1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0


Uninspiring to drive


Clutch master cylinder.

General Comments:

This is one of the best made cars I have ever owned. It is a high mileage car that runs like new, everything works, and it looks fresh.

It drives very well in snow and on dirt roads.

But I don't like the car because it revs too high in 5th on the highway. It is a slow car, with dull handling, and bland ride. Fuel economy is far worse than I'd expected; 22 MPG HWY.

More of a city car. Sucks for a long trip. Not a highway car.

Don't find it an attractive car, but the CR-V only got worse. Everything on the inside is grey. I can only admire the quality, especially the crispest tachometer and display. The cassette deck seems bulletproof.

Because it is so reliable, I may have it for some time.

Already thinking about the next car, a same era Accord.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2013

25th Feb 2013, 07:16

An Accord for your next car?

Good idea, since you seem to like this CRV so much.

1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0


Good little work horse for lugging kids, sports gear or the family about town


Replaced two tie rods.

Replaced one passenger side control arm.

Air filter.

Needs rear wiper motor.

Timing belt done 40000K ago.

General Comments:

I have only had the CR-V for two weeks, but have logged over 3000Ks with little disappointment.

I have no complaints with the power, the CR-V cruises at 130kms no problem.

Interior is moderately comfortable, but it is not a plush SUV, it is a little work horse.

I will post again once I have had it longer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2009

1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0 4 cylinder


No matter the condition, it is still a Honda and I love it


We purchased the car from a private owner who was desperate for money (paid $1,000). It was in need of a head gasket, and had been poorly cared for. My husband is a mechanic, so we went ahead and replaced the whole motor.

I'm not sure if the following is a result of poor ownership or poor quality craftsmanship. The vehicle seems rickety, like a tin can when driving on a highway. I have owned several vehicles in my lifetime, and this reminds me of a cheaply made old style Hyundai (before they became reliable).

I am slightly disappointed to find that although this is an EX model, and my other Honda is a year older (97 Accord SE), it has less convenience options on it. For instance, the windows do not work once the key is off, and there is no gas cap holder. It may sound petty, but I have become well adjusted to these in my Accord. I would have expected a car that is newer and technically better option wise, to have these in it.

I have seen others complain about the lack of power, but it is sufficient enough for my needs, and is exactly what I would expect from a 4-CYL in an SUV. I am still a loyal Honda owner, and I don't expect that to change. They keep their value better than most other makes of car and more than surpass the 100K mileage mark with no problems. (my Accord currently has 260K on it)

General Comments:

It has excellent storage space, cup holders, and the picnic table that comes standard is a neat extra.

I'm a loyal Honda owner, I have had several different models (CRX, CR-V, Prelude and Accord) Honda is the most reliable manufacturer of cars around today.

It seems to be good at handling corners, and is excellent on gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2009

9th Apr 2009, 02:01

I would have loved to have bought a Honda Prelude, they're very in demand in NZ. Excellent record of reliability, a 96 Honda can see NZ$ 4500.


1998 Honda CR-V EX


The best, little, car I've ever owned!


Nothing, has gone wrong with this Honda since day one!

General Comments:

I don't know, where others get these ideas of "under powered", etc.

If they wish to purchase something fast and quick, then WHY, did they buy an SUV to begin with?

SUVs are not MEANT to be "sports cars"!

As to "Fit and Finish"... nothing, on the market today, can even come CLOSE to Honda quality!

I've owned a KIA Sportage and in one word???... "CRAP"! The GEO, my brother owns, is in the shop, more often, than on the road.

After 121,00 miles with my 1998 CR-V, I've changed the timing belt, at 70,000 as recommended and changed the oil...period.

When this one dies, I'll replace it with another CR-V, no questions asked!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2006

21st Oct 2008, 16:21

Well said, I own this car and I love it! It's such a reliable car and it has great fuel economy.