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Old 17 Feb 2006, 10:50 pm
Herpster1966
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Default Honda CRV quality?

I was talking to a woman last night. She was telling me that she heard
that there is a large number of 2 year old CRV's at car lots, and her
reasoning is that she believes that they fall apart in 2 years. I told
her there are probably alot of used two year old CRV's because alot of
people that had leases traded them in. Does anyone have any thoughts
about CRV's as far as their quality? What she told me is the body
integrity is poor, the seats are uncomfortable and the ride is harsh,
but I have trouble believing this of a Honda. I have already owned 3
hondas and had good luck with all of them for the most part. I am
planning on getting a CRV in two years, probably a 4WD brand new lease.

Al

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Old 17 Feb 2006, 11:08 pm
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"Herpster1966" <tomboy83@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:1140234620.585980.12740@g44g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com:

> I was talking to a woman last night.



So was I. It happened to be my wife, and I did the same thing tonight,
shamefully I admit.

> She was telling me that she heard
> that there is a large number of 2 year old CRV's at car lots,




She must be an expert, or clairvoyant!



> and her
> reasoning is that she believes that they fall apart in 2 years.




Wow! She really IS an expert! She sees, therefore she knows! Wow! I wish I
could do that.



> I told
> her there are probably alot of used two year old CRV's because alot of
> people that had leases traded them in.




Oh, you are too penetratingly shrewd for me.



> Does anyone have any thoughts
> about CRV's as far as their quality? What she told me is the body
> integrity is poor, the seats are uncomfortable and the ride is harsh,
> but I have trouble believing this of a Honda.




Oh, me too. Really, I also have trouble with this. Yep. Really do. Yep.




> I have already owned 3
> hondas and had good luck with all of them for the most part. I am
> planning on getting a CRV in two years, probably a 4WD brand new lease.
>



Hey, so am I. I figure I'll get at least the 4WD part, if not the lease
part. Or maybe the good luck part. Something anyway.


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Old 17 Feb 2006, 11:38 pm
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On 17 Feb 2006 19:50:20 -0800, "Herpster1966" <tomboy83@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I was talking to a woman last night. She was telling me that she heard
>that there is a large number of 2 year old CRV's at car lots, and her
>reasoning is that she believes that they fall apart in 2 years.


She's nuts.

> I told
>her there are probably alot of used two year old CRV's because alot of
>people that had leases traded them in.


Aren't most leases 36 months or longer? I would question whether
there is really a larger than expected number of two-year-old CRVs on
the lot. What statistics does she have to show this?

> Does anyone have any thoughts
>about CRV's as far as their quality? What she told me is the body
>integrity is poor, the seats are uncomfortable and the ride is harsh,
>but I have trouble believing this of a Honda.


Well, I have to admit that it has been a while since I checked out the
CRV, but a test drive should let you evaluate seat comfort and ride
for yourself.

> I have already owned 3
>hondas and had good luck with all of them for the most part. I am
>planning on getting a CRV in two years, probably a 4WD brand new lease.


CRV and RAV4 are at the top of this class. They compete pretty
fiercely so either one should be a good car.


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Old 17 Feb 2006, 11:55 pm
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well, i guess it depends upon the user of the 'wheels'
(http://buycarwheels.com/) or the vehicle itself. and how can you tell
about the life span of that crv, "2 years?" what have you done to that
car? unless it's totally bumped and cracked.


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Old 18 Feb 2006, 02:30 am
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Gordon McGrew wrote:
> CRV and RAV4 are at the top of this class. They compete pretty
> fiercely so either one should be a good car.


so whatcha think about the "bigger" RAV? will the CRV stay "small"?
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Old 18 Feb 2006, 04:38 am
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In article <1140234620.585980.12740@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>,
"Herpster1966" <tomboy83@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I was talking to a woman last night. She was telling me that she heard
> that there is a large number of 2 year old CRV's at car lots, and her
> reasoning is that she believes that they fall apart in 2 years. I told
> her there are probably alot of used two year old CRV's because alot of
> people that had leases traded them in. Does anyone have any thoughts
> about CRV's as far as their quality?


I've driven several 50K mile CRVs of various years, and it seems that
they do turn to relative "junk" status fairly quickly. They rattle and
boom and wander down the road.

I honestly think it's too large a car for the Civic chassis upon which
it is built.

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Old 18 Feb 2006, 10:42 am
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"Herpster1966" <tomboy83@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I was talking to a woman last night. She was telling me that she heard
>that there is a large number of 2 year old CRV's at car lots, and her
>reasoning is that she believes that they fall apart in 2 years. I told
>her there are probably alot of used two year old CRV's because alot of
>people that had leases traded them in. Does anyone have any thoughts
>about CRV's as far as their quality? What she told me is the body
>integrity is poor, the seats are uncomfortable and the ride is harsh,
>but I have trouble believing this of a Honda. I have already owned 3
>hondas and had good luck with all of them for the most part. I am
>planning on getting a CRV in two years, probably a 4WD brand new lease.
>
>Al


I've had my 1997 CRV for 9 years and 128 thousand miles (I tend to keep cars for
a long time). Although it's needed its share of repairs along the way (the most
serious being a head gasket replacement at 97K), it's had fewer problems than
other cars I've owned. I've taken care to stick to the scheduled maintenance,
and overall it's been the most troublefree and reliable car I've ever owned. I
have no plans to get rid of it anytime soon.

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Old 18 Feb 2006, 10:48 am
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On 17 Feb 2006 19:50:20 -0800, "Herpster1966" <tomboy83@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I was talking to a woman last night. She was telling me that she heard
>that there is a large number of 2 year old CRV's at car lots, and her
>reasoning is that she believes that they fall apart in 2 years. I told
>her there are probably alot of used two year old CRV's because alot of
>people that had leases traded them in. Does anyone have any thoughts
>about CRV's as far as their quality? What she told me is the body
>integrity is poor, the seats are uncomfortable and the ride is harsh,
>but I have trouble believing this of a Honda. I have already owned 3
>hondas and had good luck with all of them for the most part. I am
>planning on getting a CRV in two years, probably a 4WD brand new lease.
>
>Al



I read the paper and check the lots fairly regularly and in my area
there are never any that come up for sale. They are either kept
forever, passed down within a family or sold by word of mouth,
individual to individual.

That said, I'm in the market and drove one at the dealership last
week. I was a little concerned with the amount of vibration, almost
like bad wheel balance caused vibration at a speed range of around
60-65 mph. Salesperson had no answer for this. Seems like I saw a
recent thread on this newsgroup about this.

I think I saw something about a redesign for 07 to trump the recent
changes in the Rav 4. Or maybe I dreamed that. At any rate I may
wait and see what happens there.

Frank
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Old 18 Feb 2006, 11:33 am
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In article <43f73de4.55408973@rsnews.rapidsys.com>,
satran.@NOSPAMrapidsys.com (StevenA) wrote:

> I've taken care to stick to the scheduled maintenance,
> and overall it's been the most troublefree and reliable car I've ever owned.


The best way to evaluate this: in the last year of a model, go drive
one new.

Then hit the used lots and find one from the first year of that model,
one that hasn't been beaten to death.

If you do this with a CRV, you'll find that it doesn't hold up as well
as an Accord, for example, in the same comparison.

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Old 18 Feb 2006, 11:49 am
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On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:30:37 -0800, SoCalMike
<Mikein562athotmail@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Gordon McGrew wrote:
>> CRV and RAV4 are at the top of this class. They compete pretty
>> fiercely so either one should be a good car.

>
>so whatcha think about the "bigger" RAV? will the CRV stay "small"?


I don't know what honda is going to do, but I know what I wish they
would do. Keep the CRV at its current size and introduce a large
station wagon with about the interior size of the G1 Odyssey. Make it
low to the ground, sporty and easily reconfigurable to hold five
passengers or 1 - 2 passengers and a lot of cargo. With the right
styling, I think it could be a hit.


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