Don't buy this SUV
Don't buy this car. It has many faults especially with the audio unit. It isn't built for Australian conditions and the audio units over heats also. Honda have given me the run around and won't release the spare part to the Honda Dealer for another 4 months. I thought Honda were an honourable company.***Update, Honda decided to send the parts and my car has been fixed. It can take a lifetime to build a reputation and just one decision by a bean counter to wreck it . Maybe if they started the company and not just interested in their bonus they would care about customers more.
Purchased in February 2018 for $47,000.00.
Fantastic SUV at an competitive price
I have been looking to upgrade from a 2012 Holden Cruze for a while now and after 6 months of research and reading reviews, shortlisted 3 cars- Mitsubishi Outlander 7 seater, Honda CR V 7 seater and nissan Xtrail 7 seater. We were looking for an SUV spacious enough to stretch out a family of 4 rather tall people (myself at 185cm, my oldest son at 180cm, my wife at 170cm and my youngest at 130cm). After test driving both the Mitsubishi and the Nissan, we had tentatively settled on the Xtrail, but then wife suggested we may as well check out the ...
Honda to cover all bases. As soon as we got inside the CR V, immediately all 4 of us had giant grins on our faces. Dealership handed us the keys and told us to spend the day driving around. 20 minutes later I was back putting a deposit on the 2020 VTI-L seven seater. Build quality wise, the CRV does not disappoint. Have had it for 2 weeks now and have done 1000km of driving. Covering work commute and weekend long drives and getaways. There are no creaking noises, no rattling or feeling like something just fell off the dash. The suspension soaked up road jolts without letting us feel much unless we drove over an obvious pothole. The A/C vents are positioned nicely and having additional vents in the back meant no more getting frozen so back seat passengers can feel the cold air. The dash felt solid and premium, despite the hard plastic. The layer of leather on top was a nice touch. One observation- if you haven't had a leather wrapped steering wheel, you may find this steering wheel a bit slippery. So do allow for sometime to get used to the feel. In Urban driving, the car was nimble with no hint of body roll when turning into sharp corners. Despite its size, it still had the feel of a somewhat zippy sedan. When braking, the leather seats didn't give the feeling you're sliding forward. Both side mirrors gave ample and clear view and the rearview mirror suppmemented them very nicely, allowing me constant peripheral awareness. Starting up the engine, there was the merest hint of a squeal as the engine came to life. As I shifted into D, the car actually felt ready to be driven. The car's electronic parking break is something I'm still getting used to as I instinctively reach for the parking break handle, only to realise it's now a button. One nifty feature I found really convenient, the hold brake function. At red lights I can engage the system and take my foot off the brake paddle and when signal turns green, I can start to accelerate and the system automatically disengages. I have read about noisy breaks, but have yet to experience that issue myself, though I am keeping an ear out. On the highway it is almost whisper quiet as I easily reached the 100 km/h speed limit. When I bought the car, I noted there was sound proofing done wherever I could look. On the road, it did a fantastic job. Later I learnt about the noise cancelling white noise being played through the speakers to balance the road noise (you can see the Mic on the ceiling inside the car) and the result was a pleasant and comforting drive where we didn't have to raise our voices to discuss burning issues of the day such as are hot dogs american food, is a Lambo faster than a ferrari or are tomatoes fruit or vegetable. The full digital instrumentation cluster took a few days to get used to, but now I find it easy to read at a glance, even with the sun shining into it. The infotainment system screen was also easy to read even in bright sunny conditions. Here I did find the first inconvenience. Everytime you start the ignition, you have to manually acknowledge the warning on the screen. The touch screen is nice and crisp. Having said that, the sensitivity had to be increased from default, otherwise I had to firmly press the buttons to get results. I have read about the flickering and the resetting glitch, but have not had that issue come up so far, although just like the brakes, I'm keeping an eye out for it.
Purchased in September 2020 at Brisbane Northside Honda for $40,390.00.
Noisy irritating brakes, questionable quality and uncaring Honda
Brand new vehicle, started showing 2 issues within a month.
Issue 1: Brakes squeal, high pitched/irritating noise
Issue 2: Faulty main display - keeps cycling between off/low/high brightness on it's own
Dealer initially tried to brush off both issues. Was told Issue 1 is quite "Normal" and that "all cars brakes squeal"., and demanded proof for issue 2(issue 2 is well known problem with many Honda's-- google it) .
Went back with proof in 1st service, and finally they acknowledged and replaced the main display., thus fixing issue 2.
For issue ...
Fantastic customer service experience
I recently purchased a Honda CRV 2020 model from Autosports Honda Leichardt. The whole process until the delivery was amazing. I would like to thank Suzy Riszk for her patience and fantastic customer service. Suzy took her time time to answer all the doubts I had about purchasing a Honda car. This is the very first time I’ve dealt with a sales person that’s honest and most of all goes above and beyond for her customers. She’s just amazing!!
Not to forget that Jay also did a fantastic job through the process. Thanks so much guys, we are really grateful.
What a neat little vehicle to drive. Downsized from a Ford Ranger PX as our needs have changed. Much more comfortable, lots more room and very frugal on fuel. Great 1.5 litre motor which is very quite. Test drove several brands including Mazda, Kia, Hyundai. Great value for money and just couldn’t go past this CRV. Only middle of the road model but has more than we need. Got a great deal by asking for a seven year warranty and road side assist to be included.
Look forward to a long association with this vehicle.
We bought our Honda CR-V in January and use it as a family vehicle for my wife and I. We transport grandchildren on school or sports runs as well. The car is used every day and does short and long trips.
The car is serviced when the computer tells us to and so far no issues have been reported back to us.
Easy to drive, economical and very quiet.
2018 Honda CR-V 7seater
Amazing car great technology, huge sunroof. So pleased with this car. My daughter loves how spacious it is and even how much room there is for shopping and groceries. The dash board has some pretty cool options and i love that the volume control is sleek on the steering wheel
Easy to drive
The car has excellent safety features which include front and rear sensors, reverse camera and left lane check.
the car looks small on the outside however there is a lot of room, the interior is easy to maintain and keep clean and tidy, would highly recommend purchasing the boot mat as it have saved me cleaning time
Affordable 7 seater
We were very skeptical of the 1.5L turbo engine for such a big car. The engine turned out to be surprisingly sufficient and also frugal on fuel. The dashboard is all digital, and has nice and big readouts. The only thing missing on this type of car is LED headlights, the halogen headlights has very poor visibility at night.
Best value for money SUV in my opinion
We have the 7 seat version so 2WD - just to clarify.
The power coming from this 1.5L Turbo is surprising. I think it's about right for this class of car. Certainly way better than the Kodiaq and Outlander we test drove. In fact the engine and the price pretty much sealed it for us compared to those two. Android Auto works fantastically and the feeling of luxury and comfort is evident throughout. The USB ports everywhere (even a 120W one!) are great for charging our devices. I really cannot fault this car but if you force me to, I think the e...lectronic tailgate is too slow. Bit annoying having to wait for it. It's slow enough that I can truly say I'd prefer a manual tailgate at this rate. We haven't felt this great about a car since we bought the Honda Accord Euro back in 2003. We've owned other brands since then but always wanted to go back to Honda, and need 7 seats now. Not only do we have a nice SUV (instead of that godawful Odyssey) from Honda, I think they've made the best one in this size you can get for the money.
Very Spacious SUV - 7-Seater is tight though
Overall car is a great drive with heaps of tech for good value. Bought top of the range for approx 39-40k driveaway. The 7-seater model has a 1.5L Turbo engine but can still produce decent power on residential roads. Takes Premium Fuels - must be for the Turbo. So not as cheap to run as other SUV's that take E10 fuels. Haven't driven any long distances yet to confirm this. But this is seriously a comfy SUV with space for 4-5 people. Once people start sitting in the back 2 seats they will realise how less leg room there is for seats 6 and 7. So ...make a decision to see if you really need to get a 7 seater. Maybe Odyssey is a better alternative? Would not reccommend dealing with Trivett Parramatta though. Once the car sale is made and the car is delivered watch the service levels drop for both the salesman and the Dealership Principal.
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