2008 CRV--Love it, but a few exceptions
By curiousg on
2008 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I really relied on Edmunds reviews when deciding to purchase this car so I thought I'd give my thoughts. I'm happy I bought this..and would buy it again, but I'd but the next model up for the extra cash. If you want pep, go elsewhere. I feel safe rain or snow, and I get an average of 24-25 miles/gallon. Have done 30 mpg on a pure highway trip. Love the flexibility and space. My two gripes are 1) the brakes wear really fast--too fast. After 2.5 years, I had to replace them. And that's too soon. 2) I have some odd whistling noises when the car shifts gears/gets to a certain RPM. Dealership can't figure out what the hell it is but it's been there since the beginning.
space, handling, 4WD, flip up seats
needs a bit more horsepower and the brakes are just ridiculous. Honda should know better.