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well, officially a new CR-V owner tomorrow when we take delivery of my wife's 2017 EX-L (FWD, Lunar Silver Metallic/Gray interior) :cool:

I test drove a 2015 CR-V in December 2014 - along with a Mazda CX-5 and a Toyota RAV-4 - while on a short trip back to the States. Of the three I liked the CR-V best, followed by the CX-5 and the RAV4 and I seriously flirted with the idea of buying one when we moved back to the US from being stationed in Germany (I'm active duty military) in the summer of 2015 to replace my wife's 2007 Hyundai Entourage minivan. But, the Hyundai was paid for and it ran fine. My wife loved it and although I didn't drive it much I liked it too. It was a good vehicle that had served us well while raising two teenage girls, two dogs, several trips across the US, three State-side assignments and three years in Germany. The one thing I didn't like about it was its poor gas mileage...about 16 city, 21 highway. As you can imagine, driving on the Autobahn didn't help it's mpg :( In the end, we decided you can buy a lot of gas for the price of a new car, so put off getting anything new when we returned to the US.

Fast forward to a month ago and the Hyundai was totaled by a driver making a left turn that failed to yield to my wife as she drove through an intersection :( I figured I'd shop the CR-V, CX-5, and RAV4 again to see what was most tempting. I did not realize Honda had redesigned the CR-V for 2017 and was pleasantly surprised to learn that it had as I find the 5th-gen to be a better looking than the 4th-gen, which I thought was nice looking already. After seeing the 2017 CR-V I didn't even bother looking at other vehicles in it's class. I liked the engine/MPG, the technology, the looks both exterior and interior and the amount of room/cargo space it offers. Our biggest decision was Touring or EX-L and after considering the cost for the features unique to the Touring we decided the EX-L was our best choice. I learned some things on the forum helped solidify the decision, including where to buy all-weather floor mats (College Hills Honda) for almost $70 less than my local dealer lists them for.

This will be my fourth Honda, but first "new" Honda, and first CR-V. Previously I'd owned a used 1986 Accord (right hand drive) while living in Japan, a used 1984 Civic while living in DC, and a 3-gen Prelude (right hand drive with 4-wheel steering - that was fun) while living in the UK. All had well over 100K miles when I bought them, and apart from a new radiator for the Civic and a new alternator and exhaust system for the Prelude, they all were trouble free cars that I enjoyed owning/driving. I won't be the CR-V's primary driver - I'm the BMW's primary driver :rolleyes: - but I am looking forward to several years of (hopefully, fingers crossed at least a decade) trouble free motoring with my wife's new CR-V. :)

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Congrats! You're both going to love it!
 

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Congratulations. My wife and I are quite satisfied with our '15, but it's only our third Honda (our sons have the "old" Accords, 90 and 99).

We went through the same process as you - not bothering with competitors, although its Windstar predecessor did give great service.
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Welcome and congratulations! Your CR-V is nice looking. You will love your CR-V, it is a great road trip vehicle. I am seeing the US in mine.

My employer had a Ford Windstar and had so many problems with it. Was in the shop constantly until he sold it. Good to hear your Windstar did well.
 
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