I purchased my certified new with 25K miles. I loved it and have been happy with it but have had reliability issues. My air conditioner failed and had to be replaced and the locking modulator has failed along with a door lock and my routine maintenance visit to the dealer yielded new struts. I'm just at 77K miles with regular maintenance so thumbs down.
I had this mini suv for six years and never had one mechanical problem with it at all.
Overall a really great vehicle to own especially for reliability. It was a bit loud on the highway but never enough to be annoying.
I wouldn't call it "fun" to drive but it was a great suv for zipping around town and transporting my dog to the park.
I would buy another one but I feel Honda needs to really put a power liftgate in this vehicle.
Also the navigation is a bit subpar with other vehicles.
Back seat leg room was pretty good
Rear a/c vents
Blind spot detector
The Honda CRVs have a reputation of high reliability. Actual results from our 2007 model don't back that up. It has an AC Compressor bearing failure at 94,000 that was found by the dealer while it was being looked at for the known AC Compressor clutch problem.
Symptom was an unusual noise that came from the engine area that subsided when the AC was engaged. It is quite noticeable during idle.
Dealer wants $900 to fix it, plus they charged me $140 just to diagnose it. Way out of whack.
It also has a "shudder" which appears to be a transmission failure.
You may want to choose a different vehicle.
I almost in 6 years of ownership at 55k miles. The original tires lasted me 50k miles. I am still on the original brakes! No complaints about this car, it's fantastic.
I've only had one minor problem fixed under warranty. I had a AC that whistled under acceleration. A valve was replace under warranty and that is fine now.
This is a great reliable car that gets an average of 24mpg.
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