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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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No Next Tme
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By Warren Norman
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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This car runs me crazy downshifting back and forth on slight grades, not enough power unless using lower gear. Dealer says this is normal. Will not buy this car again.


Best Features

seating all wheel drive


Worst Features

More power stop downshifting sometimes three gears and need better gas mileage.


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Tire and AC problems - lemon
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By BH
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2008 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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First problem when car was around 1.5 years old with 31,000 km I was told I needed new tires. Dealership indicated they put cheap tires on the vehicle. I have never had to put new tires on any of our vehicles until the 70,000 km mark. Next problem when car was 2.5 years old, in July, on one of the hottest days in Canada, the air conditioning stopped working. We were told after a $99.00 diagnosis problem that we needed a new part - a sensor wasn't working but there is one small problem, the part is on back order and you can't have it fixed until October and guess what it is not under warranty. Cost will be approximately $700.Our AC will work about the time the snow flies.


Worst Features

Tires and AC system - when a part is so popular on a fairly new car that is on back order suggests a manufacturing defect - should be covered by warranty and is not. Will never buy another Honda


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