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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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102 reader reviews for Honda CR-V 4x4.
  • 2.0 VTEC Sport 5dr

    Roddy Jardine , Eilean Siar . Date: 14/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28.5

    My car

    Purchased my current CR-V,in August 2006 from Honda main dealer in Bristol who had first registered it a year previously.

    Car was immediately driven, by me, to the other end of the country and is now domiciled in the Outer Hebrides.

    It has done 36,000 miles in the last two years with only minor problems.

    (1) Ingress of water to the driver footwell, was fixed without charge but was annoying at the time.

    (2) Headlight on "warning buzzer" failed last month, and was replaced by dealer during annual service.

    (3) Brake pads appear to last only around a year, and average life of tyres is circa 17000 miles.

    Vehicle is driven, mainly on single track roads,involving lots of dodging in and out of passing places which may well be the root cause of the brake pads failing earlier than one might expect.

    Whilst not intentionally driven off road it often travels on less than perfect surfaces and copes well with the various lumps and bumps.

    Also tows a boat trailer and generally performs as a utility vehicle without argument

    Mainly because of the Credit Crunch and rapidly falling residuals I will likely keep this vehicle for the next few years, provided it continues to give reliable service, as trips to the local dealer involve ferry journeys and at least one overnight stay and are not appreciated outside of regular service intervals.

    Would I buy another one,probably yes.

  • 2.0 VTEC SE-Sport 5dr

    Dewi Owens , Anglesey . Date: 17/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    We have owned an '05 model from new and over 50,000 miles the car has been almost 100% reliable. The only faults (both repaired under warranty) were a defective engine mounting and a strange noise from the rear differential which was cured by replacing the oil. We bought the car because it is one of a very small number of cars that will (just about) fit three child seats across the back without resorting to an MPV. The legroom is excellent and the seats are fairly comfortable for long journeys which make for a good family car in combination with the spacious boot. Noise levels are generally fairly low except when the engine is at high revs (a 6th gear would help on the motorway). On the road the CRV drives quite well but it seems that grip at the front wheels is a problem. This means that the car can really struggle for traction in the wet which makes hill starts quite difficult (plenty of wheelspin). Wet roundabouts require care too as the car will understeer off very easily. It seems that the 4-wheel drive system is very 'part-time' and doesn't really help on wet roads. In contrast the car seems to cope very well with snow. Running costs are reasonable although fast motorway driving can push the fuel consumption down to 26mpg compared with an average of 30mpg. In summary a very reliable, spacious family car but don't expect a sporty drive!

  • 2.0 VTEC SE 5dr

    David Tetley Date: 20/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Ive had my 02 plate car for about two years. It has done 75,000 miles. I've never needed to changes its brakes or tyres.

    The only problem was a squeaking clutch, which needed the whole unit replacing under warranty.

    I probably average just over 30mpg, mostly on dual-carriageways. I think it's great and its reliability has been excellent.

    I've only ever had to drive in snow once and didn't have a problem.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Executive 5dr

    Simon Kent , Staffordshire . Date: 15/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Purchased a 55 plate 12 months ago. Wanted a spacious yet economical family motor. No doubt it has the space with excellent legroom and boot space. The black leather interior and lots of plastic make it a dream to keep clean and this outweighs the dated appearance of the console and the suggestion the interior has too much plastic. Ths diesel engine provides the right amount of umph to satisfy a driver that likes to get from AtoB at a reasonable and sensible pace. Very pleased that we are achieving between 45 and 50mpg. The kids have great visibility and with this car has gone their car sickness problems. And..Yes, we have used the picnic table

    Whether it is the relaxed driving postion with great visibility or just fondness of the vehicle that takes our family out on many trips without a whimper of ever letting us down, I find myself drawn to it on the drive in preference to my Lexus and indeed so much so I will swap the Lexus for the new shape CRV

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