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Old 11-30-2013, 07:27 AM
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Bought the Mrs a new car

After finding out that our 2012 Altima was in need of its 3rd transmission in the two years we have owned it I decided it was time to get a nice reliable car for my wife to drive (I'm never buying a car with a CVT transmission again) so I went out and got her a 2014 Honda CR-V. I remember someone on here was looking at one of these for their wife as well awhile back. I am sold on Honda until Mercedes gets their act together and makes a new W123.



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Old 11-30-2013, 08:29 AM
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:15 AM
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I'm not nuts about the new styling of the CRV, and continue scratching my head over Honda's decision to dump the Element without a comparable replacement. My nearest dealer, over in Prescott calls about once every two weeks wanting our Element.

Never the less, you'll love your CR-V and it won't let you down. Good pick!
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:22 AM
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Whew,

For a moment I was afraid you sold one of the twins.
Good luck with it, Merry Christmas & see you at the '14 Chadfest!
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:33 AM
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Might have been me. We had an 01 CRV, it was a good car overall. We looked at new CRVs, no 6 cylinder (ditto RAV4), so we went with the flat-6 Subie Outback. Wife has been spoiled by German v8s.

Can't go wrong with a Honda however, aesthetically pleasing as well.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:02 AM
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3 trannies? I hope that was under warranty...?
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:26 PM
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After finding out that our 2012 Altima was in need of its 3rd transmission in the two years we have owned it I decided it was time to get a nice reliable car for my wife to drive (I'm never buying a car with a CVT transmission again) so I went out and got her a 2014 Honda CR-V. I remember someone on here was looking at one of these for their wife as well awhile back. I am sold on Honda until Mercedes gets their act together and makes a new W123.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:03 AM
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Whew,

For a moment I was afraid you sold one of the twins.
Good luck with it, Merry Christmas & see you at the '14 Chadfest!
No still have the twins. I was toying with the idea of selling the 280E but I think I'm gonna keep it.

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3 trannies? I hope that was under warranty...?
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Lol that is actually a local Jeweler where I bought my wife her engagement ring 9 years ago.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:55 AM
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Hondas are pretty good, decent cars. Congrats on the new car! And good riddance on the Altima. I've heard bad stories about CVT transmissions in the past.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:55 AM
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Hahaha !!

Lol that is actually a local Jeweler where I bought my wife her engagement ring 9 years ago.

The text of an ad for a jewelry store in a tiny town in Nor Cal about 50 miles away from here, as seen in their weekly paper read:


"As we grow older, our eyesight begins to diminish,

This requires BIGGER DIAMONDS."


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Old 12-07-2013, 12:07 PM
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What the heck happened to the CRV. It's looks like a station wagon with a lift.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:52 PM
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I like the no nonsense looking element. I'd have encouraged the mrs to buy one if it had gotten better fuel economy.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:00 PM
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What the heck happened to the CRV. It's looks like a station wagon with a lift.
Looks as if the focus group couldn't make up their minds?
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:39 PM
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Looks as if the focus group couldn't make up their minds?
I think you are actually referring to designers of the Pontiac Aztek, no?
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:46 AM
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I like the no nonsense looking element. I'd have encouraged the mrs to buy one if it had gotten better fuel economy.
Two problems for me. They quit making them a few years ago and they were a bit weird with the back doors. Would have made getting the kids into and out of car seats a challenge.

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