By dnz7t3 on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
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"We bought 2007 Cr-V EX-L. At the time, we waited for the "new" body style to come out so it would look current while we were making payments. Since our plan was to drive this car until the doors fell off, we also purchased Hondacare extended warranty. Hondacare isn't cheap, but the price was negotiable and the program is comprehensive. 77,000 miles and so far, only claim was for a blown front speaker at 55K miles. No other work except front brakes once. I follow Honda guidlines exactly for routine service--not what dealer tells me.
Overall, the Cr-V is great and I would definitely recommend it. Here is a list of what I have discovered over the past 4 1/2 years:
-Leather seats break down quickly and look terrible. Next time, I'm going with cloth.
-Dye on driver's leather armrest rubs off after 2 years.
-Road noise a little irritating
-Aftermarket remote starters don't work well. Honda should offer remote start!
-Bridgestone tires are horrible. Change them asap (see below)
-Audio system is fair. Typical Honda--ok, but not awesome.
-We put Nokian Hakkapulita snow tires during snow season. The cr-v is completely amazing in the snow with good tires. Starting, stopping, turning... awesome. Totally worth a set of steel rims and HIGH QUALITY snow tires.Just do it, trust me.
-Great reliability and value.
-Understated in appearance, but guests are surprised with it's fit and finish. Good for people who need a good car, without coming across as pretentious.
-Roomy interior. Cargo deck is helpful.I like the way the roof rack looks, but never need to use it.
-Bulky Britax car seats fit nicely in the center. Compact seats fit well on side.
It's been nearly 5 years and both dealers in town offered us /- $17k on trade for a new Pilot. Not bad considering this car retailed for $25k in 2007. Granted, the car is in excellent condition--no scratches, dents, or repairs. Interior is very clean and well kept. Nevertheless, used Cr-V's are always in demand."
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