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Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:05:05 am »


Consumer Reports loves the CR-V to death, but that doesn't mean this popular crossover is totally trouble-free.

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Re: Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 04:05:38 pm »
 I guess it doesn't...According to many people, the 3,000 dollars to replace the rear diff and ac compressor doesn't constitute "trouble free".
  6,000 dollars in repairs would change my mind fast...All that and the car is intrinsically ugly..

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Re: Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 12:14:37 pm »
I rode in the back seat of a coworker's recent CRV (2010) and I found it to be extremely noisy, a common characteristic of Honda vehicles. Late model reviews seems to indicate Honda at last is starting to address this problem, no doubt feeling pressured by the competition.

I know, it unlikely to be a determining factor for the vehicle customer base; kids won't care and it is not an issue when driving in the city. But it might be a deterrent to purchasing one for someone who does a lot of highway driving.

I find the CRV to be one of the best, if not the best, utility designs (space utilization) in the compact SUV class.

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Re: Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 02:51:38 pm »
I rode in the back seat of a coworker's recent CRV (2010) and I found it to be extremely noisy, a common characteristic of Honda vehicles. Late model reviews seems to indicate Honda at last is starting to address this problem, no doubt feeling pressured by the competition.

I know, it unlikely to be a determining factor for the vehicle customer base; kids won't care and it is not an issue when driving in the city. But it might be a deterrent to purchasing one for someone who does a lot of highway driving.

I find the CRV to be one of the best, if not the best, utility designs (space utilization) in the compact SUV class.

The new CR-V is noisy too, but just how noisy is only noticeable if you drive it back-to-back with, say, the Santa Fe.
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Re: Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 08:52:12 pm »
One poster above wrote about CR-V noise "a common characteristic of Honda vehicles" Get lost - it's a baseless categorizing of the products of a whole brand!

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Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 08:54:31 pm »
I don't think it's baseless.   They are generally noisier than competitors,  so is Mazda.   

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Re: Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 09:11:44 pm »
I've owned 4 Hondas.  On average they are noisier than their competition.  I have to agree with wing. 

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Re: Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 07:13:49 am »
Way overpriced too 2nd hand last time I was shopping in that arena with my son......................just a pet peeve everttime  I am behind one those rear suspensions hand so low and angled they could be street sweepers :D
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Re: Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 08:01:29 am »
I don't think it's baseless.   They are generally noisier than competitors,  so is Mazda.

I have heard  the revised 2016 Mazda6 & CX-5 have made some adjustments to address this criticism.  I really don't notice it, but I like to rev the engine when shifting, so I guess that drownes the noise out.

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Re: Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2007-2011
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 07:14:47 am »
Reality is a lot of people are enjoying the ownership experience of the newer and older CR-V's, lots and lots of them. I know many personally and also see hundreds of them on the road every single day. Must be something there.