1997 Honda CR-V LX from North America
Good in winter, but no good in general
ABS wheel sensors died within 10,000km of purchasing this vehicle.
Stabilizer bar bushings worn prematurely.
Rear left shock knocking within 20,000km.
Transmission slipping second gear after 50,000km.
Cruise control doesn't work after 32,000.
Ignition unlock switch replaced twice.
Electricals always having shorts in the brake lamps, sensors and door locks.
Engine knocking loudly at 110,000.
This car has received impeccable maintenance as well as routine checks at the dealer since new.
Terrible seating leads to back problems within a reasonable short distance.
Totally underpowered, I had an Acadian pass me one day and it picked up speed better than I could.
Electrical woes and sub-par quality make this model an undesirable unit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th March, 2006
28th Mar 2006, 20:22
In response to your article, you just had a lemon. Rarely do you ever hear of CR-Vs having any problems. I had a 1997 with ABS that had over 190,000 miles when it was stolen from me. Never a problem. It ran flawlessly from day one. I agree that the seats aren't the most comfortable and the CR-V needed a power boost, but I never had any problems and most mechanics will tell you that. They are generally bullet-proof. I'm sorry that you had such a horrible experience and I know that Honda's customer service has a lot to be desired, but this truck is really an excellent truck. It's number one even in used car ratings. Try buying parts at a parts store. You usually have to order them. The shop owners will tell you that they never get request for CR-V parts. They are just that good. I'm not trying to change your mind about ever purchasing one. I'm just telling you that your experience is extremely rare. I wish you the best of luck in all your future car buying experiences. Take care.