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Pros: All wheel drive
Cons: Kind of plain looking.Very reliable car that's pretty good in the snow. Maintenance not a major factor either. Regular maintenance keeps it going.
Pros: Roominess and Ride Comfort
Cons: Excessive Road Noise
Advice: Good SUV, but not great........... ETC.. BE CAREFUL ABOUT RECALLS. I'M WARNING YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ok Here is the story. We bought a 2004 Honda CR-V EX 4 SPD AT. 6 weeks after owning it we had a collison with an old buick. Turned out to be his fault, DUI. But anyway went back to honda and bought a Honda Accord. Great SUV, but excessive road nosie. Roomy, comfortable, and pretty quiet SUV. But not the best. Had a big hassle with Honda another long story. But I still recommend this vehicle. P.S. Watch out for engine exploding, can sue honda if dealer does not notify you. MAKE SURE you ask about he recalls.
Pros: flip up rear window
Cons: rattles and squeeks
Advice: test drivelots of rattles./ new rattle every day moonroof constantly rattles. dealer unable to fix the problem. picnic table is stupid.
Pros: Cockpit comfort
Cons: where the moonroof button is, I hit it with my knee
Advice: shop for best price because dealerships differ in price then buy one2.4 litre 4 cynlinder very impressive much more pick-up than my 98. Very roomy and comfortable, rides like a cadillac.
Pros: 6 CD Changer, Sunroof, the beautiful blue color - just about everything!!
Cons: The LATCH harness comes from the roof of the car blocking your rear view - but rather have it that way than not have the safety feature at all
Advice: Shop around - don't get something bigger than necessaryI was all set to get a Toyota Highlander, then I moved on to a Kia Sorento, then to a Ford Escape, then to Honda Pilot. I loved the Pilot, was all set to buy, and then I saw the CR-V on the showroom floor. That was it! The CR-V was $9000 less, had all this extra equipment (6 CD changer, sunroof, cruise, all kinds of storage) and got WAY better gas mileage. Since it is just my daughter and me, I figured I didn't need all that extra car in the Pilot. I LOVE my pretty blue CR-V!! I went from a Honda Civic to this. I have no idea what I was thinking looking at anything other than Honda. They are, by far, the best vehicle I have ever had the pleasure of owning.
Pros: Easy to reach controls
Cons: Rear headrests obstruct view through rear window.
Advice: Be sure to test drive. You can't get the full impact of the performance without a long drive.WONDERFUL! This car is exactly what we were looking for. It has all the features my husband and I both wanted: safety, performance, interior room, and environmental considerations. I would buy another in a heartbeat.
Cons: Tires (or wheels and tires) can use more grip. Nothing 16 inch aftermarket can't cure
Advice: It's a gem for the $. Equaly equiped RAV lists for 2K more. And it is smaller.I drive 1997 CR-V and bought 2004 model for a new driver in the family. The new 'tracklet' has much more pep then older model, although 1997 handles sportier (if term can be applied to those vehicles). It is a great comfortable vehicle. Excellent in inclement weather. Has plenty of pep and room for 4 (5 in sizes S to M). Sunroof and in-dash 6-CD stereo are great. Feels like much more expensive vehicle. A gem for financially challenged.