Need advice on a 2001 Honda CR-V EX

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Darby, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Darby

    Darby Guest

    Hey guys I am picking up a used 2001 Honda CR-V EX on Thursday. The car only
    has 67,000 on it but I want to really inspect the car good before I buy it.
    I am not very familiar with Hondas as this will be the first one that I have
    purchased. What I really want to know is what should I really be concerned
    about checking over before making this deal?? What should I look for and pay
    very close attention to BEFORE going thru on purchasing the Honda? There is
    no warrenty left on the car and is being sold as is (private owner). I know
    you can't predict the future on any used car but what i'm looking for is
    maybe some tips on what to check for and what to ask the owner of the car. I
    am open to any suggestions. Thanks much guys and gals.
    Darby, Dec 20, 2006
  2. Darby

    motsco_ Guest

    You'll need to take it to a real mechanic to be sure it's OK, and
    probably get a Carfax or similar if you're not sure it's never been
    written off etc.

    After you own it you HAVE to get the valves set to the loose side of the
    specs, and change the 1.2 Q of Dual Pump Fluid in the rear differential.
    Every 30,000 miles for both procedures (owner's manual is wrong).

    You can use these facts for bargaining, especially if you take the
    seller for a 'parking lot test' so it growls / scrapes.

    motsco_, Dec 20, 2006
  3. Darby

    Elle Guest

    Hi Darby, your pick is a pretty young Honda, years and
    miles, so I would not be as concerned about some things, but
    FWIW on "buying used," see

    and the posts by Tegger in particular in the thread

    Hopefully people with specific caveats about younger CR-Vs
    will chime in, too. Certain models around this era have had
    auto tranny problems, IIRC, for one.
    Elle, Dec 20, 2006
  4. Darby

    Darby Guest

    Thank you for the great info and links. I will be sure to read and hopefully
    learn more about these great little cars.
    Darby, Dec 21, 2006
  5. Darby

    Larry Guest

    There isn't a whole lot to look for, other than what has been said already.
    I have a 2001 LX 4WD with 69,000 miles and have had absolutley no troubles.
    I've replaced the front brakes at 27,000 and 53,000 miles, the dual pump
    fluid and valve adjustment at 35,000 miles, so that's getting done after the
    holidays, but have the original rear brakes. Changing out the dual pump
    fluid, if it hasn't been done is about $65. A valve adjustment is also in
    order if it hasn't been done. Have it checked out by a professional and
    hope it all works out. Make sure you get the obligatory 2 keys plus valet
    and an owners manual with the radio code card (assuming it has the Honda
    factory stereo).
    Larry, Dec 21, 2006
  6. Darby

    motsco_ Guest


    The Gen 1 tranny is bullet-proof. I've had / have 5 of them. Very little
    troubles on the various forums.

    motsco_, Dec 21, 2006
  7. Darby

    Darby Guest

    Darby, Dec 22, 2006
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