Honda CR-V SUV

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Neville MADDEN, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. G'day everyone,

    The Honda CR-V is on my short list of new vehicles to purchase.

    I'm interested in any comments, either good or bad. In particular does the
    full-time 4WD cause iny problems (tyre wear,transmission wear or noise


    Neville Casino, NSW
    Neville MADDEN, Jan 26, 2009
  2. Haven't noticed any undue wear or noise - overall the car is
    exceptionally quiet and user-friendly except for the (DIESEL) engine.

    Its a noisy unit although powerful and smooth. I get a terrible noise
    almost like exacerbated pinking on a petrol engine which my main
    dealer claims is a feature of the car. In short, I have to drive
    everywhere with the radio on which is annoying if you are transporting
    people and trying to talk.

    Love the car, hate the engine. My first and last Honda that I wish I
    could afford to replace.

    Taps, Sinks, Showers
    MP3 Players & Spy Gadgets
    JSM Distribution, Jan 27, 2009
  3. Neville MADDEN

    Toommy Guest

    Its no great shakes as a 4X4, the rear wheels only driving when the front
    begin to slip and I LOVE mine - a 3year old petrol auto, touch wood no probs

    Consider it as a jacked up estate car with a bit of 4x4 ability and you will
    be happy- and IF you are buying now I would expect a bargain
    Toommy, Jan 27, 2009
  4. Neville MADDEN

    ACAR Guest

    it's not ful time 4WD, the rear kicks in only when the system detects
    slip at the front.

    cause iny problems (tyre wear,transmission wear or noise
    a bit of additional maintenance.
    a bit of a loss of fuel economy.
    tire noise depends upon what tires are delivered on the car in your

    during the recent plunge in car sales in the USA, Subaru emerged as
    the least impacted. Subaru's AWD system is MUCH better than that on
    the CRV.
    ACAR, Jan 28, 2009
  5. Neville MADDEN

    Michael Guest


    I agree that the 4wd system is not up to the performance of Subaru.
    However, I own a 1998 CRV. I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We
    average 300 inches of snow per year. I have no problem getting around on
    snow or ice. We have 5 months each year here of continual snow and ice.
    The CRV works well enough that I have never had a problem getting about.

    I bought this vehicle new. My repair bills have been miniscule. My
    largest bill ever was $400 when It was time to change the timing belt.
    That was two months ago. This included a water pump because it was open
    and easy to replace when changing the timing belt. This is a durable

    However, I am not pleased with the gas mileage I get. I think the 4wd is
    costing me extra money in fuel. The good news is that I do not drive my
    vehicle as much as most people do, so I do not use that much fuel.

    My mileage in summer on the highway is 26 mpg. In winter (the worst) my
    in town mileage is 18 mpg. I consider this pretty horrible. But I am
    driving in below zero weather on streets with lots of snow.

    Perhaps Honda has done something with their newer CRVs to improve
    mileage. I don't know.

    At 100,000 miles now I have had NO failures except the ignition switch.
    This cost me $50. This is not a bad record.
    Michael, Jan 28, 2009
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