The 2006 is everything I thought it would be and more. Looked at all in its class and no other compares. Got the 5spd manual to get the extra horses from the engine and I'm glad I did. Ride, handling and acceleration are very good. Recommend this vehicle to anyone! Like it better than the 2007.
Ride, roomy, no blind spots, breaking is great.
1st gear is low and this great vehicle needs a 6th gear for highway use. Glove box (too small) and picnic table are a joke. Rear tire makes the vehicle feel longer. Kind of stiff in steering (expected from a mid size SUV) Wife misses the mirror on passenger side. Shifting could be a little smoother.
2006 Honda CR-V Special Edition 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I had a 2003 Pilot and enjoy the CRV much more. I feel sporty yet safe with the Realtime AWD. It's white with the window & moonroof visors. I don't have anything bad to say about the vehicle, I love it. Drove it from WV to Mt. Rushmore, SD in July, it was comfortable, dependable, the epitome of sweet.
I have now owned this car for one full year and used it thru 2 Canadian winters as well as one vacation trip thru the Rocky Mountains. Love this car. Great for snow and ice conditions, and most importantly its gets WARM quickly in the winter (I'm talking -30 here). This is my first Japanese car and I'm very impressed with the quality.
Bright headlights, antiskid system and ABS. Excellent power.
Fog lamps as standard equipment, heated seats as an available option.
Very nice traveling car, excellent seats for long trips, both front and rear. Ride, handling, acceleration are very good. The manual is very quick (8.7 seconds 0-60) and fun to drive. Comfortably towed a 1200 lbs. trailer over 4000 miles in mountain west with adequate power. Some torque steer on hard acceleration. Worst feature: vulnerable fuel tank, evap recovery cannister, and subframe in rear. Had a $1600 repair from driving on a gravel road with some rocky outcroppings. This is really a suburban car, OK in snow and mud, not suitable for roads that are at all rough. Design is optimized for comfort, space. All-wheel drive requires front wheel-spin before it engages.
Computer controlled AWD system that doesn't require wheel spin before power shifts to rear. MUCH better protection of undercarriage. Sacrifice some interior space to protect fuel components. Increase ground clearance in rear of vehicle.