What should I look for in a used Honda CR-V estate?
Honda CR-Vs are most likely to have been bought by families, which means the interior may have been abused in its past life. While Hondas are generally well made, it is worth paying attention to what the inside of the car looks like before committing.
That aside, there’s relatively little that goes wrong with the CR-V; so as long as you buy one that’s in good condition and has a good record of maintenance, you won’t go far wrong.
What are the most common problems with a used Honda CR-V estate?
There is the possibility that the vehicle may have been used for towing, which will have put extra strain on the clutch. If the car you are looking at has a tow-bar fitted and it looks to have been used, make sure you check how the clutch engages during a test drive, as replacing the clutch and flywheel can get very expensive.
Is a used Honda CR-V estate reliable?
Hondas have a well-earned reputation for reliability, and the CR-V should fare no different, with relatively few common faults and good reviews by owners. That said, Honda slipped to an average spot in the latest JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study, so the company's record is not unblemished.