Honda CRV

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Wayne Brown, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Wayne Brown

    Wayne Brown Guest

    My wife is detemined to buy a Honda CRV. I am opposed.

    Can anybody out there give me some ammunition to discourage her???
    Wayne Brown, Nov 15, 2006
  2. Wayne Brown

    Larry in AZ Guest

    Try a Toyota group...
    Larry in AZ, Nov 15, 2006
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    Robert Guest

    The CRV is an absolutely great car. What's so bad about it?

    P.S. You might not want to post this question to a Honda group.
    Generally, most Honda group members will support Honda cars (with the
    slight exception of the Passport).
    Robert, Nov 15, 2006
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    jim beam Guest

    then get a divorce. if your communication is so poor that you have to
    ask questions like that here, it's the best thing for both of you.
    no, you have to buy it yourself, buddy. walmart sells it.
    jim beam, Nov 15, 2006
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    motsco_ Guest


    Why are you opposed? Don't think she deserves to feel safe when she's
    driving by herself? Got a problem with a vehicle that has the best
    resale value around?

    motsco_, Nov 16, 2006
  6. Wayne Brown

    Wayne Brown Guest

    Not much point in asking the question in a group where people don't drive
    the car.
    Wayne Brown, Nov 16, 2006
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    N.E.Ohio Bob Guest

    Is she under the impression that the CRV is harder to roll over in a
    crash than an Accord? Does she think the car is better in a side impact?
    Does she think it stops better? Does she like to be up high where she
    can see over the other cars? Does she think the CRV holds more stuff
    than a four door Accord?
    Or does she think the CRV is a nicer looking vehicle? bob
    N.E.Ohio Bob, Nov 16, 2006
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    motsco_ Guest


    H m m m. Provides no information, then insults us.

    Get her a used Hyundai Pony.

    motsco_, Nov 16, 2006
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    D.D. Pallmer Guest

    Two years ago, I bot a 2005 CR-V Special Edition (top o' the line) to have
    as a 3rd family vehicle that my then 15 year old daughter would, shortly,
    drive primarily. My thinking was that eventually I'd give her that car as a
    junior or senior in college. My wife drives a Mercury Mountaineer (Explorer)
    and I drive a luxury car. So the CR-V also serves as my "daily runner" when
    I don't want my "good" car out.
    Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner were also on my list but I asked myself this one
    question: Which vehicle, in 5,6 7 years from now, will will have the best
    odds against generating "Dad, my car is making this noise/dummy light is
    on/won't run/the dealer says needs a $2000 repair". While I knew intuitively
    that Honda was the answer, a timely article said that an 8 year old Honda
    had fewer defects than a 3 year old Ford. Case closed.

    Well, the 2005 was a great vehicle. Got 20MPG in Pittsburgh hills, versus 13
    on the Mountaineer. I felt that if I was going to feed a 3rd vehicle, I
    wanted AWD...this is PITTSBURGH. But I did not want another piggie like the
    Mountaineer. Yet I still wanted something big(ish) and safe enough so that
    when my affluent suburban neighbor's SUBURBAN/ESCALADE run into my CR-V, we
    would stand a chance. The side curtain air bags and stability control give
    me SOME confidence in this respect. I certainly would NOT put myself or my
    kid into anything smaller, at least not as long as the Jones are driving
    Suburbans and Hummers.

    Well, I took the CR-V in for an oil change and saw the 2007 model. One thing
    led to another and I traded. (Honda resale value on the old vehicle, by the
    way, was the deal-clenching factor....our Mountaineer was worth about half
    in just 2 years...the 2005 CR-V was worth MUCH more. If you keep them
    forever as per my original plan, it doesn't matter but if you are a 2-4 year
    holder than resale actually makes the higher upfront priced Honda/Toyota
    cheaper to own for that period than the competition that depreciates much

    The 2007 rides like a "real car". The 2005 was OK, but you could feel the
    bumps like a "small car". For $26,000 (top 'o the line EX-L) you get about
    85% of a Lexus ES330 for only 60% of the cost. Honda's got a MAJOR winner
    here. The current plan is, again, for my kid to get this vehicle in a few
    years OR my wife might take it over when my daughter goes to college and our
    Mountaineer will be 6-7 years old and we'll get our daughter something else
    (or another CR-V) when the time comes. My point is that the 2005 was not
    "good enough" to be my wife's "primary" was a great "3rd
    vehicle". But the 2007 reaches "primary vehicle status". The ride is SO much
    improved. Same great gas mileage too.

    Did I answer your question?
    D.D. Pallmer, Nov 16, 2006
  10. Wayne Brown

    Wayne Brown Guest

    Your point about the primary vehicle is interesting. This would be our
    family's primary vehicle and since we cannot afford "new" we would probably
    end up with a 2004 or 2005 model.

    Perhaps your point will push her into another Accord.

    Wayne Brown, Nov 17, 2006
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    D.D. Pallmer Guest

    Well, don't get me wrong. The '05 CR-V was a great vehicle. MANY would
    consider it a "primary" vehicle. I admit to being spoiled. By my point was
    that even "being spoiled", the '07 rises to "primary" status FOR ME.

    If I were you, I'd "stretch" for the '07. You can drive it 10-15 years. A
    2-3 year old one will last 8-12 more years, but will cost close to a new
    one. Even if you have to finance over a longer period of time, you're better
    off in the latest model. If you amortize the additional cost of the new
    vehicle (versus an '04-'05) over all those years, the difference is
    negligible. The value curve favors the brand spankin' new '07. THAT'S WHY I
    TRADED IN MY '05 FOR THE '07!
    D.D. Pallmer, Nov 17, 2006
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    bb Guest

    We've got on '05 CR-V SE. Best car, by far, that I've ever owned.
    We're going to go down to one vehicle, and the CR-V can't do what we
    want, so it's got to go, but I'll sure miss it.

    bb, Nov 22, 2006
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    garray Guest

    Seems like the CR-V is a good way to go. Why are you opposed.

    Lots of happy owners on CR-V Owners Club from what I can see too.
    garray, Nov 24, 2006
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    Wayne Brown Guest

    I am just an ornery old man who spends a lot of time being annoyed by
    pick-up trucks and SUVS that block my view when I am driving, and, as far as
    I am concerned, present a hazard in parking lots. One more SUV on the road
    would not be something I am in favour of. Of course, the reverse is also
    true; if everyone drove SUVs and pick-up trucks, that would also eliminate
    the problem.

    We are on our 2nd Accord and I am trying to convince her to get another one.
    Wayne Brown, Nov 26, 2006
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