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Old 08-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #261
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Welcome to the CRV owners club. You won't regret your purchase. I have had my CRV for nearly 3 years and am as happy with it today as I was the day I drove it off the lot.
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If you have a garage, check the height of the hatch on the Crosstour. I hear it's very high, perhaps too high for some garages, though since garage door heights are pretty standard, I find that hard to believe.
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Edmunds.com says it the height of the Crosstour is 65.7", about five and a half feet. That sounds to me like it would be fine.

Bracketing this height are (for example) the Murano at 68.1", and my Venza at 63.4".
That's with the hatch closed. You need to know how tall it is with the hatch open. The Crosstour's swings up a LOT. Could be a problem inside a garage.



as opposed to the Murano, which doesn't go that much higher than the roof

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Interesting! I hadn't thought that would be a consideration. Thanks for digging up the photos - - that appears to be quite a difference in open-hatch height.
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The CRV is only a 4, that's one of the reasons I traded mine in for a Pilot, because of the mountain roads I have to drive up. But the newer 4 cyls are a lot stronger than the 1997 model.

Apparently they pepped them up . Mine is great . No complaints about speed and definitely no complaints about gas mileage . It's a lot more than they advertised .
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Apparently they pepped them up . Mine is great . No complaints about speed and definitely no complaints about gas mileage . It's a lot more than they advertised .
More per gallon/liter? That's good! Is your area flat, Moe?
I am thinking about mountains. What's the consensus: could I get by with the 4 cylinder on the CRV, or would I need a V6?
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I would guess you'll be going down as much as going up but that's just me.
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[QUOTE=Meadbh;971030]More per gallon/liter? That's good! Is your area flat, Moe?
I am thinking about mountains. What's the consensus: could I get by with the 4 cylinder on the CRV, or would I need a V6?[/QUOTE

Florida is flat but this is one peppy car . Apparently they juiced it up last year .It was pouring today and this car is great in extremely heavy rain . If your accord was a four cyclinder and you were happy on hills than that is all you would need in this car .
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More per gallon/liter? That's good! Is your area flat, Moe?
I am thinking about mountains. What's the consensus: could I get by with the 4 cylinder on the CRV, or would I need a V6?
I have about a 2500 foot climb over 4 miles to get home from the grocery store, target, etc. The '97 wasn't enough, but I know people with newer CRVs up here who say they are fine. I'd try to get the CRV for long enough to test drive it on your mountains to see what you think.
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More per gallon/liter? That's good! Is your area flat, Moe?
I am thinking about mountains. What's the consensus: could I get by with the 4 cylinder on the CRV, or would I need a V6?

Our 2003 CRV managed mountains just fine here in Colorado. It also was a great "toad" behind our RV--unfortunately, it was rear ended a few weeks ago and totaled
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Meadbh, you will have to wait a while for that v6 crv. They don't make a v6
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I have about a 2500 foot climb over 4 miles to get home from the grocery store, target, etc. The '97 wasn't enough, but I know people with newer CRVs up here who say they are fine. I'd try to get the CRV for long enough to test drive it on your mountains to see what you think.
That's steep! I drive a lot on a mountainous highway here in AZ, and it has long stretches of only 6% slope. Most small cars including the CRV do fine. In terms of horsepower to weight ratio, I wouldn't think the CRV would do badly at all compared to others.

I must be a real geezer, because I do not care about muscle cars at all. If I am not towing or carrying anything, why do I need a lot of power for? And if people pass me, good for them. I already let people pass me all the time in my cars. In the future, most likely even commercial semi-trailers will pass me and my RV. I think driving fast is a trait of aggressiveness, and this geezer has become fairly mellow.
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In the future, most likely even commercial semi-trailers will pass me and my RV.
That may be true in the future, but for now little old ladies with walkers are passing you. How long have you had that RV? And never taken it on a real trip?
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Heh heh heh... Another sign of geezerhood is patience. Heh heh heh...

Toad bracket mounted. Checked. Blue Ox towbar. Checked. As I said, still need toad wiring.

The UPS guy just delivered the toad wiring package late today as expected. So, things are on schedule. Have to install that too. Heh heh heh... Any day now...

Or should I wait till after Labor Day so that other geezers start to move South, while I start my trek North, so that I will have the whole campground to myself?
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Or should I wait till after Labor Day so that other geezers start to move South, while I start my trek North, so that I will have the whole campground to myself?
That's what we're planning - our fifth trip this year...
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Since I had my last car for so long I got hung up on trying to find a car that would be right for that long again until I finally realized I just needed to find a car that was right for now . You can always change your mind .
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Well I've had my CRV for two weeks now and I am impressed .It's been averaging 23 MPG on stop & go traffic . I love the rubber mat in the trunk . It's a great place to throw my wet gym clothes . I am also impresed with the space . It's the same size as my Camry Solara was but it feels so much more spacious . All in all a great car at a great price !
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Florida is flat but this is one peppy car .
The only hills in Florida are man-made...........
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Yeah, curbs! But the elderly still like to climb them
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I just knew you'd love the CRV. Just wish I could fit in one.
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CRV is a nice car............there are 3 in my town that are all over 200,000 miles and still going strong.........
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