We tow a 2004 CRV behind our little motorhome. It’s got 120,000 or so miles on it, not counting the miles that it’s been towed. When we finally replace it, the replacement will likely be a later model CRV.
You know… a Mitsubishi Evolution or Subaru STI can be had with about the same clearance as your CRV, so you could have a sub-5 second 0-60 road-legal rally car that could go everywhere that your Honda can…
(Yes, I spend far too much time looking at cars.)
I liked your pic on FB recently, was it taken the same day as this one i.e. from the same trip?
Much as people sneer at SUVs or 4WDs, if you’re actually off-roading with your vehicle and driving on rugged terrain then by all means get a vehicle that can handle that. But you don’t need a Yukon if you’re just tooling around the city and never hauling anything bigger than a sack of groceries. Just like you don’t need a big Dodge pick-up if you’ve never been near a farm or construction zone in your life and you don’t need a Hummer if you’re not Horatio Caine and you don’t need a cement truck if you’re not hauling cement.