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    1.64x10^6 posts Grendel's Avatar
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    Question for Honda CR-V owners

    I'm thinking of buying a 2003 Honda CR-V and am wondering how easy it is to fit a bike in the back with the rear seats folded down?

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    It shouldn't be a problem. With both seats folded down you can probably (depending on the size of your frame) get the bike in the back with both wheels on. With the one-third side folded down you'll need to take off the front-wheel. Sometimes I'll have to fold down both seats while I put my bike (58cm) in the back and, once the bike is in, put up the two-thirds back seat.
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    1.64x10^6 posts Grendel's Avatar
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    That's good info -- thanks! So how do you like the CR-V?

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    It's my wife's car, not mine. Personally, I wouldn't drive an SUV. I've got a '93 Taurus SHO MTX with 98K miles on it that's still fun to drive. I'll probably drive it until it falls apart or costs too much money in up-keep.

    The CR-V gets fairly good gas mileage. Holds four of us and the dog. It's a car. Hopefully, it's a typical Honda and won't break.

    I admire old, classic cars. The new ones don't do too much for me.
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Works great in a Honda Element! Just fold the seats up to the sides & the bike pops right in, plenty of extra room too!

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    I've thought about the Element, but the looks will have to grow on me a bit more. They look okay after a couple of beers...

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    The CRV is junky, they fall apart fast. Lease dont buy Honda Autos

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    Take a good look at the Element. We've had ours for a little while now (3000 miles on it). We think it's absolutely the most practical vehicle on the market. The many seating positions have proven very helpful - from lugging plants home from the nursery, taking the dogs for a romp at the beach, throwing the bike in the back, good place to change when hiking, etc. If you're active people & don't need to seat more than 4 people, it's great! Maybe you need to look at the different colors. Every vehicle has certain color(s) that it looks best in. Maybe one of them will tickle your fancy. Plus you get lots of great looks because it's so unusual! The 4 cylinder engine has plenty of power - even climbing roads in the White Mountains.

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    Well, I bought the CR-V and answered my own question -- the bikes fit just fine!

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    not bad at all...beautiful bike might i add
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    When sh*t hits the fan, everything I'm not, made me everything I am.

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    I thought this was a bike forum, not an SUV forum...

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    Randya, the subject line is pretty clear; you had all the information you needed to ignore this thread if it bothered you so much.

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    Nice bike! If you'll get rid of aero-bars you'll be able to fit the bike with front wheel on.

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    Actually, it can be made to fit with the front wheel attached if you put it in the other way, but it's such a pain to do it that it's much less hassle to just take off the wheel. It's surprising how roomy this thing is on the inside -- it's not a big vehicle at all, but somehow the designers made the most of each square inch. It's got plenty of legroom front and back and a good amount of space in the back. Me like!

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    ahhhh....I want a car....!!!!

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    You live in New York (I'm assuming you mean NYC) -- you SURE you want a car? The cost of parking alone is a big disincentive... Cars do have their usefulness, though -- I like the fact that even if it's raining the morning of a ride, I can back the Honda into the garage and load up and everything stays dry until I find clear weather to unload and ride in.

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    I live in Brooklyn but go to college in Manhattan. So, yes, buying a car now is pointless, the parking around the college runs for about 9 dollars for 12 hours (which isnít bad, but I donít have that kind of money to spend). By taking public transportation Iíll save some money, but Iím limited to where I can ride my MTB.

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