By mold on
2004 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
This car met my expectations for a mini- SUV perfectly. I also shopped the RAV4; preferred the CRV and have not regretted it. 20-21 mpg in town... 24- 26 mpg highway. No problems in 31+k miles. I have stuffed lumber and furniture into it but also know that it has size limitations and is not a truck.
Fun to drive, peppy, very maneuverable.
At certain speeds, auto transmission searches too much. Next generation model w/ 5-speed might be an improvement.