Owned 97 CRV for 5 years. New 2002 vehicle is an improvement in ride, comfort, quietness, power and room. Only complaint is a place to put my left foot comfortably. Also the tires are noisy so I replaced them with Michelin X One's(good for 80000 miles). Now a huge difference in handling and quietness. Also replaced the cheap paper cone speakers , added a subwoofer in rear and amp under drivers seat and have improved the sound 100%.