1997 Honda CR-V Consumer Review: Great Car for the Money
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1997 Honda CR-V - Consumer Review

1997 Honda CR-V

Average Consumer Rating

46 Total Reviews

Base 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Great Car for the Money
By rockchalk7 on

Vehicle

1997 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV AWD

Review

I got this car in 2010 with about 135k on it and drove it for 4 years and added about 30k miles. Overall, it was a great car. Lack of power is my main complaint - you had to floor it to get up a hill or pass someone, and it sometimes took the transmission forever to shift. The car couldn't maintain its speed on steep hills at all. My 2011 CR-V has eliminated these problems. I also didn't get as good of gas mileage as one would expect, but it is an SUV after all. Noisy ride. Several electrical problems including faulty power windows and locks - we finally traded it in because the car often wouldn't start and we believed it to be electrical. Nevertheless, I miss it!

Best Features

I loved the interior layout and the look of the exterior. The interior was so roomy, including the back seats. It had no blind spots at all. The AWD worked great and I never had trouble getting through snow. I was a big fan of the center console tray, which luckily my 2011 CR-V still has.
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