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  1. New Passport - First Drive Impressions

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Hi Folks- I was asked by a number of members to report on our new Passport. I stepped out of the forum as we traded our 17 CRV Touring for a 19 Passport Touring. Again, not for the OD issue, but my wife fell for the Passport, wanting more cargo space, a higher ride, more power and AWD. So we...
  2. New '18 EX-L Initial Impressions

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    I went from an '04 Scion xA to a new EX-L. The jump in technology was shocking. This thing can actually drive itself! For ~30K!? Its a part of a suite of impressive safety features dubbed Honda Sense. If you're in the market, the extra cost from EX to EX-L is a no-brainer. Just read the specs...
  3. Initial Impressions - First Roadtrip

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    We took our new 2018 EX-L on its first road trip this past weekend and the CR-V delivered as advertised. We made a 600 mile trip across Washington and back that included rush hour traffic, crossing a mountain pass and lots of two-lane and highway driving. Impressions: The Adaptive Cruise...
  4. Very early impressions

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Picked up my 2018 EX L with NAV this past Saturday. Love the Molton Lava color (not to many around). Fit and Finish are very good (for an American built car). Car is tight with no rattles (so far). Road and engine noise are noticeable. Seats are a bit firm. Some neat electronics, cubby holes...
  5. New 2017 Touring CR-V: First Impressions

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Just picked up my new CR-V yesterday. Couldn't be happier! Already changed out the 2 trunk lights for LED and the reverse lights. Piece of cake. Nice to see all the other lights (except fog lights) are already LEDs. Lighted indoor front door handles are a nice touch. Nice ceiling LEDs behind...
  6. 2017 Touring - Finally Took Delivery - Driving Impressions

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    After two failed attempts, my wife and I finally picked up our Diamond White/Black Touring today. The first attempt was a failure as we originally selected a 2WD Touring model, then a few days later decided to go with an AWD Touring. However, the dealer had already made the trade and had the...
  7. First road trip, Impressions.

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Drove to Colorado this past weekend to visit family and would like to share the experience. Gas mileage: Started the trip with 200 miles on the odometer. Highway stretches at speed speeds between 65-75 yielded 31mpg. On I-70 where the speed limit is 80mph, I saw 26mpg over 150 miles with cruise...
  8. 2017 EX-L Navi initial impressions after a couple days

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    For those still thinking about it, here are the very early impressions I've developed after driving the 2017 Diamond White/Black interior EX-L Navi. I probably only have about 40 miles on it, but early impressions are sometimes helpful. Compared to a 2016 EX which my 79yr old father has (and...
  9. New 2017 EX-L Owner: First Impressions and Cargo Dimensions

    Greetings & Introductions
    I just bought my first new car, a modern steel 2017 CR-V EX-L with navigation and a host of dealer add-ons. I wanted to share my experience and ways I plan to modify the vehicle. First off, here's what I got: The vehicle plus nano tint windows (35%), Door edge film, door handle film, side body...
  10. 2016 CRV EXL First Impressions

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    Well I have to say I am a little disappointed about the leather seats. I am 6'4" tall and I do a sit down and twist on my seat. My car has around 7k miles and i am already seeing wear on my drivers seat. I try and lift up when I twist but it is easier said than done. So far I have averaged...
  11. First Impressions - 2013 EX !!

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    Brought home my first ever Honda yesterday - a 2013 EX in Kona/black that is absolutely mint !! Literally belonged to a woman who only drove it on weekends !!! It was a 330 mile RT mostly in pouring rain yesterday which complicated things a bit !! It was all freeway fortunately but semis...
  12. 2015 CRV EX-L impressions

    Dear Honda:
    I've had my 2015 CRV EX-L for several weeks now, and I thought I'd share my impressions in case Honda is listening. Likes: * Comfortable seats (except for head rest, which is too far forward). Driver seat is very adjustable (10 way). * Upscale interior with good ergonomics. You won't mistake...
  13. 8" Chinese Navi radio for 2007-2011 CR-V (Win CE6) - Unboxing & First impressions

    Mobile Electronics
    8" Chinese Navi radio for 2007-2011 CR-V (Win CE6) - Unboxing & First impressions (Updated 6/17 with various corrections) (Updated 5/22 with additional features maintained, additional flaws, and new Tips & Tricks section) (Updated 5/27 with Navi performance during 600 mile drive this past...
  14. '12 EX (2WD) - first tank impressions

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    Approaching 400 miles on our new EX, nicknamed 'Goose'. My thoughts so far: -Averaged 29mpg on a 200 mile trip @ 69mph (2,000rpm) mostly highway but about 10% city driving so I think 31mpg is very reasonable. City seems to level out around 23 mpg. Both figures are with Eco mode on so hard to...
  15. Installed Polk 6.5" component speakers + Dynamat (impressions and pics!)

    Mobile Electronics
    I seem to be in the minority in thinking that the factory 160W 6-speaker sound system in the SE and EX is quite OK (within reasonable volume levels). Nonetheless, there is always room for improvement, so I installed Polk Audio db6501 6.5" component speakers based numerous positive reviews...
  16. First Impressions of Finish Kare 1000p Hi Temp Paste Wax

    Appearance
    We purchased our glacier blue Honda CR-V in May 2009. I have only used one protectant on it--Ultima Paint Guard Plus. I love this product, principally because of its ease of us. In less than 15 minutes I can seal the paint, cladding, and trim. One single product does it all, and I don't even...
  17. First Impressions (Long, Random)

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    I've had my CR-V a week now. It's a 2003 EX 4WD and AT. I've also been reading the forum for that long and I've been comparing and contrasting a lot of what I am reading with my own experiences with the car. I came to the CR-V out of need. True, I had admired CR-V's for a while and I knew I...
  18. One Year Update to Initial Impressions

    Dear Honda:
    NOTE: This was too long for one posting (imagine that), so has been broken into two. A couple of months after purchasing my new CR-V EX-L 4WD, I posted my initial impressions. A year and 14,000 miles later, I’m providing an update. I started with a copy of the initial post and then added...
  19. Initial Impressions

    Dear Honda:
    I decided not to post any feedback about my new CR-V until I'd driven it at least a couple thousand miles and gotten through the owner's manual. Although I haven't had an opportunity to check out its handling in winter weather and haven't put it to the test in any emergency braking/accelerating...
  20. 07 armrests & other first impressions

    Dear Honda:
    Hi. I have about 1300 km on my new 07 CR-V which I bought on March 30. This is my first CR-V, but my sixth Honda since 1984 (previous were 1 Civic & 4 Accords), and I would never seriously consider buying anything else. So far so good on the CR-V but I have to agree with a few other posters...
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