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Honda CR-V Owners Meet the Members

Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,093
edited March 2014 in Honda
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your CRV!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

Also, if you are interested in a live chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on

4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET


5:00-6:00pm PT/8:00-9:00pm ET
6:00-7:00pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET
7:00-8:00pm PT/10:00-11:00pm ET
(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)

Let me know if you are interested in a chat and the day/time convenient for you.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Owner's Clubs


  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    Hi Karen,

    Glad to see that we have a forum for fixes, upgrades, and modifications. That's one of the tougher parts about posting here at the Town Hall. I have to keep referencing other sites because I can't index them here!

    Anywho... I'm Varmit. The name was borrowed from my pet ferrets. I own a '99 Sebring Silver EX and have about 45K on it now. It's a 5 speed named "Buster" and he gets me about 24-26 mpg. He's never seen any work except routine maintenance.

    I've recently caught a bad case of accessoritis and have added heated leather seats, an OEM skid plate, chrome wiper nozzles with blue lights (you just have to see them to understand), the passenger armrest, Tenzo wipers (a gift), the OEM cargo mat, OEM front mud guards, all red tail lights, and most importantly a GoongalaGoonga sticker.

    I've been to two recent CR-V meets. One off-raod trip in the Allegheny National Forest and a road rally in Glen Burnie, MD. Both were great experiences.
  • recsrecs Posts: 6
    Hello Karen,

    Obviously, I am new to this.

    I’m Ron and I own a Black 1999 CR-V EX known as “GADGET” to all the members of as well as to my family and friends. My wife and kids gave that name to her. She is an automatic and has appx. 23k’s on the road. Besides for routine maintenance she has never had to be taken back to the dealer/mechanic.

    I have made quite a few modifications to “GADGET” (the reasons my wife and kids gave her the name) and rather than list them all, I think it would be easier for anyone interested in the modificatrions to visit my site…

    I will say that the “GoongalaGoonga” decal (it’s a thing) that Varmint mentioned in his post is displayed proudly on “GADGET”!

    I too have been to the meets that Varmint mentioned and have had the opportunity to meet some really nice people (all CR-V owners of course). We had a blast at both of those meets and I hope to attend more in the future. BTW…Varmint, do you have any updates on the Cooperstown trip?

    Well, I hope that I can contribute some of my CR-V experience to this forum.


  • sluglineslugline Posts: 391
    I'm another owner that is a regular over at (where I post as "CR-Vince") My "accesoritis" is mostly in remission now, but not before my Y2K Electron Blue EX got some perks, the latest of which is a treatment of Llumar window tint. Most of the other stuff is chronicled at I helped put together a small meeting of CR-V owners in Houston back in February.

    And I am very proud to be the first owner to post a pic in the Owners Photo Gallery. Woohoo!
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    Slugline - I had no idea that you're also CR-Vince. You crafty Texan, you! :-)

    Ron - Nope, I'm going to e-mail Chas today.
  • barnonebarnone Posts: 118
    I'm a happy owner of a 2001 EX (until the PTTR problem gets fixed).

    I'll try to attend one on those meets whenever the location is the tri-state area :)
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,093
    Nice to meet you all!

    Someone mentioned CRV meetings/events. How about a discussion devoted to that? Some of the other more active clubs have them. If you can provide links to information about these meets/events, I can put them in the additional resources box.

    Owner's Clubs
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    I know of three that are in the works right now.

    September in the Sequoias

    St. Augustine Scrub

    And another in Cooperstown, NY, which may or may not be cancelled. If it does get the axe another one in New England may pop up later in the year.

  • reiner4reiner4 Posts: 24
    Hey Varmit, Vince and Ron....thought I might find you guys here !! 8-)

    I'm a happy owner of a Supermarine Blue '99 EX Auto with 36k miles of trouble free...'realtime fun' ! I have to admit that back in '97 I thought this lil trucklet was pretty plain looking and never imagined I would own one. As the years passed and I was in need of a versatile vehicle that was good on road with some off-road prowess I found that the CR-V met all our needs. Since we are long time Honda fans, other than sitting in the front and rear seats to verify the roominess, we ordered it without even a test drive !

    Still thinking that it was on the plain looking side - I have added the following accessories:

    * OEM Rear Spoiler
    * OEM Hard Spare Cover (painted to match body color)
    * OEM Side & Rear Sports Trim
    * OEM Muffler Tip
    * Manik Stainless Steel Tail Light Guards
    * Stainless Steel Head Light Guards
    * COBRA Bull Guard
    * OEM Tweeter / Woofer / Coaxial Speaker Upgrades
    * OEM Full Alarm System
    * WeatherTech WeatherFlector window guards
    * Tinted windows all around
    * Passenger Arm Rest
    * OEM Nose Mask
    * OEM Cargo Cover & Mat
    * All-Red Tail Lights

    I have been a participant here on Edmunds Town Hall, as well as over on the CRV-IX at In the almost 2 years of ownership I have corresponded with a great group of CR-V owners, and have even got to meet a handful of 'em at several CRV-IX related gatherings in both Northern and Southern California (ie. Silicon Valley CR-V Lunch; Rincon Trail; Ridge Route Off-Road / Camping Trip, Pismo Beach Camping Trip.

    I live in Gilroy, CA (just south of San Jose) and proudly display CRV-IX and GoongalaGoonga stickers on the rear hatch window, not to mention a 'REALTIME FUN' sticker that replaced the standard issue sticker.

    Regards and GoongalaGoonga to all !!

    Here's a couple pics:



  • macadam1macadam1 Posts: 22
    Mine is a '99 silver EX 5 sad. which I bought based largely on data greened from the Edmunds CR- forums. Although I test drove competing brands, the info here proved correct. Varmint & others answered my questions and their advice was a great help. I'm involved with a girls fast pitch softball league and the rear area has more than adequate space for bags & equipment. My wife drives a '99 Chewy Malibu and my other car is a toy I have owned for 32 years, a '69 Mach1 Mustang. I worked for the kept Of Transportation & they use macadam to pave roads, hence my user name "Macadam1". I had paid for the Glen Burnie meet but problems precluded attendance. I enjoy pro football and am always involved in numerous Fantasy Football leagues. Might be fun to have an internet Fantasy Football league of CR-V owners. Post if your interested & I will start a league.
  • sluglineslugline Posts: 391
    A check of my user profile would have clued you in to who I was very quickly. When I began car shopping 1.5 years ago, I found Edmunds and registered in Town Hall a couple of months before I had any idea I would become "CR-Vince." :)
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    You're right. The e-mail address should've given it away. Well, I'm glad to see you here. :-)

    Now, if I could just find out who Beatfarmer's secret identity is....
  • beatfarmerbeatfarmer Posts: 244
    Go away for a few days and this happens.

    I am also a cross-poster (I go as Bobby M over at the IX -- there you go Kyle). I tend to read more than post over there these days but do read it almost daily. I post here more often since I like the interaction with other vehicle owners (especially them Fanta Se owners)

    I drive a Black '99 EX that I drive daily and haul the family around in. Since purchasing it in July of '99, I've added OEM floor mats, mud guards, window tint, OEM roof rack, OEM tweeters, and dirt.

    I feel so exposed now.
  • prestoneprestone Posts: 13
    Hi everyone,

    Carried out a great deal of research on the CR-V here on Edmunds (fantastic amount of great info from all you owners!) and other sites.

    Reiner4, I'm impressed with your accessorized

    My wife and I just purchased a 2001 white CR-V LX with several accessories from the dealer. Single disk CD player & front splash guards. The dealer kindly comped (our Honda purchase from him) us a full set of mats.

    We've ordered some additional accessories off of the Net. WeatherTech WeatherFlector front and rear window guards, keyless entry and an OEM rubber mat for the cargo section.

    This is the second Honda for us (owned a 2000 silver Civic EX Coupe which we traded in for the CR-V. We needed the better utility of the CR-V) and we're very happy with our decision.

    Looking forward to reading future posts in the various CR-V owners sections. Glad to be part of this group. Take care.
  • bobgordonbobgordon Posts: 156
    Great to see some of the old names, Varmit, Bobby M, CR-Vince and others.
    I too am a cross-poster, Bobby G from the IX.

    As some of you know I have a 2000 EX, Clover Green with about 10k miles.
    Where should I start, added the spoiler, sport bars, bug deflector, vent shades, PIAA 2.5" projector lights, full window tinting, speaker up-grade, floor and cargo mats, auto dimming/compass/temp. rear view mirror and some extra interior lighting.
    Sometimes I hate to take the "V" out of the nest, if you know what I mean.

    Today I got my skid plate, guess what I am doing tomorrow?
    Thanks and talk to you all soon.
  • theracoontheracoon Posts: 666
    Just don't forget which is the primary citizenship.

    My CR-V is a '99 EX 5spd with a number of Honda accessories added, including an increase in power due to this modification:


    TheRacoon ;)

  • bobgordonbobgordon Posts: 156
    In regards to "primary citizenship," you can bet we won't travel to far from the mothership.
    Happy "V"ing. :)

    PS How much added H. P. do you get from the prop. Bet it keeps the "tailgaters" off.
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    The Racoon - Don't you think that link is a little hard on the "anti-GoongalGoongans"? I mean, sure they're a pesky bunch, but sending them to a Kia website might be considered cruel and unusual.
  • As Roadkill. I don't post here too much, just usually read the posts. Except lately I have been over at the Anti-SUV board defending the V. To pro-SUVers at that!

    I'd post a photo of my V, but the only mods I've made are tinted windows, a hitch, and a drink to fill one of the cup holders. Oh yes, I almost forgot, I modded my tires too, they are now bald. :) Soon to be replaced with some LTX's.
  • theracoontheracoon Posts: 666
    But also right in this case. At the time it was created, there was a lot of anti-GG messages being posted over there.

    I've changed it to remove that. :)

  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    The Racoon - There was no need to change it. I remember that exchanges that brought about the need for such a link. It's just that I'd forgotten what it was, got curious, then made the mistake of clicking on it myself.

    I still get shivers....
  • recsrecs Posts: 6
    LOL! How could you fall for that one? TheRacoon, you can be mean at times. :-)

    See you guys over in the Vix...

  • theracoontheracoon Posts: 666
    I'll take a 5th...Glenlivet, if you please. ;)

    Yes, I can at times be spiteful, vindictive, and down right nasty.

    I used to have a bumper sticker on my car:

    Don't Get Mad
    Get Even

    Of course I also had one that said:

    Born Again Pagan

    when I lived down the street from a Jehovah's Witness temple. It stopped them from knocking on my door. :)
  • bobgordonbobgordon Posts: 156
    I must say despite the way you talk about yourself that you DO have a fine sense of taste.
    I mean Glenlivet............smooth Scotch.

    And beside's, it sounds like the bumper sticker worked better than putting a "NO SOLICITORS ALLOWED" sign on your front door. Good job!!
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    My favorite response to solicitation is for the telemarketers for long distance companies. Using my best deadpan tone I tell them I don't own a phone.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,093
    They never pronounce my last name correctly...I always say there is no one here by that name.

    As for the door-to-door-join-the-fold-or-spend-eternity-in-fiery-torment peddlers, my reply is, "Sorry, I'm busy right now, but give me your home address and I'll be sure to drop by unexpected and uninvited." :-)

    Owner's Clubs
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    "give me your home address..."

    Karen, that's cruel. You give them hope. :-)
  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    i placed myslf on the "no call list" i haven't had one call since april. it works!!!!
  • My wife and I recently bought her a 2001 Civic, and I was impressed with the Honda quality. I am interested in getting a CR-V for myself, but the small engine concerns me. I plan to use it to haul the four of us and our gear on long trips. How do the 2001's do on the highway regarding power, engine whine, and the like? I plan to get an auto., but may opt for the 5sp. if that has more go. I would much appreciate any advice.
  • theracoontheracoon Posts: 666
    Honda will be announcing the new 2002 CR-V in the next month or so. Rumors say it will have 160 hp, about a 10% increase over the '99-'01 engines.

    I have a '99 EX 5spd and have had no problem hauling two adults, two teenagers, and camping gear for a week long trip. I've also taken it on a couple of long trips (1,200 miles round trip the longest) without any problem, including packing the inside to the roof with a luggage carrier on top for a 600 mile move.

    In the '99-'01' the engine is the same in both the 5spd and automatic. Fuel mileage with the 5spd is better than the automatic, however the final gearing is better in the automatic (lower rpms at highway speeds = less engine noise).

    You might try It's a great place for CR-V information.

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