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2001 - 2006 Honda CR-Vs



  • We are making a decision whether to buy a CRV or not. We test-drove it over the weekend and felt that the seats were not as comfy as that in a RAV-4 or a Highlander. However, we still are not sure if that is the only drawback. Any comments on CRV's disadvantages, recalls, bad experience?
  • mnfmnf Spokane WaPosts: 405
    Not sure if there is a differance from leather and cloth in firmness but but on my 06SE the leather seats are very comfortable... M
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Yeah, try leather, because I did not like the cloth seats on a Sedona I drove but I did like the leather ones. You never know.

    Also, the 07 models are about to come out, check out that thread for pics of the new interior, which is a bit nicer IMO.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,177
    I've had two CR-Vs... love them.. many, many positive points...

    Seat comfort is not one of them..


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  • sbnsbn Posts: 9
    Thanks for the suggestion - I tried it, but unfortunately there wasn't any wiggle room either to push the visor more firmly onto the arm that holds it or to pull it out farther.

    Think it's worthwhile to try prying off the cover of what must be a screw holding the whole thing in place, to see if that could tighten up? Or better to leave as-is & keep looking below the visor?
  • harvey44harvey44 Posts: 178
    You can definitely get more than the rated capacity in the fuel tank. 17.8 will go in if it is bone dry and you are pushing it to the limit. I don't recommend topping it off. Actually I don't recommend doing anything contrary to the owner's manual's recommendation. (Where is blueeyedgod when you need him). That said:

    Roof rack - the Thule system puts the load onto the "frame" of the car, not the naked sheet metal on the roof so it can definately handle more weight. I'd bet 100 lbs evenly distributed, is fine.

    With 2 kayaks on the roof I'd keep it under 68 mph and drive very carefully.
  • Hi, everybody -
    I'm the proud owner of a new 2006 CR-V, and was wondering, is the vinyl (?) spare tire cover waterproof and therefore OK to take through the carwash?

    Probably a dumb question, but I need to know...

    Thanks for your help!
  • phisherphisher Posts: 175
    it has to be otherwise +95% of them on the road wouldn't have the cover on them. :shades:
  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 300
    i.e. running nekkid, as another member would say :D
  • phisherphisher Posts: 175
    or not having your a** covered.
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326

    The press allowed me to give props to my 1999 CR-V. :shades: (registration required)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    So that's critter's name. Congrats.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,177
    Here is a link that doesn't require registration..



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  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Funny that they included the name of the critter, but not the names of the hounds. :)

    I spoke with Nick, not Micky. He seemed kinda disappointed that I'd moved from the CR-V to an MDX. But despite chatting for a while, with him asking about a wide range of topics, they didn't include many of the remarks I expected to see.

    Thanks kyfdx
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Maynard is controversial but I like her because I feel like she tells it like it is, no holding back.

    I was quoted in her book, The End of Detroit. :D

    Since it was published, the market share for the former Big 3 has suffered a land slide, so she's right on track so far.

  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    I read "End of Detroit", but I honestly don't recall your quote.

    The book was good, but she did generalize in a few areas and get some details wrong. One of those involved the CR-V. She wrote something to the effect of... "The CR-V is one example of how the Japanese get us." Yet the CR-V was initially rejected in our market and designed for sale overseas. It began its life in 1996. We didn't see them until after the RAV4 took off and CR-Vs went on sale in 1997.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I'm glad you missed it because in the first edition she mis-quoted me. So if you read the hard cover it had that mistake. She corrected it for the paperback copy, though.

    I'm sure she's seen as controversial because she writes for a Detroit-based paper.

  • Is there a keyless entry kit for the '06 CR-V LX? I found one on-line but it only listed the years '02-'04.

    That was the only EX feature that I was really interested in and I couldn't justify the extra cost.

    Thanks in advance.

  • hucklehuckle Posts: 2
    We picked up our new '06 EX FWD last weekend. After slight dithering over the latest RAV4, Mazda3 Wagon and CR-V '07, the '06 emerged as clearly the best combo of price, safety, style, reliability, space, and economy. Besides, we have a huge collection of cassette tapes.

    Forester was never in it. When we bought our '02 CR-V LX AWD, we discovered the Forester had a $900+ maintenance at 30K miles. Probably something off a dealer menu, but that and the sedan "feel" of the Subaru was disqualifying for us.

    As for the '07 CR-V, the styling just isn't our cup of tea, especially those "silver" (faux aluminum?) dog-bone rear door pulls. On the '06, we also prefer its out-of-the-way dash-mounted shift selector, the floppy front table, the picnic table, the real spare (and its display), and its price vis-a-vis the '07.

    Nice bonus: Same level of insurance coverage turned out to be less on the '06 CR-V than for an '07 Civic.

    Road noise on our '06 is tolerable, and less than we experienced on our '02 LX, though both came with Bridgestone Duelers.

    First tank on the '06, 28.5 mpg 75% on 60mph freeway.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The insurance rates are probably due to a relatively high theft rate on Civics.

  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Congrats on the new ride. Like you, there are many things from the 1st and 2nd gen CR-Vs, which I prefer over the new model. Though I do envy the new interiors of the 3rd gen.

    Not to put a damper on things, but road noise *may* increase as the tires wear.
  • mnfmnf Spokane WaPosts: 405
    Anyone know what the replacement size on the 06 CRV fog light is ?? ... Thanks... MNF
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Hi, everyone. As you've probably noticed, we have been trying to refine the discussions into more narrowly focussed topics. Our objective is twofold. We want to make it easier for people seeking specific information about their vehicles to find it easily and without having to wade through hundreds or thousands of postings.

    To those ends, we will be shutting down the general make/model discussions and work exclusively with specific issues. This requires us to populate the make/model subsections with relevant, interesting and timely topics. Rather than having the hosts simply create boilerplate topics for each make/model, we feel that you, the owner, the make/model enthusiast and the prospective buyer can best judge what those topics should be.

    You can help by adding a discussion (it's easy!) or suggesting one here.

    To add a discussion, click on the last link in the "You are here" line at the top of this page. That will take you to the topic page for this make/model. Review the list of topics and click on the "Add discussion" link when you've decided what topic you'd like to add. Follow the directions and you're done! Feel free to add more than one. Just avoid duplicating existing topics and try not to make it TOO specific!

    Your help and continued participation in the Forums is greatly appreciated! Thanks.
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 4,098
    "We want to make it easier for people seeking specific information about their vehicles to find it easily and without having to wade through hundreds or thousands of postings."

    Of course, I believe that is what the search engine is for, finding specific information.

    I find that this new style (which I have seen in other make/model forums on this site), actually makes it harder to find information, because there are just too many forums. Every time someone opens up a
    "new, timely topic", it adds another listing, until it spills over to multiple pages. How many different times will we see people open a new forum to discuss MPG, only under a different title? And how many different forums will a person have to go into to find all the information about MPG, when it could have all been in a single forum, in chronological order?

    I went to the Honda Fit pages to see what kind of problems people have been having. What I saw was a mess, and I still don't have a good feel for the issues people have with that vehicle. If they had had a single forum for problems, I would have been able to peruse it for issues.

    With one forum, it is possible to keep up with the flow. The new method is disjointed and counter productive, in my opinion. It actually makes it harder to keep up with the flow of a product life cycle, especially in dealing with problems.

    Oh well, it was nice while it lasted... :sick:
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    Try tracking by make/model group. You'll still get the flow, but threads should be more contiguous as you read through the day's new posts. The hosts will still move off-topic posts to more appropriate discussions when needed (as we've always done), so hopefully most of the mpg posts will be grouped together.
  • I agree, this WAS the premier site for auto discussion and very easy to locate a desired issue.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Please go to the group top level and create a discussion that fits your comments/questions or post in an existing discussion.

    Honda CR-V
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059

    tidester, host
  • I just went outside to start my 2000 CRV. I pushed the remote unlock button and the anti theft alarm went off. I can not run the car without the alarm going off. It sounds for about 30 sec. and the pauses. Then it sounds again....
    The anti theft light is rapidly blinking. Can some help me?
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,798
    2000 Honda CR-V did not come with Alarm in the US.

    Either one was added by the dealer (OEM add-on) or an aftermarket one was added on. Refer to the Alarm Manual on how to manually turn off the alarm with the key, if there is a provision for that. I rememeber when I had the Civic and I installed the OEM alarm, it came with its own Manual, which had procedures for such a situation.
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