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Honda CR-V Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 126 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Honda CR-V

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Honda quality, optional full-time all-wheel drive, spacious interior.

  • Cons

    The engine is a bit weak for such a large vehicle, and the front seat passenger gets only one armrest.

  • What's New for 1998

    A manual transmission debuts. Also available is a front-wheel-drive LX model, and the EX trim level now includes a CD player, antilock…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (33 total reviews)


Still kicking after 175,000 miles!

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Vehicle: 1998 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD

My Honda has been reliable since day 1. Starts every time. Great AWD performance. Very comfy, lower to ground for short people like me. Keep w maintenance schedule and you should have no problems. I have some underbelly rust on exhaust system after 10 years, but I live ON the L.I. Sound, literally. Salt water daily on or near car. Can't be helped. Car is old but excellent performance still. Radiator went at 170K.



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I'll buy another if this

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Vehicle: 1998 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD

Purchased new in July 1998. It's not the most luxurious vehicle on the road, but this is far and away the most reliable. 10+ years and 242000 miles later I am still happy with this purchase. It is just now starting to have surface rust, but mechanically it is great. The air conditioner still works as well today as it did ten years ago. It still has the original clutch! I just can't justify getting rid of a vehicle that runs this well.




Hard to beat

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Vehicle: 1998 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD

My wife chose this car for her, but I have grown to love it. I told her we HAD to get the 5 spd., as it's a little underpowered for my taste. It makes all the difference in the world, I am sure. I've had three Hondas and they have all been wonderful in ownership. I read a Honda review 20+ years ago and the magazine said that Hondas don't do any one thing exceptionally, but they all things well. I would have to totally agree. This car has never been stuck in the snow, and I have tried. Two feet of snow will get anything stuck, but with a little bit of smart maneuvering, this will go through a fair amount of snow. It gets decent mileage, even with my heavy foot. We bought ours Certified. Nice!



 
 
 
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Full 1998 Honda CR-V Review

What's New for 1998

A manual transmission debuts. Also available is a front-wheel-drive LX model, and the EX trim level now includes a CD player, antilock brakes and remote keyless entry.

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newton0101
newton0101
03-04-2014
The transmission was working fine until I had to floor the gas to avoid a ZOMBIE DRIVER on a dumb/smart phone. And I barely made it home. That was all of five minuets and after I stopped in my drivew?...


shakesb
shakesb
12-18-2006
I have recently bought Pre-Owned a 1998 Honda CR-V EX from a dealer in Cleveland. The vehicle has 85000 Miles onto it. I have read in the owner manual the recommendation to change the timing belt on 1...


alaico
alaico
07-25-2002
I might be interested in purchasing a CR-V when the 2003 models come out. Already own a 1998 and think it is great. Any news when the 2003 models will be available or even the specs. on the new mode...