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My CR-V review

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Like any normal family car it does the lot. We use it at least five times a week. We get all the services done by Honda. We've had no issues with this car.

Purchased in February 2008.

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BoughtNew
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Stable

Stable

  • 19 reviews
  • 2 likes

Pretty nice car

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BadgeSport
Drive4WD
Engine Size2.0L
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedApr 2003
Chelseagrace

ChelseagraceLaunceston

  • 4 reviews

This is a great little car !

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Such a nice card to drive. It’s a very roomy car and despite its age, it isn’t all that out dated. The one major thing I would point out that I don’t like though is that the horn is shocking. How am I meant to signal people with a pathetic horn like mine ! It also guzzles fuel, at $75 to fill up and about 6.5 hours driving out of it.

BadgeClassic
Drive4WD
Engine Size2.0L
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedSep 2017
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Joe

Joe

  • 2 reviews

Love my car

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I recently purchased a 2001 model crv and absolutely love it it has heaps of room love the electric sunroof and the fact it has a picnic table in the boot it is also the cheapest suv i've owned as far as fuel cosumtion goes
Would recomend the honda crv for a great all round family car

BadgeSport
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2016

Interesting for all purposes

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This has so many really great features, firstly, i really enjoyed the fact that it came to me with delivery! After driving it for a few weeks i noticed that it also had quite a lot of space to fit all my "grocery's". it also has really great gas per mile ratio which is perfect for me because to get to work i drive to bridges and building away from my home. this is all purpose and doesn't look suspicious which helps again with my job (I'm a demolition expert)

BadgeSport Classic
Drive2WD
Engine Size2.4L
TransmissionAutomatic
Bob

BobTokyo

Very reliable, starting to look like a classic

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BadgeClassic
TransmissionAutomatic
Engine Size2.0L
Rem

Rem

  • 9 reviews
  • 4 likes

great suv

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Bought it cheap from lovely people that wanted to get rid of the vehicle since they are moving interstate. Great SUV. Decent space for pram, child seat and toys. Can climb a steep rocky hill which 2 wheel drive could not. Can be a light duty 4x4. Mine is manual, you can play with gears and be gentle with the throttle so that the tyres will not slip. 2 litre petrol engine, decent economy, decent power, decent speed/acceleration. I suppose you can loose your driver's license on this one too if you drive like a idiot.

BadgeSport
TransmissionManual
Engine Size2.0L
Drive2WD
Cliff

CliffSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews

Fantastic car even now 16 years on.

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BadgeSport
Engine Size2.0L
TransmissionAutomatic
callum

callumBrisbane, Queensland

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Solid little car, a little gutless perhaps

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Engine Size2.0L
BadgeSport
Drive4WD
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2006
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I love my 2001 classic for all the reasons that i have read here....but the main reason that this mo

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I bought mine in 2009 when it had done 48,000kms. It had been well serviced but used only as a shopping trolley. I had my mechanic go all over it despite the fact that the next service was not due. Even though I have it it serviced every 10,000kms, I also have the oil and filter changed every 5,000kms. Can't go wrong with any vehicle if you do that. My only gripe is that the power steering is a little heavy compared to other CRV's. So next service I'm having the steering oil replaced to the recommended Honda fluid. Couldn't be happier as a previous owner of many cars.

Engine Size2.0L
BadgeSport Classic
Drive2WD
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Brian King
Brian King

today is Jan 4th 2015......now retired and willing to sell my car......we don't need 2 cars and I regret parting part with my Honda CRV,,,,,,you couldn't buy a better 2001 Classic if this is what you are looking for......0414935020

Brian King
Brian King

just to add that today is Jan 4th 2016,not 2015.....

Michael

MichaelDaisy Hill

  • 16 reviews
  • 17 likes

Good and comfy

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Engine Size2.0L
BadgeSport
Drive2WD
Oz

OzPerth, WA

  • 31 reviews

Excellent as Town Car, and for Weekend Camping

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Bought new late 2000, absolutely zero problems

2 litre engine ok to tow camper trailer Perth ro Esperance including some dirt roads

Not the most stable car on gravel roads, a little top heavy

Some easy off road ability with high ground clearance. Not good for rough stuff but if there is a firm level track you will get through. Limited 4wd ability, not so good on steep inclines or soft sand or deep mud

We now have the 2006 2.4 litre model, has more power but the 2000 model much better for camping and dirt roads. 2006 model has poor ground clearance
Reliable, very practical shape, easy in traffic, high seating position. Black plastic bumpers do not scratch

TransmissionAutomatic
Engine Size2.0L
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Oz
Oz

Edit: Had slight shudder in the transmission. Replaced the transmission fluid, 8 litres of genuine Honda stuff $150. Very easy to change at home, see youtube for help.

Transmission now shifts good as new.

Oz
Oz

the photo above is wrong model. this review is for 199-2001 Australia model

Outstanding quality reliability and resale value

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This car has a bullet proof well engineered engine that has given outstanding performance and reliability. The body is sound and the ride is appropriate. The seats are comfortable and the overall package is well manufactured. All members of the family are happy with this robust machine that is always ready to go
Quality and reliability
External spare wheel

TransmissionManual
Engine Size2.0L
heljen

heljenInglewood

  • 3 reviews

Got nothing to complain about

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I've always driven Toyota till I bought the lil 2001 CRV 2 years ago. Apart from having to replace the radiator soon after I bought it 2nd hand (car dealer wouldn't put through warranty), I've had no problems at all. Very happy with it. It's been well looked after before I got it (78,000klms only), and I'll look after it now because reliability is as good as Toyota and better money value
Roomy. Excellent on fuel. Easy to drive. Reliable!
Yes, it's just a little noisy on the road, but good quality tyres helps with that

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Lanth

LanthWollongong NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Honda cr-v sport 2001

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Gold metallic gotta b the best colour always looks good especially with the dark tints. Very easy to drive and maintain, no problems so far on 155000 km. Purchased mine in 2005 for the family run around trips to the stables and school runs etc hasn't let us down and has been bullet proof even with the two labs in the back! Yea a bit noisy on the freeway compared to my other car but we all feel safe and the usability and reliability has stopped us selling it thus far.
Higher driving position, great reliability, fuel consumption, paint job, bullet proof interior, built in roof rack..
Noisy on the freeway and reverse gear requires lots of revs.

Engine Size2.0L
TransmissionManual
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Willberforce

WillberforceHamilton, NZ

  • 7 reviews

Undeserving of such a high rating

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TransmissionAutomatic
Engine Size2.0L
1 comment
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tony88

tony88

  • 18 reviews

The Best Built Compact SUV Ever!

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Miss_T

Miss_TSydney, NSW

  • 8 reviews
  • 6 likes

Great car!

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BernieH

BernieHQld, 4817

  • 70 reviews
  • 4 likes

Excellent

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I had a 2000 CRV and I loved it and wish I'd never sold it. It is great to drive, both around town and on the highway. There is plenty of room inside. The seats were comfortable and the back seats were easy to fold down. I never had any problems at all with it. It was easy to get in and out of and your overall vision around the vehicle was great. The only thing you had to be wary of was opening the rear window and tailgate in the correct order so you didn't break the window. Love this car.
Brilliant to drive, heaps of room, nice interior.
None I can think of.

elkabong

elkabongSA, 5044

  • 15 reviews

Good

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elkabong
elkabong

Four years on the CR-V is still going strong. Great little car. The cabin has always been a little more noisy than a sedan but replaced the tyres with super quiet ones and the noise level in the cabin has been reduced markedly.

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Questions & Answers

Horse

Horseasked

CR-V RD1 (1997-2001)

I have a 2001 CR_V and the key jammed in the ignition. Bought and replaced the ignition cylinder but it seems to have set off the security fuel cut off. The red light on the original factory radio has gone out. The engine turns over but won't fire. Any suggestions?

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New Dad
New Dad

Bring it to a dealer or some mechanic who has the obd2 tools to reprogram the computer

Chilly

Chillyasked

CR-V RD1 (1997-2001)

Hi can i run my honda crv 1997 with 1 belt? Powersteering pump stop so we cut the belt then the air con pump was making a horrible nice from air con pump can i cut that belt and still run the car its has 3 belts 1 going to alternator and the cam i think 2 belt is powersteering pump to cam i think and 3 belt is air con, looks like pullie and cam in think we dont have much money and im just asking if its ok to cut the second belt and still drive the car

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Grüffo
Grüffo

yeah, sure...just keep cutting off the belts till it doesn't go anymore... that's the best way, the car will ket you know

Howie

Howieasked

CR-V RD1 (1997-2001)

Hie. My rear differential on my 98 crv rd1 is starting to shudder somewhat. The Hona dual pump2 oil is not available in my country (Zimbabwe) even though there is a local Honda dealership they don't seem to stock it. Is there an alternative to the oil? One mechanic said CVT oil will work the same way but I'm not too sure. Your advice please help

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Stable
Stable

I have Penrite ( Aussie brand) Honda diff fluid but I can't be bothered replacing it. It only squeals when chucking a U turn so not worth doing IMO.

Stable
Stable

Update, just changed my diff fluid with the Penrite stuff and the squeal, shudder is gone on all but the tightest full lock turns. This will fix the squeal for sure.

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