After four Civics (Two 8g's & two 9G's) over the past 10 years, it was time for a change, so we took delivery of our first CR-V yesterday
It's a Passion Red SR 1.6 iDTEC 160 4WD. Was thinking of the EX, but budget would not stretch and to be fair, the only things this lacks that the EX has is the glass roof, power driver seat and tailgate and keyless entry, which I can live without.
Only done a few miles but first impressions are good. The biggest noticable difference over the Civic is how quiet it is. Engine is much quieter which I guess in due to significantly more sound insulation. The ride is very refinded and smooth, with very little road noise intruding into the cabin.
The seats are great and nice driving position.
The engine feels powerful and feels very quick to pull away. Does not feel under powered at all.
Still alot to play with and learn, but one thin I have noticed is that because this has an info screen on the speedo, the iMID does much less that the Civics.. i.e no warnings dispayed or navigation directions.
One thing it does not seen to allow me to do is dim the dash lights when the side/headlights are off, whereas in the 9g Civic you can. Plus I can't work out to reduce the navgation voice directions volume... but as I said, not read the manual yet