I had a 2001 Honda Cr-V SE and it was the most dependable vehicle I have ever had. I got it in 2006 with 60,000 miles and drove it until 2011 with 185,000 miles.
I never had any mechanical problems with the CR-V. Only wear and tear and routine maintenance. Actually, a large routine maintenance error I made is the reason I had to get rid of the vehicle. I somehow never thought to change the transmission fluid; ever. At 185,000 the transmission started to slip and I knew the transmission would cost more than the vehicle was worth so I got rid of it. 185,000 miles on the original fluid is pretty good! It would've lasted forever if I had ever changed the fluid.
Great gas mileage
Excellent AWD. I NEVER got stuck in any condition
Nice looks (SE)
Cargo floor that doubled as a table
Plenty of storage
Easy to customize. I added tons of accessories
Larger engine (solved in later models)
Seat heaters for the leather
Window switches on the door, not the dash
5 speed transmission (solved in later models)
Moonroof Standard on SE
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