My daughter has a Honda Element and if you can find a good low mileage model on the used market that would be my recommendation. The Element is available with a manual transmission and has the same 4WD system as your CR-V. They only went out of production a few years ago so you still may be able to find a good used one. The manual transmission model might be harder to find because it took the dealer a while to locate one for my daughter when she bought it new. The Subaru Forrester and Toyota RAV4 are also good choices with great reliability records. I don't know if the Subaru is available with a manual but I know the Toyota is not. I'd drive both before buying as I've heard that Forresters are underpowered. Hope this helps.