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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 SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

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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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 SUV 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 car for the price
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By richard_lo
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2008 Honda CR-V SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Space for hauling small family, gas mileage, dependability.


Suggested Improvements

Option for V6 or higher horsepower engine.


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Not recommending to buy a CR-V
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By ngu
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2008 Honda CR-V SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Looks good, that is it.


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Great Gas Mileage
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By Jason
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2008 Honda CR-V SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Plug in for the ipod and hidden compartments. Glad the tire is off the back end.


Suggested Improvements

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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Disappointed
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By Honda Honey
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2008 Honda CR-V SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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AC and electrical issues as well as pulling to side upon acceleration. Master brake cylinder went out and had to be replaced. Ride is jiggly compared to other SUV I had considered. No tinted windows so gets hot! Poor acceleration with AC on which did have probs as well as idiot lights sometimes lighting. Got a lemon... Not happy with power...even the Hyundai is faster (and has a much better ride, though Mercedes heavy feeling). Needs more storage compartments, no bumper to stand on to get to roof racks... paint chips easily in parking lots... Cute, bought because of reputation. At least it still has 2 years on warranty... Got a lemon...


Favorite Features

Looks and prestige


Suggested Improvements

Needs door trim, and real rear bumper and tint windows. Better ride.


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I Love My Honda CRV
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By Dr of Golf
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2008 Honda CR-V SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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This has got to be the best Honda that we've ever owned. The mileage is fantastic for an SUV-type vehicle and the space is great. The mileage compares to our old Honda Accord. Our new CRV is fun to drive and we love taking it out on the highway where it gives us about 32 mpg. We average about 25 mpg in town. Can't say enough about the great gas mileage and the fun it is to drive. Best economical car we've ever owned. Like it almost as much as our Mercedes 560SL ... almost.


Favorite Features

Excellent handling, great gas mileage, and lots and lots of room for golf clubs, luggage, and 5 people.


Suggested Improvements

Can't think of any.


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Great Car
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By HA
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2008 Honda CR-V SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I needed a new car in a reasonable price range. The CR-V is perfect for my needs. Great highway mileage; plenty of space and standard features have everything I need. It is somewhat bumpy at times on rough pavement, but it is dependable and I love the style of the exterior and interior. Also, the safety ratings are great. I live in Ohio and the weather is not great and it has handled very well in the rain and snow. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking for a compact SUV or a new car period.


Favorite Features

Gas Mileage; interior space; exterior design; a lot of standard features in the basic model


Suggested Improvements

A little more power when it comes to accelerating; engine kind of jerks/stutters when the weather is cold


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Very Happy with this car
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By amit
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2008 Honda CR-V SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

This is my first SUV (well, mini-SUV). I was contemplating buying between either the RAV4 or Honda CRV. Glad I bought the latter. The interior of this car is much nicer than RAV4. The spare tire is mounted internally under the trunk and not behind the trunk door (which looks ugly). Love the dash computer which tells you the mpg in real-time. I have driven the car about 400 miles. So far, I am averaging 27-28 mpg in the city. The only thing I do not like so far is there is a shudder/vibration upon applying the brakes. It was particularly bad the first day... it has gotten much better now. Maybe, it was just new brakes. The CD/AM-FM player is easy to reach and very good audio quality.


Favorite Features

Easy-to-reach CD player, Cruise control, foldable center console for both front and back seats, plenty of trunk space.


Suggested Improvements

They should provide leather upholstery for this model. The center console in the front looks a bit unfinished. Maybe a slide-on compartment would provide more storage space.


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Nice ride
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By Grifon
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2008 Honda CR-V SUV LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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We selected the CR-V over the Rav4 and could not be happier. We especially enjoy the build quality, the real-time mileage gauges, and gas mileage. Although the stated highway mileage is 27 MPG, I recently achieved 31 MPG with careful driving management. In spite of the 4 cylinder the CR-V is plenty peppy enough for onramp acceleration. There is plenty of room in the back for our 6í plus sons.


Favorite Features

The gauges and trip odometers are nice to use to track your mileage for trips. Compared to the Rav4, the dash seemed to be a big improvement. The multiple glove boxes are a nice way to keep organized. The transmission is smooth with no noticeable jerkiness during shifting. The mileage is great.


Suggested Improvements

The ride can be a bit hard, from what Iíve seen, the 2009 model has addressed this. The seats could stand to be a bit more comfy and itís hard to see out of the back when backing up.


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