A few readers suggested documenting some early compact crossover SUVs. my junkyard trip, argued that these little truck-influenced machines pushed most small hatchbacks and sedans out of showrooms and were therefore historically significant. Junkyard Of course, his gems are all about automotive history, so I decided to capture some interesting examples of early Toyota RAV4s and Honda CR-Vs in the last parking lot (the original Ford Escape was a few years old). Appeared in this series before)). This is the original CR-V. impressive final numbers Shown on the odometer, it was recently found at a bone yard in Northern California.
By the time this car was built, most other US market Honda and Acura models had migrated to electronic odometers, but the 1997-2001 CR-Vs had the ability to read without a meter. It is equipped with an obsolete mechanical unit that can turn on the car ecu. This is the sixth discontinued Honda I’ve found with over 400,000 lifetime miles, and joins a list that also includes a 1983 Accord. 1988 Agreementanother 1988 Accord, 1991 Accord and 1996 civic.Maybe you were just passing by there are many other such carsBut it wasn’t until 1981 that Honda started using a six-digit odometer here.
The first generation CR-V was sold from 1997 to 2001, and the chassis was diverted from the sixth generation Civic. This is an entry level front wheel drive 2WD LX.
This is essentially a tall Civic, the successor to the Civic Wagovan of the 1980s. The list price was $18,750, about $32,321 for $2023.
As is the case with most ultra-long haul vehicles I’ve found in the car graveyard, the interior of this vehicle looks pretty good.
Under the hood is the B20 DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine that puts out 146 horsepower and 133 lb-ft of torque. Speed-obsessed Civic owners often pick up these engines for a cheap power upgrade, but most junkyard shoppers took one look at the odometer and decided to buy this engine. would think twice.
The 2001 CR-V 2WD LX came standard with an automatic transmission, but the 4WD LX and 4WD EX trim levels were equipped with a 5-speed manual (automatics are available at an additional cost of $800 for these two). , was now about $1,379). The top-of-the-range 4WD SE is now equipped with a slushbox at no extra cost.
A clever feature of the early CR-Vs was that the luggage compartment cover unfolded into a picnic table. By the time I arrived, someone had purchased from Today’s Junkyard Gem, I already own one I got from another junk CR-V.
After 22 years of reliable long-distance driving, how did it end up in a place like this? Bay Area Highway Service Patrol. Perhaps the engine or transmission eventually failed after more than 16 laps around the Earth’s equator and the owner was unable or unwilling to pay for the repair.
Exactly the car we need on Mars. Early CR-V JDM ad It presents copyrighted music by Billy Joel or Elton John and cannot be embedded here.