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Pros: The roomy back seats; really fun to drive
Cons: no color molding, no arm rests in standard transmission
Advice: If you want an SUV that doesn't feel like a truck, this is the right choice.When I was searching for reviews on the CRV, I couldn't find any on the standard transmission, and I really wanted to hear what people thought. We now have an EX standard, so I thought I would do this favor for other standard transmission review seakers. We test drove both and the standard just seemed so much more fun to drive. The gear shift has a sporty short stroke, which is really nice. We gave up the arm rests for the standard (which I think they should have put in it, at least for the passenger)and haven't really missed them so far. I really haven't ever wanted an SUV, but we needed a bigger car for travel, and I love that when you are in the CRV you don't feel like you are driving a 'truck'. My son loves the back seat. There is a lot of room back there, and the reclining back seats and cup holders are a nice touch. I definately think spending the extra for the EX is worth it. The moonroof and 6 disk in-dash CD player are great extras, not to mention Alloy wheels and ABS. We did a lot of research before buying the CRV, and looked at a lot of other SUVs. This one best fit all our criteria. I am so glad we waited for it, I love this car.
Pros: awesome in the snow
Cons: no arm rest for the passenger
Advice: Buy one you will not be sorry. Great vehicle, we are getting anotherMy husband and I have a 2000 and have had it for a year. We live at a ski resort so we get lots of snow. It is awesome in the snow and we have not gotten stuck at all. It just plows through 1-2 feet of snow without a problem. We have studded tires so we do not have any problems on compact snow and ice roads. I feel very confident driving this vehicle in bad weather and road conditions. I just wish the passenger had a arm rest.
Pros: smooth, good looking, comfortable
Advice: do some research before purchaseI love my 2002 Honda Accord. We got a good retail price. The car looks beautiful and runs great. So far at 2000 milage the MPG is about 22/30. The ride is smooth and comfortable.
Pros: Lots of storage pockets
Cons: The lever for the windshield wipers is where the gear shift usually is in a car and I'm always turning the wipers on when I want to change gears.
Advice: Get one!What a fun car to drive! It's comfortable, roomy and rides very well! Has a lot of get up and go!
Pros: Easy speed acceleration.
Cons: Factory radio sucks.
Advice: Goes through tires easily & they're expensive to replace.Can pass up cars easily. Turns very tightly.
Pros: HP and torque are improved greatly over the previous models. 6 in dash CD. sunroof. interior space. rear seat adjustments. great gas milage
Cons: clicking noise comes from the shifter in Auto models when comming to a complete stop. rear middle headreast is in way of view. tires somewhat small for vehicle size. auto shifter takes a while to get used to.
Advice: test drive and listen for the reverse lockout solenoid that clicks when you come to a stop. it can drive you crazy if little noises bother you.superb improvement on the pick-up from the 98 model which I traded in. this is an overall great car for the price. there are a few quirks but they hardly compare to the multitude of great features. Note. This car ships with two different tires, the BF goodrich Touring which are very quiet and superior to the Duelers, which are very noisy.
Pros: Visibility from the front seat
Cons: Very hard seats
Advice: For short jaunts it's ideal but not for trips.The 4 cyl, 150 HP engine is very responsive. Car is ideal in every way. Please read Mark from Texas' review. I agree with him 100% This car is a fantastic value for the price but the seats are terribly hard. The Honda folks should be ashamed but then maybe Japanese behinds are different than ours