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No, I don't know what CR-V stands for either.

AdvantagesSpacious, economical to run with good handling. A fun ride.

DisadvantagesSee text of opinion.

"...had one dog and a Honda Civic the dog would get into the back of the car, and sit there quietly, until she was sick that is, but that’s another story. We then acquired Rosie, who’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and she decided that sitting on the back seat wasn’t such a good idea, when there were all sorts of other places that looked so much more interesting. We tried harnessing them, but getting two dogs who don’t want to be harnessed ..." Read review
25.07.2001

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

She just could not stop grinning

AdvantagesLovely drive, VFM

DisadvantagesStill very expensive

"...wonderful deal from our local Honda dealer, Riding & Co, who did everything right. They gave us an excellent price on a brand new Honda CRV (£18,280, but she only told me much later that she forked out another three hundred quid on all the goodies inside), a great trade in price (all of the three grand she expected) and then just let us get on with it and applied no pressure whatsoever (thanks be to you, but you got your commission anyway – cheers ..." Read review
16.08.2002

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Honda make a Jeep.

AdvantagesNice looking car with practical benefits

DisadvantagesRear visibility

"I would not think of Honda when it comes to 4 X 4 jeep type off roaders. Landrover,Suzuki and Chrysler Jeep yes! it now seems every motor manufacturer wants to jump on the offroad bandwagon and build a 4 x 4. But the Honda CRV is a nice little car as well as an off roader. I compare it to the Rav 4 and BMW or Mercedes offering. Special edition models of popular cars usually add a number of extra equipment items for little extra cost and ..." Read review
09.01.2002

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Community Level 1Oldfogey

Oldfogey

A decade old but unlikely to be decayed

AdvantagesA successful much loved vehicle

DisadvantagesNew models cause eyes to wander off to showrooms

"...repairs. Just as well as Honda main dealers are not the cheapest. Of course the good thing about getting an older 4x4 is that you can forget about dings, dents, paint chips and scratches and start enjoying life - using your vehicle to the full to support your hobbies and interests. Most CR-V owners would probably agree with me that buying an older CR-V is likely to be a very safe proposition. ..." Read review
25.03.2008

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Community Level 2lukemillo1

lukemillo1

Honda 4x4

AdvantagesLots of space

DisadvantagesWould you use it to 4X4

"...that this car has the Honda quality that they are well known for. A estate car that has the means to go off road for some 4x4 experience but i have never seen one on a 4x4 track and would be surprised if anyone would take it on one. As you can see from the picture the car has its own image and I wouldn't no how to describe it, it looks nice as a road car but has to much for a 4x4 car where you want the car to take bangs and crunches, i would ..." Read review
05.03.2008

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Community Level 21pinkpear

1pinkpear

I Love my CR-V

AdvantagesLovely drive,good alround view comfortable seat

Disadvantageshaven't found any yet

"...times before we bought our honda CR-V my other half would go and look around the forcourt of the Honda Garage which is 2 mins away in the car from our house and admire them. I couldn't see what he saw which was a good classy family car with a good boot space etc. We talked about what we would both like .He liked The CR-V and I wanted the Jazz.We couldn't make our minds up so the only thing left was to go for a test drive in both. I drove the ..." Read review
02.08.2005

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Community Level 1littlebean

littlebean

A great family car

Advantagesplenty of room in cabin and boot. Good climate control. Decent seat upholstery, well laid out cabin

Disadvantagesot as funky looking as the RAV4, wheel spin before 4 wheel drive takes hold.Handbreak is a bit unreliable on hills

"...car-it is almost faultless. The Honda is bigger both in the cabin and boot and that is why we changed. It has met our expectations completely and again is difficult to fault. The engine in the CRV is powerful and reliable. It is smooth, overtakes like a dream and all you should ever need. The road handling is definately not as good as the RAV. The latter has permanent 4 wheel drive and it shows. The Honda tends to wheel spin sometimes from standing ..." Read review
13.08.2003

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Community Level 1Scatcat

Scatcat

Good but could try harder

AdvantagesThe interior is excellent, loads of space, lots of storage areas.

DisadvantagesVery disapointed with the middle lap belt, most cars now have an inertia reel there, this has a lap belt and the catch is different, so many times in the night people have got the two swopped and been unable to click the catch

"I bought this car after we had a Vitara, and in comparision to that its great. The interior is excellent, loads of space, lots of storage areas the dash is well set out. The engine really pulls, and you forget what speed you are doing, its a little noisey at the top, but tey maybe due to the standard tyres. BUT... My main niggles are with some of the switches being under the dash, these are the front fogs and sunroof lock out. They are ..." Read review
13.02.2001

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Community Level 1gripper714

gripper714

CRV wins again

AdvantagesGood solid motoring

Disadvantagesrear view when parking

"A good solid all round motor, on my second one now no problems with either.Fuel consumption is about 27mpg round town and 31 on a trip.Boot space is massive especialy with the back seats folded down,can even get 2 mountain bikes in it.driving position is excellent,high up with good visibility ,controls within easy reach,stereo and cruise is now on the steering wheel which is a god send cos the volume button is on the far left of the stereo.dont no ..." Read review
17.09.2005

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Community Level 1spongebob32

spongebob32

Honda CR-V Mk 1

AdvantagesComfortable and Spacious

DisadvantagesNo exciting gadgets in the cockpit

"I have owned my CR-V for about 8 months, and have covered over 11k miles already. Its one of the older models, 1998 and is the base model. I bought it because it fits in well with my leisure activitys, camping, mountain biking and windsurfing, as well as owning a dog. This is my third Honda, and to be honest I would be retisent to buy any other brand of car in the future! The interior is comfortable, and functional, not packed with loads of gadgets ..." Read review
16.07.2008

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Community Level 1shonah

shonah

Honda convert?

Advantagesreliability, solidity

Disadvantagesa little 'dull'?

"...Romeo 156 Sportwagon to a Honda CR-V. Perhaps unlucky, I had constant suspension problems with the Alfa. The What Car Customer satifaction Survey, however, was the final straw. I decided it was time to get away from a manufacturer who was at the bottom of their chart to one close to the top. I deceded to go Japanese, and '4x4' so it was something completely different! I read all the review and am delighted. The Honda has not turned a wrong wheel! ..." Read review
08.06.2004

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Community Level 1jatin11

jatin11

Single car but Good enough to fulfill two roles

AdvantagesBest facilities in its class with max power

Disadvantagesboot space is less, No chrome spinners

"Honda came up with CR-V and it has proved a Runaway Success. There wasn't much wrong in Honda CR-V (introduced in 2002) but Honda came up with some changes that exactly we are looking for, like changes in front and rear bumpers as well as repositioned fog lights, projector headlamps and a bigger grille with chromed slats. And at rear side of the car there are clear-lensed lights and a spare wheel cover. The interior is treated with an LCD screen ..." Read review
12.01.2009

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Community Level 1proefrijder

proefrijder

The 4x4 that handles like a saloon car

AdvantagesFuel economy, carrying capacity, comfort, ease of handling

DisadvantagesToo tight rear seat belts

"I bought my CR-V in a hurry: I had a Freelander that had just blown a head gasket for the second time in a year, and the Land Rover dealer who had sold it to me said I should get rid of it ASAP..... The version of the CR-V I got was an ex-demo Executive model, diesel, with dark rear windows, 4 months old with 5,000 miles on the clock. I was in love from about 5 minutes into the test drive. The seating positions were as near perfect as you can get ..." Read review
23.04.2007

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Community Level 1eFreddy

eFreddy

I love my CR-V

AdvantagesBigger than estate car, not a full blown 4x4 off-roader

DisadvantagesFuel econoemy not good

"I won't go on about the technical stuff, as I'm sure you can get that from official sources but I will quickly tell you what I know about the car. It has a 2ltr engine, it's front wheel drive but somehow intelligently engages the rear wheels when front wheel slippage is detected. There are two models that I'm aware of LS and ES. The ES has better features as standard i.e. Alloy Wheels, Air-Con, sun roof, roof bars etc I've had my CR-V on a S plate ..." Read review
10.03.2004

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Community Level 1jrzab

jrzab

good CV for the CR-V

AdvantagesSolid and reliable

Disadvantagesfuel economy and tailgate design

"Having had a Honda before we knew the level of quality we could expect and are not disappointed. Nine months on from buying from new we think this is a typical well built product from Honda, but with a fairly specific target. We live in the country but are not interested in" mud-plugging". However country roads are the ones that don't get gritted in winter and for a lot of the time the farmers are not too worried what they leave behind. Any wheelspin ..." Read review
01.06.2004

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