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Old 30th October 2008, 23:28   #1
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Exclamation Honda CR-V 2008 2.4L A/T

Heya guys!
I wanted to know the best answers to the pros and cons of a 2.4L A/T Honda CR-V 2008 model. The reason being is because I'm considering on buying this SUV latest by the end of this year and I want to be fully prepared before I sign-up for this vehicle.

Please give me the best answers and I will most certainly consider the suggestions that y'all provide.
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Old 31st October 2008, 15:27   #2
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As long as you are fine with the low FE and zero offroadability, what's not to like in the CRV? Though I personally don't think too much of the weird new face, the CRV is a fantastic softroader to own. Its got a great engine, stellar reliability, awesome ride + handling balance and comfortable interiors. However, in the light of competition, you must take the Outlander out for a spin too. It matches the CRV on most aspects, and beats it in a couple too!
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To add to what GTO already mentioned, i think CR-V commands a certain kind of prestige particularly brand related. Apart from that, the color green in it is mind blowing and i beileve commands a premium.

Outlander would be a great alternate option, it is well worth checking out this Mivec beast. However, i am not sure if they fall in the same price bracket
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Current AutocarIndia issue carries a shoot out between CRV and Outlander.
In the end both are more or less evenly placed, but CRV has an edge, only marginally.
According to ACI, CRV scores in the refinment and 'fun to drive' factor.
But Outlander offers slightly more goodies.

You can check the thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...pg-6-a-16.html (Mitsubishi Outlander coming. EDIT : Now Launched, Specs on Pg 6!)

Eventhough the thread mainly deals with the Outlander, it has serveral references to CRV

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According to me, Outlander is handsome while CRV is beautiful!
But for a softroader or an SUV, diesel engine is a must IMO, so do look towards Captiva too.
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Thanks a lot for all the opinions! I really appreciate the prompt replies.
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But for a softroader or an SUV, diesel engine is a must IMO, so do look towards Captiva too.
Autocar (Nov) mentions that Captiva is due with Auto transmission in January. How true? Can you Wait?
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For some reason I'm not comfortable with the Chevy tag than what I am with a Honda tag. I drove a lot of Chevy's in the U. S and they were not really as pleasing as I expected them to be. Also, you guys have commented on the Captiva being some what similar to the CR-V which infact is true at one point.
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For some reason I'm not comfortable with the Chevy tag than what I am with a Honda tag. I drove a lot of Chevy's in the U. S and they were not really as pleasing as I expected them to be. Also, you guys have commented on the Captiva being some what similar to the CR-V which infact is true at one point.
But we also know that Captiva is a Daewoo product rebadged as Chevy.
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According to me, Outlander is handsome while CRV is beautiful!
IMO the previous CRV was smart looking while the present one is outright ugly. Honda tried to make it bigger looking and messed up with the design. I find the Outlander much better looking and balanced than the present CRV.
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IMO the previous CRV was smart looking while the present one is outright ugly. Honda tried to make it bigger looking and messed up with the design. I find the Outlander much better looking and balanced than the present CRV.
I agree. I feel the styling should look purposeful and should not look forced. Styling of CRV is overdone and there is no cohessiveness/integrity.
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Apparently, the new CR-V has been doing really good out in the U. S and U. K for some reason and people do like the SUV on the whole. I haven't seen any Outlanders in the U. S until now (I'm in the states at the moment) and whoever I've asked which SUV to buy suggested that I go for a CR-V cause of its flexibility. However, I do appreciate all your comments no matter what but for some reason I'm kinda attached to the CR-V haha... I haven't heard much about the 2.4L A/T version being used by any of you members out here, could you guys tell me more about this model?
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The CR-V is a pretty amazing car.
I've driven both the CRV as well as the outlander and all i can say is for driving pleasure and a feel-good-factor , CRV is the one to go for.

One solution to every problem : When in doubt , go for HONDA!
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The CRV is undoubtly an amazing ride. But it is only available in Petrol versions. In a country where the fuel prices touching the skies, this is a draw back and could drive the buyers to other options, unless determined for the Honda value.
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If you've made up your mind just go and buy CRV. It is a nice car. If you think you would need to do some off - roading as well, I would strongly recommend Mitsubishi Outlander.

Having driven both recently, Outlander is a better overall package and VFM than CRV. Take a test drive on a good road and a bad one too, you'll know what I am referring to. Outlander will give you more power, higher max speed, paddle shifters, 6 gears, turn dial for 2WD / 4 WD / Lock, higher ground clearence etc etc

But somebody rightly said, when in doubt go for Honda. That is the reason why Honda could sell that tin box called "City" for so many years in India without providing some very basic features in it. People lapped it up when the EXi / GXI models were at 77 bhp power, shade more than Zen
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