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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

    Anna Siraj Date: 21/02/2005
    • 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

    I have been test-driving lots of estate cars and 4x4s over the past few weeks and nothing has compared to the CR-V.

    I am at a loss to understand why reviewers have given the petrol engine a higher overall rating than the diesel. The diesel was briliant to drive and the fuel economy is great.

    Having test driven the Toyota and the VW, the CR-V purrs in comparison to their tractor like engines.

    The CR-V is quirky, yet easy to use inside and is by no means as dull or as heavy on the plastic as the Freelander. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of space which is versatile too.

    The staff at both Honda garages I have been to (Surrey) were helpful and honest too.

    As soon as I give my company car back, I am definitely buying a CRV! I can't wait.

  • 2.0 VTEC Executive 5dr

    Tracey Rose , Wiltshire . Date: 19/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    The only issue is the size of the petrol tank - a lot of kit for the money. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

    The dealership, Browns Honda in Loughton were excellent and follow up from Fish Brothers Honda in Swindon has been fantastic as well - all in all the best vehicle I have ever bought.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Executive 5dr

    hugh gatenby Date: 18/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A fine car but its success is because drivers love the idea of having a rugged-looking soft roader but not having to live with the realities of one but it has a firm comfy ride and this model burns some money by adding satellite navagation and an auto box with a multi CD player.

  • 2.0 VTEC SE 5dr

    ken armstrong , west yorkshire . Date: 17/02/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the second CR-V I have owned, and I find the car I have is a step up from the earlier model. It will be two years old in March and, apart from one service, all I have had to do is top up the screen wash.

    I had the previous model for four years and three months. All I had to replace was two front wiper blades and three tyres, and when I traded it in against new car I got £8,300 in the px. The only downside on my current model is caravan noseweight dropping from 75kg to 60kg. I contacted Honda but they could not give me a reason for it.

    This apart, I cannot fault it. It's reliable, comfortable - even after towing for 250 miles non stop. The mpg is very good if kept within the speed limit, there is loads of room in the cabin, and also the boot. The 2005 version has had the trailer noseweight lifted to 100kg

    Also, my 2003 model does have Honda super deadlocks.

    I bought the car from Dixon Honda Horsforth Leeds and was very impressed with the way I was treated, and I would certainly recommend this garage.

    I would definitely recommend the CR-V. When I change my car it will be for another CR-V.

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