CR-V question

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by fish, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. fish

    fish Guest

    E Meyer respectfully typed:
    How would you rate the service department?

    Personally, I was shocked that the Honda service center was closed on a
    Saturday, while the Toyota Service Center was open.

    I kind of have an idea of which vehicle I am leaning towards.

    I might rent a vehicle for a day and drive it on the highway (not something
    I would do on a demo test drive), then when I am ready to take the official
    test drive, I will have real world knowledge.
    fish, Jan 6, 2007
  2. fish

    Joe LaVigne Guest

    You ARE aware that the dealers are *NOT* run by the auto maker, right?

    Your dealer is an independent franchise. My local Honda dealer is open
    every day but Sunday, and the service department is top notch. I rarely
    use them, though, since my car has never broken, and they are too far away
    for normal maintenance...
    Joe LaVigne, Jan 6, 2007
  3. fish

    E Meyer Guest

    The three times I've been in there in 12,000 miles, they were extremely
    accommodating. Two free oil changes while I waited and on the third visit,
    they did a four wheel alignment and replaced a defective plastic cargo hook
    in under an hour while I waited. Although I did call ahead for
    appointments, I haven't need one. Free car wash and Starbucks coffee every

    I don't know if they are open on Saturdays - being semi-retired, I don't
    have that problem anymore. About the only issue I have with them is the
    fact that they are 20 miles away.

    The car is showing itself to be unlikely to need any further visits for
    dealer service for a long time. Now that I've used up the free oil changes
    that came with it I'll start doing them myself. so barring some major
    mechanical catastrophe while its under warranty, I doubt I'll see the place
    Not a bad idea at all. Talk to the dealers, they might just give you one
    for a day. When I started looking, the 4-cylinder RAV-4 looked better on
    paper (more horsepower, features, etc.), but after driving them both, the
    Honda just felt better - it had a tighter feel & seemed more responsive
    despite the horsepower numbers.

    At the time I was shopping, the V6 Rav4 had just come out and the one dealer
    that had one was so overtly sleazy that I never got to drive it ("we have to
    run a credit check be allowing a test drive in case you steal the car"), or
    the decision might have gone the other way.
    E Meyer, Jan 6, 2007
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