2003 Honda Cr V
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MOST RELIABLE CAR ANYONE COULD OWN

by from St. Petersburg FL soon to be Texax on April 6, 2010

What can I say, not a SINGLE PROBLEM, other than routine maintenance. NONE, DID YOU HEAR NONE! I had 107,800 miles on it when some tourist blindly made a left turn without even stopping. He was hid by...
What can I say, not a SINGLE PROBLEM, other than routine maintenance. NONE, DID YOU HEAR NONE! I had 107,800 miles on it when some tourist blindly made a left turn without even stopping. He was hid by a bus and as if in a Sc-Fi movie, he was just there, HONESTLY, I had .002 seconds to react. I have never experienced anything like it in 59 years. Driving minutes from home, going 42mph in a 45 zone, looking straight ahead and "this car suddenly is there! THANK GOD FOR THE 3,400LB OF MY CRV, THE SOLID FRAME, ENGINE, AIRBAGS, ETC. My CRV moved 8 feet after impact, the other sedan moved 30 feet. I loved this car, 2003 was the best year per consumer digest, LOOK IT UP. I AM NOW LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BLUE 2003 CRV, I expected to get another 150,000 miles on this totaled one. At 59 I have owned a lot of cars, none were better built, had fewer problems, NONE, than this year, model. I have arthititus as well but have no problem stepping up in to my seat and love being higher than the sedan rental I have and seeing the road better. GIVE ME MY CRV BACK -- OR ONE THE SAME COLOR AND YEAR. if you own one, and sell it, you are throwing MOMEY $$$$ AWAY, if you have that much money to waste send it to me ddh
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Nice reliable car

by from Lansing, MI on January 27, 2009

I finally crashed my cr-v with 163,000 miles on the odometer. First of all, the car kept me safe and held up well in the crash so that is a plus. It had never really been in the shop before then excep...
I finally crashed my cr-v with 163,000 miles on the odometer. First of all, the car kept me safe and held up well in the crash so that is a plus. It had never really been in the shop before then except for routine maintainence. So this car is very reliable. We used this car for work so we needed the cargo space a lot, you could fit quite a bit in the back. All of the interior is ok at best, everything has held up well but the seats are pretty stiff, and there are other small things that I don't like about the interior. I am a guy that is 5'10" and have to slide the seat all the way back just to fit somewhat comfortably in the driver seat it still puts me a little too close to the pedals, back seat is fairly small too but not too bad. The windshield wipers don't have an intermittent adjustment which doesn't seem like a big deal but is really annoying if its lightly raining, your choices are painfull slow, fast, and light speed nothing in between. Car has quick handling and gets around pretty well, it can get through the snow nicely too. The only thing that I don't like is that if you start to slide the car wants to go straight, no matter what you do, and that could mean straight into a ditch or curb. The car gets great gas mileage but doesnt have much power. I mean that motor sounds like a mean lil 4 banger but the car doesnt really go anywhere, which is nice when your trying to get on the highway :) The car is fairly easy to work on if you do decide to do any work on it yourself. Most of the little things I didn't like about this car are cancelled out by the good features of the car. It is a nice functional, reliable car, and thats all. I would recommend it, unless you are trying to impress anyone with its looks or power. Pros - good gas mileage - Very reliable (needed front end work and timing belt at 160k) - good cargo space - drives well - safe - functional Cons - windshield wipers - stiff seats - sometimes poor handling - low power - I don't like exterior design
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Honda CR-V - Great Buy

by from Lake Tahoe, CA on February 1, 2012

Recently purchased a used 2003 Honda CR-V and so far am very pleased with all aspects of the car. The back seat has more room than my old 4Runner (according to my three kids) and handles great in the ...
Recently purchased a used 2003 Honda CR-V and so far am very pleased with all aspects of the car. The back seat has more room than my old 4Runner (according to my three kids) and handles great in the snow. I was a bit concerned with the snow, as I reside in the Tahoe area. So far it has not been a problem. The car is very comfortable and has been great.
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evaulate 03 CRV

by from Binghamton, NY on January 17, 2009

I have owned three of these, the 03 is much improved with the 5 speed automatic, amazeing power for a 4 cyl. dose have road noise, front seating a little tight if rear folded, Its all arround great ve...
I have owned three of these, the 03 is much improved with the 5 speed automatic, amazeing power for a 4 cyl. dose have road noise, front seating a little tight if rear folded, Its all arround great vehicle, never had a bit of trouble with any of them, combined milage of over 200K, live in snow country, it goes right through the deep stuff.
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Honda CR-V 2003

by from Ann Arbor, MI on February 26, 2012

I love the look of this CR-V, and it drives like a dream. I enjoy being able to load things in the rear, and the rear door opens like a regular door. My family was please with the way it drives, the o...
I love the look of this CR-V, and it drives like a dream. I enjoy being able to load things in the rear, and the rear door opens like a regular door. My family was please with the way it drives, the only problem that I have is the all wheel drive, and the cost of tires. I did not know you have to replace all four wheels whenever you need only one new tire. That part is not worth it.
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My CR-V Rocks

by from Fishers, IN on November 29, 2012

I was just looking for a second car with 4-wheel drive to use on snow days, but now I drive this CR-V more than my expensive Sedan. It is not too big and not too small. Fuel economy is not so great bu...
I was just looking for a second car with 4-wheel drive to use on snow days, but now I drive this CR-V more than my expensive Sedan. It is not too big and not too small. Fuel economy is not so great but it is a 2003 model, so I don't expect it to be that economical.
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Awesome Family Car

by from Bay Area, California on August 11, 2007

I needed to comfortably seat long-legged teenagers and their friends, AND separate bickering kids in the back seat--pull down drink container/kid separator is perfect. The back seats are so comfortabl...
I needed to comfortably seat long-legged teenagers and their friends, AND separate bickering kids in the back seat--pull down drink container/kid separator is perfect. The back seats are so comfortable, I frequently wish I had a chauffeur. This car has taken us on many family trips very safely and comfortably, and holds luggage and coolers. Handles well in extreme weather conditions.
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very good car

by from Fort Myers, Fla on September 11, 2013

My wife bought her 2003 CR-V trading in a Jeep Grand Cherokee (1996) model. We have been very satisfied with the car. No Major problems air sensor was the only repair other than tires, brakes, oil cha...
My wife bought her 2003 CR-V trading in a Jeep Grand Cherokee (1996) model. We have been very satisfied with the car. No Major problems air sensor was the only repair other than tires, brakes, oil changes. Today I had a tune-up for the first time in 10 years, (97,200 miles) The original spark plugs were still in good condition. Got 62,000 + on original tires. 90,000 + on brakes and they were still good, but I changes the brake pads out of caution. AC still works well even in SOWest Fla.
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Basic Needs From this Vehicle

by from Quebec, Montreal on August 10, 2007

I bought this cute-ute because of where I live in Canada. Winters are harsh here. The vehicle fare through it pretty well. I forded thru deep snow where my other car would just sit there. I would not ...
I bought this cute-ute because of where I live in Canada. Winters are harsh here. The vehicle fare through it pretty well. I forded thru deep snow where my other car would just sit there. I would not have to dig too much, just loosen the snow and slowly maneuver it out, snow tires do help all around. The Realtime AWD is adequete I would not recommend offroad attemps, just keep it moderate, just the trip to the lodge or the country place. It has a fair decent cargo area with the seats folded up and more right to the ceiling. It is roomy and comfort for five of average height and size. The interior is noisy on concrete streets, but super quiet on newly paved asphalt. The 4 speed automatic is slow in down shifting (2003). I would not buy another CRV since no more manual, I bought this vehicle for someone else but now retired from driving. I would recommend for those who want the extra room for cargo when they need it, and for a long trips. Parking is easy if you try it several times, you cannot see out over the tire if reversing, practice and know your distance, careful if first time only using the side mirrors. All this, it is a fun ute to drive.
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I love My CRV

by from Largo, Fl on August 29, 2008

I absoultely LOVE driving my CRV!! The Awesome gas mileage makes it "ok" to drive around town! It handles great! Great vehicle ALL AROUND!!! I would definitely reccommend this vehicle to anyone lookin...
I absoultely LOVE driving my CRV!! The Awesome gas mileage makes it "ok" to drive around town! It handles great! Great vehicle ALL AROUND!!! I would definitely reccommend this vehicle to anyone looking for the size and convenience of an SUV with the gas mileage and handling of a Full size car.
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