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.
The good reviews were written when the car was new. Honda CRV's developed all kinds of problems with drive train vibrations. Buyers beware! The fix is expensive. The road noise is so loud you can't hear the radio at high speeds. Save your money Honda quality is not what it used to be.
My CR-V is great except for two issues that have really bugged me.
No auto headlight turn off
How in the world can a manufacture be so stupid to leave a feature off auto headlight turn off.
I had the least equipped 2004 Vibe and it had auto headlight turn off.
I figured the top of the model should have this feature.
Talk about stupidity in the first degree!!!!!!
Then noisy tires....yikes!!
I have had people not wanting to ride with me due to the fact the tire noise is so high it would give one the impression the stupid wheels are going to fall off due to bad wheel bearings.
Fortunately, I had this checked and all the noise is from tires....
I like the response of the engine.
Getting away from stops is fine.
Ride is satisfactory, gas mileage is good.
Interior features are good.
Seating is comfortable and like the power driver's seat settings.
Add auto headlight turn off
Better insulation or whatever it takes to quiet
the road noise!!
This alone is cause enough
to where I wouldn't buy another CR-V.
owned many cars as I have a lot of years on
and have to say this alone is a killer for me
as far as ever buying another one.
I don't think I will keep this noisy beast
I bought this CRV new and at 50,000 miles I was told by the local service dept that it now needs new tie rod ends, ball joints, and bushings. The poor thing has been used on the highway and in town and has rarely been on anything other than a paved road. I just got the quote for these repairs and it is just a little over $800. I have never seen a vehicle have suspension and steering problems arise this soon unless it had been subjected to serious off road use. Mine has not. It has a weak engine that struggles on hills and is best owned and driven in the flatlands. I bought a Honda for their reliability and am very disappointed with the issues at only 50K miles.
Fair gas mileage, quiet engine.
Their is a definite need to repair the door lock glitch that causes the thing to lock and unlock while driving down the road. It is a very annoying anomaly that could get someone hurt in an emergency situation. Also, the steering and suspension issue, at least with mine will make me try a different brand of vehicle next time.