CR-V Design (glitch?)

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by fish, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. fish

    fish Guest

    Something I recently noticed while researching the CR-V as a possible

    The rear bumper and the rear hatch.

    If the rear bumper is hit, so is the rear hatch and any minor or major
    damage to the bumper is nothing compared to the repair cost of the rear

    Suddenly the side opening RAV-4 with the outside mounted spare looks much
    more appealing.

    While this issue is a design flaw, it is yet another strike against the CR-V
    on my checklist.

    Comments? Suggestions? Solutions?

    Anything to help with my research is greatly appreciated! :)
    fish, Dec 30, 2006
  2. fish

    jim beam Guest

    fish wrote:
    <snip trolling>

    hey, why don't you go buy a ford? then get back to us about all the
    faults the cars you /don't own/ have.
    jim beam, Dec 30, 2006
  3. fish

    BlackGT2000 Guest

    I have owned lots of fords and haven't had any real flaws. My father
    owns a 97 chevy express van and that thing has doors that open into
    themselves. If you look at any of them that have the barn doors rather
    than the sliding side door, you will see creases in them.
    BlackGT2000, Dec 30, 2006
  4. fish

    fish Guest

    jim beam disrespectfully sez...
    Welcome to the Internet, Mr. Beam.

    I am researching for my next motor vehicle and unlike you, I am an actual

    So, until you reach the age where your parents allow you to get your
    learner's permit, just SHUT UP!!

    Freedom of speech.

    Don't like it?

    Go away, troll!!
    fish, Dec 30, 2006
  5. fish

    jim beam Guest

    er, weren't you digging up scare stories and posting them with such
    emotive headings as "CR-V Fires and Explosions"?

    bottom line, if you want to play without parental protection kiddo, you
    better get ready to deal with the response public display of stupidity
    is going to get you.
    jim beam, Dec 30, 2006
  6. No, you're rather pathetically looking for reassurance because you can't
    trust your own opinion.

    Please, do us all a favor and buy anything BUT a CR-V. We'd hate to
    read about your fiery death when you can't open the back hatch after an
    oil change.

    Gene S. Berkowitz, Dec 30, 2006
  7. fish

    Tegger Guest

    So if the RAV-4's rear bumper is hit, its door and spare tire will escape
    injury? How do you determine that?
    Tegger, Dec 30, 2006
  8. fish

    jim beam Guest

    Gene S. Berkowitz wrote:
    would we?
    jim beam, Dec 30, 2006
  9. fish

    E Meyer Guest

    Interesting you would come to that conclusion. One of the auto magazines
    (sorry, I don't remember which) came to exactly the opposite conclusion when
    evaluating the previous CR-V and RAV-4 because in a rear end collision the
    spare tire becomes the bumper and the tailgate, as well as the surrounding
    opening, is virtually guaranteed to be destroyed.
    E Meyer, Dec 30, 2006
  10. fish

    Art Guest

    Spare tires don't collapse and do lots of damage themselves.
    Art, Jan 3, 2007
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