2006 Honda CR-V Consumer Reviews

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2006 Honda Cr V
4.7
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Outstanding SUV

by from Michigan on December 5, 2009

This past summer, while prices were depressed, I bought a used 2006 CRV LX AWD and love it, especially in the snow. I test-drove a 2007 CRV but didn't like the interior quality and cargo capacity so I...
This past summer, while prices were depressed, I bought a used 2006 CRV LX AWD and love it, especially in the snow. I test-drove a 2007 CRV but didn't like the interior quality and cargo capacity so I went with the 2006. I replaced the original tires with Triple Treads and this SUV is a winter killer. I previously owned a 2004 CRV LX but it didn't have alot of the features and upgrades that the 2006 does. Now I have traction & stability control, an enhanced direct-drive AWD system, ABS and a 5th gear for better gas mileage. I'm averaging 26 mpg on mainly town driving. You just can't beat it!
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Does recommend this car

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rear hatch opening...

by from Outer Banks, NC on January 30, 2011

anyone having family pets traveling with them, appreciate the SAFETY value of the rear hatch opening to the side versus the top...think hard when considering the latter.....
anyone having family pets traveling with them, appreciate the SAFETY value of the rear hatch opening to the side versus the top...think hard when considering the latter.....
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Don't buy a Honda CRV

by from Reno NV on August 17, 2012

We have a 2006 Honda CRV with 75,000 miles. To our shock and surprise the transmission went out. The Honda dealership in Reno NV told us they had never seen this before, yet when we went online, we fi...
We have a 2006 Honda CRV with 75,000 miles. To our shock and surprise the transmission went out. The Honda dealership in Reno NV told us they had never seen this before, yet when we went online, we find out this is a problem with Honda CRVs. We also find out from local transmission repair companies, Honda is aware of the problem yet won't fix because problem usually happens after warranty expires... so it's not their problem. We will never buy, nor will we recommend a Honda CRV.
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Purchased a used car

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Does not recommend this car

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Love it

by from on July 15, 2009

I have had my CRV for three years, and I love it even more than the day I bought it. It's easy to move the seats for more interior space, my Great Dane/German Shepherd mix doesn't hit the ceiling (so ...
I have had my CRV for three years, and I love it even more than the day I bought it. It's easy to move the seats for more interior space, my Great Dane/German Shepherd mix doesn't hit the ceiling (so I don't have to vaccuum fur out of the headliner), the car handles incredibly well, stops on a dime, and is fun to drive. The seating is high enough to see over most cars on the Freeway, and the back door swings open like a real door instead of a hatch (so if you have dogs you can actually close them in safely - not always easy with a hatch). The car has an amazing amount of power for the gas mileage. The funny thing is that because of it's squarish, conservative look I didn't think I would like the CRV until I test drove it. It's been love ever since. We chose a Honda because we have an ancient Civic that just won't die. We had another make in between that only lasted 60k miles before the transmission blew. Meanwhile, our ancient Civic is still on its first clutch, transmission, and just about everything else.
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Excellent value for a small SUV!

by from Blacksburg, VA on October 1, 2006

Not being to needy on features, I purchased a 2006 4WD LX model a couple of weeks ago. Took it on a 4 hour drive last week, and got 25.7 miles to the gallon. Should be better once broken in. This...
Not being to needy on features, I purchased a 2006 4WD LX model a couple of weeks ago. Took it on a 4 hour drive last week, and got 25.7 miles to the gallon. Should be better once broken in. This vehicle replaced an aging Dodge Caravan, and so far outperforms in every way. Handles a lot tighter around corners, seems to have more power then the V-6 in the van, and tackles hills well. My only complaint is - there is a heck of a blind spot to the rear on the driver's side.
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Best for all round use.

by from Iowa City, Iowa on January 7, 2011

Bought used. Perfect size for my tools as I took out the rear seats. Great for trailering my 800 Lb gold wing and other things. Huge difference in performance in the 2.4 compared to other SUV's. I had...
Bought used. Perfect size for my tools as I took out the rear seats. Great for trailering my 800 Lb gold wing and other things. Huge difference in performance in the 2.4 compared to other SUV's. I had. Great mileage. body integrity, insulation from outside sound and seating comfort far superior to most SUV's. Love the full size spare so I can rotate 5. Best car I owned in a 4wd.
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Great Little SUV!

by from AL on August 29, 2006

The CR-V is a great little SUV for many reasons. Its large interior allows plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. I was amazed at how much pep this little SUV has. It handles even the steepest ...
The CR-V is a great little SUV for many reasons. Its large interior allows plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. I was amazed at how much pep this little SUV has. It handles even the steepest hills without a problem. It also is very maneuverable, with a nice tight turning radius which makes it very easy to park and get out of tight spaces. Even with a combination of city and rural driving consisting of steep hills and poor roads, my CR-V is getting 23+ mpg--and its still new, so it may get even better mileage as time passes. I also like the fact that the CR-V has such good safety ratings. The CR-V is also smooth, quiet and fun to drive. Its a vehicle that gives all the great benefits of the larger SUVs with the handling and convenience of a car. No single vehicle can meet the needs of every person, but the CR-V is perfect for me and I am completely pleased with mine.
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I'm sold on Honda now

by from Wyoming on August 8, 2007

I've had my CR-V for 1 1/2 years now and other than a very minor taligate sensor issue which was resolved under warranty, I've had zero problems. It's 4WD, gets through WY winters, is comfortable, han...
I've had my CR-V for 1 1/2 years now and other than a very minor taligate sensor issue which was resolved under warranty, I've had zero problems. It's 4WD, gets through WY winters, is comfortable, handles nicely and gets good mileage. What more could I ask for? The controls took a little time to get used to, but now I prefer them to any other car I've driven. The only tiny improvements I can think of would be an additional power port on the dash, an mp3 plug-in on the stereo and lighted vanity mirrors. All things considered, I'm happier with this CR-V than any other car I've ever owned.
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Best vehicle I ever bought

by from Detroit on February 25, 2011

I traded in my 2004 Civic which had been great for saving gas money but scary on the Detroit area freeways, especially in winter. I hunted around for a used CR-V from the earlier style-- more SUV, les...
I traded in my 2004 Civic which had been great for saving gas money but scary on the Detroit area freeways, especially in winter. I hunted around for a used CR-V from the earlier style-- more SUV, less sedan. Found the perfect one. LOVE IT.
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Awesome CRV!

by from Twin Cities, MN on December 22, 2010

I bought my 2006 Honda CR-V used in September 2010 and it's only been two months but I love it. It accelerates well, handles the road great, and gets pretty good gas mileage for an SUV. The vehicle st...
I bought my 2006 Honda CR-V used in September 2010 and it's only been two months but I love it. It accelerates well, handles the road great, and gets pretty good gas mileage for an SUV. The vehicle stability system and ABS have already proven themselves to be effective in the Minnesota snow/winter, and I don't regret getting this vehicle!
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Does recommend this car

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