by nicoleinwi on Jul 26, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV AWD
I bought my 1997 CR-V in 2002 with 100,000 miles on it at the time. I put on enough to get it up to 262,000 miles as of this month. Just yesterday the car finally broke down to the point where it's not economical to fix (transmission).
I've been told that had I changed the transmission fluid regularly this car could have stood a chance to last even longer than it already did. As it is I feel I got way more than my money's worth out of this great vehicle. I had to replace the radiator in 2009, but other than that most repairs I recall doing on this car were relatively minor. I'm sad she finally broke so bad!
by hondacrv7 on May 17, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV AWD
I bought her used and have really only put minimal repairs into her. She only had 1 owner before me. They kept great records. I always take good care of her and keep her tuned up. I have had her for over 6 years and have put over 80 thousand miles on her. She has a totally of over 160,000 miles. She has been a GEM! I started looking for more fuel effecient vehicles lately, but I really don't want to give her up. I would have bought a new CR-V if they had kept a similiar style, but I really do not like the new style. Maybe, I'll just wait till' she finally gives out on me. Her qualities will be hard to match! Great in the snow, durable, long lasting reliability and overall Outstanding quality
by wsweeden on Feb 15, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV AWD
Harvy is the name my CR-V was given by his previous owner.
She loved this car and recently sold it to me at a price that can only be described as a steal, but only after buying a new CR-V.
I have only owned Harvy for about a month, but I bought the 14 year old car with almost 160,000 miles.
Soon after, my area got hit with 18"+ of snow.
I let my wife drive my 2007 Z71 and took Harvy out for a true test drive.This little suv was unstoppable. I went places i would of been wary of with my Z71.
Armed with nothing more than a snow shovel tucked neatly in the luggage rack, I had no problems that I could not dig my way out of.
I love this car!!!