by sfl_girl on Oct 20, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Honda CR-V Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I bought this car over 6 years ago and has 100K+ miles on it.
Buying it was the best decision I ever made.
It's been rock solid with very few issues.
No major breakdowns of any sort.
I've made several trips up and down the east coast with it and hope to make several more.
It's comfortable, quiet, has ample space for everything I need.
The gas mileage isn't the greatest but nowhere near bad.
I love this car and shutter to think of the day it will give up the ghost.
I don't think that will happen any time soon.
by littlemrslarge on May 20, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Honda CR-V Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I have owned my 2005 CR-V for about 4 1/2 years now and love it!
It has about 120,000 miles on it now; had 29,000 when I purchased it. No problems at all - all I've done is change the oil on schedule (every 5000 miles), replace the tires and brakes once each, and regular maintenance items.
We've taken it on many 400+ mile trips and it provides a very comfortable and safe ride every time.
Cargo room is great and comes in handy often!
The interior plastic trim does gouge easily if you're not careful when loading large items, and the "H" on the steering wheel will discolor if wiped with a Clorox-type wipe (oops).
Otherwise, it's a fantastic vehicle that we'll have for years to come!
by flgramma on Jun 7, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Honda CR-V Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I've had my CR-V since new in 2005. Just went over 87,000 miles. Bought one set of tires and change the oil every 8000 miles. Still runs great. I don't know the problems that others are having, but you can always get one bad vehicle out of thousands made. Don't judge this car by a few bad ones.
All models get redesigned headlamps and front fascias along with antilock brakes, stability control, side airbags for front passengers, head curtain airbags for front and rear occupants, strengthened B-pillars (for better side-impact crash protection) and minor interior styling refinements. A five-speed automatic transmission replaces last year's four-speed unit. The EX receives new alloy wheels, and all models now wear 16-inch wheels. A Special Edition trim debuts that includes heated leather seats, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, as well as body-color bumpers, side molding, door handles and hard spare tire cover.