2009 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I bought it certified pre owned and have been enjoying the ride. Keep up with routine care and it will go much longer.The sun visors are a bit small when sun is low,should have an extender, esp for shorter drivers.
I have had 2 issues with my vehicle that was not resolved to my satisfication after contacting the Corporate Office. I believe they are known issues and Honda does not care. My next purchase wil be a different Manufacturer.
I've owned many Hondas, this is my first CR-V. It had been a leased vehicle, so when I purchased it, in 2011, it had 16,000 miles on it. As of today (9/8/2016) - it has 98,000 miles on the odometer and it runs as smoothly. I've had it serviced regularly at a Honda dealer, so any parts which have been replaced (very few) are Honda parts.
Honestly, I don't know if I'd purchase another one. I've recently been checking out newer SUVs in the same size, and although I've discovered the CR-V still has the largest cargo area (taller than most) - Honda could improve the backseat/cargo area by allowing the backseats to fold completely flat. There are several other SUVs which have this. I do love my fully adjustable driver's seat, but I think it is only available on the EX-L version.
CONS These include: some road noise, back seats which don't fold completely flat, and it should get better gas mileage for a 4-cylinder engine.
My vehicle needed both airbags replaced due to the recall. My local dealer kept giving me the run around. I finally called Honda direct and discovered that because both of mine needed replacing, I was entitled to a loaner until mine were replaced. Low and behold, the dealer came through with a brand new 2016 for me to drive and replaced mine within a week. As for the brand new CRV.....it was comfortable, but the road noise still existed. Not as bad as my 2009 model, but it was still there. The dashboard controls were difficult to learn, but the backup camera was nice. It irritated me that Honda has removed a CD player from the dash. Perhaps one can be ordered...but I like to listen to Audio Books on long drives, and this would prevent that.
I'll be looking at another brand of SUV when I replace mine.
2009 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Recently picked up an 09 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD with 88,800 miles on it (This is my first Honda). Go to say, overall I am fairly impressed by it. I did a thorough overall inspection in, out, around, under, etc... and that was before I got in it to test how it drives, shifts, sounds, etc...) For having that many miles on it I have to say it looks and drives like an auto that would have half the miles on it. I can't comment on reliability and costs yet as I just picked it up a week ago. So far though, it runs, drives and looks great. I got an excellent deal at $11K purchase price. Everything in and out functions as it should and I received it with new brakes all around and new tires. I have owned a few Chevy SUV's in the past and seriously those were ready for the junk yard by the time they hit 100k miles, not to mention that they were both money pits (I do maintain my autos faithfully and do most of the maintenance work myself so I know the job is getting done correctly). I do not beat on my autos, it can be hard to determine how a machine will hold up as everyone drives and maintains there autos differently. I will try and do my best to update my review as time goes by (this one will be tested in the New England environment).
We like my Honda CR-V so much that we are in the process of trading in my wife's Kia Soul (purchased new, now has 78,000 miles on it) for another Honda CRV