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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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91 reader reviews for Honda CR-V 4x4.
  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    Graham Ralston , renfrewshire . Date: 10/05/2007
    • 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

    I took delivery of a spanking new 2.2CTDI ES model. Initial impressions are good. I previously had the accord 2.2 diesel, so the CR-V had a lot to live up to! The car handles well, though i've noticed a slight tendancy for it to understeer (compared with the accord at any rate). I haven't quite reached 500 miles yet, and the trip computer is showing 36.5 miles to the gallon,which isn't bad considering most of my miles have been local. I opted to have the ipod connector installed at a cost of £225,but to be honest i'm slightly disappointed at its limited functionality. To really make full use of it you need to set up a number of playlists (Names all starting with Honda)which is a little annoying if like me you're too lazy to fuss with all that! I chose nighthawk black paint and am wondering if i did the right thing, as I seem to spend far too much time looking at marks!!! My only real gripes with the car are 1) engine noise - I can hear a metallic clattering noise, more noticable between 1000 - 2200 RPM,above that the engine noise is as you would expect. I wondered at first if this was just the engine bedding in, but the noise is so pronounced {not to mention embarrassing) i have contacted my local Honda dealer and the car is now booked in next week...fingers crossed Honda can figure it out. Gripe 2) Front seat headrests - They are very loose, often sliding out of place if i rest my head against them.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    sue taylor Date: 06/05/2007
    • 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

    See my review of 6/05. That particular vehicle never did get it's engine sorted properly. Even after the supposed 'repair' it still sounded awful.After 6 weeks of altercations with the dealership they finally agreed to replace it. Honda Customer Services were no help whatsoever - they failed to respond to 2 letters and an email. I have yet to hear from them! Still, the new car is great and runs like a dream. I am a touch concerned about the mpg but expect this will improve.Comfortable, roomy, acceleration great and much lighter to handle around town than my old Freelander. I like the flat floor and am coming round to the idea that other cars all have their gear sticks in the wrong place!The only thing that I would like to see is a device that holds back the hinged flap on the load cover so that I don't have to load shopping in with one hand whilst holding the flap back with the other.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    Paul Gaff , Berkshire . Date: 24/04/2007
    • 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

    After over ten years in a Renault Clio, I guess the first thing to consider here is that pretty much anything would be a step up in quality from my old car, so I'm wearing rose-tinted glasses at the time of writing.

    Anyhow, to business. For the model, we chose the diesel ES, with 18" phantom alloys and in blueish-silver with black cloth interior. Interior-wise the trim level is good, it's well built, CD player sounds pretty good, seats are firm and comfortable. If I'd had the choice again, I think I would have had the factory fitted iPod cabling installed, but it was a ridiculously expensive option (more ££'s than I paid for the iPod).

    Concerning the ride, handling is great, engine is quiet (although occasional diesel-rattle in certain gears, but unconcerned), ride height is good and it's quiet inside the cabin. Economy is about 34mpg in town rising to 38-ish on the motorway (so better than the old Clio). It's got plenty of grunt'n'poke and a timed 0-60mph sprint came in at 8.5 seconds and I didn't even get out of 3rd gear.

    Boot space is enormous - a primary concern was being able to transport a bunch of guitars and amplifiers to gigs and rehearsals...now it's likely I'll have to pick up the drummer as well.

    All in all though, we're pretty pleased; it's a ton better than the outgoing CR-V. Only little concern will be the economy; I'm hoping that once the engine beds in a little (700 miles so far) the economy may go up a tad, but otherwise no worries.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    David Herbert Date: 27/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought the 'old 05-06' style on an 07 plate. I get over 42mpg with 'normal' driving (slightly better than when using cruise control), so no problems with that. It is a bit thirstier on the motorway. The car is a bit of a come-down from my previous Discovery's, but I'm sure that I will get use to it.

    What is my real problem, is that I could not buy one without SatNav - an option that I didn't really want. The CRV SatNav is terrible! I've only tried three routes so far: 1) Tried to enter my fathers house in by postcode - could not enter it in as his full postal address does not include a street name (built in 1973) 2) Home from mother-in-law's - map does not include an A road bypass built over 2 years ago 3) Home from local town hall - 7 errors in 10 miles! including trying to send me the wrong way down a dual carriageway, telling me to keep left at a tight right angle bend in the road to the right and trying to send me left (next junction 2 miles in that direction) when my house is 4 miles away straight on.

    Also, I know that my nearest McDonalds is 1 mile away, not 150 in Calais!

    My dealer says that version 2.06 is the latest for the CRV and that it is only updated every 3 years!

    Checking on the web, SatNav appears to be a common problem with all Honda's - don't buy one built in, just buy a seperate unit (cheaper and much better)

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