My wife purchased her '99 Silver EX 2 years ago, with only 5000 miles on the odometer (20,000 now). We added a luggage rack and after market tinted glass. The vehicle is used primarily to work and back, groceries on the weekend, but when we need it for hauling our 2 young boys and 3 mountain bikes, it works just fine. We use a Thule roof box and a spare tire bike carrier to create extra space and can haul enough luggage with room to spare for a weeklong trip.
Real Time 4 wheel drive. Car-like ride. Rear split foldown seats, storage, fuel economy, the spare tire mount is low mounted. Excellent road visability. A great vehicle for everyday light chores.
Honda luggage rack can only hold 75 lbs. Needs more Horsepower, the engine is not the strongest and you can definitely feel the vehicle struggle when weighted down. I bet this same engine will give me 200,000 trouble free miles though.
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