"This is my third CRV. There is no comparison. I've now driven it over 30,000 miles and it has never been in the shop except for standard maintenance. It has never needed a repair for anything. Very easy to drive, even in snow. If it were a little quieter inside on the highway, it would be a perfect vehicle."
"As an owner of a 2002 and 2004 Honda CRV, I would rate this vehicle "ok". I bouught Hondas because after owning a Mazda; I was sold on Japanese quality. The Hondas have had more issues than my last two Ford trucks. On the 2002 the A/C went out for $3,500. My Honda service managers quotation "The two things you don't want to go bad on Hondas are the A/C or the timing belt, other than that they just run and run" In addition to the AC, the radio had to be replaced at 50k miles--this was done at no charge after a moderate amount of complaining.
The 2004 CRV which has 45k miles has had to have the windshield washer tank replaced and electrical problems repaired.
The drivers of these cars love them (my wife and daughter), I think they are very underpowered. Interstate merging in rural Texas is where the speed limit is 80 is almost scary.
The good points are smooth drivetrain, good styling, great passanger comfort, side airbags, and great utility for this size vehicle.
If you like the vehicle buy it, but don't expect better reliability than a Ford or Chevy. My experience has been that the reliability/quality is a bit worse."