1999 Honda CR-V Consumer Review: 10 years and 130K miles still
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1999 Honda CR-V - Consumer Review

1999 Honda CR-V

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

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10 years and 130K miles still strong (with caveats)
By ruckerz on

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1999 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV

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Bought this car new and still purrs like a puppy ten years later.

Things to keep an eye out on
[1] Automatic transmissions, don't forget to change that oil regularly.
[2] 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.
[3] 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.
[4] 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

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