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Good vehicle with some issues
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By Phil
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Drives well but sometimes your head bounces on the headrest. Interior layout is well thought out. Check gas cap light came on once but I could not find anything wrong. Glob of sealant on rear door rubbed the finish off the hinge. Averaging 24.5 mpg.


Best Features

I like the way it looks inside and out. Interior lights up nicely at night.


Worst Features

Fabric interior is not durable, becoming worn and wrinkled. Poor side visibility. Pin striping is already peeling off.


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No country for big men
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By Jimbo
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2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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This vehicle is too small for most men. It is uncomfortable and cramped. I gave the vehicle to my daughter. This is a woman's vehicle in every way! The vehicle is vastly underpowered. I enjoy an occasional surge of power like my friend's BMW 3 or my nephew's Ford. My sister's Mercury hybrid makes this vehicle feel silly and slow. This is an SUV for city folks.


Best Features

The paint job is outstanding. I like the looks of the vehicle and the carlike ride.


Worst Features

Horsepower, torque a bit of manliness to the drive would be an improvement. Give the vehicle some more room inside.


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Nice ride
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By Grifon
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2008 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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We selected the CR-V over the Rav4 and could not be happier. We especially enjoy the build quality, the real-time mileage gauges, and gas mileage. Although the stated highway mileage is 27 MPG, I recently achieved 31 MPG with careful driving management. In spite of the 4 cylinder the CR-V is plenty peppy enough for onramp acceleration. There is plenty of room in the back for our 6’ plus sons.


Best Features

The gauges and trip odometers are nice to use to track your mileage for trips. Compared to the Rav4, the dash seemed to be a big improvement. The multiple glove boxes are a nice way to keep organized. The transmission is smooth with no noticeable jerkiness during shifting. The mileage is great.


Worst Features

The ride can be a bit hard, from what I’ve seen, the 2009 model has addressed this. The seats could stand to be a bit more comfy and it’s hard to see out of the back when backing up.


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After the first year.
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By D07
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2008 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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This has been the best vehicle I've had. It's balanced in every sense - not too much of anything. The comfort, performance, styling and utility are just right for a small family. Even with a base LX we have just what is needed to be safe and still keep up with the times. The vehicle exudes solidity, and after a year, nothing rattles. Cruising at 70 mph all day is effortless due to the efficient gearing. Puttering around town is no chore at all. Cargo capacity is commodious, and most importantly, ALL the seats are comfortable. Materials are top notch inside and outside and EVERYTHING, inside outside and underneath is seemingly durable and well engineered. Very good braking and handling too.


Best Features

The rear seat backs are high enough for good support unlike some small SUVs. Rear flat floor is great for the middle rear passenger. Cruising at 60 mph and the engine hums at just 1860 rpm, at 75 mph its barely above 2000 rpm. It's comfortable to cruise long distance. Everything very well put together.


Worst Features

The rear seats could fold flat to make for a flat floor for cargo. 200 hp would be ideal for this vehicle to overcome the loss of performance on steep inclines and overtaking on hilly terrain. Typical concerns of road noise in this Honda are the OEM tires.


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Whattacar
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By nuzedit
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2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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This is our third CRV (we still have the other two - a 2000 and a 2001) and this is the best yet. Love the styling, fit and finish. Very comfortable even after a 15.5 hour, straight through drive from McAllen, TX, to Albuquerque, NM. Averages between 21 and 23 mpg in town and as much as 31.5 mpg on the road. Our other CRVs were LX models - on a two-wheel drive, the other AWD. Decided to go top of the line this time and feel it is well worth the difference in price. Full well expect to keep this one for up to 10 years. Our 2000 has 158,000 miles and it still running like a champ. We traded in a 2002 Accord on this CRV. The way if figure it. You can't go wrong with Honda.


Best Features

Great ride for a small SUV. Excellent interior and exterior construction quality. I am loving the built in XM radio. Can't think of much of anything that is NOT a favorite feature.


Worst Features

Wish the passenger seat had the same adjustability as the driver's seat. And a horn that sounded a little less whoosie would be good.


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