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1999 Honda CR-V Consumer Reviews

4.8
Average based on 17 reviews
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181,000 miles still run's like new.

by from Glenwood, IA on August 4, 2010

this truly is the perfect car. handling,safety,features. nothing fancy just total reliability. look at the resale value on CRV's with over 150,000 miles. enough said?
this truly is the perfect car. handling,safety,features. nothing fancy just total reliability. look at the resale value on CRV's with over 150,000 miles. enough said?
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Excellent Small SUV

by from Dallas, TX on April 19, 2010

Drives and handles like a car. No change from low to high speeds, nor high winds or slick conditions - very solid. Slow acceleration onto highway, but adequate. Decent gas mileage, although poor for a...
Drives and handles like a car. No change from low to high speeds, nor high winds or slick conditions - very solid. Slow acceleration onto highway, but adequate. Decent gas mileage, although poor for a Honda. Interior outstanding for average size to tall person. Collapsible console very handy. No passenger armrest. Picnic table in rear nice feature. This is my 6th Honda - ties for favorite with CRX. Fun to drive, reliable, cheap - highly recommended!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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Best small SUV there is

by from Las Vegas, NV on March 24, 2007

I have driven this stock CRV on many off-roads situations and it takes a very good punishing. It does not crawl on rocks or boulders but this vehicle is nimble and takes you on just about every off r...
I have driven this stock CRV on many off-roads situations and it takes a very good punishing. It does not crawl on rocks or boulders but this vehicle is nimble and takes you on just about every off road situation the average enthusiast would want to go on. On road this car is great. The built-in picnic table and ice cooler are the best innovations for real world fun. And since this car is 100% made in Japan it will last at least 300k before you encounter serious problems.
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My Trusty CR-V

by from Dallas, TX on March 2, 2010

I've had my '99 CR-V for 6 years now and it hasn't let me down. Originally bought with 60,000 miles on it, and have since put an additional 70,000. I drive it pretty hard with a lot of road trips and ...
I've had my '99 CR-V for 6 years now and it hasn't let me down. Originally bought with 60,000 miles on it, and have since put an additional 70,000. I drive it pretty hard with a lot of road trips and speeding and it has been so dependable. I've only had one problem - I had to replace the radiator late last year. Normal tire change and oil change do well for the reliability. Pros: great gas mileage, tons of room for groceries and kid cargo, super safe (I've been in a head-on collision, and was not hurt, thanks to airbag), comfortable ride, good handling with normal Honda pep. Cons: at this point the styling is pretty outdated, but I think back in '99 it was decent. That's really the only con I have.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Love my car!

by from Germantown, WI on June 4, 2012

I bought this Honda Cr-V used. It is a 1999, and it had about 100,000 miles on it. It is the best vehicle i've ever owned! Purrs like a sewing machine, gets great mileage. Best use of space I've ever ...
I bought this Honda Cr-V used. It is a 1999, and it had about 100,000 miles on it. It is the best vehicle i've ever owned! Purrs like a sewing machine, gets great mileage. Best use of space I've ever seen - tons of storage. Handles like a dream, and even being just a 4 cylinder, has the guts to get up and go! Comfy, too. Don't love the cup holders (they are very shallow), but that's the only complaint I have. Body shows zero rust, too, even having been in 13 harsh Wisconsin winters. Not even the undercarriage. Took it to my mechanic for general maintenance (oil change, timing belt check, etc.) and even he was impressed with the vehicle. I see tons of them on the road - now I know why! GREAT vehicle!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Unbelievably reliable

by from Connecticut on December 18, 2007

We've owned this car since new and have driven it nearly 120K with only one serious problem (head replaced) but Honda took care of that at no cost. The car is a 5 speed manual and consistently gets 25...
We've owned this car since new and have driven it nearly 120K with only one serious problem (head replaced) but Honda took care of that at no cost. The car is a 5 speed manual and consistently gets 25-27 mpg on regular. The only negative is engine noise at speeds over 55. It is just undamped engine noise. Better insulation or active noise cancellation would have made the car a lot more enjoyable. The automatic version is likely quieter as the engine rev's would be lower.
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It just keeps going

by from Connecticut on January 9, 2008

Our CR-V has just short of 120,000 miles as I write this and it just keeps running. No real problems with the cart except for a valve issue that Honda took care of. We have the original clutch, despi...
Our CR-V has just short of 120,000 miles as I write this and it just keeps running. No real problems with the cart except for a valve issue that Honda took care of. We have the original clutch, despite years of Boston traffic. The only thing we've replaced are belts, tires and brakes. Still have the original shocks and struts. This little car is amazing. Only complaint is the lack of lumbar support in the drivers seat and the overall noise level at road speed. I hear the newer models have addressed both of these. Alas, I may never find out because the car just keeps running.
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Reliable and stretching leg room for tall drivers

by from Big Bear, Ca. on August 14, 2007

Runs much better at 7,000 ft with a high-flow air filter. With a red line close to 6000 rpm, the little engine really enjoys the extra air. Seats are a little uncomfy and a tad too hard but you get us...
Runs much better at 7,000 ft with a high-flow air filter. With a red line close to 6000 rpm, the little engine really enjoys the extra air. Seats are a little uncomfy and a tad too hard but you get used to it. The cockpit is very nice with everything well laid out. This little car can scoot and still get low 20's for fuel mileage. It's easy on tires and takes on snow without stopping. Back seats are very roomy and recline a few inches as well. Hatch access is easy. For the diy's, the oil filter is a little tricky to get to.
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crv good value

by from miami,fl on August 18, 2012

Overall great value bought used and very little problems with suv. Little things like clock gas door and paint weak
Overall great value bought used and very little problems with suv. Little things like clock gas door and paint weak
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Uses car for Commuting

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Great Reliability and Character

by from Tulsa, OK on May 25, 2012

I love this car! It has character. 242,000 miles and nothing wrong with it. Easy to drive with great visibility for younger new driver. Gas mileage in 24 MPG range, and it looks good. Reliability is a...
I love this car! It has character. 242,000 miles and nothing wrong with it. Easy to drive with great visibility for younger new driver. Gas mileage in 24 MPG range, and it looks good. Reliability is a given, its really a fancy SUV CIVIC. Performance is good and practical with enough power to smoothly cruse and accelerate when needed. I even love the cool picnic table in the back! I want another one of these cars!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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