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Old 28th August 2007, 02:22   #1
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Hii All, This is my first posting in this forum. I have just read the complete review and replies of the Pajero thread. Very nice review and even today it is useful bcz PaJero is still available with same features or say more features then Aug2006. I am interested in buying a suv with fun to drive, reliability and 5 seater atleast. I have shortlisted Pajero and CRV. Pajero is hot fav only concern is its interiors. CRV is very thirsty and also not so much fun to drive (My friends told me this). Pls comment on driving ability of CRV. Do you have any idea about the launching of Fortuner ?
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Hii All, This is my first posting in this forum. I have just read the complete review and replies of this thread. Very nice review and even today it is useful bcz PaJero is still available with same features or say more features then Aug2006. I am interested in buying a suv with fun to drive, reliability and 5 seater atleast. I have shortlisted Pajero and CRV. Pajero is hot fav only concern is its interiors. CRV is very thirsty and also not so much fun to drive (My friends told me this). Pls comment on driving ability of CRV. Do you have any idea about the launching of Fortuner ?
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urs-frienddelhi, welcome to tem bhp.
please use the search feature.
you will find a wealth of info on the CRV and the Fortuner launch.
you could also post a question on "what car?" stating your requirement,budget and proposed usage.
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Old 23rd November 2007, 10:55   #3
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Its a pretty simple choice between the Pajero and the CRV;

Pajero if you:

- Need a diesel (or have high running)

- Want supreme off-roading capabilities

- Are willing to live with a basic interior look and design.

- Have very rough / hard usage. This beast is built to take abuse.

CRV if you:

- Have limited running. Or are okay with a low FE of 6 - 7 kpl in city.

- Do not off-road.

- Want plush and more luxurious interiors.

- Will use it primarily on smooth tarmac (which is the case with 99% of SUV owners).

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If you are looking at a vehicle to go off-road, go for the Pajero with your eyes closed. Quite a reliable vehicle.

CRV and off-road can be compared to like poles of magnets - they repel each other.
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The Pajero is too outdated! The new Endeavour is a better choice if you must pic now, it has faaar better interiors and much more fun to drive.
The CRV is a nice machine but the petrol engine is heavy on fuel.

I recommend you wait a till early 2008 the Chevy Captiva and Mitsu Outlander are due for launch. Also the 2000cc CRV should come around the sametime which would give better FE.
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Mate stick to Pajero. CRV though is fun to drive but is very heavy on pocket. Moreover with a Pajero you dont even have to think about taking it offroad. But as suggested before if not hard pressed for one right now wait or check out the new endevour. Its a much better package.
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CRV is very thirsty and also not so much fun to drive (My friends told me this). Pls comment on driving ability of CRV.
Yes, the CRV is a thirsty beast. FE goes out of the window if you buy one.

Driving ability: I like it. The engine is very powerful.... awesome pick up, power delivery is good all the way through to the redline. But then it IS a 2.4L IVtec Honda engine
And she handles better than many other SUV's I have driven. Body roll is present if you take corners at very high speeds, but that is more or less expected from a car of this size and height. But other than that, I have no complaints with the road manners of the CRV. Very smooth, very refined and soaks up the potholes without much fuss.
Off roading is best avoided with a CRV though. Get a Pajero if that's your priority.
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I suggest you read Samurai's thread on Grand Vitara.
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I suggest you read Samurai's thread on Grand Vitara.
If he has the budget for Pajero, he need not look at GV. The Grand Vitara eclipses the Pajero only in cost and nationwide MASS service network.
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Guys, it has been 3 months since this poor bloke put up this question in another thread. he might as well given his CRV/Pajero/whatever for its 2nd/3rd service by now. frienddelhi, it is up to you to come & tell us if you have bought anything or if you are still contemplating.

a good discussion though
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why dint you think of gv.you save arround 3 - 4 lakh from a crv and maintenence and parts cost should be lower than crv.pajero looks dated and over priced .
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Guys, it has been 3 months since this poor bloke put up this question in another thread.
Whoops! My error in overlooking the date when splitting the thread.

Thread closed. Unless the thread starter PMs us to re-open again.
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Thread closed. Unless the thread starter PMs us to re-open again.
Whaddaya know? Thread starter has PMed and requested for this thread to be opened. He has still not decided between either.
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GTO has summed it up well, or if you want a beautiful compromise between Crv and Pajero go for new Grand Vitara !!

If you can wait, then see what chevy and toyota have up their sleeves, even hyundai might be introducing something new soon. But yes you will have to keep the thread open for another 3-6 months to check all these.
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Hello Friends,

First of all thanks to Moderators for starting a new thread which is very informative for me as well as for many BHPians bcz there is no direct discussion available on CRV and Pajero on this site.

I have yet to buy SUV and waiting for some new launches.

CRV and Pajero are strong contenders for me.

Keep posting friends. I am waiting for your valuable suggestions.

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