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2005 Honda CR-V SUV

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Great vehicle w/ extremely low maintenance needs
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By G Goldberg
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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First thing to know is that the paint finish is superb. I waxed this CR-V a few times early on then never again for the 11 years. It still shines and beads water. The interior leather, 11 years later, is still in near perfect condition. I changed the tires right after purchasing because I wanted something smoother and quieter. It was a well worthwhile investment. It handles remarkably well in rain and snow. (I got a set of snow tires on steel wheels that switch to for the winter and have never had any problems.) The AWD and anti lock brakes work very well. I get 20 mpg in stop and start city driving of very short distances. I work 5 miles from home. Having this car has made finding a new one I like, very difficult. Technologically and safety wise, this car was way ahead of its time with the AWD, ABS, number air bags, a multi disk CD player, and a tilt, slide back, and view through moon roof.


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Love My 2005 CR-V
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By sfl_girl
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Comfort, space, easy to drive


Worst Features

Fuel efficiency


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Love this car!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By littlemrslarge
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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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!


Best Features

Moonroof, 6-disc CD player, cruise control, comfortable seating, center console table (very handy!), smooth ride, reliable and depreciates very well


Worst Features

Better quality material for interior trim


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5 yr old CR-V with no issues
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By flgramma
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

AWD, steering wheel controls, table in the back (used it many times), center console (I bought rubber inserts on ebay that fit the cup holder, and tray perfectly).


Worst Features

lighted vanity mirrors, MP3 player plug in, road noise, variable speed intermittent wiper (only one speed on this model), power seat adjustment.


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5 1/2 years without a problem
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Arnie
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Have owned my 2005 CR-V-SE since new and the only thing I ever have done to it is meticulous maintenance and a tensioner went bad while it was under warranty. Best car I've ever owned. Have owned Camry's; Maxima's and previously American cars and would only buy Honda in the future. Best dealer I found for service is Coggin Honda in Orlando, FL.


Best Features

Ease of driving; turning; great sound from the radio (XM).


Worst Features

The newer Honda' have already enclosed the opening above the glove box and had the a/c "piped" to the rear as well.


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