Just bought a new CR-V EXL 4WD!

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Jill, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Hello all,

    I just made the decision to buy a 2010 CRV 4WD. I got a good price on
    it and it included the rear mud guards, carpeted floor mats, wheel
    locks and it also has something I didn't ask for but it came on the
    car because the had to hunt down the color I wanted from another
    state. It has something called laser etching. I understand this
    usually costs a good amount of money but I got it for free. Does
    anyone know if it really does cost a lot of money?

    I found out that the one I have was built in Japan as opposed to Ohio.
    The dealer had a couple of silver ones from Ohio on the lot which had
    continental tires on them. This one came from Japan and has
    Bridgestone Duellers. How do those tires compare? I heard that they
    aren't that great, but others said they are decent.

    I did not get the Nav package because it would have cost $2,000.00
    more and I thought that was a waste of money. I'm really excited
    already. What a nice car this is.

    Jill, Jul 24, 2010
  2. My wife had Duellers as OEM a Mitsubishi Montero. They lasted a long
    time and rode well
    Vincent Parry, Jul 24, 2010
  3. Costs about three bucks, but if you ask the finance manager, he'll tell
    you it's $1000.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jul 24, 2010
  4. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Okay so how did they ride in the snow? Most likely the deepest I'll be
    riding in is 6" and thats only if the roads are partially snowed over
    due to blowing snow etc. I am hearing that they don't do well in an
    inch of snow, but do well in several inches. I really don't know
    anything about laser etching or what it entails. It was there and I
    got it for free so I don't mind having it. So far I drove the car on
    dry highways at 55 mph and on city roads and it felt fine.
    Jill, Jul 25, 2010
  5. Jill

    Tegger Guest

    My boss just bought one. Same as yours, but in silver.

    That's often thrown in for for free.

    Take a look at the rectangular metal tag visible in the bottom corner of
    the windshield. Does the text begin with a "2" or a "J"?

    My boss bought the NAV package. So far, he likes it. But he didn't know you
    need to buy regular CD updates until I told him...

    You made an excellent purchase. The CR-V is a very reliable car.
    Tegger, Jul 25, 2010
  6. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Thank you, I really do like it. I'm noticing that the stereo is not as
    loud as some of the accords. I have a friend with a fairly new accord
    and I've driven it several times. The stereo in the CRV is supposed to
    be the same as the new accord, but its not as loud for some reason.
    Maybe the CRV has more noise dampening materials? Its really quiet and
    smooth on bumps and has good cornering on dry pavement, steering feels
    good too.

    As far as my VIN number it starts with a "J".

    Yes I am told they are very reliable. I just hope I don't have trouble
    with the tires, but I went online and read some reports about the
    Dueler tires and they are used on Mazda, and Toyota SUV's among

    Jill, Jul 25, 2010
  7. Jill

    Sarita Guest

    My CR-V replaced a 2005 Accord EX. The stereo seems better but Hondas
    have more interior road noise & need more sound dampening. Part of
    that may be Hondas are sportier not little old lady rides like
    Toyotas. There are drivers that say Hondas are too low to the ground
    & steering too sensitive. They want the Buick-Caddy smooth ride.

    Starting in 2007 the CR-V stereos have the feature the lowers the
    sound volume when you slow down. It doesn't seem to bring the level
    back to where it was when you get back to speed (i.e. 70-80mph on the
    highway). My kid plugs in the I-pod & cranks it up. Unfortunately
    you can't hit the Info button on the radio to see the song info from
    the I-pod or the radio station ID. I heard the Navi pkg does that
    cause you can plug into the data outlet in the glove box.

    i wish Honda would add HD radio like the BMWs that allow access to
    secondary FM feeds from existing stations free. Or give the
    bluetooth standard w/out having to get the Navi option like Hyundai or

    Enjoy your new ride!

    Sarita, Jul 25, 2010
  8. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Thanks. Yes I think Bluetooth would have been nice, but I try not to
    talk on the phone if I'm driving too much anyway.
    Jill, Jul 25, 2010
  9. Jill

    Mat Guest

    Can't understand why anyone would pay $2000 for navi when u can buy 1 for
    < $100 lol
    Mat, Jul 26, 2010
  10. Jill

    Tegger Guest

    Then it's Japanese-made.
    Tegger, Jul 26, 2010
  11. Jill

    M.A. Stewart Guest

    Have you ever driven an all-wheel-drive(AWD)/four-wheel-drive(4WD)
    vehicle in winter/slippery conditions? If not, don't fall into the trap
    that other new drivers to AWD/4WD have learned the hard way. This is
    the AWD/4WD tendency to be easily driven beyond the traction capability
    to stop the vehicle in ice/snow (even rain) etc.. Just like everybody
    else, you only have 4 wheel brakes.
    M.A. Stewart, Jul 29, 2010
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