by spdy3 on Aug 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Bought for my wife used in 2007 with 18k miles.
It was a Honda certified.
It now has 142k miles.
A/C blew up at 60k (absolute dishonesty from Honda on this issue)
We complained to dealer and Honda; they both played dumb on the issue.
I printed off many complaints on this from this site and Honda reluctantly agreed to cover except $800.
O2 Sensors went out at 80k.
The front strut mounts have gone out several times (we live on a 1/4 long dirt road).
Overall decent reliability except the A/C.
Honda skimped on everything from the A/C, to the complete lack of sound deadening and suspension travel.
Handles well but rides horribly.
I didn't see what my wife saw in the test drive.
by po1968 on Jun 7, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
After owning a number of Honda's due to their reliability, I finally have a bad one, and it looks like others have the same issue. The A/C compressor went belly up and it's expensive to fix. There was a lawsuit about it, but too late to join [HTML removed.}
I also have continued problems with side airbags where I get a message saying that they are turned off. It's been fixed twice and still it comes back. I don't think I'm willing to pay the premium for owning a Honda any longer when other car companies are improving their reliability and cost less.
by melomelo on Jul 12, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV w/ Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Okay so I love LOVE hondas but my crv i bought because i wanted a car that would best fit me and my new family i had a daughter two years ago and i wanted something more reliable and more room well.. of course looks like a mommy car off the bat but drives smooth i just changed my air box my bushings went bad but thats cuz i drove 145000+miles on it so everyday i drive 35 miles going ONE way so in one day its like 70+miles on my car but its built strong i love it i bought the car at 103,000 and i have had it for almost two years i love it! still going strong minor things have to be done like those bushings but its okay i drive alot and any car can last long as long as you MAINTAIN IT!!!