2006 Honda CR-V Special Edition 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
after 8 months of review, i finally found a 2006 honda se with low mileage, one owner and no accidents. like a new car. horrible on gas mileage. and of course the road nosie is horrific. bought a 2016 honda crv lx on my brother. road noise the same. horrible. other than these two negatives, the car is perfect. just perfect. very very costly in most dealerships. only a few thousand dollars less than a 2015. crazy how much people can get for a low mileage honda crv under 10,000 dollars. i just got lucky and found one. keeping it until i turn 70 yrs old. it is reliable, cheap to fix and safe!!!
This has been a very dependable small SUV. It handles well on the road for its size and has very good trunk space for things that you want to carry but don't want in the back seat. Back seat headrests are somehow wrong as they hit me in the base of my neck and even adjusted the overall layout of the seating in the back seat is awkward. Not a whole lot of extra bells and whistles to go wrong, but enough features to make it convenient to drive. Some of the lights on the dash and controls are starting to go out but it isn't worth it to me to have the entire dash taken apart to replace a light or two (yet?).
This is a good car. It is very reliable and mechanically it is put together so that it is easy to work on and maintain. It is not a sports car and you should not expect the "sporty" stuff from it. There is a lot of road noise when you are on the road and especially on the freeway at higher speeds. It handles very well and I feel safe in it. It has a great resale value but for the same reason, I paid a little too much for it (from the previous owner).
Ride is extremely rough, reminiscent of older trucks with poor suspensions. This sole attribute makes the car not worth it. Accelerating and handling is a jarring experience. Too much body-roll in the corners, making the car feel unsafe. Car can lose traction in wet conditions and in highway maneuvers. Braking feels harsh. Brake pedal has too much dead space. Poor fuel economy (around 17MPG) despite efforts in keeping RPMs low. Interior is too utilitarian. No heated or leather seats despite high asking price. Poorly designed infotainment system. Ugly designed gauges. Interior lighting leaves much to be desired. Cup holders are useless. Plastic cabin is of poor quality and makes the experience feel cheap. Center tray isn't very useful. Rear seats don't fold completely flat. Uncomfortable and hard seats. Good space in the interior. Trunk space is superior. Handling is sharp and agile. Steering is light and nimble. Acceleration is good decent despite 9 second 0-60. Fun to drive, except for the ride quality. Car is built well. Haven't had any reliability issues.