2003 Honda CR-V Consumer Review: Legitimate complaints

2003 Honda CR-V - Consumer Review

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EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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By dewey24022008 on


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


My wife and I enjoy the driveability, seating, storage and gas mileage. It now has 80,000km which is 50,000miles. We find the plastic used on interior marks easily. The plastic that surrounds the clothe upholstery is cracking.The seat belts do not retract without help. The Bridgestone tires had to be replaced at 66,000 or 41,000 miles. The brakes had to be replaced at same time but some of problem could have been a lot of downhill braking. When making sharp turns to park or move in slow driving there is an obvious rumble from the rear wheels more obvious on sharp right movements. My mechanic is not familiar with the Honda 4 wheel drive system. It will have to go to Honda for evaluation.

Best Features

Visibility. Seating height. Foldaway ability of seating. Fantastic in snow. Easy to park due to size. Lots of power-no need for 6cyl.

Worst Features

Glad to see rear gate now lifts rather than swings. Need for better interior plastic parts. Better seat belt retractors. Paint that chips less easily. Better tires from factory.
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