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Really Enjoying My New CR-V
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By Tam
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I've only had this car for a couple of weeks, but we've driven it 1000 miles, mostly in the Rocky Mountains. It handles great and has plenty of power for climbing hills (on roads; we haven't driven it off-road). I rode some of this week in the backseat, and it was very comfortable because of the reclining seats. We found that with the larger half of the backseat folded down, we can fit both of our bikes in the car with the front tires removed. (The tires fit too, just not on the bike.) The little "tire well" thing under the rear floor gives space for storing extra oil and all that too, out of the way. The AC is also very powerful, which I missed in my last car.


Favorite Features

The fold-down tray in the center is great. I thought we would just leave it up, but when it's down, it's so great having a giant amount of space between the seats. There is also no hump in the center in the back, so rear passengers can put a lot of stuff there too.


Suggested Improvements

I really have none, so far.


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Not happy with new CRV
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By CG
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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As an expectant mother I wanted a mini SUV and wanted the "reliability" of the Japanese cars. I went with the top of the line SE edition. Within 3 months of buying the car, a strange clicking sound began from the steerting wheel area. It became unbearable and so I took it to the dealer. They needed an entire day to take the entire steering wheel apart. I had meetings in the afternoon and since Honda has no loaner program even for situations like this where a new car is performing so poorly, I was unable to leave it. I planned on taking it back, but the noise has become inconsistent and they won't be able to work on it if they can't duplicate it. I am very unhappy with the CRV and Honda.


Favorite Features

The noise bothers me so much it outweighs all possible good features.


Suggested Improvements

A loaner program for situations where a new car is truly not performing as a new car should.


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I love my CRV!
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By April
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I had the 2003 EX and loved it. Now I have the 2005 SE and love it even more! I love the fact that Honda listened to its customers and made improvements. One great improvement is the safety features - VSA, more airbags, and lowering the rear head rests for a better view out the back window when driving. I'm enjoying the extra benefits of the SE, such as the leather interior, heated seats and side mirrors. I'm really impressed with the difference between the 2003 and the 2005 CRV's in general. Great improvements. I'm enjoying my CRV and hope to have it for many years. Thank you Honda for a great little SUV with great fuel economy. You did good.


Favorite Features

Fuel economy, engine power, Moonroof, leather interior, 6 changer CD player, sound system, VSA, steering mounted controls, picnic table, no key enterence, center folding table, storage space, spacious interior. Pretty much every feature is my favorite!


Suggested Improvements

I can't think of many improvements. The SE is pretty well packed. I'd like to see extensions on the sun visors to help block the sun better on the side front windows.


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I Love This Car
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By rebeljim
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV Special Edition AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

This SUV is so much fun to drive that I hunt all over the neighborhood for someone that needs a ride or to go somewhere, just like I did when I first obtained a driver's license


Favorite Features

I like it all


Suggested Improvements

More insulation in the rear to cut down on road noise


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Great Commuter vehicle
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By Jeff in Illinois
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2005 Honda CR-V SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I commute 120 miles a day in the Chicago area, and have driven everything (cars, small pick-ups, SUV's). I chose to buy an SUV to save gas, but got so much more. These 4 cyclinders have enough pick-up to rival my old Dodge 8 cylinder 4.7 litre, and without the guilt of burning 16 mpgs. In addition, I was rear-ended by someone doing over 45 mph in my new CRV(sad day). The body shop was amazed at how the rear end crumpled exactly how it was advertised. Because of this, there was no actual frame damage, and the cabin remained intact. I stayed intact as well, and am glad I was in such a safe car. When I am not commuting, I now feel much better knowing that my children will be safe in back!


Favorite Features

ACceleration, gas mileage, comfort, standard accessories, ride, usages (I don't miss my pick-up), and safety!


Suggested Improvements

The only thing I don't like about the CRV are the taillights. I suppose their high placement is a CRV trademark, but I just don't care for them. I was and will continue to be willing to forgive Honda for that considering the overall value this vehicle provides me, though.


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