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 Shocks and struts (front back)
--better paint (paint chips like crazy)
--better door locks (TSB fixed)
--better rack and pinion (leaking)
--better exterior design
--decrease cabin noise
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
Cabin size and highway fuel efficiency. That's about it.
More comfortable seats, design changes to reduce road noise, warranty improvements in a product they're so confident in.
For the price range this is a great car. Dont expect Lexus quietness and comfort or X5 speed. You get what you pay for and in terms of reliability, space, and gas mileage this car cant be beat. If you look in the market for other cars in this range in sedans or SUVs you may get worse or crampness that you dont get from this car.
I like it and will buy another when the time comes.
Space for hauling small family, gas mileage, dependability.
Mileage is poor. Getting much less than what they tell you. Getting 11.8l/100km as opposed to 7.6-9.8l/100km not achievable and company ad is misleading. AC compressor is not functioning properly but dealer just ignores it. Cutting in and out frequently and light dims when ac compressor is running.
My LX gets 25 in town and up to 31 sometimes on the freeway driving about 5 miles above the speed limit usually. Cruise control really helps w/ the gas too. I really enjoy the car. It is not like driving a Mercedes or something but most of us don't anyway so big deal. It has great room and the seats are comfortable. Totally worth what I paid and reliable. Some people may just not be satisfied or don't tell the whole truth.
Plug in for the ipod and hidden compartments. Glad the tire is off the back end.
More AC plug outlets up front. Pockets on the back of the front seats for storage. Get rid of the swing down center divider and get a solid one with a storage compartment. Not worth paying 1500 dollars more for, seriously.
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