2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Carpool Ready

February 19, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

There are plenty of minivans and large SUVs filing through the school parking lot, but when it comes to carpooling two middle-schoolers, our 2012 Honda CR-V offers a full range of amenities.

During the six-mile, 20-minute drive, the girls spread out their breakfast fixings, charge their iPhones in the front center console, and loudly read off the name of each song that appears on the CR-V's stereo display.

After we pull into the school's circle drive, they jump out, easily grabbing their backpacks through the rear hatch.

That's when I throw away their trash, restore the iPod charger, and regain my sanity.

Until the afternoon.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 17,140 miles


  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    They're HOW old? Make them throw out their own damn trash. And I wouldn't allow them to eat in the car, although I realize that if you're already jumping when she cracks the Girl Scout cookie delivery whip at 11:00 p.m., that advice is going to fall on deaf ears. 13-year-olds with $300 phones who don't have to ride on a school bus. Jesus.

  • robert4380 robert4380 Posts:

    @fordson1 I was about to say the exact same thing as you! First of all, if she were my kid she'd be getting up 15 minutes earlier so that she could have a proper breakfast at the table instead of having to spread some butter on a bagel in the car. And

  • juddholl10 juddholl10 Posts:

    "...and when I was your age, I had to walk 15 miles in the snow uphill both ways to school!" Give me a damn break. This phenomenon has been around since you were kids. It's not anyone else's problem that Grandpapi gave you a lickin' every time you didn't put your plate in the sink. Just because someone else in school had a butler and you didn't does not give you the right to parent other people's children. If Kelly was uncomfortable with the "mess," she wouldn't be doing carpool. And the price of the phone has NOTHING to do with the kid at any age. If anything, the children I know are better mannered when their parents trust them with adult-like responsibilities.

  • rogern1967 rogern1967 Posts:

    We don't eat in my car. Cars are for going places. Dining rooms are for eating. --Cars look

  • elementrace elementrace Posts:

    How hard is it to see with that big blind spot C/D Billar?

  • elementrace elementrace Posts:

    How hard is it to see with that big blind spot C/D Billar?

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