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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 SE-Sport 5dr

    Dean Heath , Middx . Date: 21/05/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I only have three or four gripes with the car. On a positive note, the amount of room inside is fantastic - if you have kids as I do, you'll not be dissapointed.

    I have the automatic gearbox which leaves a great big space for easy dealings between the front and rear seats. Unfortunately, the gearbox itself is the car's weak link. First of all - and I'm taking an educated guess here given all the positive feedback elsewhere about its lack of thirst - the automatic gearbox LOVES a drink! I'm talking about 200 miles (just) from a full (£45) tank of juice!

    It will be partly down to the fact that a flee's sneeze causes the 'box to change down a gear or two which means my forever having to feather the throttle to save fuel.

    Other gripes? Given the abundance of space the actual cubby/storage space available is terrible. The glove box will fit only that - gloves! The door pockets are laughable and the flimsy tray under the passenger seat is good for nothing at all. There's a great hole in teh middle of the dash (unless you have the refrigerator) which spits it's contents out at the merest sniff of acceleration, which brings me to my final point.

    The car is so slow and the 'box so lethargic that one must have the anticipation of a hunting lioness in order to keep up with traffic - or you could just leave a little earier than you normally would!

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Graham McLaughlin Date: 09/05/2007
    • 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 first Honda, bought new as a '56. More fun to drive than I expected, especially coming from my RX8. It can still be thrown around. So far I've little to complain about. Economical, not too noisy, huge space and been a real workhorse. I suppose the interior is a bit too plastic and cheap, and I would have liked to have the iPod connection as standard (as in the Honda Jazz!!) but this is doing what i expected very well, and exceeding expectations in performance and fun. I'll keep you posted.

  • 2.0 VTEC SE-Sport 5dr

    Darren Ardener , ESSEX . Date: 11/03/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Engine Explosion !

    I have owned a Honda CRV i-VTEC from new which is now just under 5 years old, it is on a 02 plate. This is the second Honda I have owned and I have always been impressed with the models I have chosen. The car has been perfect until last Thursday (8th March 2007) whan I was travelling North bound on the M11 near Stansted Airport around 7pm in the evening, so there were quite a few cars on the road, when suddenly at @ 70MPH I heard a large bang and saw lots of smoke coming from the engine.

    The car is just under 5 years old, it has done 56,000 miles, full service history (3 x Honda, 1 x Independent using genuine parts)

    I am now seeking advice from Honda to see what the resolution will be, they boast about the quaility of their engines so hopefully they will be able to put this to rest very soon.

    I have taken photo's of the car in this state and holes can be clearly seen in the engine. Oil has leaked everywhere, now I am no mechanic but in my opinion I would say this is not normal and totally unacceptable for this low mileage.

    I would like to know of any other engines that have suffered, or is this the first one ??

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Zygmunt Green , West Yorks . Date: 06/03/2007
    • 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

    Owned my car since November 2006, bought second hand, first registered October 05 from Stratstone Honda Leeds.

    I love this car, however, I don't love the fuel consumption at the moment. Have done 10,000 miles in the last 3 months, and am getting just over 400 miles to the tank, thats about 30mpg. Considering 90% of that was motorway driving, this is not good.

    Told Stratstone Honda Leeds about this, and it took them almost a month to get back to me - only after I had written a letter to complain. Told them about the EGR valve problems I had seen here, and they said my car was too new for this to be the problem... They serviced it, and updated the CPU, but no improvement (the mpg readout is higher - 35mpg, but the reality is very different).

    If your Honda dealer has fixed this without making a fuss, can you let us know who they are....

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