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I love this Honda CRV
Pros: Sun and moon roof.This CRV is the best new vehicle and easiest to drive of all cars that I have ever owned. I am 79 years old and believe me, this is the most fun I have ever had with a new car.
The vehicle that does everything well!
Pros: The moon roof, I use it all the time here in Hawaii
Cons: The visibility looking back, the corners are hard to seeI bought this vehicle because it is SAFE, Reliable, and does well on fuel. As an extra, the street thieves are not interested in this car, so they leave it alone. During the three years that I have owned this car, it has been gas and go, meaning that I have never had a time when the dash turned red, and said take me for service. From the day I took delivery, this gem has done everything that I have required of it-in spades. It hauls people, ( have stuffed 7 adults in it), my dog, he loves going for rides, and carrying just plain stuff, with folding down seats, I have carried lumber, plywood etc. My warranty just ended, and I've been looking, but I can honestly say that I haven't found a satisfactory replacement, save getting a new CRV. Oh yes, I average 21+ driving up to 900 feet above sea level every day, not bad, and my CRV has enough power to get out of harms way easily! If I drive on the freeway, I see the average jump, I've had as high as 27 mpg, but I don't do much freeway anymore.
Not what it could be
Cons: Road noiseI have been unexpectedly disappointed in my 2007 Honda CR-V. It is unacceptably noisy on the road and has a much stiffer, bouncier ride than other small SUVs. Driver seat adjustments are inadequate for comfort for longer trips. Towing even an empty utility trailer causes gas mileage to be reduced by 40%. On a positive note, this has a comfortable backseat for passengers with adequate legroom. There is an abundance of front-seat storage available. Rear seats tip forward to increase cargo area.
a gas hog, overall disapointment
Pros: sun/moon roof
Cons: comfort level, poor gas mileageA disapointing car , Honda has let us down with this gas guzzling four cylinder. not very peppy, not economical at all, noisy drive train in reverse, overall a louder road noise car than many other Honda's we have had. This is a real disappointment.
Pros: Towable without transmission modification.
Cons: Engine power.This vehicle was purchased primarily for towing behind a motor home. For that purpose it is excellent. As for the car itself, I find it to be a bit under powered. One must be careful when passing another vehicle on two lane roads. Turning off the A/C while passing helps a bit. Road noise is present but not unbearable at highway speeds. This vehicle is quite comfortable on long road trips. A/C works very well in hot weather. Yet this car is easy to handle in city driving situations,(turning, parking, etc.) This is a most user friendly vehicle.
Pros: bun warmers
Cons: handlingPoor handling/drivability
2007 Honda CR-V blah
Pros: resale value
Cons: the entire vehicle and experience from initial purchaseThe 2007 Honda CR-V is a total bust of a vehicle. It's only saving feature is the low cost of maintenance. Otherwise, the gas mileage is poor (18-20 mpg), pick-up is sluggish at best, and comfort is questionable. I will not buy another Honda especially since all of the Honda service centers I have been to have very poor customer service (leaving me on hold for upwards of 10 minutes). I would suggest another SUV if you are in the market.