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diyer2

I Changed My Way - Bought A New Vehicle - 1st Time

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I decided it was time to replace the wife's car. 2007 Accord EX L Coupe. 109000 K miles. I will sell this myself.

Above average overall condition.

 

I looked at used 2016, 2017 and 2018 Honda CR V EX's.

A 2018 with 6600 miles was our first choice. Lease turned into the dealer to upgrade to the Pilot model.

For $ 3 K more worked a deal on a new 2019 CR V EX with a few more options and 9 miles on it.

Liked the color combo on the 19 more.

 

I'm wondering how the turbo motor combination is going to hold up over the long haul.

This motor has a known issue of gas getting into the oil pan.

They say this happens in the colder regions upon cold starts. Think Michigan upper peninsula, Canada etc.

 

Have under 100 miles on it now. Nice vehicle. Wife is happy.

I was surprised of the overall performance of the 4 cyl. 1.5 L turbo coming from the V6 in the Accord.

Living in the mountains at higher altitudes and the varying grade changes I was wondering about a lack of power.

 

:)

 

 

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There is a lot to say for "wife is happy". Even if it gives you some trouble it could be worth it, haha.

Seriously, Honda makes some reliable stuff and I bet the overall life it better than expected and if you care for it like your old rigs it will last for sure.

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Should go with a RAV-4.  They are better all around vs the CR-V grandmamobile. 

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10 hours ago, Colossus said:

Should go with a RAV-4.  They are better all around vs the CR-V grandmamobile. 

FYI

We drove all the small SUV's. Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, GM.

We chose the Honda. Better fuel economy. Quieter cab. Transmission well proven for reliability.

Our 4th Honda. 

A close friend has a Rav 4. 

To each their own.

:)

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FYI
We drove all the small SUV's. Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, GM.
We chose the Honda. Better fuel economy. Quieter cab. Transmission well proven for reliability.
Our 4 Honda. 
A close friend has a Rav 4. 
To each their own.

2019 Toyota RAV4

Change year or vehicle $25,650 — $35,050 MSRP 10 Photos  
SUV   5 Seats   28-30 MPG (Combined) Key specs of the base trim  —  Compare 5 trims

Overview

Is this the car for you? (4.5) 337 reviews

The Good

  • Efficient four-cylinder
  • Fuel economy
  • Hybrid acceleration
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Standard safety features
  • Cabin materials on higher trims
  • Robust AWD upgrade

 

The Bad

  • Backseat no longer slides
  • Road and engine noise
  • Modest acceleration (non-hybrid)
  • Unpredictable eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Cargo room
  • No Android Auto
   

My in-laws have the Honda they love them. I’m not a fan of the CVT, most people wouldn’t notice.


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11 hours ago, Colossus said:

Should go with a RAV-4.  They are better all around vs the CR-V grandmamobile. 

I have been hearing not so good stuff about the Toyota and they don't make stuff like they used too. Many electronic controls are failing early and lots and lots of recalls. Most people I know with new Toyota's are getting tired of having to go in for a computer update of other fixes.

Don't get me wrong, Honda is loosing quality as well but I think both can be a long lasting car is cared for properly. The biggest issue is the Honda GDI turbo engine that they seem to think they can fix the oil delusion with  a software update. 

 

Ether way your danged if you do, danged if you dont.

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My number one concern, as I stated is this motor.

If I have problems, I'll get rid of it.

Time will tell.

Catch Can?

Maybe.

 

:)

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1 hour ago, diyer2 said:

My number one concern, as I stated is this motor.

If I have problems, I'll get rid of it.

Time will tell.

Catch Can?

Maybe.

 

:)

 

Honda, Toyota, Mazda were all OK. Then I drove a Acura.

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Nice choice of vehicle. 

 

I'm sure if you go to the Honda forum you will learn all about any problems just like on here.  Personally, I think you will be fine since you take care of your vehicles.  Might want to do a used oil analysis when you get some miles on it like after 10k miles.  That will let you know how it is performing and if there is a fuel issue.  If you do go with Polaris labs, aka Oil Analyzers.  Their test for fuel in the oil is up to date from what I was told and Blackstone still uses an older method that isn't as accurate.

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4 hours ago, duquephart said:

 

Honda, Toyota, Mazda were all OK. Then I drove a Acura.

that's a Honda. 

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that's a Honda. 

That’s like saying an caddy is a Chevy. Lincoln is a Ford.


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6 hours ago, diyer2 said:

My number one concern, as I stated is this motor.

If I have problems, I'll get rid of it.

Time will tell.

Catch Can?

Maybe.

 

:)

If the catch Can fixed the issue I would laugh in the face of Honda. Haha, such a simple solution.

Give it a go, ya never know.

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Nice car. My oldest daughter just bought the same car. It's a cool grayish color. She loves it.

She traded in a 16 Fit so I can see why she loves it.😁

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This is the color.

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