20th Jun 2012, 16:50
I'm not sure that anybody in my immediate family would buy another Honda either. We own a 2006 CR-V, and we love it. It's been very reliable and hasn't given us any issues, but definitely feels a lot cheaper compared to Honda's we've owned in the past.
Next to our two other cars of similar vintage (an '06 Toyota Corolla and '09 Toyota Camry) it looks pathetic. We recently bought our '06 Corolla used at a Honda dealership. The dealership was excellent to deal with, but while we were waiting for paperwork to be finished up on the purchase of our Corolla, we looked around the showroom. The new Honda's just feel cheap. The gaps in the dashboard are unacceptable I think for a Honda. When I opened the glovebox in a new 2012 CR-V, I was surprised to find it suddenly sitting in my lap! A salesman came over and claimed that some screws must have not been installed at the factory... Tsk, Tsk... Honda, you're getting sloppy.
Before I get questioned for buying our CR-V in the first place, we bought it used (from the same dealer we got our '06 Corolla actually) and we got an excellent deal on it. Plus it came with a lifetime warranty. Mechanically it has been perfect, but the interior is definitely a bit cheap feeling.
20th Jun 2012, 20:19
Yeah, I would try to pursue Honda with the lemon laws, but it's really difficult to make a case. The car has to have had the same failure at least 3 times, and the problem cannot have been resolved successfully. Oh well, win some lose some I guess. The worst thing about it is, I work really hard to earn what little money I have, and I feel very disappointed that I have so many problems with this car. Hell, what I really would have liked was a used Benz, but I figured it would be a money pit. Little did I know... LOL.
21st Jun 2012, 23:23
My experience with Honda was very bad. It was almost as bad as Toyota. I'll never even look at another Japanese car again.
21st Aug 2012, 11:32
I don't know what Hondas you people are referring to, but my 2002 CR-V has been flawless, reliable and well made.
I have owned several Hondas, and they have all been trouble free and a joy to own. Our most recent was a leased 2007 Civic EX. Great car. The demands we have put on these manufacturers to provide safety, comfort, luxury features and reliability in comparison to just 10 - 15 years ago is ridiculous. We want the cars to be the same price as they were years ago, yet offer all of these upgrades - give the manufacturers a break!! Cars are so much more complicated than they were just a few years ago.
22nd Aug 2012, 18:45
Like all Japanese cars, the quality of Honda has plummeted drastically over the past decade. My boss and his wife each drove Hondas (a CRV and an Accord) up until last year. Now they both drive new Fords. They are much happier with the Fords. The Accord used to spend half its life in the shop. Neither of the Fords has required a single visit to the shop except for servicing.
23rd Aug 2012, 10:24
Uh oh, you're not going to open up that debate on this thread too, are you? Can't we keep it about this particular car?
23rd Aug 2012, 10:57
HERE we go again with the skipping record comments. If you do not like Hondas or Toyotas, then please stop repeating the same things over and over again on these reviews.
24th Aug 2012, 19:45
Those "skipping record" comments just happen to be true, and are acknowledged as such by virtually all automotive reviewers. Since when is stating facts inappropriate? 24 million recalls is a fact. Like it or not.
25th Aug 2012, 17:27
Just WHO has 24 million recalls?
I do agree, it isn't a skipping record, it's a stuck record.
26th Aug 2012, 22:19
Wow. How quickly the memories of import fans fade! Toyota had 23 million (court ordered) recalls, and since then have added at least another million. They have the highest number of recalls of any car company that has ever existed on Earth.
28th Aug 2012, 11:26
Funny on 5th Jun 2009, on another Accord thread there was a commenter that stated that their boss had already traded in his wife's Japanese car for a Cadillac, and that he was trading his import for a Ford. What a coincidence!
I also saw a comment from a few years back from a writer claiming that his own Mazda couldn't get aligned because of the suspension sagging from the weight of the car, and recently someone who uses a lot of the same rhetoric stated that this just happened to a friend.
I seem to be seeing a lot of the same stories recycled on this site to suit the times - some going back to at least 2009, and many using the same buzz words. What a coincidence, huh?
29th Aug 2012, 09:08
I had a Honda that wore out the rear discs twice as fast as the fronts. By coincidence, I saw others with the same problem.
29th Aug 2012, 16:57
We had a Toyota based Pontiac Vibe in our family that had the engine sludge at 48,000 miles.
I myself have replaced a handful of Toyota engines with the same problem, both V6 and I-4.
Is this a coincidence too?