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Not so low maintenance after all...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By surfbort
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2008 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Things starting falling apart as the warranty expired, as usual. The rack and pinion were the first to go at 62k miles. After that costly repair, then the A/C clutch, which seems to be a common problem. Now, at 84k, there's another issue with the power steering fluid leaking and the rack and pinion is to blame again! I thought I'd be getting long-lasting quality as advertised but I'm left sorely disappointed. Especially, after overlooking petty things like road noise, uncomfortable seats, and cheap materials. I feel like I've been duped by a brand that preached longevity and quality, but never delivered. I could've gotten a new, loaded Hyundai for the same price and a better warranty


Favorite Features

Cabin size and highway fuel efficiency. That's about it.


Suggested Improvements

More comfortable seats, design changes to reduce road noise, warranty improvements in a product they're so confident in.


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Great SUV !
9 of 34 people found this review helpful
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By kelly5961
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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We've had our CRV for 4-1/2 years , only 3 issues with it. (1) the dealership sales people, Flatout told them the 1st thing . She(my wife) is going to write you a check , flatout what is the best price on this car with a check right now, STUPID sales person came back and asked how much we were putting down, told him again your getting a check today , he came back and said for 5 yrs. your payments would be $NXO , I SAID LISTEN ! your getting a check for the car TODAY . this went on 4 more times before the JACKASS Sales Mgr. came out & I had to tell him twice the same thing, but got it bought right. (2) Crappy Noisey Continental tires. and a common SUV hatch noise with the windows open.


Favorite Features

Car gets rated mileage, winter a bit lower , but now that its got almost 100,000 miles on it the mileage keeps improving , up to 90,000 I was getting almost 31 on the gauge and actual 30-30.5mpg. but here recently the Gauge(MPG) has been reading 32 & my actual is 32-34 @ 70 mph and with the air on and I am very happy , there have been times is I baby it on main 2 lane roadds @ 55 & with the air it will register 39 -41 mpg , so NO COMPLAINTS HERE , only thing weird lately , is I have crammed 17.739 gallons in the tank on empty & YES this was in my mpg calculations , so What ever it works for us


Suggested Improvements

LET THE JAPS BUILD IT & it will BE PERFECT!


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Long Term Review of 2008 Honda CRV LX 2wd
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By asuchemist
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2008 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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My 2008 Honda CRV LX 2wd is nearing 110K miles. Paid $17K brand new in 2008. The vehicle is a no thrill people mover. Interior material is average for the time and holding up. Oil and Transmission fluid changes are easy. Oil change interval 5K miles and transmission change intervals done every 15K miles. After a couple of years the interior has developed a rattle and at stops in drive the motor has some vibration (motor mount design). The CRV has enough power for on freeway acceleration. Kept everything standard, no upgrades. Normal things I have done: -Front and rear brakes (finally after 100K miles on them) -New rotors -New Shocks and struts (front back)


Favorite Features

--avg 28MPG --easy maintenance


Suggested Improvements

--better paint (paint chips like crazy) --better door locks (TSB fixed) --better rack and pinion (leaking) --better exterior design --decrease cabin noise


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Rack & Pinion failure
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By bryanweston
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2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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My 2008 Honda CRV has to have the steering rack replaced after 5 years / 70,000 miles. Seems premature. Costly..$1600. This is my first and last Honda. Low quality, loud road noise, not what I expected from a Honda. AC went last month. Should have bought that Hyundai with 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.


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Was excited now disappointed
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By desertguy2
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2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Purchased this 2008 CR-V as a certified vehicle. Based on Honda's reputation, I was expecting a vehicle to be quite reliable. That's not been the case! First problem was tires cupping so bad it was terribly noisy in the vehicle. Even after regular alignment checks by Honda dealership! Finally solved the problem by having upper control arms added to rear wheels and now have a new set of Michelin Defender tires and good wheel alignment. Power door locks have been a problem. Have had to replace two already. My first problem was discovering no automatic headlights. What a dumb decision to leave this feature off an EX-L model!!


Favorite Features

Leather interior & seats, power driver's seat, sun roof, Sirius radio, roomy interior, quality interior materials, satisfactory gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Automatic Headlights, improve power door locks, add adjustment to rear wheels to allow better alignment to eliminate premature tire wear and cupping.


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