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Autotrader Find: Manual Transmission 2002 Honda CR-V

These days, virtually all SUVs have an automatic transmission — but, of course, that wasn’t always the case. Just a few years ago, it was common to have base-model SUVs offer a manual transmission — and that even applied to the Honda CR-V, which offered a stick shift for its first two generations of existence.

This is one such manual CR-V, and it’s probably the nicest example around. It’s a 2002 CR-V with a stick shift, and it’s a 1-owner car with just 62,000 original miles. It’s also desirable because it’s an all-wheel drive CR-V, meaning it can cover all the rough terrain you can expect from a CR-V. Plus, it’s an EX model, meaning it’s a rare top-of-the-line manual, which is an especially unusual quality, as manual models are usually stripped-down base versions.

This CR-V is offered by Cape Cod Auto Connection in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, and it checks all the boxes for the true CR-V enthusiast looking for the needle in the haystack. Of course, it’s unlikely that very many "true CR-V enthusiasts" exist, but it’s still a cool car — and worth bringing up here on Autotrader Find, even if only to remind you that it exists at all. Find a Honda CR-V for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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  1. Another option is the crosstown competition , Toyota Rav4s of the same year also come with manual transmissions as well. 

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More

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