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#1 OFFLINE   Grrinsman

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 05:03 AM

Hello Members,

I have just signed up to the forum. I will be purchasing either a 2016 Tig. SEL or a 2016 CR-V Touring. I am looking for some help on deciding which vehicle to purchase. This vehicle will be primarily used by my 19 yr old daughter ( away at college ). Any words of advice pertaining to which vehicle and why will be greatly appreciated.

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#2 OFFLINE   shawng

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:12 PM

First question I would ask is who is paying for maintenance? If she is taking it with her as implied, I would recommend the Honda. Cost of maintenance would be lower. Personally I dislike the CR-V, but I have customers in similar situations and would recommend the same to them. 


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:32 PM

First question I would ask is who is paying for maintenance? If she is taking it with her as implied, I would recommend the Honda. Cost of maintenance would be lower. Personally I dislike the CR-V, but I have customers in similar situations and would recommend the same to them. 

What about the HR-V Shawn? Same opinion?


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 07:35 PM

The point is non-turbo for the college student. 


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:37 AM

Let us know which way you decided. Ipersonally checked out the crv,hrv and the ford escape as well as all the mazdas. I ended up with the vw as it was the last one i test drove. The gear shifts on the automatic were flawless compared to the others vehicles, and the power was outstanding for this car.  And even with some other cars boasting more power i just didnt feel it, so to speak.  So as this being my first vw i hope it serves me well. As i tend to keep my cars at least 8 to 10 years. Some longer as i just sold a 2001 landrover purchased new.



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:55 AM

I looked at the Crv prior to Tig. I didnt like the interior. I thought the layout was poor and the quality of plastic was poor. I had one in 2009 and had all sorts of problems.

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