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10 years and 130K miles still strong (with caveats)
By ruckerz on
1999 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV
Bought this car new and still purrs like a puppy ten years later.
Things to keep an eye out on
 Automatic transmissions, don't forget to change that oil regularly.
 I had to replace the radiator at around 90,000 miles. It developed a crack in the cheap plastic casing in the front right below the fill port.
 Lube that rear differential regularly.
You'll definitely need to change it if you notice that tight turns at low (5 mph) speeds causes a humming from the rear.
 ADJUST VALVE CLEARANCES early and regularly! The cylinder heads on the first generation CRV's are soft aluminum and the valve seats can recede into the head cooking your valves and a very costly repair