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Aug 29, 2004 (7:48 pm)
In FR-V, with 3+3 configuration, you have a choice to fold down a seat, have armrest, and a table with 2+3 configuration. I don't see a problem with flexibility between 2+3 and 3+3.
To go 2+2+2, however, the vehicle will have to be longer than the FR-V is. At only 169 inch long, the FR-V is 3 inch shorter than CR-V and 6 inch shorter than Civic. Imagine squeezing in a third row. Thats where vehicles like Stream come into play.
Aug 30, 2004 (3:48 am)
then the CRV because it doesn't have the wheel in back? Do you know if it's coming to NA? If so when?
Aug 30, 2004 (7:25 am)
It is 3" shorter than the CR-V without the spare mounted on the back and 7" shorter than CR-V with spare mounted at the back (Japanese market gets both versions of CRV).
#28 of 34 The Folded down front middle seat
Sep 02, 2004 (5:06 pm)
still doesn't offer space to store all my junk- CD's, etc. Because the seat cushion takes up all the space. A Stream sized vehicle is perfect, because there's just enough room for a 2-2-2 combination, so I can have a center console up front to store junk.
Sep 03, 2004 (6:42 pm)
The Corolla Verso doesn't have seating for six. The FR-V does, for some reason.
#31 of 34 Re: But [jchan2]
Sep 04, 2004 (4:00 pm)
Honda is a step ahead in keeping up with the Europeans here (for the 3+3 configuration). The VW Touran and Fiat Multipla started the trend and Honda is one of the first Japanese companies in Europe to follow AFAIK. The Civic Chassis was lengthened and also widened a bit to accomodate the 3+3 configuration.
There is currently no Japanese market model besides the EDIX that qualifies as a 3+3 hatchback/van. Parking spaces are REALLY narrow (whether nose in or parallel parking). I remember that most high grade models in Tokyo I've seen come with side-mirror power-fold as standard ! Some smaller cars have the rear doors only open curbside (their left). Parking is Tight !
But Versos -- like I've said before -- are immensely popular. Only that they're narrow in Japan, and not wide like in Europe. Practicality before looks is a simple Japanese trait. Some versos are looking darn nice though, these days.
Looking back -- the first verso was a Mitsubishi model. Anyone remember the LRV? It was way ahead of its time.
#32 of 34 Parking in Japan
Sep 05, 2004 (5:42 am)
is very tight. And you won't see many Camry/Accords driving around town. But you will see truckloads of Corolla Versos, Ipsums, Streams and other similar cars.
#33 of 34 Does anyone know
Sep 07, 2004 (3:53 am)
if the FR-V will be coming to the USA? I have read that the Mazda5 is not, no WISH, nothing about the Corolla Verso and up to now no BMW 1 Series. What is coming is the Mercedes B-Class and Audi A3 which apprear to be about the size of the others. Europe and Japan are getting what I would be in the market for.
#34 of 34 FR-V Coming to US
Sep 09, 2004 (2:40 pm)
I don't think anybody knows. Except for Honda.