Purchased the car new and currently have 53,250 miles. I have enjoyed the car and it has performed up to Honda quality and reliability standards except for this recent experience. Both of the oxygen sensors failed at the same time and had to be replaced at 53,000 miles.
Great cargo and storage for a small SUV. Performs well in snow and adverse driving conditions. Very practical and functional small SUV.
My 2002 CR-V EX is the fourth Honda I have owned and my eighth vehicle. My last four vehicles have all been Honda's. I don't have much negative to say about it. The only trouble I've experienced, has been with Gas Filler threads causing the Gas Cap to be a little hard to put on. I had one of the front stabilizer links to pop off on one end. Other than that it has been a great vehicle. It has over 100,000 miles on it, but looks, drives, feels and sounds like it only has 100 miles. I will probably never own anything but a Honda.
6 disc CD Changer, Rear Door opens to the side, Sunroof, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, 12 volt outlets.
I think for the money and given the type of vehicle, Honda has made one of, or perhaps the best small SUV on the market.
I love my 2002 CR-V. Anyone who wishes a quiet and more comfortable ride try the Goodyear Assurance Comfort Tread Tires. These tires are quiet. And they are not called comfort tread for nothing. My wife and I both notice a difference in the ride and handling.
Pros: Door height - I don't bump my head getting in/out. Good little engine - strong, reliable Comfortable for around town driving Cons: 1. Air conditioning has gone out twice in last year. Bad compressor and dealer didn't offer me any deal, only a $3500 estimate. 1st time seals blew out, 2nd time bearings failed. 2. Black paint has white undercoat so every little scratch shows and it scratches VERY easily, despite frequent waxing. 3. Back seat legroom limited; OK for kids, tight for adults. 4. Has irritating rattle since new, especially when turning right. Dealer couldn't find cause under warranty. 5. If quality is so good, why does Honda have the worst warranty in the business?
- Strong 4-cylinder engine - Good door height - Still tight (except one rattle since new) and drives well - Good gas mileage 26-28 in town up to 31 on highway at 70 mph
Better paint - Redesign air conditioner compressor or use reliable one from Pilot, or Acura - Add lumbar support for front seats - Make it quieter! It's so noisy, I can't even hear the CD player on the highway, in spite of buying some of the quietest rated tires on the market.