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Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby dliverance » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:54 am

Hi guys. So I have my crx and a beater 2wd nissan hardbody but I need something with a back seat. Today I've been playing around in my head about buying a gen 1 crv manual. Something that can handle the PNW and move 4 people. Anyone here have one? Thoughts on them?
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Mista Bone » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:30 am

They have their quirks and issues, like my 2001 SE AWD Slushbox....do NOT get an autotragic!!!!

U joints on the rear drive shaft, sway bar endlinks, front window regulators....

One thing I hate about the SE leather interior, the rear seats don't fold flat...but the seat backs do recline. I plan on making a sleeping area for travels/camping/etc.

There are a few Honda SUV forums that cover the issues.

Also a rebuilt B20 bottom end with JDM B16 head, sumbitch will move!
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby dliverance » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:34 am

Good to know. There's a few 5mt in my area. It would be nice to do a b20v..t... but that'll happen after I get caught up on the crx.

This one is pretty nice but i would have to get rid of the PO's personal touches.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/5413622608.html
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Baker » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:47 am

I had a Green AWD 5spd.
I liked it, the room inside and it felt like you were in a 6th gen Civic, very familiar and same build quality.
Plus who can forget the double duty, trunk cover/picnic table?
Only thing I didn't like, I felt it was under powered.
The open out tail gate I wasn't big on, I would have preferred it to be split, and have the glass open up and gate go down.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby dliverance » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:27 am

My coworker had one and he said the same thing. He called it "gutless" I wonder if that's mostly because of the automagic transmission.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Baker » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:47 am

dliverance wrote:My coworker had one and he said the same thing. He called it "gutless" I wonder if that's mostly because of the automagic transmission.


Mine was a manual, and I found it underpowered.
We like our Element much better, that's auto, AWD and K powered.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Mista Bone » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:18 pm

CRV with F23 VTEC power would be perfect, yes it fits.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby 4drSpankR » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:36 pm

My (well, my wife's) '11 MDX gets the job done pretty good. Although it was a tad more expensive than a 1st gen CRV, good thing I work at a dealership! (came in as really nice used car) J37, AWD and 300bhp, she moves pretty good. If I was rich, I'd love to supercharge it...
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Baker » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:23 pm

4drSpankR wrote:My (well, my wife's) '11 MDX gets the job done pretty good. Although it was a tad more expensive than a 1st gen CRV.


A little more than a "tad" and don't even compare to one another :lol:
I just wish the MDX was better looking up front.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Mista Bone » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:38 pm

I finally figured out the folding seat issue, ripped three findernails fishing out the release straps. Once I got those out I proceeded to remove the flip up seat bottoms to get them out of the way. I will need a movers blanket or two to raise the rear area a little but should have a decent sleeping area now.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Baker » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:58 am

Mista Bone wrote:They have their quirks and issues, like my 2001 SE AWD Slushbox....do NOT get an autotragic!!!!


I think the SE only came in auto, leather, hard cover spare tire cover and that awful champagne color!?
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby 4drSpankR » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:27 am

Baker wrote:
4drSpankR wrote:My (well, my wife's) '11 MDX gets the job done pretty good. Although it was a tad more expensive than a 1st gen CRV.


A little more than a "tad" and don't even compare to one another :lol:
I just wish the MDX was better looking up front.



Haha agreed! The ass end looks really good though IMO.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Baker » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:14 pm

I'd spend a little more money and get an early Element over a 1st gen Crv.
More cargo space, versatility, and a K series.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Mista Bone » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:28 pm

Baker wrote:I'd spend a little more money and get an early Element over a 1st gen Crv.
More cargo space, versatility, and a K series.


with exploding AC compressors that require FULL system replacement.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby dliverance » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:34 am

unfortunately my crx has made me poor so the MDX is wayyyy out of the question. I'll look into the element though. I've always liked those.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Baker » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:10 am

dliverance wrote: I'll look into the element though. I've always liked those.


Lots of cargo room, the rear seats fold up against the windows or you can easily pull them out.
Very utilitarian and practical.
AWD is nice, rock solid K motor, and the auto trans isn't bad at all. I actually don't mind it.
Expect no better than 25 mpg though, that's the drawback of driving a bread van.
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Mista Bone » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:37 pm

Yeah, bricks hate going over 65 mph.....
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Re: Thinking about getting a CR-V for a daily

Postby Mista Bone » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:01 am

$25 later, I have a CRV Camper :)

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