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  • Value for Money
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    1.7 (3)
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  • Handling
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  • Fuel Efficiency
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Not a reliable car

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My 2010 Luxury CRV has been falling apart over the last couple of years. First the starter motor failed, the leather on the armrests are peeling, the doors do not lock with the remote, fuel consumption is terrible at 13.3 L/100KM and the drive shaft needs to be replaced. The CRV is regularly serviced by the same mechanic and he admits that some of my prob;ems are common with CRV's.

Purchased in August 2010 at Honda Dealers for $45,000.00.

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Year2010
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John13

John13Perth, WA

  • 41 reviews
  • 2 likes

Honda CRV - the best rating from first impressions to an absolute disaster over time.

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Purchased in February 2011.

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Year2011
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New Dad

New DadPerth, WA

  • 20 reviews
  • 2 likes

Would have been a great buy if not for these design flaws...

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Purchased in November 2016.

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BoughtUsed
Year2008
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Simba

Simba

  • 3 reviews

Paint bubbled and peeled at year 6 - Honda took no responsibility

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I was a loyal Honda customer, owning 2 Honda's. Unfortunately the paint started bubbling on my steel grey Honda CRV at year 6 (approx $40K car) with independent quotes of $4,000 to fix it.
Upon calling Honda, they told me that the paint was only guaranteed for 3 years and they would not do anything to fix it, even though they had changed paint type post this due to identified issues. With only 50,000km on the clock, the car is now worthless. Such a pity they treat a loyal customer in this manner and I am left with such a bad and costly customer experience.

BadgeClassic
DriveAll wheel drive
Engine Size2.0L
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2007
Willcress

WillcressSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews

Great reliable car always!

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We loved this car so much and was really sad when I sold it. We owned it for almost 8yrs and had no problem at all with the car. It’s powerful and so reliable, I enjoyed driving this car around Sydney and interstate.
Ac was always cold and never had problem. Service didn’t cost us a lot too.
The seats were comfortable, Front and back. And the bonus hand rest can’t be beaten. I wish all cars have handrest for the driver seat.

BadgeLuxury
Drive4WD
Engine Size2.0L
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2008
CazAnn

CazAnnMelbourne

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Comfortable, reliable, versatile SUV

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We bought our 2007 (MY 2008) CRV with 90K km on the clock, trading our early release 97 CRV that we'd owned from new. We've found the 07/08 CRV great to drive, cost effective to run and the interior is really comfortable for passengers and flexible for cargo. We do a combination of country and around town driving - regular servicing and maintenance (religiously every 10K kms) and replacement of the airbag after the recall has been the only time it has been off road in 6 years. Now approaching 200K km, it is still going strong and while the interior has stood up to wear and tear well, the paintwork is looking a bit thin. We would like to upgrade to some new tech and a true off roader/twin cab ute this time round - but Honda doesn't make one!

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Drive4WD
Engine Size2.4L
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2012
Sam H

Sam HSydney, NSW

  • 10 reviews

Sensational

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Bought a second hand CRV from Penrith Mazda and the service from Russell was nothing short of amazing. Very honest and patient and goes out of his way to assist with anything that you need this is my 2nd purchase from this car yard and I won’t be going anywhere else in the future

BadgeClassic
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedNov 2017
SilverTulip

SilverTulipAU

  • 23 reviews

Great SUV but it has flaws

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I bought my Honda CRV used from a Honda dealership. There was later an issue with the air con breaking down in really hot weather and some mechanics told me this is common with this car. Luckily, The dealership replaced the compressor under my warranty! Other than this, the car has been fine. I always feel safe and secure in my Honda. It accelerates quickly, the brake system is fantastic even in wet weather, and it never slips or skids. I would have liked more leg room in the back, though. But overall, I am happy I chose this as my first SUV.

BadgeClassic
Drive4WD
Engine Size2.2L
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2015
Helene

HeleneSouth West, WA

  • 6 reviews
  • 4 likes

Didn't miss a beat-great

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We have had our Honda CRV 2007 since new. It was a city car for the first few years and then we moved to the country and we put it through a beating using it as if it was a Toyota Land cruiser! Loaded water soil, toed branches and trailers full of wood and it didn't miss a beat. Even the interior has remained intact and I have three dogs! I know it cost a bit more but in the long run it's worth it . A really comfortable car to drive no major break downs, except service. 135,000 km and still powering on.

BadgeClassic
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJul 2007
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Anthony J

Anthony JByron Bay

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Extensive CR-V Air Conditioning Failures

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TransmissionManual
Drive4WD

Ac has stopped working at 100,000k

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Not happy after reading my ac is going to cost 1500+, were is the recall on this, if I pay for it to get fixed will Honda reimburse me after it is recalled, this will be my last Honda if this is the case, I really hope everybody complains to Honda about this issue

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shc

shcSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect car

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We have been using our Honda CRV for more than a year now and we haven't found any serious issues other than it's well known AC clutch-coil issue. Recently I had been using a 2015 prado and found that little Honda CRV has almost the same room that a prado has. It's a quite reliable car and we are quite happy with everything.

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TransmissionAutomatic

NO RECALL!!

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I have a 2008 CRV with an air conditioner compressor issue. Apparently this is extremely common and can affect your whole motor. Very expressive to fix $1500+.
Do your homework as this is a very common issue but there has been no recall in Australia! Maybe we need to band together and raise this issue with Fair Trading or The Ombudsman...

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TransmissionAutomatic

Thought I Did My Homework...

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Best review hands down. Pity no one mentioned the air con compressor suddenly seizes or blows up. $1200 to fix. Otherwise a super car. I tow a grooming trailer all day and it never stops. Only niggle is it doesn't like backing my trailer up hills. Don't blame it really! Awesome.

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TransmissionAutomatic
I hate Live Connected

I hate Live Connectedmelbourne

  • 6 reviews
  • 9 likes

reliable car at the right price.

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I had this car since 2011 just before the current model came out.
been serviced at Honda every 10,000km and so far so good.
Had a very minor steering vibration issue but was resolved with some kind of oil flash during service.
For under $45,000 AUD, I must say this has been a very reasonable car.
It must be very well built as the car is on 71000KM right now. but I am still using the original factory tyres and it's still going. I haven't done any wheel alignments yet and it's still drives perfect!!!
couldn't even do that on my Lexus RX 450h

BadgeLuxury
Drive4WD
Engine Size2.4L
TransmissionAutomatic
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Lawrie

Lawrie

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Great SUV

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BadgeSport
Engine Size2.4L
TransmissionManual
George37

George37Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 17 reviews

Quality and reliability

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Bought a 2011 base model manual CR-V and couldn't be happier. Engine is smooth and powerful enough, responding when asked. You really do not need any more power unless you intend on misbehaving. Servicing so far not as expensive as I thought it would be. Honda's certainly have a quality feel with this being my first and probably not my last. Love the room and practicality. My first SUV and cannot believe road handling compared to all sedans I have had previously. Seriously cannot go wrong with this Honda.
Quality, reliability, cargo space
2007 to new 2013 model CR-V probably not the best looking 4WD but not worst either

TransmissionManual
BadgeVTi
Engine Size2.4L
Anthony Williams

Anthony WilliamsSydney

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Honda CR-V fuel consumption

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Purchased NEW in 2010. Very comfortable, good driver viewing BUT Fuel economy appalling. 13 up to 15 L/100klms. Wrote to Honda in Vic. They said it's the way we drive the vehicle. Hello !! Used 85 Octane - no difference. Paid Scott's Honda in Artarmon $45 + for nitrogen in tyres. Zilch difference. 2.4 litre engine with this mileage/litre - hopeless and very expensive. Think Twicebefore you try !!
Anthony Williams

BadgeLimited Edition
Engine Size2.4L
TransmissionAutomatic

Safe and reliable

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Best car i have ever owned, can confidently recommend this vehicle to every one.
Service costs very reasonable as well. After recently being involved in a serious rear end accident, if it was not for our CRV i do believe we would not be here to tell the story. This vehicle is one of the safest on the road.
excellent fuel consumption at 7.5/100 for my crv sport spends most days on open roadvery comfortable and and very good in the wet

BadgeLuxury
Engine Size2.4L
TransmissionAutomatic
Pat88

Pat88Gold Coast, Queensland

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Surprisingly fuel efficient!

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Engine Size2.4L
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Thomas C.

Thomas C.asked

CR-V RE (2007-2011)

why my Honda SRV 2008 aircon working in the beginning and later the cooling cut off, only the fan working??

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Lim V

Lim Vasked

CR-V RE (2007-2011)

Hi, having heard that the buttom of Honda CRV 1997 and CRV series are so weak, easily to be broken, is that true?

How about CRV 2008? Recommend?

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DavidH9000
DavidH9000

I own a 2011 model and have had no p[problems at all. I dont drive particularly gently and nothing has broken.

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