I bought my NEW Honda CR-V in Feb 2010. It was assembled in Mexico. On the basis of reliability reputation of 'Honda', I decided to buy CR-V out of 3 choices- CR-V, RAV4 and Subaru Forester. In Feb 2010, Toyota was giving very good deal (0% APR) and Forester was rated the best. However, price for RAV4 and Forester was $1000 more than CR-V LX. As I thought I got good deal and I don't have any 'Brand' biasness, I bought CR-V. After 2yrs and driving 21,000 miles, it needs tire changed costing me $850. I am disappointed. Honda did not keep up its reputation. Plastic things fall off, clock runs fast, CD player get very hot within short time. Make noise when starts moving due to loose plastic...
Love my CRV. It's everything I hoped it would be. Great size not to big but comfortable for 4 people. Plenty of room to haul things by dropping back seats and flipping them up out of the way. Nice cargo area for my standard poodle to ride and also has heavy duty clip connected to back of seat to snap my dogs lease to. Heater and A/C are excellent are work well along with heated seats. Easy to get in and out of when I had bad knees And even better after knee replacements. Enjoy leather seats and are holding up very well. No complaints with vehicle Has plenty of power even when in heavy traffic in cities. Just had to replace my original tires first big expense. Like that I have plenty of head and leg room which most vehicles I looked at didn't have this benefit. I'm almost 5'10".
This has been one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. This car replaced my Toyota Tacoma pick-up and had big shoes to fill in doing that, happily I can say it more than served it's purpose for me and my family. From simply around town errand driving to long road trips, this zippy car is comfortable, has great pick-up, is safe in the wind and rain and is an all around great car. It looks like a Lexus when it has had a wash!
Here's a March, 2017 update on my 2010 CR-V. I'm up to 107,000 miles and the car continues to purr. I purchased it in August of 2013 with only 13,000 miles on it and have logged many of those miles heading to and from hockey games and tournaments for my kids. I also teach at several area colleges so I spend a lot of time behind the wheel. It's comfortable to drive and the gas mileage is good (22-27 mpg, depending on the blend of gas NJ is forcing on us. Mileage is always lower with the crappy winter blend). I sit high in the car, which is great because with occasional back issues, the easy-in, easy-out driver access is key. Visibility is excellent. As to technology, it doesn't have the many bells and whistles we're becoming used to, but my iPhone plugs right in and becomes "nearly" hands-free and I get phone audio from the AUX button on the radio. I added satellite radio so I'm set. My 2010 CR-V has been reliable in moderate snow, sure-footed in lousy weather and handles well. It's still quick enough to merge on the highway with ease. There's plenty of room for short-to-moderate road trips (our longest has been from NJ to Toronto in deep winter!) and handles all the hockey gear so we don't feel like we're driving in an Apollo space capsule (young drivers: ask your parents). Need more storage room? Add a Thule box to your roof. I'd love to be back into a bigger SUV at some point, but my CR-V is the perfect compromise: big enough to feel safe and have room for our stuff, small enough to be nimble when needed and keep the gas bills lower. I've had it nearly four years with NO PROBLEMS. I'd happily consider owning another one when the time comes.
I purchased my CR-V in the spring of 2010. It was ordered from the factory and arrived a month after ordering. My biggest complaint with the car is the open front seat floor area. Cans, bottles, etc can roll from the back seat into the front seat & under the pedals. Having said that, I LOVE this little suv!!! Yes, it's a bit sluggish on the acceleration. If you wanted a sports car BUY a sportscar!!! I have taken this vehicle off roading and it performs very well. First set of tires seemed to go rather quickly but the tires that came with it were not the highest quality. I have 25,000 miles on it and am still having fun with it!