2008 Honda CR-V Consumer Reviews

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2008 Honda Cr V
4.4
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Perfect crossover

by from washington d.c. on June 22, 2008

From reading some of the reviews in this site, I think I must be somwhere between a "city girl" and "little old Lady" but I think this car is just terrific. Of course, I didn't buy it to haul cattle o...
From reading some of the reviews in this site, I think I must be somwhere between a "city girl" and "little old Lady" but I think this car is just terrific. Of course, I didn't buy it to haul cattle or Friday night drag race. I've always owned subcompacts, and this has way more acceleration than they have, but uses about as much fuel. The comfort level for longer trips is just remarkable compared to my previous cars. I can fit things in when I have larger items, but length wise it's actually shorter than my previous sports coupe for city parallel parking. It also handles terrificly and actually turns more narrowly than my previous little cars,which was an expected happy surprise. I opted for most of the bells and whistles, since it was still a lot cheaper than bared boned comparable vehicles, including some other Honda models. Perhaps if my previous vehicles were 6 cylinder behemoths, this would seem sedate, but for average driver I think this vehcile is the perfect compromise.
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Great Performance and Reliable

by from Dubai, UAE on February 18, 2015

I bought this car in 2008 and still going as good as new! Zero issues so far (till Feb2015). I have changed it's tires and the battery only once in six years! The electronics features in 2008 were no...
I bought this car in 2008 and still going as good as new! Zero issues so far (till Feb2015). I have changed it's tires and the battery only once in six years! The electronics features in 2008 were not so advanced or atleast they were not providing in UAE, so mine doesn't have a Bluetooth or navigation features, but that is minor thing. The best things I like about this car: - Very Comfortable (best seat design) - Good Pickup Power - Very Safe - Never fails
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Impressive Crossover

by from Lancaster, PA on February 25, 2014

Over the last 3 years we've logged about 70K miles on our CRV EX. Overall I've been very impressed with value of this vehicle. For a small SUV it's quite spacious. You can really pack this thing well ...
Over the last 3 years we've logged about 70K miles on our CRV EX. Overall I've been very impressed with value of this vehicle. For a small SUV it's quite spacious. You can really pack this thing well with lots of stuff and the shelf in the back is super neat. I can't count the number of times I've commented on it when stacking luggage. I was a bit skeptical of this "real time all wheel drive" feature. I was concerned that it wasn't "real" 4-wheel drive and would leave us stuck in the snow. Time and time again I've been very impressed with how it handles in the snow. Haven't gotten stuck yet and we had some rather large storms here in the northeast over the last coulpe of years. We even drove our "V" on sand in the Outer Banks and I gotta say, again I was very impressed. I wouldn't go climbing any sand dunes in the "V", but it handled surprisingly well. The 2.4 L engine at times feels like it may be a little underpowered however for everyday driving, it's just fine. Gas millage is okay. On highway traveling 70 mph we average 27 mpg and in the city we average probably low 20's. Overall it's been a very solid vehicle and I would highly recommend. For a small SUV, it's got a lot of nice features and is priced well.
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An awesome Crossover SUV.

by from Salt Lake City, Utah on August 14, 2013

I absolutely love our 2008 CR-V EX-L, I going through chemo again and have taken the summer off to deal with the chemo and be with my family. On my good week we go camping. I've taken this car places ...
I absolutely love our 2008 CR-V EX-L, I going through chemo again and have taken the summer off to deal with the chemo and be with my family. On my good week we go camping. I've taken this car places (i.e. washed out after being flash flooded dirt/sand backcountry roads) in Utah where the only other cars or trucks we meet are high clearance Jeeps or Trucks. We've been to Echo Park in Dinosaur N.P, Upper Cathedral Valley in Capital Reef (check them out on Google Earth), Boulder Mountain, Utah, and all over Yellowstone and Grand Tetons N.P.'s. It handles all our gear and 4 bikes on a roof rack for weeks at a time. Super comfortable inside and good looking outside. I work as a snowboard instructor in the winter and it is awesome in our snowy Utah winters. I plow through 12" of snow without specific snow tires. Have Goodyear Alliance tires and they are quieter than the Continental's they replaced. I can get 26 MPG on road trips fully loaded w/gear and bikes and 4 humans in my CR-V. It's a punchy car up mountains fully loaded no problem at all being only an inline 4 cylinder. It's a Honda and they do engines best. I have had no repairs needle in two years of ownership. Change the oil, air,filters and rotate tires are all I've needed to do and they are simple enough to do myself to save money. Stay with Honda's recommendation and use 87 octane not 85 and you'll have more power in snow or mountain passes. I've owned a 1976 Honda hatchback wagon years ago and I sold it at 250,000 miles. Now I own a Honda CR-V, a Fit, a 1992 CB 750 motorcycle and a generator, lawn is small enough for the smallest electric mower or I'd own a Honda there too. :D
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Tight little Ship

by from Texarkana, Tx on April 15, 2011

I was a major American man prior to buying/trading for this Honda. Why did I trade? Two things; reliability of the product and my truck was a gas hog. The truck was a 2007 large major truck and the ca...
I was a major American man prior to buying/trading for this Honda. Why did I trade? Two things; reliability of the product and my truck was a gas hog. The truck was a 2007 large major truck and the car a mid-sized sedan. Nuf aid. Better economy all around much more sheik. No more $200-$250 a month. We love it.
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Very Nice

by from Baltimore, MD on January 29, 2010

I'm really enjoying this EX-L w/ Navi. It was worth it for me to buy a used car with the top trim level and I'm still finding cool things like the back-up camera is really convenient, the Nav screen i...
I'm really enjoying this EX-L w/ Navi. It was worth it for me to buy a used car with the top trim level and I'm still finding cool things like the back-up camera is really convenient, the Nav screen is touch, it comes with a trial membership XM radio, and the sound system. The car handles well and is smooth on the road. I take my turns slower than I did in my Nissan Sentra.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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My CRV

by from Boston, MA on March 4, 2011

My CR-V is the prefect car for my family. The MPG are ok for an SUV. My 2 year old son loves being high up and looking at the moon roof!!
My CR-V is the prefect car for my family. The MPG are ok for an SUV. My 2 year old son loves being high up and looking at the moon roof!!
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Great car!

by from Olympia, WA on August 6, 2013

I owned a 1997 CR-V and loved it and the 2008 is even better! Honda made a lot of improvements in the comfort and performance of the car. Between work, transporting my daughter to her activities, and ...
I owned a 1997 CR-V and loved it and the 2008 is even better! Honda made a lot of improvements in the comfort and performance of the car. Between work, transporting my daughter to her activities, and running errands, I drive approximately 50 miles on the freeway and around town everyday and am getting between 23 and 24 mpg. The CR-V has a smooth ride on the freeway and has the power it needs to accelerate safely onto the freeway. The visibility is great in the car and it's easy to see everything that's happening around me.
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2008 Honda CR-V ex-l AWD

by from Raleigh, NC on June 2, 2013

I am overall pleased with my CR-V. I went from a 2007 CIvic, because of the limited space and my commute was shorter. It has plenty of cargo space and comfortable backseats when you have multiple pass...
I am overall pleased with my CR-V. I went from a 2007 CIvic, because of the limited space and my commute was shorter. It has plenty of cargo space and comfortable backseats when you have multiple passengers. The interior is really friendly and attractive. The engine performance is not all that great, but is to be expected with a 4 cylinder with no turbo or anything. I get around 22mpg around the city and some highway mixed. This is pretty much on track with what is expected. Overall, I have really enjoyed owning it and my wife is always asking to drive it! I haven't needed to use the AWD, but tested it and works well and makes it feel a lot safer.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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its ugly and the interior is horrible

by from Warrenton Va on February 10, 2008

I just bought a 2008 CRV with the leather and all the nice aminities i didnt need. What a bad buy! i bought this car thinking it was going to be reliable which it is but the interior surfaces are hard...
I just bought a 2008 CRV with the leather and all the nice aminities i didnt need. What a bad buy! i bought this car thinking it was going to be reliable which it is but the interior surfaces are hard and annoying. One big reason i bought the car is for 1 reliability 2 interior quality 3 MPG the interior quality isnt good, the plastics are very hard and the gauges arent easy to read at my seating adjustment. I thought the MPG was going to be good (i get 24-26 highway) I mostly do highway driving anyway. With a tiny tank im always refilling it. only 14 or 15 gallons? The I4 provides okay acceleration but not good passing power. I'm extremely upset that i thought the good MPG let me over look the exterior design. I've gotten very "fake comments" on the way it looks "good" Should have got the Escape with the V6.
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