I regret selling my CR-V almost every day. I loved mine. Same body style as yours. Mine was a '99. Nice and quiet and I could squeeze 30-31mpg on the highway with it. Made a hugely stupid decision to sell to buy a VW diesel that ended up blowing up on me, twice. I like my Toyota, but I would seriously consider trading for another CR-V.
I've seen photos of these things in S. America going through some deep slop and doing great. Wish there was more aftermarket support to beef it up some.
1994 Toyota Hilux Extra-cab. 22RE. 5-spd. 33x10.50x15 BFG A/T. Old Man Emu F/R shocks. NWOR rear springs. Ball joint spacers. T-100 rotors/calipers. Warb front bumper. Doug Thorley header, Magnaflow muffler & 2 1/4" pipe. SR5 bucket seats. 4.88's soon, no seriously.