2004 Honda CR-V Consumer Review: Nice until A/C failed

2004 Honda CR-V - Consumer Review

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

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Nice until A/C failed
By JPettibone on


2004 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


I really liked my CR/V until the last few years. 1st, the cabin materials did not wear well. 2nd, the gas mileage seemed to decline over time to the point that I could not get more than 275 miles out of a tank even with highway mileage. 3rd, we had reliability problems. Had a $600 transmission sensor repair last year, and then the A/C compressor imploded and destroyed the entire AC system a few weeks ago. The cost for that repair was quoted at $3800 by the dealer, and American Honda refused to help even though they've helped other customers with this, but left us out to dry despite owing a 06 accord and doing all service for both at the dealer. We're done with Honda for a while.

Best Features

Cargo and 2nd row space is great. Small and maneuverable in city and on highway.

Worst Features

Performance was just ok, but was really poor on hills with AC on. Leg room in front row was too short - had to have the driver's seat all the way back to use. Interior quality did not hold up over the long run. Honda needs to own up to the AC compressor issue publicly and support their owners.
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