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Pros: Cruise control
Cons: Cup holder location
Advice: Get an Accord, if you can afford it.The cockpit is a little cramped, but overall this has been a great car so far. It's much quieter than one would expect for a small car. It's got good pickup and handles great. The location of the cup holders isn't very smart (they're located on the other side of the shifter.
Pros: Safety and the convience of the back seat.
Cons: No sunroof
Advice: Go for itI have been waiting to buy a mini-van; I waited on the leather seats and now I am waiting on one with a sun roof. Any chance of that happening any time soon? The Odyssey is my choice by far.
Pros: Interior Space
Cons: Radio is a bit far to reach and obstructed by auto shifter
Advice: Get the EX!! Excellent small/medium SUV!!We have had the new CR-V for 6 months. It's been great and trouble free. I have been getting about 24 mpg with my automatic. Love the roomy feeling on the inside. We've tried its real time 4x4 on soft dry sand, mud, small stream, snow, and rocky trails. It works beautifly. Bigger tires would have been great. Power is more than adequate for most people. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a little more power. It handles just like a car. Hope this is helpful for somebody!
Pros: 6 speaker/CD system
Cons: No lumbar support in drivers seat.
Advice: Move up to the LX with more features but not that much more money.The Accord performs reasonably well for its class although the engine in the DX doesn't have a lot of acceleration through the gears.
Pros: 127 HP engine
Cons: Lack of bodyside moldings
Advice: 4-Door Civic EX Coupe -- has bodyside moldings and more headroomThe Civic 2-Door EX coupe is a blast. Lack of headroom in EX (moonroof lowers roof) is something to watch for folks over 6 feet. It's unclear why Honda does not put bodyside molding to protect the 2-door coupe from dings. Dealers seem confused as to whether it's available. Engine is a little revved at 65-70 mph highway speed. Car's safety rating is excellent. I knocked the comfort due to headroom problem. Otherwise, excellent. I knocked the quality because they MUST have bodyside molding on these cars AND the gearing needs to change to reduce engine speed on highways!
Pros: Handling and Power
Cons: Position of automatic trans shift lever--but being picky about it!
Advice: If you are in the market for a small sport-ute, look at the new CR-V!If you are looking for a great little sport-utility, grab one of these! My wife recently took delivery of a 2002 model, and since driving it, I have been trying to get her to swap with me and drive my larger 2001 SUV. No way, she says! I have never seen a small sport-ute that I would consider taking on a long road trip until now. Handling is excellent and power is right-on for its size. Honda has a winner in the 2002 CR-V!
Pros: Interior Comfort, Performance
Cons: Styling is rather uninteresting
Advice: Shop around - these are a commodity, and you can get good dealsVery comfortable, performs well (it's not Ferrari, but it'll merge beautifully, and is very happy at speeds a lot higher than the Mass State Police will ever allow), and it was a darn good deal. I'm happy with it. My dealer treated me very well, and sells them at a flat $200 over invoice, fixed price.