mpg. With cruise control and 69mph indicated, I get ~ 32mpg.

    I've got about 7,000 miles on it and I'm averaging a combined 30mpg for
    the life of the car (city and highway, short trips and long trips).

    I find it difficult to judge the distance while backing up. Visibility
    at right rear quarter is limited.

    I don't like the OEM tires. Noisy, mediocre wet traction, squirmy feel
    under side load.

    Benefits far outweight the shortcomings. I intend to keep the car until
    the wheels fall off.
    Peaceful Bill, Jun 29, 2008
  5. acforn

    tww1491 Guest

    The latest Comsumer Reports tested small SUVs in their Aug edition. I
    recommend reviewing the article. The Suburu Forrester turbo was top rated
    with the CRV rated 6th behind the 4 cylinder RAV4.The Honda's mileage was
    21mpg overall vs the Toyota at 23 -- the Suburu at 20. In #3 position was
    the nonturbo Forrester 2.5X at 22 mpg. Another possibility would be a 2008
    Pilot which I would think is being discounted quite a bit.
    tww1491, Jun 29, 2008
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    Just Me Guest

    With that mpg, I'm assuming this is a 2WD? I have an '04 CRV, EX, AWD and
    average 22/23. I'm impressed if you are getting this with AWD.
    Just Me, Jul 2, 2008
  7. acforn

    Just Me Guest

    Interesting...I believe it was Car & Driver did a test and have RAV4 1st
    with CRV a close 2nd. I believe that they said it was a statistical dead
    heat and came down to which one YOU thought drove better. They based their
    results on off road driving and other things than just pure mileage/value,
    etc. Probably wouldn't go wrong with either of them.
    Just Me, Jul 2, 2008
  8. 2WD. I didn't want a 4WD and had to wait for the 2WD. Mileage has
    definitely improved since I got it. Maintenance indicator says I've
    still got 50% left on the original (delivery) oil @ 7000 miles.
    Peaceful Bill, Jul 2, 2008
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