11 search results for "honda crv"

2012 Honda CR-V

Relativity – it’s not just a concept in physics. It applies to horsepower (and performance) too. On the one hand, the just-updated 2012 Honda CR-V is still a bit underpowered and a bit slow relative to competitors because it still has nothing mightier than a 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine under its hood (same as last…

Bob

Our 1999 Honda CRV periodically shows a check engine light. When we check, the engine is fine and runs well. Our mechanic says this may be related to emission controls and fueling, and to wait a bit before bringing it in. It is showing now. Is it probably safe to drive a day or two…

The $3,000 Alternative…..

I might say I grew up in Los Angeles, but I didn’t. I’m still growing up. To say I grew up would be like the so-called climate scientist saying the science is settled, something real scientists don’t say. But growing up (I’ll use this term to communicate with non-scientists) in L.A., meant loving cars. I…

Looking to buy a SUV, 4WD manual transmission

Hey Eric, Let me start by saying how much I enjoy your website and reviews. I have a question for you – I am looking to buy a SUV, 4WD manual transmission, preferably at least 6 cylinder, reasonably priced, and one that will last. I have a RWD Jeep Grand Cherokee with 120,000 miles, and…

Looking to buy a SUV, 4WD manual transmission

Hey Eric, Let me start by saying how much I enjoy your website and reviews. I have a question for you – I am looking to buy a SUV, 4WD manual transmission, preferably at least 6 cylinder, reasonably priced, and one that will last. I have a RWD Jeep Grand Cherokee with 120,000 miles, and…

2017 Hyundai Sante Fe

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What makes Crest better than Colgate? Pity the copywriter whose job it is to come up with … something. And the car journalist whose job it is to explain what makes crossover A superior to crossover B. The theme song from Weeds plays… . But, every now and then, they throw you a bone. Something…

2016 Mazda CX-5

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Crossover SUVs are like M&Ms in a bowl. Lots of different colors, but they’re all pretty much the same. With a few exceptions. There is this Mazda CX-5, for instance. It is one of the almost-nil vehicles of this type that you can still buy with a manual transmission. The other major players – models…

2014 Hyundai Sante Fe

'14 Sante FE GLS

Having two versions of the same crossover is pretty smart. Not everyone needs three rows – and room for seven. Some, on the other hand, have got to have that third row. The Hyundai Sante Fe is the only medium-small crossover that comes both ways – take your pick. WHAT IT IS The Sante Fe is…

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

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When you screw up and the boss – or a client or a customer – loses faith in you, it’s imperative to do more than just what’s expected next time. If there is a next time. Mitsubishi – struggling to stay afloat in the wake of the Depreciation Disaster triggered by the infamous “0-0-0” (take…

2013 Hyundai Sante Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe Elite

If GM’s board had simply hired away the entire management team at Hyundai back in ’08 – and fired everyone at the Renaissance Center in Detroit – it would saved taxpayers a lot of money. Those guys – the Hyundai guys – know what they’re doing. One brilliant design after the next. It’s almost boring…