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The CR-V 5th generation was only recently launched in the UK, and the first deliveries happened this month. I am the proud owner of this EX model which is the top variant in the UK, similar to the touring. The cars being sold here are made in Japan, with a Japanese vin.

My car is a 6 speed manual transmission 1.5 turbo petrol, rated at 172 hp. The CVT in the UK is 192 hp, but approximately £1700 costlier. Cars in UK are generally more expensive.

There is no remote engine start, an optional extra. But the car has 19 inch wheels and Michelin tyres, heated windscreen wipers, panaromic opening sunroof besides all other features of the touring.

The forum for this 5th generation is currently inactive in the UK, so I thought I will connect with other owners here.

Thank you
 

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Congratulations! I really like the wheels, they are different than the ones available here in the US.

Enjoy the new CR-V!
 

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Nice car. I'm jealous of your heated windshield wipers. I don't think that's an option for us in the USA or Canada. It's a feature that wouldn't be needed very often, but when the conditions are right I could see it being very useful.

We also don't get the option for a manual transmission. Stick shifts are becoming a very rare thing for most new vehicles on this side of the pond. Honda still offers them in the Civic and Fit, but I don't think they are very big sellers (which is too bad since I happen to really like manual transmissions, but it wouldn't matter anyways since my wife doesn't, and she over rules me).

Anyways, thanks for checking in.
 

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Welcome! Very nice ride! I wish we could get the manual transmission here! 2006 was the last CR-V available in the US with a manual. Keep us posted on how it treats you.
 

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Pity they put the steering wheel on the incorrect side of the car...JUST KIDDING!

Happy to have you here, good looking ride!
 

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Nice car. I'm jealous of your heated windshield wipers. I don't think that's an option for us in the USA or Canada. It's a feature that wouldn't be needed very often, but when the conditions are right I could see it being very useful.

We also don't get the option for a manual transmission. Stick shifts are becoming a very rare thing for most new vehicles on this side of the pond. Honda still offers them in the Civic and Fit, but I don't think they are very big sellers (which is too bad since I happen to really like manual transmissions, but it wouldn't matter anyways since my wife doesn't, and she over rules me).

Anyways, thanks for checking in.
I think Canada gets those... But not USA unfortunately

I would love to have those folding mirrors
 

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Nice car. I'm jealous of your heated windshield wipers. I don't think that's an option for us in the USA or Canada. It's a feature that wouldn't be needed very often, but when the conditions are right I could see it being very useful.

We also don't get the option for a manual transmission. Stick shifts are becoming a very rare thing for most new vehicles on this side of the pond. Honda still offers them in the Civic and Fit, but I don't think they are very big sellers (which is too bad since I happen to really like manual transmissions, but it wouldn't matter anyways since my wife doesn't, and she over rules me).

Anyways, thanks for checking in.
Canadian CR-V have heated windshield wipers

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The CR-V 5th generation was only recently launched in the UK, and the first deliveries happened this month. I am the proud owner of this EX model which is the top variant in the UK, similar to the touring. The cars being sold here are made in Japan, with a Japanese vin.

My car is a 6 speed manual transmission 1.5 turbo petrol, rated at 172 hp. The CVT in the UK is 192 hp, but approximately £1700 costlier. Cars in UK are generally more expensive.

There is no remote engine start, an optional extra. But the car has 19 inch wheels and Michelin tyres, heated windscreen wipers, panaromic opening sunroof besides all other features of the touring.

The forum for this 5th generation is currently inactive in the UK, so I thought I will connect with other owners here.

Thank you
The tires are 235 45 R19? Somebody know the part number of this wheels?

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heated windscreen wipers
We have these in Texas, too. But here they're a function of the weather, not the car.
 

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Got mine in September, just after the launch. EX, CVT, 5 seat model. Excellent 7 speed auto also with flappy paddles. Made in Japan, 3500 miles and no oil dilution problem.
 

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Questions: A CVT is a constantly variable one-speed transmission, so how is it also a 7-speed auto? Also, what are flappy paddles? Thanks.
 

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I'm in the UK. Funny how big CRV's look here....
 

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I'm in the UK. Funny how big CRV's look here....
True Too big for our parking bays, and for our narrow roads. My neighbors who I share the driveway with I can feel have started disliking me now!! Some rental car companies market this segment of cars as a large SUV!
 

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Questions: A CVT is a constantly variable one-speed transmission, so how is it also a 7-speed auto? Also, what are flappy paddles? Thanks.
Lots of manufacturers (including Honda) program the CVT so it has steps in its pattern to simulate a regular transmission.
If you more or less floor your CRV you will hear (and see on the tach) drops in the RPM as it accelerates.
In theory, there's no benefit nor logic for a CVT to behave this way but manufacturers include those artificial "shift points" because people freak out when they can't hear the usual rise and drop in RPM during acceleration and think something's wrong with their car.

Flappy paddles are paddles behind the steering wheel to shift up and down a transmission without taking your hands off the wheel. One side to downshift, one side to upshift.
 
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