CRV's are crap

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by JAS, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. JAS

    JAS Guest

    We had a small snow storm on the east coast. I had never been home to see my
    wife drive her car. The piece of crap 2001CRV could not get out of a few
    inches of snow. The tires have less than 20k on them.
    Needless to say we will be getting another SUV; a Jeep or maybe a FJCruiser.
    I feel sorry for anyone stick driving a CRV.
    My RAV4 got through the 8 inches of snow to get into the drive way the plow
    pushed in front of it.
    JAS, Feb 15, 2007
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    News Guest

    Could it be your technique?

    Ours handles snow and ice just fine, thanks.
    News, Feb 15, 2007
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    Dano58 Guest

    What kind of tires? Snow tires or all-seasons? Also, was it snow or

    I feel sorry for anyone stuck driving a Jeep or (barf) FJ Cruiser.

    Dan D
    '07 Ody EX
    Central NJ USA
    Dano58, Feb 15, 2007
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    motsco_ Guest


    Jeeps look good upside down. There's one on the evening news every time
    we get a big storm and the Whitemud Freeway gets ICY. Rednecks don't
    feel they have to slow down.

    Good tires and driving skills make all the difference. I've had three
    CR-Vs but the one with 'all seasons' was terrible for snow / ice.

    motsco_, Feb 15, 2007
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    AZ Nomad Guest

    When I lived in colorado, it was a cliche how 49 out of 50 vehicles that
    sailed off road and had to be towed out were 4WD. The idiots who owned
    them thought they made them invincible and were too stupid to realize that
    they had the same braking as a standard car and worse handling.
    AZ Nomad, Feb 15, 2007
  6. Multiple choice time:

    a) The tires are all-seasons and not winter tires;
    b) Your winter driving habits stink;
    c) You are a troll;
    d) All of the above.

    I pick d.
    High Tech Misfit, Feb 15, 2007
  7. Snow tires make a huge difference. My GS-R had no trouble during the
    heavy snow in Chicago this week. I was easily faster and had more
    control than 90% of the vehicles driving including the SUVs. I have
    Nokian tires but I don't think they are available anymore. Michelin
    and Bridgestone also make very good winter tires.
    Gordon McGrew, Feb 16, 2007
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    Tegger Guest

    Why would you blame the entire vehicle because of the tires you put on it?

    Don't put bad tires on those, otherwise you'll be unhappy with them too.

    I'll bet the RAV-4 had better tires.

    The CR-V and the RAV-4 have identical operational characteristics and
    similar weight. Nothing to choose from there.
    Tegger, Feb 16, 2007
  9. Yes, they are.

    I buy Nokian WR all-season tires, and they do beautifully in the snow.
    They're the only all-season tire with the snowflake designator, which
    makes them as good as dedicated snow tires in the winter. They're the
    only tire to have this.

    I will always have Nokian WR as long as I'm in a climate where it
    doesn't snow huge amounts. If I moved further north, I would have
    dedicated winter/snow tires and summer tires.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Feb 16, 2007
  10. I have Toyo Observe G-02 Plus winter tires on my Civic, and I have had no
    problems plowing through the snow this winter. About a month or so ago I
    was driving home from work in a snow storm, and I saw an SUV that had
    skidded off the road and onto a nearby railway track.

    Too bad that this railway track sees almost no traffic. Could have meant
    one less SUV to worry about. :)
    High Tech Misfit, Feb 16, 2007
  11. A Jeep or FJ will be no substitute for your sub-par driving abilities
    and crappy tires.
    Sees-koo-wee-hah-nay, Feb 16, 2007
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    Kaz Kylheku Guest

    I did quite well in a big snowstorm on the west coast, in my 1998
    Civic hatchback equipped with 195/55/R15, all-season, second-hand

    There was one hill where I got stuck for a couple of minutes; the ice
    was polished to a shine. The traffic came to a momentary stop, and so
    I lost my momentum. Eventually I found the traction and moved on up
    that hill and out of there.

    The difference is knowing what to do. And, of course, it helps to be
    using a manual transmission instead of a slushbox.
    Switch SUV's instead of learning how to select tires and how to drive?

    That just illustrates how affluence can be no impediment to stupidity.

    On a related note, isn't it striking how frequently the biggest
    dumbasses on the road are behind the wheels of SUV's and minivans?
    Kaz Kylheku, Feb 16, 2007
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    motsco_ Guest

    Kaz Kylheku wrote:


    Actually, in Alberta they are behind the wheels of 'riced' vehicles,
    with blue signal lights and blacked out windows. . . .

    motsco_, Feb 16, 2007
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    Joe LaVigne Guest

    We have been getting hit with moderate snowfalls, lately (a couple feet
    over the past couple weeks). I have had absolutely no complaints with my
    06 Si with the Stock 17" wheels and stock all-season tires.

    I had considered getting a set of snows for the winter, but I can see no
    reason for them. The car handles the snow great on the all seasons.

    I can't imagine having any issues at all with a 4wd...
    Joe LaVigne, Feb 17, 2007
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    motsco_ Guest


    Steering can be a problem with poor tires because the CR-V's AWD engages
    on tight turns and then the front wheels seem to get pushed straight,
    rather than holding their grip and going around the corner. Snow tires
    really help overcome the problem, but then there's many kinds of road
    conditions, and 'all-weather' tires just can't handle 'all' conditions.

    motsco_, Feb 17, 2007
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    Slim Guest

    Shit like that has been known to happen.

    You should get home more often.

    Who was driving it, you, you wife, or her boyfriend...since you "had
    never been home to see my wife drive her car. ?

    El Cheapo's or what? A brand and model would go a long way here.

    Perhaps instead of driving, WHOEVER was driving your wife's car should
    have called a cab.

    Slim, Feb 26, 2007
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