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great car--I am now buying a new Honda
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By Nanny
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2012 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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A fantastic, reliable car. Could not be happier with it. Only upgrading to get more luxury feature. Hope my new one is this good. You will be happy with this car. I am a senior citizen who has had a lot of different cars and this is one of my most favorite. Liked it from day one and bought it used. Found a note inside the car that said "this is a great car" and I feel the same way. I am selling it to my granddaughter and certainly would not sell her a car I did not really care for.


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Impressed at first to be disappointed
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By Dorota
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2012 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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There are issues with grinding noise when it starts, Honda didn't do recall for this issue and it cost around 500$to fix it and it comes back after 6 months. Another issue radio, bluetooth keeps turning off.And dealerships when called didn't hear about any of those issues.


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Everyone loves a CRV, right?
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By Paul DesRoches
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2012 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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It fits a very desirable niche, these days. Decent ground clearance, which makes for easy ingress/egress from car. Stepped, classic transmission, not a CVT, which is preferable to most folks. Decent fuel economy if you are light-footed. Highway can average 32 with the 2.5 4-banger, but in-town the penalty is low mpg, around 22 or so. Handling is only fair........body leans and rolls, and is not quick to react to inputs. It's fine in a straight line, but not so much in the twisties. Navigation is quite simply, horrible. Use your phone. Sound system in mine was just passable, not exceptional by any means. A really bad noise emanated from the engine, which I've researched to be the VVT device located at the end of the camshaft. It sounds like a starter motor grinding, but it's a harmless though nasty weird mechanical rattttaaaatttttaaaattt, which lasts from 1 to 3 seconds or so, especially if it's very cold, like less than 50 degrees ambient temperature. If the engine's warmed up, it's unusual for the sound to occur. Online, it appears that it's a common issue with the 2.5 engine from Honda, though Honda won't admit it as a problem since it's a real piece of work to tear the camshaft down, remove it, extract the VVT mechanism from the end of the shaft, and replace it and put everything back together again, preferable r/r the water pump since you're already in there. I bought the car knowing this was an issue, and though it made the noise pretty much every first start of the day, it was never a problem for the reliability of the car, which I owned for 3 years. One of the most endearing qualities of the CRV is the "quick flip" of the rear seats by two levers in the back, which send the seats automatically to flip down and make the cargo area nice and roomy for carrying odds and ends.....large ones at that!! Seating position and comfort was quite good overall. Performance was, at best, middling. Don't buy any CRV for performance, it's not the appeal of the CRV.


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Would not buy another Honda
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By Deb
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2012 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Car vibrates when accelerating from 25 to 35 miles an hour and then from 55 to 65 or 70 miles an hour. There should’ve been a recall on this morrow. Extremely noisy to the point of not being able to hear your radio unless it’s really loud or people talking in the car. There are multiple other problems with this car. I bought it new in 2012 and can’t believe the lack of quality from Honda. This is my first Honda and will be my last.


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HONDA CRV's are Great!
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By Mama J
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2012 Honda CR-V SUV EX-L 4dr SUV w/Rear Entertainment (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Honda CRV is great, I owned a 2012 model and currently looking to upgrade. I only made routine maintenance on the vehicle since I purchased it. Best vehicle I ever owned for price, maintance, roominess, sunroof, IPhone connection and rear entertainment for the kids. I am sold forever on the Honda CRV.


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