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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.
  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Malcolm Kaye , Bucks . Date: 20/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Today is my first anniversary of owning my CRV Diesel. I hadn't read the reader reviews for a year now, and was quite saddened to read the reviews about realiability.

    In March this year my engine warning light illuminated, andI managed to limp the 12 miles to my main dealer. The problem was thought to be a fault with the diesel glow plug. Then just before Easter the warning light came on again.This time it was discovered that some wires in the loom had been severed, presumably for rubbing somewhere. Anyway the wiring loom was replaced and even engineers came from Swindon to look at it, I was told. Hondas appeared embarrassed about it, to say the least.

    Having said that, I nevertheless like the car (especially cruising up and down motorways), and would also like to point out that my local dealer was brilliant in sorting out the problems. What will always be in the back of my mind though, is the niggling feeling that it will break down again. I thought about getting rid of it but decided I would lose too much money, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that my problems have gone away. I just thanked my lucky stars it did not fail hunreds of miles from home. (e.g. when I was on Exmoor in the winter) Although I really like this car for comfort and refinement, reliability is now an issue, and I would be unlikely to have a Honda again. My sister has a petrol Civic which has been faultless, so maybe it is a Diesel thing, and Honda have not got it right.

  • 2.0 VTEC Sport 5dr

    Mike Yule Date: 15/05/2005
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car has a great high driving position. I have the sat-nav as an optional extra and it's very useful. It's smooth and comfortable to drive and very practical for anyone, and it would make a good family car.

  • 2.0 VTEC Executive 5dr

    yusuf jehangir Date: 10/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    I have just purchased a new Executive model, having traded in a BMW convertible. OK I hear you saying, completely different cars and driving propositions, and yes you are right, however, there are some comparisons worth mentioning. Firstly, the Honda represents excellent value, at around 20k the list of extras is superb (leather, sat-nav, cruise etc), all of which cost extra in so called luxury marques such as BMW. However, in an attempt to keep down costs Honda have left off innovative features such as auto lights and wipers. The punchy 148bhp Vtec engine is lively enough for a vehicle of its size, but it drinks like a rugby player on a Saturday night, although the space in both back and front is excellent. Reliability to date is fine, although the leather seats are already showing signs of creasing, perhaps something to be addressed as part of the warranty. Overall, the Honda represents a sensible, reliable choice for the suburban school run, blends into the background and doesn't offend in the way a BMW soft-top does. However, car buying like so many high ticket items is about more than sensible choices, it's about emotional brand affinity that tells the world something about you, what you have achieved and who you are. In a world of choice, Honda represents a sensible buy that I am sure will continue to top the JD Power survey as a car of the rational-thinking man, but if you are expecting to turn heads, you'll need to take out the cheque book one more time.

  • 2.0 VTEC Sport 5dr

    Alan Turner Date: 16/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Excellent vehicle in nearly all ways. Easy to drive, spacious and very reliable. In fact, 'it does what it says on the tin'.

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