This is the 3rd CRV in our family and we love them all. I almost got a CRV SE but don't care about the heated seats or leather interior. Instead I upgraded the EX with wood trim interior, compass, gold trim lettering and custom wheel cover. It is a beauty. The CRV is best of all worlds: fun to drive, efficient, full featured and one of the safest cars on the road. My teenaged daughter has the 2002. I feel she is safe in it and her friends like it so much, many of their parents have bought the same.
Fold-down snack table leaves me extra room for my handbag and books, which would get in my way if they were on the seats.