Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    They may be safe in a crash, but they are not safe to drive. Mom has one, its 11 years old, 68,000 miles on it and the repair list is as follows:

    New transmission at 28,000
    new A/C unit at 60,000
    New Head Gaskets at 41,000
    New front hubs at 52,000 ish

    That doesn't count all the little things shes had to deal with, I know she had a brake rotor break at one point too.

    All service work done at a Subaru Dealer.

    Another relative had an Outback that the transmission fell out of the car.

    Subaru = junk
    Sounds like you got a lemon...can happen with any make and model. I know many who have had great experiences with Subaru (including my wife, parents, former boss and a few others). If I had the issues you have had though, I would not buy another one either. They are rated very well over all though.
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    For those who are interested, we went with the Honda. Thanks to all of those who took the time to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    For those who are interested, we went with the Honda. Thanks to all of those who took the time to respond.
    Great decision! Good luck

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    "....what you think I rap for....."

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    I drive a CRV, it is a fine vehicle. I mostly got it because I knew I would be teaching 3 teenagers to drive in it. It is perfect because it sits high, but it isn't real big. So it has been good for what I bought it for. My biggest issue is that I never see another male drive one. It seems to be the car of choice for middle aged women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbird View Post
    I drive a CRV, it is a fine vehicle. I mostly got it because I knew I would be teaching 3 teenagers to drive in it. It is perfect because it sits high, but it isn't real big. So it has been good for what I bought it for. My biggest issue is that I never see another male drive one. It seems to be the car of choice for middle aged women.
    A very prescient observation as it was indeed purchased to be primarily my wife's "car." (I guess she's still middle-aged. At what age does that end? This message will self-destruct in 30 minutes.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbird View Post
    I drive a CRV, it is a fine vehicle. I mostly got it because I knew I would be teaching 3 teenagers to drive in it. It is perfect because it sits high, but it isn't real big. So it has been good for what I bought it for. My biggest issue is that I never see another male drive one. It seems to be the car of choice for middle aged women.
    I have 4 friends (male) who drive CRV's. I guess they aren't so insecure that the vehicles they drive describe them.

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    Toyota owner, no complaints. Fine vehicle.

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