The next gen Element *will* materialize btw. I've had so much success with Honda and they continue to do great things, so I just don't see any reason to get anything else. Now, my wife may end up with a Civic if her commute keeps up, but otherwise... yep.bush555 said:and am hoping that the next-generation Element (if it materializes) will fit the bill.
The ER docs see it all too. Here's another good one. My buddy sells cars for Chevrolet. He told me that recently his dad asked what car he'll buy now that he's been in the auto business for several years now, working for several dealerships and now being at Chevy. He answered Honda. His dad seemed curious, asking why. His response: we hardly ever see any come in on trade. Nobody wants to get rid of them.rtachner said:We believe that the CRV saved our life. Also the folks at the emergency room claim that the Honda accidents seem to have the highest survival rate.
Wow, thanks for sharing rtachner! We have a 3 year old daughter and I insisted on getting the safest car we could but still remain in the realm of practicality (i.e. no Hummers for us). We chose a 2005 CR-V since it had all of the newest safety features. Your note brings comfort in our decision…I just hope we never have to test them ourselves.rtachner said:We believe that the CRV saved our life. Also the folks at the emergency room claim that the Honda accidents seem to have the highest survival rate.
I agree, I don't like the look of the 07 CRV. I prefer the style of my 2000 CRV. If i get another Honda i would go for the Pilot or a Ford ExplorerLove our CR-V, 1999, but if I were to buy a new SUV today I would have to go elsewhere. Probably one of the Subaru wagons with the outback trim. The look of the new V just does nothing for me. The 1st two body styles were unique. The new one just blends in with herd.
Maybe by the time I am ready to replace the existing V Honda will have one that looks decent again. If all else fails maybe the Fit will evolve into something more like what the 1st gen V is. Slightly bigger motor and 4wd dive in the fit would be nice. Actually drove a Fit recently and was please with the room, ride and handling. Just a bit anemic to dive with 4 people in it. The 2.0 motor from the 1st gen V would be a good motor for the Fit.
A common opinion expressed in the forums is owners of previous generations don't like the looks of the 07. I am new to CR-Vs so I don't have any image history. Infact until about 2 months ago, I don't know that I had ever looked at CR-V other than noting the tailights. My choice of vehicles was an Ody, but I couldn't justify the size of the vehicle or the gas mileage. I wanted to sit high, have some utility space, have better gas mileage, and I wanted a Honda. That narrowed things down to an Element or a CR-V. My wife and I both love the looks of an Element, so ugly it is cool. Actually it looks like an rhinocerous. But we didn't like the comfort or the rear doors. So I looked at the CR-V. Looking only at the internet site, I thought it was a very dumb looking vehicle. The lower grill looked like some carricature of some one smiling so hard their lips meet their eyes. Two dimensional pictures, square on, don't do this car any justice. First time I walked into a dealer and actually laid eyes on one, my opinion changed. It is neat looking car! I fell in love with it at first sight. Heard angels sing and other paranormal phenomena!I agree, I don't like the look of the 07 CRV. I prefer the style of my 2000 CRV. If i get another Honda i would go for the Pilot or a Ford Explorer