I wish they'd bring back the manual transmission in the CR-V. Since they didn't, we just bought a 2005 manual transmission CR-V to tow. Yes, it has 167,000 miles on it, but I figure it's good for another 100k, easy. I loved my 2000 CR-V, but somehow we burned up the transmission and front tires while towing it behind our DS. The 2005 is in near-mint condition. They are quite hard to find.
Valerie and Bill in South Florida
2003 DSDP 3802, 2005 CRV toad
Hopefully going fulltime early 2017