Comfortable, extremly well built and great to drive. This is a great car so far, having only had it about 5 weeks. A major improvement on the previous model which was pretty good anyway. The EX trim is fantastic, hands free phone with voice recogntion is brilliant and easy to use. Sat Nav is also great although mapping not as good as a Tom Tom. I went for the safety pack and would say that it is worth it. The HID lights are great, the adaptive cruise control works very well and the collision mitigation system is more than a gimmick. The only small criticisms I would make are:- Light sensor not quite sensitive enough for auto headlamps; trunk needs quite a firm shove to close securely, no central parking sensor at front and MPG hovering about 36, not the claimed 43 although getting better steadily. I would stress though that I am splitting hairs and this is a fantastic car.
Well had the car from 1st march and find the driving position is excellent.
The comment of others re the fuel economy of the diesel is supprising- we get 35 mpg out of the petrol auto! taking of which is very smooth. We had an Seat with DSG box before and it is much smother than this but lacks the ability to select your own gear other than 1 + 2. If you use the override button it will accelerate quite well, it also works well for slowing when going down hill.
My first thoughts were that the 2.0 needed another 20 bhp but now that it has done 1000 miles it is getting better all the time.
Build is top notch - nothing lose etc.
Look it at as a estate car not a 4x4 because it does drive just like a car.The 4x4 bit is a bonus for those winter days - if we get any more ever again!
The mk3 is my wife's 3rd CR-V and she didn't even consider looking at anything else Bad bits - the car was delivered with a scratched inside driver's door handle and pulling very badly to the left. A few hours later and the driver's side heater was jammed on the full cold setting - not ideal in January. The handle/heating were fixed within a few days however it took a couple of attempts to sort the wheel alignment. That said, all the staff were courteous, professional and displayed urgency in dealing with these issues
Like the last review fuel consumption at 35 mpg isn't anywhere close to the published figure so we're hoping it improves with a few more miles on the clock
The good bits - The engine is smooth and responsive, the car has all the equipment you would ever need and it handles better than a lot of cars
Driving position is excellent and with a light clutch/precise gearbox it is a pleasure to drive
Boot space is great and the extra shelf is handy for coats
Improvements?- There are only two park distance control sensors on the sides of the front bumper which does make it more difficult to be accurate when parking The automatic headlights aren't sensitive enough - they don't come on in fog Ventilation to rear passengers is poor Rear seatbelts are awkward
I have a 520d SE which is fantastic but I still find myself picking up the keys for the Honda at the weekend
Here's hoping Jenson Button has as few complaints about his this year
I chose the 2.2 i-CDTI ES with the additional sat-nav/HFT. My first impressions are great - the ride and handling are far better than expected from such a large car.
The interior quality is excellent and ahead of anything else in its class.
The sat-nav and hands-free telephone are a joy to use, especially once the voice recognition vocabulary has been mastered.
The only slight complaint is that even driving extremely gently, the fuel economy is a long way off the quoted figures. It is only managing 37mpg on my daily commute of 60 miles each way, which is all but two miles of motorway and dual carriageway.
I have, however noticed that at speeds up to 70mph, the fuel economy seems to be improved in fifth rather than sixth gear.
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