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Honda CRV vs Subaru Forester. I'm too cheap to pay

for a one time input from Consumer Reports Mag.

Anyone have the info for frequency of repair of these two vehicles ???

I'm going to buy a 2004 of one of them in the next week. Plan to keep it into the 100,000 + mile range.

Among other things, I wonder if Subaru's still need the timing chain replaced at 70,000 miles to preclude unplanned failure.

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Re:Honda CRV vs Subaru Forester. I'm too cheap to pay

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For good information and comparison input, check out the CRV forums at www.hondasuv.com.

BTW, we have a 2003 CRV EX and are very happy with it.

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Re:Honda CRV vs Subaru Forester. I'm too cheap to pay

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Maybe I'm missing something, but what does this have to do with Computer Help?

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I'm requesting help by use of a computer. Doesn't that qualify? LOL

I certainly got one very good answer.

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Ray,

I went to Intellichoice (http://www.intellichoice.com), and here's what I found:

1. Both vehicles are rated as "excellent".

2. Warranties are identical with the exception of the powertrain (3yrs/36K mi for the CR-V, 5yrs/60K mi for the Forester).

3. The Forester is Intellichoice's "Best Value" in the compact SUV - over $20K category.

Paul

P.S. I really don't like trucks, and at least the Forester doesn't look trucklike. Of course, both vehicles are based on passenger car platforms (CR-V - Civic; Forester - Legacy), so that's a moot point, maybe?

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As for price: FWIW, Ray...

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...Intellichoice also noted that you'll pay about $2K more for the Sube...

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I bought the Subaru. Got a better allownace for my trade in so it

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was only, LOL, 1.5K more. Only wish that the Subaru rear window and door were like the CRV's. It was a tough decision.

Thanx all.

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I guess that SE would be the proper forum but

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don't want to post in there. Too many flakes, small percentage because most are great people, but the flakes make an issue over anything.

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Coward. ;-)

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SE is okay. Just make sure you have....

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some Head & Shoulders for those flakes. Happy

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You didn't state the OS Ray! o:= NT

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Hi Brandon. New forums, so I'm starting over. Forgot everything prior.

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LOL [if you ever read in the SE forum you'll understand the comment.] LOL

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brandon your email is full (nt)

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