Parts Train Ensures Durability and Performance for the Honda CRV 2005Written by Jenny McLane
The 2005 Honda CRV has new exterior and interior styling, additional standard safety equipment as well as addition of a new Special Edition (SE) model with features such as leather interior and body-color bumpers.
The Special Edition has heated leather seats and door mirrors, and a leather steering wheel and shift knob. Externally, CR-V SE also adds body-colored bumpers, side molding, door handles and hard spare tire cover. The exterior of Honda CR-V has newly designed front grill, cylindrical-shaped headlights and aerodynamic front bumper, side sill and side protector, rear combination lights and rear bumper, new Arch flare with one-piece mudguard. It also has 16" wheels for all trim levels, along with a new EX alloy and LX steel wheel designs.
Interior features for CR-V have also been significantly updated for 2005 model year. On EX trim level, steering mounted audio controls and outside temperature gauge has been added. Also, all models now feature new retractable grab rails and larger seatback pockets.
Added features include integrated keyless remote entry, steering wheel mounted audio controls and outside temperature gauge added to EX trim level , new cam-driven ‘Real Time' 4WD mechanism on all models (replaces hydraulic pump-type system). All models (LX, EX and SE) come with A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control and 16-inch wheels (another new-for-'05 feature) already included. The step-up EX adds an electric sunroof, keyless entry and secondary steering wheel-mounted controls for audio system. Top SE versions add heated leather seats, body-colored bumpers, and a hard plastic spare cover for tailgate-mounted spare.
What You Should Not Do When Buying A New CarWritten by John G. Nuble
For people who have failed their mechanical aptitude test, difference between a handbrake and fender would probably be something that needs consulting in dictionary. Buying a new car is never easy but for some it can even rival SAT.
With hundreds of articles handing out tips in buying a new car, you should know by now what you should look for, what you should bring and what else you should do, but do you know what you should not do when buying that new car you want?
Never go without knowing what you want.
In buying a new car, it is not uncommon to have one or two choices but please keep it at that. Having more than two choices will spell not only trouble for your pocket but also a waste of your time. Knowing what you want when buying a new car will give you confidence to talk to car dealers plus it will also enable you to ask questions specific to car model. This will also allow you to do some research before hitting stores. Believe this, there is no one dubious car dealers want more than buyers who do not have an idea what they want when buying a new car.
Never negotiate for something that you know nothing of
When haggling with dealers, do not negotiate until you have already canvassed price. This is a no no in buying a new car. If you have no time to scout for car prices, you can always go to your car dealer’s websites or even ask friends and people you work with. Just tell them you are buying a new car and they will be more than happy to help. That way, you know what bottomline and you know whether that bottomline can fit your budget.