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One thing I'm jealous of in the LX is the ability to swap out the Head Unit with one that doesn't suck. I can't say I'm a fan of the Mitsubishi unit in the higher trims, but absent some heavy engineering effort, it's unlikely an aftermarket one will be possible.
 

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It's actually an ongoing Long-Term Test...

One thing I'm jealous of in the LX is the ability to swap out the Head Unit with one that doesn't suck. I can't say I'm a fan of the Mitsubishi unit in the higher trims, but absent some heavy engineering effort, it's unlikely an aftermarket one will be possible.
Same here. I have resigned myself to the fact that this stereo will be the only stereo I will ever have in the CRV
 

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Those considering the basic LX should really consider paying the modest upcharge for the EX. Many more features that are genuinely useful and considerably better resale prospects.
 

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Those considering the basic LX should really consider paying the modest upcharge for the EX. Many more features that are genuinely useful and considerably better resale prospects.
I totaly agree. So many great features with EX-L and the Touring, well worth the money since practically none of the features can be added to the LX at a later date. I am always scared of buyers remorse when it comes to features, so I will hold off buying something until I have the money to get the best model or something almost as good as the best model. Of course if you just don't have the extra money to spend then I completely understand buying the LX.

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Well the main reason the LX seems like a player is the 2.4L option. The reviewers quite like the engine and with all the OD issues happening with the 1.5 the 2.4 saves you $ and worry.
 

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...I am always scared of buyers remorse when it comes to features, so I will hold off buying something until I have the money to get the best model or something almost as good as the best model. Of course if you just don't have the extra money to spend then I completely understand buying the LX.

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I'm the same way. Ever since the '90's I've only opted for the highest trim of a vehicle. When I met my wife, she had the lowest trim Saturn you could get. It even had crank windows! I couldn't wait to get her out of that. I do understand the difference between needs and wants and that some people put different priorities on things.

It seems like the majority of people buying BMW, Mercedes and Audi, rarely buy higher trims. All they seem to care about is the badge. Well, that and the fact that the price goes up pretty quick with options. This was one of the factors that kept us out of buying a new Q5 last year. Configured the way I wanted it added almost $15k to the sticker!
 

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I'm the same way. Ever since the '90's I've only opted for the highest trim of a vehicle. When I met my wife, she had the lowest trim Saturn you could get. It even had crank windows! I couldn't wait to get her out of that. I do understand the difference between needs and wants and that some people put different priorities on things.

It seems like the majority of people buying BMW, Mercedes and Audi, rarely buy higher trims. All they seem to care about is the badge. Well, that and the fact that the price goes up pretty quick with options. This was one of the factors that kept us out of buying a new Q5 last year. Configured the way I wanted it added almost $15k to the sticker!
Ditto. I've owned a few vehicles that were lacking a few options I really wanted, but thought I would be OK with out them considering the money savings. Nope. What can I say? Years ago, due to it getting costly to maintain, we went from a top trim Dodge Grand Caravan to a mid trim Plymouth Voyager mini van...We really missed some of the features that we gave up, but at the time, it was all we could afford for our family of 5 (including 3 pre-teenagers). I really enjoy driving, and I like the amazing amenities they are constantly coming up with.

Mike728, so you ended up with a different "5" ;-)
 

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Coming from an Element, I'm perfectly happy with the equipment on the LX. I like the cleaner looks, the smaller wheels and since I'm old and don't hear all that well anymore, the base radio is fine - plus it's simple to use!

A lot of the features on the upper models I don't trust or just didn't want.
 

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Coming from an Element, I'm perfectly happy with the equipment on the LX. I like the cleaner looks, the smaller wheels and since I'm old and don't hear all that well anymore, the base radio is fine - plus it's simple to use!

A lot of the features on the upper models I don't trust or just didn't want.
I'm glad Honda makes a model that works for you.

I'm also "old" yet I appreciate all the amazing "bells and whistles" available on the upper trims of vehicles these days. The first car I owned, granted it was bought used, had no radio, and the heater was a factory option....(kinda like the heater option on some 5th Gen CR-V 1.5L?) :angel2:

Personally, I will never buy a base model again. I enjoy all the technology available these days, especially the safety features! I anxiously look forward to seeing (and being amazed with) the new stuff that will be available when I start looking for my next new car.
 

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Coming from an Element, I'm perfectly happy with the equipment on the LX. I like the cleaner looks, the smaller wheels and since I'm old and don't hear all that well anymore, the base radio is fine - plus it's simple to use!

A lot of the features on the upper models I don't trust or just didn't want.
For me, it's more about the all the safety systems in the upper trim levels that is most important.

The good news for folks like yourself is as Honda rolls out next gens on their vehicles.... they are making these safety systems standard even on the base models. Example: the current generation Accord has Honda Sensing Suite standard on all trim levels.
 

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I'm a life long Ford fan but when it came time to replace my wife's and my
vehicle I ended up buying a new 2016 HRV LX for myself and a year later a 2015 CRV LX
(wife liked the older model better than the new 2017) I went with the LX because I don't
feel like I need the extras. We test drove the EX models. I admit I'm cheap lol but the LX
models are fine for our needs, very happy with both vehicles.
 
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