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Over the last 9 years I've had an FRV, an 8th Gen Civic, and Accord and now on to the CRV; namely a 2.2 iDTEC EX in Urban Titanium (2010 version). John Banks Honda have done well out of me I think!

I'm looking forward to the CRV but before I pick it up next weekend are there any useful hints and tips from current drivers of this particular version? I took a lengthy test drive with my wife yesterday and whilst it has some shortcomings against the Accord the benefits far outweighed the disadvantages. We even managed to find a bit of off-road to enjoy and the CRV performed well.

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All i would say is drive it and enjoy it. It is an excellent car and so far i have done 18 thousand faultless miles in mine. I would add i have gone to perelli tyes from yokahama and the ride is noticably smoother.:D:D:D
 

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Excellent car no probs at all so far. Drive and enjoy! 362bkr is right about tyres. Yokohama last on my 12 500 miles front - changed to Bridgestone s001 now change other 2 and happy bunny! Mine came with 19" wheels so riding comfort no as good as on 17" but better looking and better handling. Urban titanium- veery nice colour!
 

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I got my new EX three months ago (same colour as yours) and overall I'm quite happy with it. Mine came with 18" Dunlop ST30's which give a somewhat harsh ride although it's said they are good all-weather tyres. I've fitted winter tyres on 17's now and the ride is better.

The one thing I'm disappointed with is the satnav/audio system which has a clunky interface and is well past it's best before date. You might save yourself hours of frustration with the audio by reading all of this: http://www.civinfo.com/forum/honda-cr-v/49176-pcmcia-card-music.html

Good luck with your new car.
 

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....and now on to the CRV; namely a 2.2 iDTEC EX in Urban Titanium (2010 version).
Excellent choice. I have the 2011 petrol EX model in the same colour, and love it so far (2 months in)

362bkr;1071258 I would add i have gone to pirelli tyes from yokahama and the ride is noticably smoother.:D:D:D[/QUOTE said:
I find the standard tyres fine on mine, althought I hear a lot of people talk down the ST30's.

362bkr is right about tyres. Yokohama last on my 12 500 miles front - changed to Bridgestone s001 now change other 2 and happy bunny! Mine came with 19" wheels so riding comfort not as good as on 17" but better looking and better handling.
I'll have to look into different tyres next year, as there must be something about them for so many people to be unhappy with the ST30's

Urban titanium- veery nice colour!
This really was the only colour choice for me, and with having the colour coded bumpers, it just looks perfect imo. I toyed with white, but that was when I thought about getting the ES model, but the black trim round the bumpers and doors was just too much of a jar for me (Not so noticeable on darker colours though)

Mine came with 18" Dunlop ST30's which give a somewhat harsh ride although it's said they are good all-weather tyres. I've fitted winter tyres on 17's now and the ride is better.
I've been thinking of getting winter tyres, but not sure how much of a difference they will make. I had a gen 2 CRV from '02 until '09 and found the original tyres more than adequate up here in the frozen North (Oddly enough, the only 2 winters I've not had a 4x4 were the last, and worst, two!) I would be interested to know how much of a difference winter tyres and 17" wheels would make?

The one thing I'm disappointed with is the satnav/audio system which has a clunky interface and is well past it's best before date.
I agree, although this is the first time I have had satnav capabilities and am probably still in the honeymoon period! I have the voice activated one and the voice activation is awesome.

As someone has said already, just drive it and enjoy it.
 

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I now have it! Absolutely love it... ride is a little different from the one I test drove with less body roll. The Satnav is fine to be honest - similar to the one on the Accord but with subtle improvements. I plugged in a USB with music and have no problem finding folders and files and I like the folder scan function.

The ride is similar to my Accord GT Tourer albeit slightly less hard so no complaints there either.

I did toy (briefly) with the idea of a BMW X3 but despite the X3 being the better drive with better economy the overall package of the CRV is what I was looking for.

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I now have it! Absolutely love it... ride is a little different from the one I test drove with less body roll. The Satnav is fine to be honest - similar to the one on the Accord but with subtle improvements. I plugged in a USB with music and have no problem finding folders and files and I like the folder scan function.

The ride is similar to my Accord GT Tourer albeit slightly less hard so no complaints there either.

I did toy (briefly) with the idea of a BMW X3 but despite the X3 being the better drive with better economy the overall package of the CRV is what I was looking for.

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Chris
Glad you love it. Far cheaper serviceing than X3 plus better reliability and people dislike you less with crv.
 
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