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Pros: All wheel drive
Cons: Lack of power
Advice: Don't buy it if you are taller than 5' 10'No power. Needs a five speed automatic transmission. Sound system poor. Feels cheaply made inside. Dash controls feel like they will fall off when they are used.
Cons: Not the fastest car
Advice: Lots of bang for the buck. I am thinking about buying a second one used.Not the fastest, but roomy and economical. Dependable with 114,000+ and running strong.
Pros: the back glass
Cons: the wheels could be bigger
Advice: Drive it before you buy it. .I do not have one at this moment but I am planing to buy one. I have a freind who has one and I thinks its a good car great for family and has a very simple style and stands out at the same time.
Pros: diesel performance
Cons: there isn't anything i don't like
Advice: purchase all the optionsi've got 4,000 miles on a GL350 Bluetec. this is the most satisfying auto purchase since my 1966 corvette convertible. comfort, performance, value and appearance. This one has it all.
Pros: The overall high quality and spot-on ergonomics.
Cons: Need to raise the driver's armrest slightly to fasten the seatbelt.
Advice: Spend more time test driving one than reading sometimes suspect reviews.I cannot fathom the other review I read here so just had to post one myself. I have had my new CR-V EX-L for about two weeks and am still amazed at it. I love it. It handles very well, has a very good ride, and the road noise is more akin to a very nice car than to an SUV. And compared to other SUV's I have driven this one has very good visibility in all directions. My daughter had an earlier version CR-V and this current one has a lot more room in it and the quality and appointments have improved greatly. Rear seat room is very good, and the rear seats move fore and aft just like the front seats, so when a taller driver like myself puts the drivers seat all the way back, a passenger behind can do the same with the rear seat. The rear seats are easy to fold up to provide max cargo room, and the volume of that is significant. My EX-L has the rear shelf that the other reviewer complained was not available, but I did a quick search and found a dealer selling them online, plus I found some on eBay. I don't think I have ever had a car with auto on/off headlamps, but honestly I have never needed them. I'm not hard of hearing so a little warning bell like this has is all I need to notice if I left my lights on. Just thought readers might want to know more about the vehicle than one person's pet peeves. I travel extensively and rent a good number of small and mid-sized SUV's. I only wish someone out there rented Honda SUV's. Boy but do I wish that!
Pros: Extremely good handling
Cons: Poor quality
Advice: Don'tI have had this vehicle for a little over two years. The overall quality is just not there door moldings falling off armrest leather stretching. Handling has been absolutely superb, but at a high cost of low mileage per gallon, very disappointing for a four-cylinder.
Pros: cvt tranny and 110 volt outlet
Cons: armrest and door armrest not padded
Advice: upgrade to the 2.4 engine,lot more power and can tow 2000 poundsvery peppy engine,gas mileage always near 30.no problems in 65k miles