2004 Honda CR-V Reviews from UK and Ireland

2004 Honda CR-V SE Sport Sat Nav 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Excellent practical and reliable car that is also great fun to drive a relatively inexpensive to own

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is by far the best and most practical car of the 15 I have owned since 1968. The build quality is superb from the switch gear to the paintwork. You know it will not breakdown (neither did my 2 previous Honda Accords... only ever in the garage for routine servicing) It handles exceptionally well for a vehicle of this type and although not a full blown off-roader (Honda are very clear about that) it does tackle some very difficult conditions well. I work in forestry and frequently take it up some pretty demanding forest roads and it copes well. The cabin could be a bit brighter and more inviting (I believe that this has been partly addressed in the 2005 model) but this does not detract from an excellent car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2005

2004 Honda CR-V exec 2.0

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3200 miles
Previous carHonda CR-V

Summary:

CRV -High Quality well specified Jeep

Faults:

Just got this car, 2nd crv. 1st one was 1998 Japanese import which I owned for 41/2 years -was faultless. This one shows all the signs of being the same.

Exec model has leather seats, alarm.

General Comments:

Very fast for a jeep. iVtec engine is superb if a tad thirsty 25 - 30 mpg.

I got mine in black and had the back windows smoked out, added side steps and a spoiler, looks beautiful. Have had lots of nice comments about the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2004

3rd Dec 2004, 08:15

Jeep owners shudder when folks refer to other SUV's as "Jeeps".

The CR-V is NOT a Jeep, it is a Honda.

I don't think a CR-V could go where Jeeps can go.

The CR-V is fine for what it is, but it is not an off-road vehicle, and it is in no way a "Jeep"..

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews