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We've had it for a little over two years now, and our dislike is growing.

Mrs69 absolutely does not want another when the lease expires next year.

1. It's extremely uncomfortable on long trips, especially for the kids, Both of them get sick. Not one person in the family likes riding in it.

2. It's too small

3. Impossible to see if anything is in the blind spot short of rolling down the window and physically looking out. In fact, that little turn up in the back window makes it look like there is something in the lane next to me. I've got to do a double take. But seriously, blind spot visibility is so poor in this car that it's dangerous.

4. Mechanical issues - a persistent rough idle and stalling when cold that the dealer can't figure out, and now it has a front end vibration that I just noticed yesterday.

5. This thing is CHEAP. It has a jarring cheap crappy sound when you shut the doors that echos across the other thin cheap body panels. I would expect that on an entry level car but the CRV is almost $25k. Also there is no clearcoat on the door jams. Nothing speaks crap to me more than skimping on a few $ worth of clearcoat.

6. Poor mileage. EPA estimate is 27 city, 34 hwy. We're lucky to get 27 on the hwy. That's only slightly better than the van we replaced with it.

7. It's an absolute DOG. No acceleration whatsoever.

I honestly can't think of anything I like about it, except maybe the color.

To be honest, I do think a lot of out criticisms would transfer to other cars of the same type, so if we'd have bought a Ford Escape we probably wouldn't like that either.

I'm glad we leased and didn't buy. I'm not sure what we're going to replace it with. The kids really miss the Dodge van. That was a much better vehicle all around except for the annoying problems a first year engineering student could have straightened out.
 

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We've been pretty happy with our '08. Really low maintenance and mechanically solid. It is louder than my Acura both with engine and road noise but that's expected. We recently test drove the '17 with the 1.5L turbo /CVT trans and what a total POS. My wife and I couldn't end the test drive fast enough. Cheap interior, more body roll, more wind noise, overdone infotainment. Guessing yours is a '14 with the 2.4L I4 VTEC and a traditional AT. That should be a decent performer. Not a speedster or high performance, but a good performer. We were actually pretty bummed about the 17 CR-V given our general like of Honda/Acura products. Wife's in a '17 Forester now. Not without some quirks but very nice. And the AWD is noticeably better too.

And about that blind spot.... if you are doing the commonly taught "see the side of the car in the side mirror" thing then you are doing it wrong. Read this, learn this, give this a chance for 2 weeks. I did and I no longer believe in blind spots...period. I HATED it for a week, got used to it the second week, and now can't imagine anything different. I see things in the side view mirror long before any "blind spot warning" warnings light up in a side view mirror. http://www.cartalk.com/sites/default/files/features/mirrors/CarTalkMirrors.pdf
 

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It's a 15 with the CVT.
 

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Mine is a 16 with the same transmission. I agree on fuel economy, I'm lucky to get 28 on hwy.
Mine has the blind spot camera which is brilliant. Imho. Works great.
Mine is comfortable, well at least more then my old ellement but no where near my moms Toyota Avalon. But that's two seperate types of vechicals.
Mine has an Econ mode, and a drive mode. Drive mode is very peppy. But I'm not on the horses trying to beat people. Lol
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I liked CR-Vs back in their second generation days (2001-06), not so much in recent years.
 

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Almost bought a CRV two years ago just for the utility and resale value. But I couldn't make myself do it. Don't really like the seats and I agree about the cheapness. I think I'm sticking with lightly used Volvos. Love my 2007 V70 2.5 which I picked up one owner all records with 60k miles two years ago and am starting to keep my eye out for a 2008+ XC70--way cheaper than even a used CRV and way way way more luxurious. They seem to hold up well if you maintain them properly.
 

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Haven't been hearing that good of things about Honda like I used to and I'm a Honda fan.
The Forester crushes it pound-for-pound.
 

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Should have been a man and gotten the Ridgeline instead.
I was a REAL man and got an F-150. I think I dug a couple of ridgelines out of the tire treads last time I washed it.

The CRV is Mrs69's car.


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The wife almost got a 2016 CR-V but she went with the HR-V instead as the rear is cavernous and we use it as a dog-mobile. I dislike the CVT and the lack of power, but it suits our purposes. I traded my 2011 CR-V for a 2015 Ford Edge Sport. I like the larger size and the extra ooomph, I'm not too worried about fuel mileage. The 2011 CR-V had excessive oil consumption and I mjust never fell in love with it, the ride was okay at best.
 

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I have a '99 CR-V with just 70K miles on it. I like it.
 

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Mazda 3...

We bought a used 2014 last year and absolutely love it. It's hard to describe but it somehow takes all the work out of driving without losing any of the fun. Push on the right pedal to go, push harder to go faster. Push on the left pedal to stop and if you want to stop faster just push harder. :) Steering is quick and precise with great tracking.

Get the 2.5L engine (a world of difference from the 2.0L). We have the s GT Hatchback which includes lots of little things that make the car enjoyable, dual zone climate control, heated seats, blind spot warning, etc.

Gas mileage drops in the winter but we've gotten upper 30's, close to 40 on the hwy in the summer.
 

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Get a TDI... oh wait... :cryin:
 

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Mazda 3...

We bought a used 2014 last year and absolutely love it. It's hard to describe but it somehow takes all the work out of driving without losing any of the fun. Push on the right pedal to go, push harder to go faster. Push on the left pedal to stop and if you want to stop faster just push harder. :) Steering is quick and precise with great tracking.

Get the 2.5L engine (a world of difference from the 2.0L). We have the s GT Hatchback which includes lots of little things that make the car enjoyable, dual zone climate control, heated seats, blind spot warning, etc.

Gas mileage drops in the winter but we've gotten upper 30's, close to 40 on the hwy in the summer.
Yup. I have a 2002 Mazda5 hatchback...only complaint is that that the 5-speed auto and motor don't have the legs when the car is loaded down for a bike adventure for a week.


Lots of these new cars have gawd-awful sightlines. I had to rent a Caliber when my -5 was in the shop. That tank was the same size as my 5, handled like a friggin tank and had the sightlines of an M1 Abrams.
 

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I think we're going to end up with another van, although we're thinking about a Ford Edge or an Explorer, or a Volvo wagon. We discussed a 3 series BMW but those are just too small and a 5 series is too much $$. I suggested we get another F150 but Mrs69 put the nix on that pretty quickly. She won't even drive mine. She did like the idea of an Expedition, which is odd because it's based on the F150. I guess maybe she thinks she'll need to get a tattoo and start dating women if she drives a pickup? I dunno.
 

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Yup. I have a 2002 Mazda5 hatchback...only complaint is that that the 5-speed auto and motor don't have the legs when the car is loaded down for a bike adventure for a week.
The current Mazda 6-spd auto is fantastic. It's a normal torque converter slushbox but couples the small TC with a clutch that locks up almost immediately after taking off from a stop, and stays locked.
 

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Wife had a 2013 CRV and loved it, but I didn't care for it - too small and under-powered. I prefer my Kia Sorento, V6-LX. Plenty of room & power for about the same price, very reliable, 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.
 
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