Great crossover vehicle
By Scott on
2009 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Have had the CRV for 1 month. Couldn't be happier. Always owned Hondas and know their reliability and resale value. The biggest adjustment was going from my 2006 civic 30mph to 22 mph. I know I'll be happy this winter with the AWD. A little surprised a 4 cyl doesn't get better mileage but the confidence and satisfaction with Honda compensates nicely. Bottom line is you get what you pay for and the value of what you get is great. The Hyundai's and Kia's boast a lower price and EXTREMELY limited 100,000 mi. warranty. But my brother in law is a Mercedes specialist and says he doesn't get many Hondas but the Koreans come in frequently and have bad corrosion problems down the road.
Love the ride and the real time AWD. Especially like the spare being inside and not back mounted as in previous years.
Make mirrors and door handles painted on all EX models. Put the console between the seats back in for extra storage. As in most Japanese cars an extra inch or two in leg room would be nice.