by preble on Jul 5, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Bought this new in 2002. After 11 years, we have had so few problems. I live in constant fear of the A/C compressor exploding, but that is about it. Overall, this has been a fantastic vehicle for our Golden Retrievers.Recently looked at the new Crv's, and they seem much less spacious. Won't ever trade this in. Ever
by kmarino on Oct 30, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Honda CR-V LX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I loved this car it has been so reliable for the past 10 years.
I had 197,000 miles on it and could have easily put on another 197,000 miles.
Not one problem with it mechanically the engine had all original parts.
Never had any of the recall issues either.
My CR-V has gotten me home safely in some of the most extreme conditions driving from LA to Mammoth Lakes at least twice a month for the past 6 years.
Until the night a deer took it out.
I would recommend this car to anyone.
Would love to buy a newer CR-V, but was laid off from work due to economy will have to try a KIA.
Thats why I'm on here.
Thanks to all who write reviews almost bought an SUV from US makers reviews scared me.
by tlccar1 on May 19, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Let me start by saying is any vehicle perfect? No. But this CR-V comes close. It is very roomy, fun to drive, gets decent mileage (22 mpg all the time) for an SUV and is as reliable as can be. It is great in the snow and gives a firm but comfortable ride. We replaced an Accord wagon that was loved but this CR-V has surpassed our expectations. If you want reliable transportation wrapped in good looks and comfort, the CR-V is the way to go.
by ozolinsh on May 17, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I've had this 2002 Honda CRV only since '08 but it is now at 181,000 KM and it is still a smooth ride. In interior comfort is very good and being a tall person I fit in it just fine. The cargo space is great and with the rear seats folded over I can transport a surprising amount of stuff (moves done with this). The engine is strong and it accelerates nicely even with 4 people in the CRV. The downside is the gas mileage, not as good as an Accord of similar vintage and engine size but the AWD does have a rear-differential so you must expect that feature will affect mileage in any truck.
by colibri1 on Aug 8, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Bought this Honda (first and last one) used with 88,000 km and a little warranty left. Noticed that it consumed about 1 liter of oil every 3000 km. Took it to the dealer - he said it is normal for Hondas (????) At 112,000 km had to replace engine. Luckily air conditioning is working fine. Not happy. Not the greatest gas mileage either. Very noisy on the highway - can not hear radio clearly. Will never buy Honda again.
by bluebugmama on Jul 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Bought this car new and have 138K on it now.
Has been a great car, very few problems.
Driver's door window motor broke, and both rear brake calipers froze up around 75K, but other than that no problems.
Great in the snow, comfortable, definitely not a luxury vehicle but love all the room and versatility.
It handles like a little go cart...not tippy like some SUV's.