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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 SE 5dr

    Graham McLaughlin Date: 20/08/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I'm back with a second review. The car is now 10 months old and has done 12,000 miles. It has been worked hard in the last five months with moving to the country - each drive is long and there are a lot of large loads to bear.

    It's still fun and easy to drive. I'm getting around 440 miles to the tank. That's's a wee bit disappointing given that my wife has a Jaguar X-type 2.0d giving 500 miles from the same tank size.

    I've just had to replace both front tyres at a cost in excess of £200. Potholes and resulting bad tracking are the cause of the excessive wear on the outside rim.

    For the kind of heavy use it's getting, I'd still recommend it.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Paul Holmes , Neath Port Talbot . Date: 26/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    update! had 2.2 ctdi for three months and impressed. after having th egr valve replaced and now the rear diff modification performed im getting 44 mpg regularly. if you want to buy one of these make sure this work has been done on the car as it seems to make a difference! would recommend this car,especially if you dont plan too much driving of the beaten track!

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Robert McChlery , Argyll . Date: 03/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We bought this CR-V diesel 2.2 estate i-CDTi Sport from Machargs on the 27th April 2007. It had only a little fuel in it, so we filled up at a supermarket on the way home to Dunoon.

    At exactly 194 miles it lost power and stopped, but we managed to freewheel into our drive. It was contaminated fuel, Machargs said, so the tank was emptied, and refulled with eight gallons by Phoenix Honda, next door to Machargs. Great!

    Guess what? 194 miles later, the vehicle stopped again, with the same symptom. Honda Phoenix cleaned out tank, took it back to refill it at the supermarket, but at a different pump. 194 miles later, same problem. The car was sent to Honda Phoenix, and the tank was cleaned again(contaminated fuel?).

    I asked Phoenix to fill up vehicle at their garage, we would pay the extra, and would not have to go to the supermarket on the way home. 91.8 miles later it went again, so we went back to Honda. Does anyone think there is a fuel contamination fault?

    Is it a policy at Machargs that if a vehicle has contaminated fuel, they are no longer responsible for repair. We had been told by the aftersales person that once you drive a vehicle away from their forecourt, it was then the owner's responsibility, not theirs.

    This vehicle is still under Honda Warranty. Have you any ideas, please?

  • 2.0 VTEC SE 5dr

    Peter Barton Date: 21/05/2007
    • 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

    Appreceate the previous reviews. I still like the machine bought from a main dealer BUT it has had regular warning lights. The first related to the air bag sensor which had misteriously been disconnected and the connectors damaged. Cost of new wiring loom +£1000.

    Next the throttle sensor went giving rough running. This was changed at my expense but a few days later the same warning light and this time Honda say the throttle body needs replacing Cost £1000 !!

    The car is over 4 years old and although Honda say this is faulty design which they are aware of they will only contribute £200 towards the cost.

    The car has always been serviced by them and has done 45,000 miles but £1300 in 2 weeks seems harsh when it was their faulty design in the first place.

    Still its a surprisingly pleasant car and drives well

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