I bought this car off lease when it had 18k it now has 150k with no issues.
I keep saying to myself I'll buy a new car when my current car breaks, but it still works perfectly.
Sure it't not as smooth as it was when I first got it, but at 150k this is the best vehicle purchase I've ever made.
I recently bought 90k warranty tires because I know that it will last another 100k without any issues. I basically did my oil changes, regular maintenance, break replacement, and tire replacements.
Two years ago my a/c went out and I had to replace
a rear door lock sensor, but other than that I have not had any mechanical issues at all.
If you want a reliable car for long term purchase, get a CRV!
I love how roomy it is, the gas millage has been great, and the fact that it is reliable.
It is a very practical car. Sure, its not the best looking car out on the road after 11 years. Yes, I can afford a car that is double the cost of a new CRV.
But, when I originally bought my car 11 years ago, I wanted efficient gas mileage, reliable, easy to maintain, roomy enough to go camping.
11 years later I have not replaced it simply because I want to see how long it will last.
If you are more into looks and vogue then don't get a CRV, but if you want a reliable car that is efficient, I think that this car is a great value.
My car was assembled in the UK.
It is 11 years old, i have no issues with it after this many years of driving it. I hope that Honda fixed their A/C compressor pump issue with this model. A lot of people were having A/C issues.
Seats have never been too comfortable.
1. Changed all door lock actuators, including the hatch door
2. Poor to dangerous car stability on two occasions
First time on a slightly icy road the car did a 180 degree turn while driving at 40 miles/hour, I landed on the opposite direction of a two way street, fortunately nobody was driving on the other side
Second time the car did a 90 degree turn on a slightly wet road, again driving ~ 35-40 miles/hour
On both occasions the CR-V had top of the line tires that were in fine condition
I have also been driving VW and Hyundai cars and never had this kind of experiences as I had with the CR-V
My mom bought this car used when it was 7 years old and we used it for me to learn how to drive and to have. It was a very reliable car and I loved to have it. It came in handy when all my friends and I wanted to go to the ocean for a weekend and we'd pack my CR-V and fit comfortably. I got a decent trade-in and got a Honda Civic so I had something better on fuel that I would have after college.
I loved the sunroof and the 4WD.
More horsepower and acceleration with better fuel economy. I understand it's a 2003 but having better fuel econ and better acceleration would have made this car a keeper.
This is the best car I have ever purchased!!!!
I bought my 2003 Cr-V brand new and 9 years later have put 160,000 miles on it.
I have had no major repair issues that are not associated with normal wear and tear.
I did have to replace the A/C compressor, but only once and after 100,000 miles of use.
I put mainly highway miles on it in New England with snow, ice, road salt, and a heavy lead foot without a problem.
It drives like a dream and I have no issues with noise.
I have been rearended on the highway 3 times and only sustained significant damage with the 3rd accident.
This car is very well built and incredibly safe.
I wish Honda still made them the same way.
My dad purchased the 2003 CR-V LX 4WD new in 2002. When I was ready to drive, he passed it down to me. I drove it for the next eight years with only a few fixes. The front/rear brakes and alternator were the most major repairs, but with good reason. I went to school in Ithaca, NY for four years and the snow/sleet/hail took its toll. For the winter beatings it went through, it held up great.
I recently got in an accident and my CR-V was totaled - a Chevy truck hit my front passenger wheel. The impact hit all the right spots and my poor CR-V couldn't be repaired. It was only at 78,500 miles. It's a HUGE shame - this car had many years left in it. I miss it greatly.