Peppy, good acceleration, great gas
mileage. The swing up back window makes
for easy loading of small items without
having to open the entire back door,
which by the way, has a very large
opening. Cargo space in back is plenty
big. Location of instrument cluster is
easily readible. Standard CD/Cassette
player one of the best features. Seats
comfortable, but a little stiff.
Like the standard CD/Cassette player.
Operation of the power windows and door
locks. Keyless entry and anti theft
system lowered Insurance rates. Gas
mileage one of the reasons I bought one.
Steering wheel (although adjustable)
leans too much at the top towards the
windshield; more "softer" seat
cushions; needs a standard V6 engine to
give it better pulling power for those
of us that don't want 4WD. Otherwise, a
piece of engineering feat.
I've had my car for 17 mos., & have
had problems with the A/C 3 times. The
1st time the dealership claimed a rock
had penetrated my grill & put a hole
in the A/C causing fluid to leak. The
warranty wouldn't cover it, & I had to
pay for repairs. The 2nd time the A/C
failed, I took it to the dealership &
was told the condenser fell apart.
Warranty covered it. The dealership
service dept. said that this was a
problem in faulty design for
2003/2004 models & they had had the
problem often. I didn't have it for
more than 2 days after the repairs and
the A/C has started fading in and out.
Improve luxory of interior, improve
the design, specifically with the
grill and the air conditiner
I just got my CR-V 3 weeks ago. This
car was not my first choice, but after
extensive research and reading all the
reviews, I decided to take one out for
a test drive and I was impressed. I
love the safety reviews. And the
Honda reputation is unsurpassed. The
interior room is amazing, and yet it
is easy to drive. The turning radius
is far superior than my old Altima.
And the gas mileage is the same as my
Altima. The 4cyl is very peppy and
cruises at 65mph with no difficulty.
I love it!
I love the foldable middle tray, and
all the little cubbies. The 6 CD
changer is great. Sitting up high
really gives me an excellent view of
what is going on around me.
The drivers seat needs to go a little
further back for my husband who is
6'3", but he says it is not
uncomfortable for him to drive. The
center headrest gets in the way of the
rear view, but that is detachable, so
it is really not a problem.