In 1997, when the first CR-V's debuted, I bought one of the first ones off the lot. It had a chrome grill instead of the black one and was a lovely dark green color. I LOVED that car, but it became a bit small when I had my second child so I traded it for a Honda Odyssey that I had for 11.5 years. It was a great car, but I longed to get back in a smaller, more gas efficient vehicle again. Lo and behold, when the time came to purchase a new car, the CR-V won out again! I pick up my Obsidian Blue EX this week! So excited!