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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

    Nick Froggatt Date: 24/02/2007
    • 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

    On our second CRV from 1998 1st car faultless in 56,000 miles. The new car CTDi Sport March 2006. No problems until 2 weeks ago. Suddenly wouldn't start, revs racing then stop. No warning. Oil and Water fine 7200 miles. Fault cleared then day later let me down 400 yards from home. Just reved and stopped as if stalled, started 40 mins later without any problem.

    Engine sounded noisey. AA out and escorted to Dealership. Suspected EGR valve faulty. Honda couldn't find a fault but told us the EGRs are being looked at and we will get a call back shortly to have the new version fitted. Glad we bought the Happy Service pack.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Derek Bradley Date: 20/02/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have written before but have since met up with a fellow CRV owner with the same model 2.2 Diesel Sport who was bemoaning the fact that the fuel consumption was awful. He was amazed to know that I achieve 46 to 48 cruising solo at 60 to65 mph and 32 towing the same size caravan as he does. His figures were more in the order of 32 cruising and 22 towing.I count myself lucky to get this economy or maybe he has a heavy right foot, although he assured me that he drove carefully.I notice that quite a few owners experience high fuel consumption so maybe the engines are prone to this variation.Could it be improved by tweaking the EMU? Interesting thought.Still delighted with mine in all respects.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Malcolm Kaye , Bucks . Date: 14/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car since June 2005. It has been very good overall, except the so-called Honda reliability was marred by two instances of it breaking down.

    There was a problem with the wiring wearing through and the loom had to be replaced under warranty. The Honda dealer has been very good, though.

    I like it best for its ride comfort, although I am disappointed with only getting 37mpg overall (with 41mpg as an absolute maximum). I like it so much that I was thinking of getting the new model, but the reliability issue has put me off (I had a new Vauxhall Vectra in 1997, whose engine seized up two days after I got it, and I blacklisted Vauxhall for 10 years, so I take reliability seriously).

    I did participate in a recent JD Power survey, but nevertheless gave the Honda good marks.

  • 2.0 VTEC Sport 5dr

    P Mail , Lancs . Date: 28/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    After seeing details of the new CRV on the web in August, I decided not to wait but took advantage of the "5 years free service and free insurance" offer in September for what is now the "old" model. Boy am I glad I did. What a fabulous car, although I hesitate to call it a 4x4. Engine like a high powered sewing machine. Comfort, space and practicality supreme. Looks great in silver with privacy glass. Great feeling of security from the height and build quality plus that rear mounted spare to deter the tailgaters. Cabin storage a bit hit and miss but I can cope with that. 30 mpg is more than acceptable considering how simply brilliant the package is. After recently visiting the Honda dealer for a minor problem (what is an oxygen centre?)and comparing the old and the new, I know I made the right choice. The new model appears to be much wider without any apparent need to be so (the US market?), looks like a squashed toad not a 4x4, lacks the rear mounted spare/handy side opening and I think is dearer for equivalent models. The only plus ponts i could discern was the cabin storage and finish being better.My advice, get to the showrooms now and snap up the old version at 2 grand off.

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