actually, the choice is probably a good one, considering where that dood lives.
I sold my CR-V before getting a new civic EX coupe.
CR-Vs are excellent vehicles and a lot more utilitarian (i.e. haulin' crap). they're also roomier, safer and easier to get in and out of. and if they have AWD, they're also a lot easier to slip around in when the white stuff starts fallin. lol.
I love the CR-V. Yes it is a mommy mobile. lol. The resale value is great. It's the final year in the 2nd generation of the CR-V so all the bugs have been worked out in them. My other ride is a 2002 civic. So I will probably trade it in and pick up the new civic towards the end of it's life cycle.
That's good price... tho I guess the CRV will have a brand new model soon?! The Toyota Rav4 is now having a brand new makeover, 166hp... have V6 option ~260hp with optional 3rd row seats!, so I'd guess Honda is gona follow soon.