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2003 Honda CR-V

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No So Good Honda
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By Gail
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2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I am very disappointed and surprised at the unreliability of the 2003 CRV. I thought Honda's lasted a long time with standard maintenance. I had to replace the tires not long after I got the car. The ones that come with the car are poor and unstable. My seatbealts are difficult to use and don't slide back and forth as they should. The security light stayed on because one of the seatbeats was not working at all. A part had to be ordered. Another one is a nightmare to use. I have had to replace one of the oxygen sensors for $550.00. Now my clutch and air conditioner are going out. That's another $2000 plus. Because of this, I will not purchase another Honda and will now trade this one in.


Best Features

The seats folding down and the cargo space.


Worst Features

Re-engineer the whole car for better reliability. It doesn't live up to Honda standards.


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Very disappointed
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Monie
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2003 Honda CR-V LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought a Honda thinking I wouldn't have any issues. I bought it used but certified. I got the carfax had one owner. I have had the air conditioner blow up twice. I also have had several other issues. Thank god I got the extended warranty that covered most of the problems. I do mean most. They always seem to come up with things it didn't cover. I am about to hit 100k miles and really thinking about trading it in because I can't cover any more problems.


Best Features

For a small SUV all the room is nice.


Worst Features

No suggestion, I think I got a lemon.


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Disappointed in Honda
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By Peter
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2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Between my wife and I we have owned four Hondas, 3 Accords and now 1 2003 CRV EX. We purchased each Honda new and all three Accords were fantastic reliable vehicles. I thought that I was a Honda customer for life. Then we bought a new 2003 CRV. It's now 6 years old with only 49K miles on it. We've replaced 2 sensors ($450), all four brake pads and rotors ($500) and now both front struts + a front end alignment ($600). I can understand all of these wear items around the 100K area, but not at 49K miles. In reading through other reviews, looks like I can expect the AC to go soon too. We'll try Toyota soon. Honda, learn from the quality errors of the big three, or you may be sorry.


Best Features

Roomy, table, comfortable ride and control and access.


Worst Features

More power - 6 cyl. and improved reliability as addressed by all of the problems we're having on a vehicle that sees very mild use.


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A Thankful Purchase
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By lonefish
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2003 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I really have no complaints about this vehicle, and can come up with none. I did not purchase it for off road use, but being a handicapped/disabled male, 57 years of age, it sure fit the bill!


Best Features

Driver seat comfort & fit, telescope & tilt steering wheel, EXTREMELY FAST warm up/heat in cold weather, fuel economy for a vehicle this size/shape, storage capacity, available space for grocery shopping ... YOU CAN'T BEAT IT !


Worst Features

Being handicapped, I have a wheelchair carrier mounted to a "class 3" trailer hitch, which Honda does not supply/offer. Given that, even though I had to seek an "outside provider", the rearward weight & balance has NEVER been a problem, on city streets, or on Interstates, at highway speeds.


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Good reliable transportation
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By Johncon
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2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this new in 2003 and have had few problems with it. The OEM tires are poor and had to be replaced at 24000 miles, but other than that, the car has been very reliable. Great in the snow and comfortable. Replaced the following: Back up light switch 50000 miles Resistor in blower motor 60,000 miles Brakes replaced at 100000 (pads) Battery 110000 miles Serpentine belt at 60000 and 120000 I have been advised to replace front struts due to leakage but as they still work fine I have ignored this. The rest has been normal scheduled maintenance.


Best Features

Driving position, moon roof, storage space


Worst Features

Fuel economy isn't great, 24-26 mpg. This would be a good car for Honda's diesel engine. The Bridgestone tires this car came with performed poorly in the snow and wore out quickly (thankfully).


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