2003 Honda CR-V Reviews from UK and Ireland

2003 Honda CR-V Sport Auto 2.0i Vtec

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0i Vtec Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carMazda Xedos 6

Summary:

A reliable 4x4 with a bland feel

Faults:

Problem free.

General Comments:

I wouldn't choose another CR-V because of the following reasons-

It has a bland feel and the interior is black and drab.

Uninspiring to drive with lifeless steering though decent body control.

Very thirsty on fuel. At petrol price 90p per litre, it costs £52 to fill up and only does about 300 miles. Performance is adequate.

The gearbox is not very easy to use- it can takes ages to change gear and adjusting the gear stick can be difficult.

Well specced, but pricey.

It is though reliable and fairly comfy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2005

2003 Honda CR-V SE Executive 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10500 miles
Previous carLand Rover Freelander

Summary:

Disappointing

Faults:

The back window did not fit from standard.

Wheel bearings disintegrated.

Brakes have warped.

The clutch is slipping and the dealer tells me that this is pretty common, it will need to be replaced.

Unexplained uneven tyre wear.

General Comments:

I traded from the Freelander because I believed that it would be more reliable having had a few problems with my Land Rover, however, they were nothing quite as bad as I experienced with the Honda.

Trade in value is weak for this type of car, the Land Rover was better.

This car has no off road ability.

Dealer service is excellent, it is just the car that is bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th July, 2004

27th Jul 2004, 07:23

I work with Honda and there cars are very well built I have never heard a problem like this before. you should try a Toyota rav 4, even though I do work for Honda I shouldn't really be saying that.

16th Sep 2013, 09:30

Brakes don't warp. The most common problem is people sitting on their brakes after heavy braking, and part of the hot brake pads embed into the disc. This then causes the vibrations you feel. Of course nobody will admit to doing this, despite about 90% of cars I see sitting with brake lights on at traffic lights.

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews