This CR-V doesn’t have the road-swallowing pickup I was used to from my previous Hondas. (Prelude & Accord) But otherwise I’m very happy with this purchase. The ride feels very comfortable and stable, the visibility is great (no blind spot that I’ve noticed) and the AWD and high clearance make the climb up my driveway much easier. I call this car Snorlax because it’s powerful and sleepy just like the Pokémon!
...my wife got hit and it got totaled. At the time it was 13 years old with about 190k miles and I seriously would have driven it for 100k more. We had very few problems with this vehicle and it’s still incredibly comfortable. We did have some A/C issues, but I won’t hold that against the CR-V, b/c that was a Honda issue at the time. Besides our local long-time Honda mechanic fixed them no problem. Had some other issues that come with a vehicle of that age and mileage, but never anything major. I’ll truly miss driving my CR-V and have no idea what I’ll get next, b/c the CR-Vs just aren’t like they used to be. You made a good one, Honda and thanks for keeping my wife safe when she got hit. Speaking of that, the CR-V held up amazing in the accident, so it’s definitely a safe vehicle as well.
Of course Honda should always be praised for it's engine reliability and performance (my main concerns when buying) but there have been a few issues I wished I could have seen coming. First of all, the front seat leg room is not good if you're over 6 feet tall. Secondly, the ride (suspension) left lots to be desired. Thirdly, changing the headlight bulbs is a bit of a chore which wouldn't be a big deal if they didn't burn out so often. And lastly, the instrument bulbs are also quite unsatisfactory. I'm hoping the 2018 models have addressed those issues. If they have, I WILL buy another CRV.
I travel in and out of state for work so I need something good on gas with awd. I owned my 99 accord 10 years with 230k and all she needed was regular maintenance. In the 3 years I have owned this truck I have replaced the oil pressure switch 3 times, catalytic converter clogged, a/c issues, rear calipers seized, interior lights in dash inoperable, lower ball joints and (the cherry on top) the piston rings went which means my motor needs to be replaced. And I still owe money on the loan. Honda is not what they use to be :(