2004 Honda Cr V
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Finely Tuned Dream

by from Burlington, Iowa on January 16, 2013

I've had a 2004 Honda CRV EX for 6 years and have not had a single problem with it. I bought it used in 2006 with 70, 000 miles. It now have over 165, 000 miles and it still runs perfect. The AWD (All...
I've had a 2004 Honda CRV EX for 6 years and have not had a single problem with it. I bought it used in 2006 with 70, 000 miles. It now have over 165, 000 miles and it still runs perfect. The AWD (All Wheel Drive) is a must with these Iowa winters. I have only done preventative maintenance like oil/filter changes, spark plugs, fuel filter, tires etc. The car will run forever.
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Overall Good

by from Ohio on September 9, 2010

I owned an 2002 manual transmission CRV for 8 years. I averaged 25mpg with a combination of city & Hwy driving, which I was happy with. On a big hill it would putt-putt along, but otherwise the power ...
I owned an 2002 manual transmission CRV for 8 years. I averaged 25mpg with a combination of city & Hwy driving, which I was happy with. On a big hill it would putt-putt along, but otherwise the power was adequate. LOVE the internal cargo space. Love that it drives with a solid feel of a Honda. Cons: The actuator in the drivers door went out at 60k, so the remote entry no longer worked. Apparently this is common. The compressor blew at 85k, a $1500 repair. This seems to be a common flaw with the AC system. Road Noise. -The internal plastic scratches easily.
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Great great car

by from Ohio on May 15, 2011

Super reliable. Have owned for years and have never had a single issue. Great on gas. I have the 5 speed and its very peppy. Great in the snow. Does seem like it needs a 6th gear since at 60+ mph it s...
Super reliable. Have owned for years and have never had a single issue. Great on gas. I have the 5 speed and its very peppy. Great in the snow. Does seem like it needs a 6th gear since at 60+ mph it seems the trans is pegged or sounds wound out. In saying that it does still have lots of power 60+ mph but its at 3100 rpm and noisey. Other thn that best car i have ever owned (have owned 20+ cars).
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Loving it

by from Clemmons, NC on February 9, 2013

I've only had this car a week, but I knew I would love it before I bought it. I've been driving Hondas since I was 17 (31 now) and I was hoping to transition into the SUV world with another Honda. I t...
I've only had this car a week, but I knew I would love it before I bought it. I've been driving Hondas since I was 17 (31 now) and I was hoping to transition into the SUV world with another Honda. I traded performance for reliability, it's not very powerful but driving my kids around town doesn't require horses. I bought it with 80k and I'm hoping it will give me at least another 80!
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My First Honda

by from South Bend, IN on December 8, 2006

I purchased the CRV used after owning a Ford Ranger for several years. I was very impressed with the 2-wheel drive ranger and would have bought another if I hadn't moved to a northern climate (in one ...
I purchased the CRV used after owning a Ford Ranger for several years. I was very impressed with the 2-wheel drive ranger and would have bought another if I hadn't moved to a northern climate (in one word, snow). So, I did my research, saw a deal on a CRV LX (with 4WD) and grabbed it. So far I'm pretty happy. Major complaints: allot rattles in the interior that I never had with the Ranger, rear wheels don't engage quick enough when front wheels begin slipping (this was addressed in 2005 model), radio is placed to far from driver's reach, door lock mechanism on driver's side was broken, and no standard stability control or ABS brakes on 2004 model. However, I was impressed with the amount of space, comfortable interior, performance and control of the vehicle (limited body-roll) and good fuel economy. All in all, a good vehicle. However my next cute-ute will have ABS and stability-control. It will likely be another CRV or Rav4. Japanese all the way baby!
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love this auto

by from on September 16, 2013

I purchased this vehicle used with 105000 miles on it. the condition was great. A one owner vehicle and it has been well taken care or. One of my favor features is the rack and pinion steering. This v...
I purchased this vehicle used with 105000 miles on it. the condition was great. A one owner vehicle and it has been well taken care or. One of my favor features is the rack and pinion steering. This vehicle has a wonderful turning radius and very stable handling.
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2004 CRV EX AWD

by from Chicago, IL on June 16, 2006

Had this vehicle since new. Superior quality interior(better than 2005-2006). A little noisy upon hard acceleration, but that's expected of a 4-cylinder motor. Shifts smoothly and almost effortlessly....
Had this vehicle since new. Superior quality interior(better than 2005-2006). A little noisy upon hard acceleration, but that's expected of a 4-cylinder motor. Shifts smoothly and almost effortlessly. Handles like a car. Takes getting used to real-time AWD when driving first time in snow (don't accelerate while turning). Great standard equipment and safety features. Excellent crash ratings! Good cargo volume and cabin transformation. Easy to get in and out. Great on gas. Honda quality says it all! Would definately recommend, but dislike the 05-06 interior and restyled front bumper with round blanks for foglights.
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Great Vehicle!

by from Kentucky on December 12, 2012

This is a great vehicle, I own a AWD and have owned it for 13 years and up until this last year have had zero problems. I have done 174 k. I would buy another one in a heartbeat... Great in the snow/r...
This is a great vehicle, I own a AWD and have owned it for 13 years and up until this last year have had zero problems. I have done 174 k. I would buy another one in a heartbeat... Great in the snow/rain...
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Pretty Happy

by from Bay City, Michigan on December 30, 2008

I bought my 2004 CRV LX with 35k miles and put 40,000 miles on it so far. It has been extremely dependable and I have only performed oil changes. I put a 3,500 pound hitch on it and pull 1,700 pounds ...
I bought my 2004 CRV LX with 35k miles and put 40,000 miles on it so far. It has been extremely dependable and I have only performed oil changes. I put a 3,500 pound hitch on it and pull 1,700 pounds without a problem. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't struggle at all with the weight. Drives like its on rails in snow. If you want a good all-round suv this model will satisfy.
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nice CRV

by from San Antonio, TX on December 7, 2012

Read about A/C problems but so far it has been working pretty well with now loss of cooling or probs
Read about A/C problems but so far it has been working pretty well with now loss of cooling or probs
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