We bought our silver '99 CRV new, and have done every maintenance step our trusted dealer has suggested. One major session, @ 100,000 M, cost $1200 another around $1000. This car hasn't skipped a beat, ever! It has been the most reliable, smoothest running car I've ever owned in the 49 years I've been driving. The 4-wheel on demand has never failed, and it was one of the first offered to the public at a reasonable price with that feature. Finally one small rust area has appeared.
We we finally sell it and get a new CRV we hope it comes close to the quality of this one.
The 4-wheel on demand feature.
Our '99 is the first year model. The following year they upped the engine size, Ours is "weak" in the mountains and we find it jumps into lower gear to go up the steep grades. Our mileage isn't very good either.
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