Bought used with 140K, now has 157K and ZERO problems. Average 26 mpg mixed driving. Drove 1600 mi cross country, with cargo tray on hitch 200 lbs of stuff on it, 100 lb dog inside with seats folded down of course, 70 mph and I averaged 30 mpg on hwy. Power is good for a 4 cyl and a 3500 lb car. SAFE SAFE great safety rating,great brakes, great build quality, is bigger than it looks. The design of the cars interior will grow on you, very thoughtful and utilitarian design that you will appreciate the longer you drive it.It is a car that is a good compromise of reliability,room, and economy! I had a Suburban that could not pass a repair shop. The CRV likes to pass gas stations and thats great!
This one was manufactured in JAPAN!!!!
Part time 4 wd.
Grade control logic feature of transmission.
Brakes no fade, pedal modulation.
Utility of design.
Larger sun visors.
Better rear visibility.
Option of manual transmission.
Could use better quality of seat material and more durable cushion.
Diesel option for U.S market.
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.
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!!
Leather interior & seats, power driver's seat, sun roof, Sirius radio, roomy interior, quality interior materials, satisfactory gas mileage.
Automatic Headlights, improve power door locks, add adjustment to rear wheels to allow better alignment to eliminate premature tire wear and cupping.
2008 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
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.