Introductions noob

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by caravanman, Tuesday 5th Jan, 2016.

  1. caravanman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom mick sheffield
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    Hi, looking for my first Honda ( CR-V) to tow my caravan. Currently running a Peugeot 407 estate on a 57 plate and it's getting a bit tired so I'm after a CR-V around 7 grand. Been looking a few months and found nothing yet but I've got till spring. Glad to be here.
    regards Mick
     
  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome to HK Mick.
    Have you any thoughts about which gen and spec CR-V you want?
     
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  3. caravanman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom mick sheffield
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    2007-8 diesel and the ES or EX model with a fitted towing kit. What are they like at 100,000 miles ?
    regards Mick
     
  4. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom pastore London
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    wats your budget? and want a manual or automatic?
     
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  5. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom Chris Rowlands Gill
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    welcome to the forum :Smile:
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    £7k budget @pastore (In the quote you've used from Mick)

    @caravanman it really depends on how well the CR-V's been serviced as to how they are at 100k miles
    IIRC, that model/year CR-V has the I-CTDI engine. No DPF, but can be prone to some costly repairs if she's been poorly maintained and/or thrashed.

    The later ones have the I-DTEC engine. Far superior, but needs a good run and the correct oil to keep the DPF healthy.

    Have a read through the threads about both on our site for a clearer understanding of the difference.

    You can also see some of our owners cars here
     
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  7. caravanman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom mick sheffield
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    The deed is done. 57 plate ( Jan 2008 ) ES with 92000 on the clock, new MOT , 2 years Honda warranty for £7299 from Guilders Chesterfield. Collecting it next week. I'll need to have a towbar fitted so I could do with some definitive answers about how the warranty might be affected. The towbar people I normally use say that the Honda wiring loom causes faults and they don't use them. Says he's never had a problem with the way he does it with a generic wiring loom.

    regards Mick
     
  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :congratulations:@caravanman

    Don't forget to :garage: when you got her.
     
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  9. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    LOL

    Talking out of his behind. What he means to say is I haven't got a clue how to fit the Honda electric kit, so I'll use a cheap universal kit with some scotch locks.
     
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  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  11. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello:Bye:and :welcome:to :gohonda:Karma
     
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  12. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Welcome to HondaKarna @caravanman :welcome:

    :congratulations: On your CR-V purchase!
     
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  13. caravanman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom mick sheffield
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    £450 supply and fit at Gilders Chesterfield. Probably go with that before the season starts.
    regards Mick
     
  14. caravanman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom mick sheffield
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    Problems. Bought the vehicle as Honda approved ( Honda warranty , breakdown etc ). It was on Gilders site as Honda approved and on the Honda approved site. Collecting it tomorrow and according to the dealer Honda will only provide a warranty to £2000 per claim, so if something major goes then I.m stuck with it.The car was 8 years old on the 11th Jan, I paid my deposit on the 6th. They've offered me a car care formula x warranty instead.
    Any views ?
     
  15. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    Honda warrantee has got to be better than a third party one I'd have thought.
    £2k should cover most eventualities, just don't wreck the engine or box!
    What did you do?
     
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  16. caravanman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom mick sheffield
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    Took the car with the 3rd party warranty but there's a letter on its way to Honda customer services tomorrow asking why no warranty.
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    here it is on the Honda website car.
     
  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
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    One of getting the trade to you from dealers.
     
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  18. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    Mick, make sure the kit they fit has a live feed to the caravan for the fridge and battery charging. Otherwise it is another £195!
    See my "Reversing sensors" thread.

    Pete C.
     
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  19. caravanman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom mick sheffield
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    I don't use the fridge or charger whilst travelling. Basic single 7 pin is fine.
    regards Mick
     
  20. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    My fridge is a must - otherwise my beer is warm when I get down to southern France! :Drinks:
     
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