I've had mine for almost 20 years and luckily or not it's been trouble free except for a few recalls. She's a dream car with 133,000 Miles on it. I also have a Nissan Rogue and it's a tough choice as to which I'll get Next when it comes time to get a new one.
Wish I still had it!
We bought a 2004 CR-V LX new. We opted for the 5-speed, and had a lot of fun driving it. We drove it all over the place. It got regular oil changes at the Honda dealer. We had to replace the clutch at 183K miles. The service advisor thought I was kidding when I told him it was the original clutch. The only problem we had was the A/C compressor. We had five fail in five years. The first two were paid for by the original warranty, the second two by the extended warranty. I don’t know if it was because this one was built in the UK. We lived in Las Vegas, so A/C was critical in the summer. Everyone I talked to with the same year said they had no problems. Honda denied there was a problem. I would still be driving it, but it met an untimely demise when the trailer hauling it during a move rolled over. It was at 210K and still going strong. I miss my CR-V.
Zippy and good touring - even from a 2004
The CR-V isn’t going to win any competitions out of the gate, but it is a sensible and reliable car. Actually my 2004 with just under 100k miles is faster than the 2016. It corners, and thanks to Turbo gives me what I want, which is guts without being performance. Gas mileage is lesser by the way I drive, but the only people going faster than me are the street racers. You’ve got good looks thanks to tinted windows attractive rims and some window and sunroof rainguards, which are super helpful on those road trips besides looking good. It’s almost like having a Subaru Outback without being in Australia... Love this car, the styling from 200