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2001 - 2006 Honda CR-Vs



  • pamopamo Posts: 39
    I didn't price the LX model - wanted the ABS and 4wheel drive that the EX offered - I live in cold, snowy, icy Wisconsin. The more I read on these message boards, the more I think car dealers are going to be negotiating - market is really soft right now. I'm thinking that used car prices and sales will be hard hit soon as dealers continue to cut new car prices. Not sure that the reality of the market has hit home yet.
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    Satlas31 - Sorry to hear about the accident, but I'm glad your loved ones are okay. Maybe they should be driving one of these.
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    $17,700 isn't bad, but you might be able to get it lower. I'd expect that with all the competition out there you should be able to get $17,500 or possibly lower.

    It never hurts to walk away from a dealer. When I was shopping for my wife's TL, we walked away from a fair deal. The salesman was telling us that we could make this offer because he had the car in stock, but the deal only worked if we signed that day. Nope. Went back 2 weeks later and got an offer $200 less from the same guy.

  • Thanks for all of the advice here, sent some internet inquiries and received a great rate of 19585 destination included for CRV-EX. in Maryland. Bought today!!!
  • My wife and i are looking at the crv se and can probably get it for about 23000. does this sound like a price anyone else might be getting?
  • pamopamo Posts: 39
    Great price! Automatic? Enjoy your new cr-v! Only problem is I no longer have the "low price" honors!
  • Does any know if Honda is going to come out with new re-styled CRV for '02? I read some where it would be new engine still 4cyl but 2.2L, 160HP. Was it a rumor or confirmed by Honda. Any "official" info would be appreciated. I need concrete info, not just speculation or rumor since I don't know if I should buy a '01 CRV or wait for new '02. Thanks.
  • When I bought my CR-V in July I had the same delema about what to buy. I was comming off lease of a Pontiac Grand am Gt. anyways here is why I choose the cr-v.
    1. Its a Honda (not a rebadged Isuzu)
    2. Back seat space to me was better in the cr-v (even though the passport it was a-little bigger a vehicle)
    3. Ride was better on the cr-v
    4. Gas millage was poor on the passport
    5. Have heard of some problems with them
    6. Power is fine in the cr-v. (granted passport has a bigger engine).
    7. This might sound weird but, the tire on the back of the cr-v is lower so it made reward visibility better.

    Basically I considered the whole honda line when buying this vehicle. Since July 20th 2000. I have put over 20K miles on it and not one single problem with the vehicle. Only routine stuff.

    I live in the cleveland ohio area and if you don't mind a little bit of a drive call

    Jim Kvanska
    Sunnyside Honda
    Middleburg Hts. Ohio

    (Easy to get to right off 71)
    Tell him Jack Egan sent you.

    I shopped almost every honda dealership in the area and was VERY VERY impressed with the level of service. It was the most pleasurable dealer experiance that I had ever had. AS Ive told people I've shopped the rest and head straight for the best

    any questions e-mail me at


    Jack Egan

    BTW I do not work for or related to anyone at sunnyside. Just extremely happy with my dealership experiance and my car. (This guy can also sell you a audi,porsche, saturn and toyota and think that they also own a dealership in michigan that sells acura). Awile back a women came down from sandusky to buy a cr-v and had 2 dealerships on her list and sunnyside was the first and the last.
  • pamo---I am in rockord area..what dealer did you get the price from?
  • pamopamo Posts: 39
    I dealt with Wilde Honda in Waukesha. Joe Guess was the sales agent. Let me know what they say.

    good luck!
  • hhlshhls Posts: 10
    pchaples - $23,000 sounds high to me. A dealer in my area (Dallas) is listing the SE for $23240 MSRP, sale price $21249 - SE only comes with Automatic. You might shop around a bit.
  • pamopamo Posts: 39
    We are waiting for the final deal in Dallas, don't forget to post.
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    hislander - The '02 CR-V is only a rumor. Don't believe anything you read until the end of the Summer. Honda is very secretive about new models and may even create a prototype that in no way resembles the production vehicle.

    The most sensible rumors point toward a version of the Accord 2.3L 4 banger, similar size, and similar styling.

    pchaples - $23k sounds high to me too.
  • I am looking for a new CRV EX, 4dr, auto, black..... am inquiring as to anyone's knowledge as to where I could find the best rate. Please respond to my mail address of MSD4LAW@AOL.COM
  • I am looking into buying a CRV 4WD and am moving to Colorado. Since I will need somethiing that is safe and economical does anyone have some advice or experience driving the CRV through snow, ice, wind etc.?
  • Howdy. I just bought a 2wd CRV from a Maryland dealer for 17,900, including destination fees, floor mats, mud flaps, stripes. Tax and title about 900 extra. I'm pretty happy with that price.
  • Pamo.. I should have been more specific..its a 5 speed manual..
  • I've had my 2001 CRV-EX-5 speed for one month and am pleased--except for the sound quality of the sound system.
    1)I have the basic system for the EX model and wonder what others have done to upgrade. I'd like to get a cassette deck, too--but am not sure what to look for in terms of speakers for this particular vehicle. Suggestions?

    2)I'd like to find a "console box" type thing to put on the floor between the seats. Tried something from the AAA store and it didn't fit. Tried K-Mart, one auto store and Target--nothing. Suggestions?

    3)I had an '86 Civic Wagon (most awesome car EVER--same insides as the CRV, but 38-40 MPG!!! Then a '96 Civic sedan (great Honda quality, but my dogs didn't like the "sedan" part...)which got 34 MPG. All 5-speeds. Now the CRV is getting in the middle 20's for mileage (less than 1800 miles so far). What kind of mileage are the rest of you with manual transmissions getting?

    Like the CRV (my dogs do too), but sure can't understand why Honda (with the exception of the Insight) is going downward with MPG on their cars. Comments??

    Sure appreciated all the help here when I was researching what car to get. Got a good deal at Motorcars Honda in Cleveland Heights, Ohio--Robin Williams (glad to support a saleswoman in the business)
  • canadianclcanadiancl Posts: 1,078
    Honda cars by and large are getting lower mpg because the cars Honda are putting out are getting bigger, heavier and have bigger, more powerful engines.
  • hhlshhls Posts: 10
    Pamo, every few days I find a little cheaper price... I'm waiting a bit to see how things develop. I'm not in a rush (other than just wanting a CR-V reeeallly bad!) so I'm forcing myself to wait a bit longer to watch prices here. Every lot in the area has lots and lots of CRVs... I'll keep you posted!
    Also, Pamo? davidjim's price was for a Manual, so you still have best price' honors!
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