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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

    Lynn Jones , Shropshire . Date: 05/02/2005
    • 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

    My CRV has proven to be very useful and versatile. It has a good engine and drives very much like a car, except for questionable traction when the roads are slippery.

    It has been more than adequate to transport my wife, daughter and her fiance, along with four suitcases to various weekend breaks. As a person keen on DIY once again it has been more than adequate for carrying flat packs from the superstores.

    Having said that, I have been disappointed with the quality of the interior. The plastic seems to scratch with every slight bump - my golf bag causing most of the scratches in the boot area.

    This is something I have not experienced before. How could Honda get the quality of the plastics so wrong?

    This model is now approaching three years old and Honda has failed to offer another interior option. I am told the plastic is now more resilient.

    Would I buy another one? Maybe - but not without trying out a Rav4 and a Nissan X-Trail.

  • 2.0 VTEC Sport 5dr

    Majid Asghar Date: 29/01/2005
    • 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

    A good solid car, loads of space to accomodate those family days away. Good driving position, and comfortable seats. Lots of added extras, climate control, heated mirrors etc.

    But the car is let down by the huge black plastic dashboard and general cheap feeling interior. The fuel consumption is also not spectacular and could I am sure have been much better.

    Overall though the car handles well, is comfortable, has enough power to handle both urban and motorway driving. It's a good size family car, that drives well.

  • 2.0 VTEC Sport 5dr

    John Webb , Surrey . Date: 27/01/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had the car 3 years from new and driven around 25,000 miles.

    No major faults with vehicle - a loose wire fixed by the dealer being the only problem.

    The driving postion is excellent and cabin space is comfortable for front and back passengers on a long journey.

    Engine is stong even fully loaded with good feedback although there is a slight tendancy to understeer when pushed hard - I expect this will improve on the 05 model with the larger wheels as standard.

    The flexibilty of rear seats (2+1, slide, tilt and fold) means load capacity is good. Niggles are probably personal but:

    - too small a fuel tank = limited range - poor vision when the centre rear headrest is fitted. (fixed on the 05 model) - When will Honda produce a cheaper tow-bar?

    In summary, I liked the car so much that I have ordered the new 05 model as replacement.

  • 2.0 VTEC Executive 5dr

    Dave King , Berkshire . Date: 22/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Nice car to drive. everyone likes sitting up high, good visibility. Nice comfortable drive and gearchange easy. Traction does not feel good in wet road on bends.

    Down side is rear view when middle head rest in. Tank is too small 58 litres at approx 28mpg (if lucky in auto)

    The New Deisel version due in March will be worth a look

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