Honda CRV 2WD Scarce

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jake75
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Honda CRV 2WD Scarce

Postby jake75 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:35 pm

Seems that the vast majority in stock are AWD. Only 1 mpg difference but (1) don't think I need that in Columbus, OH; (2) adds $1,250 to the cost, and (3) something else to go wrong. Am I missing some advantage to AWD?
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Re: Honda CRV 2WD Scarce

Postby 10vibe » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:04 pm

Lots of advantages. More pricey repairs down the line, adds a few points to testosterone, makes one more confident in the areas of love (I hear), almost as good as a blue pill, heightens mood better than the latest serotonin reuptake inhibitors, makes one more confident to drive too fast in bad weather, helps fund poor tow truck drivers and auto body repair shops, makes one use more commas and run-on sentences.....

Seriously though it might have one big advantage and that is better resell value.

It can come in handy unless Al Gore is right. But hey, those five or six days of snow fall a year will be a breeze.

What's a few extra bucks up front to feel invincible!
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petervivian
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Re: Honda CRV 2WD Scarce

Postby petervivian » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:59 am

Columbus, OH doesn't have much snow?
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Re: Honda CRV 2WD Scarce

Postby 10vibe » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:25 pm

petervivian wrote:Columbus, OH doesn't have much snow?


According to Al Gore! Sell short on parka and snow mobile companies! :D

Honestly though, I spend a lot of time a couple hours south of Columbus and the snow accumulation is not bad and does not last long. But I might measure winter a little more like a mid westerner from Northeast Iowa, for which I spent a long period of time there. But extreme cold snaps and lots of snow fall like in the 70's, 80's, and early 90's rarely happens anymore that lasts for long periods a time.

Even Michigan with its' world famous lake effect snow seems to be waning. The last couple years there has not really been enough snow accumulation or long periods of freeze to go snow mobile riding in the Southwestern part of Michigan.
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ColonelPanic
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Re: Honda CRV 2WD Scarce

Postby ColonelPanic » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:10 pm

I checked the local inventory of the CRV - scarce indeed. Honda's not alone though, local inventories of both the RAV4 and Rogue are heavily biased toward AWD models... Are they forcing AWD on people by including it in some sort of "one size fits all" trim / option scheme?

By far, the easiest FWD compact SUV to find locally is the Escape. Our FWD Escape does perfectly fine in the "winter" we have here. I'm glad Ford got the product mix right for what people *should* be buying around here, made our shopping a lot easier. ;)
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