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Love my CR-V
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Mary
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2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Bought this for my new 16 year old girls, after my Odyssey died at 230,000 miles and getting myself a Pilot. The girls love this car! They can fit all their friends in it VERY comfortably, and have claimed they can fit over ten people in it if arranged correctly. The AUX jack is handy, and one daughter loves plugging iPhone in and being able to listen to music through it AND can talk through the car (without bluetooth!). Very VERY safe. Have never doubted Honda's reliability and never will. The girls have to fill up their tank, maybe once a week, and they do no highway driving, so they fuel economy is great! So impressed!


Best Features

CD/AUX features, AC/Heating system, interior design, safety features, seat belt warnings, and all the cup holders and other places to store things!


Worst Features

too much plastic on exterior and cloth seats stain too easily


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Great little SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Beater
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I have driven this sweet little SUV for 17 months and average 26 to 27 MPG on the highway and around 23 in town. It burns regular gas which is nice, it can comfortably seat 4 adults and hold 4 sets of golf clubs. It hauls my drums, go skiing, its great around town and the highway. I sold my Acura RDX turbo that got 14 mpg around town and burned premium gas. This is so much more economical. The rear seats recline, its all wheel drive when you need it. Its 4 banger engine is peppy. I had after market leather and heated seats added. You can't go wrong with this sweet little SUV! It a great little SUV!


Best Features

6 disc in dash CD All Wheel drive Cargo area Comfortable seats


Worst Features

It needs to have the fog lights standard on the EX and auto dimming rear view mirror.


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Brakes not reliable
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By mean guy
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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This car is great in the snow and it rides well. The gas mileage averages about 23 town and 28 highway. Tires are balding at 30,000 and rear brakes started grinding. Honda does not want to honor Warranty saying brakes are wear items, even though service repair guy said that the pads had frozen in place. This is not normal wear. You should not need pads and rotors at 30,000 miles


Best Features

AWD - car is great in the snow!


Worst Features

Better tires - Better braking system.


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Two years of ownership
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By zheka
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2008 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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It's been almost two years since I got the '08 CR-V LX AWD. I now have 34k miles on it. Two trips to the dealer, one for minor rattles, another for rusty/fused brakes (parked at the airport for 2 weeks). Tires are about to be replaced, brakes are at 40%, handles well in the rain and snow. Average fuel economy (measured for the full tank) has been around 22, with the worst of 19 in the city driving and best of 27 on highway. Sometimes I average 30+ mpg for a 40-50 mile trip. CR-V drives very car-like and has good handling, but sometimes I wish it has a manual transmission, as automatic can be hesitant sometimes.


Best Features

Car-like handling, takes corners with confidence. Can comfortably accommodate 4 people with camping gear for a weekend, and take most dirt roads. I do not feel tired after 400+ mile trips.


Worst Features

Poor quality fabric, stains VERY easily. Transmission can be hesitant at times, hunting for the right gear.


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Honda needs to pick up the quality
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By Bob L.
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2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Had a 2000, and a 2005 CR-V. This one is not as good as the 2005. Paint job is the pits. Got black abd between finger nail scratches and small stone chips it needs cover waxing continuously. Road noise is slightly better. Mileage is OK. Tire wear is unacceptable. Power is a joke. When is Honda going to wake up and put a V6 in this vehicle? Interior materials scratch easily. Not durable at all. You took away the big cup holders in front.Dealer added options are non- negotiable pricewise. Far too expensive to make the vehicle look better. It's time to look much closer at the competitors models


Best Features

Good brakes, good handling, ease of overall use


Worst Features

Better paint job, more durable interior materials. Add items like fog lights, add some more style options to the basic car to get rid of the half a turtle look. Tire wear is the pits. If you put a sub woofer in a car, make it big enough to make a difference


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