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Autotrader Find: Nice 2001 Honda CR-V With a Manual Transmission

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author photo by Doug DeMuro November 2018

If, for some reason, you're looking for a compact crossover with three pedals, this might be the best way to go. This is a 2001 Honda CR-V from the last year of the car's first generation, and it's in surprisingly nice shape. It also has a manual transmission.

Although most people don't realize it, the CR-V was offered with a manual in its first and second generations. Perhaps more amazingly, the newer Honda HR-V was also offered with a manual when it first came out. Obviously, not many people opted for the manual, and Honda didn't offer it for too long -- but it was a good way to get the crossover's entry price down, and to improve fuel economy back in the days when manuals got better gas mileage than automatics.

This is one such manual CR-V, and it's in impressive condition. Although the Carfax report showed 240,000 miles as of its last report in April, this CR-V looks nice inside and out -- and the rare manual transmission lever is, indeed, in between the seats, meaning this wasn't incorrectly listed as a manual as some CR-V models can be.

Even though this CR-V is front-wheel drive, it still offers all the things people liked about the original CR-V -- just with a more engaging driving experience, thanks to three pedals. It's offered by Bay City Motors in the San Francisco Bay Area for just $2,999 -- an excellent price for a "first car" with a manual transmission.

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