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Pros: 6 disc cd player
Cons: Spare on back a little hard to unlatch and cleanGood vehicle, wheel base is short, turns on dime, but makes it a little unstable at highway speeds - especially in cross winds. Ride suffers due to short wheel base.
My friends call it my 'chic SUV'
Pros: All wheel drive, it goes everywhere I need it to.
Cons: Basic included features and short warranty.I purchased the CR-V brand new and have loved it from day one. It goes where I need it to reliably . It carries everything I need it to carry from bags of lime, to a recliner, to passengers comfortably. The rear seats even recline. It will be easier to mentioned the two things I don't like rather than the many things I do. There are two basic models, one with everything and one without. I didn't want a sun roof or GPS so I couldn't get extra storage compartments, or the rear shelf ( which I purchased for $300) etc. SUV's shouldn't have disc brakes in the back. I've had them replaced twice already on warranty under 30,000 miles. Driving in the winter (salt and sand) or back roads in the summer must cause too much debris or something. I'm considering the extended warranty only if it covers brakes. According to reliability surveys the extended warranty shouldn't be needed for anything else. I've talked to many other owners and did much research before the purchase and have not been disappointed.
Reliable, economical family transportation
Pros: Mileage & All-wheel drive
Cons: Road noise in the passenger compartmentBought the last shipment of the 2006 models before the 2007's arrived with the body-style changes. The ONLY complaint I have about the car is the road-noise that makes its way into the cabin. I have changed tires, which help a little -- but short of tearing out the interior and applying sound-deadening material to the floors, doors, etc. - there's nothing that can be done. So, other than that, I LOVE the car. I've got 56,000 miles on it, and NO problems. My wife and I have 2 kids now, so it might be time to upgrade soon -- it's getting a little tight. It's probably the best vehicle I've owned though. I get 25mpg mixed driving and if I set the cruise at 65-70mph, I can get about 27 mpg on a trip. I would definitely buy it again.
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: The look
Cons: manual lights; no cargo shelf, hard seats
Advice: Don't buy the Honda CRV-LX under any circumstances.The Honda CRV-LX is a rip off! You would think that automatic headlights on/off feature would be a standard feature on all vehicles in this day/age of auto technology. However, it only comes on the EX-L package. What's even worse is that you can not purchase the auto on/off headlights package and put on your car. I have already had to have a boost off due to leaving the lights on for 2 hours. Also, the CRV has the feature for dual cargo shelf, but you can not find a dual cargo shelf to purchase. Sitting on these seats are very, very uncomfortable; it is like sleeping on a cheap mattress and/or low thread count sheets, it causes severe pain to the skin, tissue, body, and joints (causes soreness). The Honda CRV-LX is just a high price car shell; I have purchased a 2010 Honda CRV-LX that I desperately want to get rid of. If anyone got any suggestions, please email me. If you are not going to buy the Honda CRV-EX-L; don't waste your time on the LX, because they will only buy back for 1/2 the purchase price once it leave the lot. The Honda dealers offers no incentives, rebates, or deals. This was a horrible purchasing experience for me!
Pros: The color: Sage Green Metallic = B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ! Especially with Color Matched exterior trim, rear spoiler, splash guards, woodgrain interior, fog lights, and chrome exhaust pipe.
Cons: Could use a little more power (but is definitely acceptable)
Advice: Single people and small families: this vehicle is perfect for you!!The 2010 CR-V handles excellent and is a joy to drive!! And when I saw that it was offered in this gorgeous green that no other car company offered, I bought one! Previous vehicles that I considered were: Saturn Vue, Lincoln MKX, Ford Edge, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Patriot, Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Toyota RAV, and Subaru Forester.