1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L from North America
I would not get another CRV, time to find something faster and quieter for the same price
Radiator cracked and leaked at the cap at 140,000km.
Power window motor and LED bulbs for the instrument cluster failed at 160,000km.
It's a very reliable car, never ever has it failed me, and it has always kept me and my loved ones safe and sound.
The acceleration is decent, don't expect too much, but if you really gas it, you'll surely be able to beat most cars at the light with it.
Has a bit of trouble achieving high speeds, but again it's a 4 cylinder engine, so you shouldn't be going too much over 100km/h anyways.
Nice interior, comfortable seats with an arm rest for all passengers.
Quality sound system using Pioneer branded speakers.
Fun to drive, steering is responsive in most situations.
Real-time 4WD system is sluggish, usually activates too late, but is better than nothing.
Cabin noise is rampant throughout all Honda CRV models; newer or older, they have all the same issues.
Small touches make a difference; hidden picnic table, under seat storage, leather wrapped steering wheel with perforated holes, the dash is made of mostly foamy leather material, not completely hard plastic.
What snow? This car plows through it like it doesn't even exist, however I suggest that you retrofit an ABS shut off switch; the ABS sensor is too sensitive, and in the first 5 years of owning this car, I've had so many near accidents. I do give it so much room for stopping, but the ABS just keeps the car from applying any brake force, so I retrofitted a switch to shut it off when driving in snow, and the car drives beautifully. Stops with full power and starts without slipping.
I've had this car for 11-12 years now, and it's been great. Looking forward to another decade with this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2012