I have had this vehicle for eleven
months and have experienced only one
problem, the tires. The stock tires
are cheap junk. Other than that this
is an excellent vehicle for hauling
passengers in roomy comfort. The CRV
handles well (better tires would help),
is comfortable, and the 2.4 liter
engine is torquey and accelerates with
The transmission can be hard to get
into gear when downshifting from second
to first or when upshifting the same
two gears. The transmission needs some
improvement to make shifting smoother.
The engine is flawless. It accelerates
well and consumes little gas, even when
The tires and manual transmission need
improvement. Better all season tires,
perhaps even performance all season
tires would benefit this vehicle.
Also, the manual transmission needs
some refinement, even though the
dealership can't find any problem with
I have 7,500 miles on mine. Dependable
E solid. Quite a bit of wind noise
around the A pillar. We barely average
22 mpg in mixed city & highway driving.
Storage, the table, & the CD player are
great. However, no need for a picnic
table - rather have the spare tire
there. The 'check engine' light came on
after 5,000 miles. At first the dealer
was reluctant to look at it and claimed
that the problem was due to not
tightening the gas cap. I finally took
it to the dealer and they adjusted the
engine's computer program. No problems
since. I also test drove a Ford Escape.
Not near as solid, but more cargo
space. Quality led me to the CRV.
Build quality and 6-disc CD.
Drop the picnic table and put the spare
tire there instead. Make the back seats
removable to allow for more cargo
space. The middle head rest in the back
seat prevents good vision out the back
window. We've removed it, and it is
laying on the floor. It is completely
I bought my CRV "V" new in 2002 I have
had zero problems. I would like better
lumbar support, larger tires less
brake, road noise, and more bass in
the stereo. Utility is great I have
carried several large items which fit
into an exterior that appears too
small on the outside but fit
inside.The fit and finish are great as
is the rear leg room. I still think it
is the best sport ute for the money
getting the fuel economy it does. I
would hate to be my neighbor who owns
an suv so large he doesn't drive it
but once every few weeks to once a
I put a lot of miles on my car. Bought
a Honda. Paid $26k for it out the door
(loaded) and the engine light keeps
coming on and the transmission just
locked up. Merry Christmas to me. I
hope it works out but beware. Hondas
are not unbreakable!
I do love the look of the car and its
comfort and fuel economy.
I am just going to cross my fingers
that it can be fixed.