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".
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!
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!
I just broke 120,000 miles after exactly four years of ownership and I'm happy to report my 2010 CR-V is still humming along. I bought it in August 2013 with 13,000 miles on it, so my life keeps racking up the miles, and the CR-V keeps rolling. The ride is still comfortable (I enjoy the higher entry/exit as I have an occasionally sketchy back problem). I keep up with scheduled maintenance so that helps. We are a hockey family, and the car handles the goalie gear and pads with relative ease. If we're smart, we can get both youth goalies and their stuff in the car if we need to. Usually it's just me and one goalie going one way on weekend while mom heads in the other direction with goalie number two. It handles the winter roads of PA and NY well. I wouldn't try it in deep snow, but in moderately bad weather, we're good to go. I have experienced a problem with the a/c this year as i just seemed to shut off. That's a problem in mid-summer. My dealership serviced the problem but it continued. Maybe you know the feeling? If I accidentally leave the a/c turned on when I turn the car off, the a/c won't kick in when I re-start the car. It just blows hot air and may start blowing cold again in a half hour or so. But we found a trick that seems to fool the a/c. We leave the a/c on, but turn off the fan so the a/c light goes out. Re-start the car, turn the fan on, and the a/c is blowing cold again. Weird, but it works. The 2010 technology is behind the times, but you can hook up your smartphone and then you're practically hands-free. The aftermarket GPS plugs in and works just fine. I have satellite radio installed as well, so as long as the a/c works, I have all the tech I need. It's been a supremely reliable car. At my last service, I told the rep, "I need to make it to 200,000 miles." He smiled and replied, "Take care of it and you should make it to 250,000." Perfect!