1999 Honda CR-V Reviews - Page 5 of 8

1999 Honda CR-V 2.0 liter AWD from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter AWD Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance212000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

Great

Faults:

The motor mount needs replacing.

Need new front struts.

Have already replaced the spark plugs and tuned it up.

Rear door latch broke.

Changed all fluids in the engine, transmission and all wheel drive system.

General Comments:

It ran great. Fot it at 200,000 miles for 2,000 dollars from a Chevrolet dealership.

Great gas mileage, and I had K & N air filter in and tornado gas saver, and get about 34 mpg.

Handles very well, and my wife is short at 5 feet 3 inches tall, and she can see everything, and very comfortable.

Also handles great in heavy snow and icy roads.

It really wonderful vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2006

1999 Honda CR-V from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles

Summary:

One of the best decisions I've ever made

Faults:

The emergency brake light comes on when the car is cold, but will go off when I hit a bump in the road or after driving for a while (usually by the time I get to work). This only happens in the winter and hasn't caused any problems.

The spark plug for the dashboard lights keeps blowing out.

General Comments:

This car had been great since the day I bought it. I haven't had any major problems and, from what I hear from other CR-V owners, it will continue to be a very reliable car.

It gets great mileage compared to other SUVs, and is spacious enough to haul just about anything. It's a great road-tripping car.

It's got impressive pickup for a 4-cylinder.

I love my CR-V and plan on driving it until the day it gives out on me, which will be a very long time.

A few stories about what a beast my CR-V is:

It was 3am on some back roads in Maryland when I hit a deer head-on going at least 60mph in my CR-V. I checked the car -- not even a scratch!...though I can't say the same for the deer. This car is truly an undercover beast!

A car rammed into my CR-V from behind at a stop light. The car that hit me had a huge dent on its hood from my rear-mounted spare tire -- again, the CR-V didn't even have a scratch.

I once thought my CR-V had a transmission problem, so I took it into a mechanic who looked confused and told me that "Hondas don't have transmission problems." He looked it over and drove it around -- everything was fine. I was just paranoid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2006

21st Aug 2006, 07:00

I am amazed that the CR-V ratings are all "happy faces", but the ratings for the 2000 Accord are about 1/3 "happy faces" and 2/3 "sad faces". How can reliability and customer satisfaction change so much from model to model?

3rd Apr 2007, 22:37

Hmm that's exactly "it". Opinions change from model to model, simple fact of life. Some cars don't need further improvement, but "us" consumers don't understand this. Thus new models come out, with new and improved problems. Keep up on your research and you'll be a happy customer. Best of luck to everyone out there.

24th Feb 2009, 15:05

Hondas have their fair share of transmission problems. A late 90s Acura TL 3.2 is the same engine and tranny as V6 Accords. Also late 90s and early 2000s Civics often have tranny problems reported. Search around the web for this and also other reviews by owners such as msn.com.. there's plenty of crying happening.

1999 Honda CR-V LX from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance43200 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

The Very Best All Around Town Transportation For The Money!

Faults:

Radiator had to be replaced.

Honda white paint isn't the shiniest.

Original Tires are not very safe.

General Comments:

This CR-V is awesome for around town transportation.

Reliable, comfortable and inexpensive small family vehicle.

Ride is noisy and not well suited for long distance driving.

The resale on this vehicle is excellent compared to most SUVs in same class.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2006

1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carAudi 90

Summary:

This car is slightly above average

Faults:

The cable for the passenger side interior door latch has broken twice.

The engine threw a valve at 65000 miles and ran on 3 cylinders for a while.

The power windows have little raising power left.

The check engine light often comes on in cold weather.

General Comments:

This car has less fit and finish quality than other Honda's I have owned. The engine is loud and buzzy and could probably use a top gear with lower RPM. What I like about the CRV is it has great foward visibility. The CRV handles well in snow and icy conditions. For a SUV, the CRV gets reasonable gas mileage, we average about 25mpg, and it is spacious enough to haul a good deal of cargo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2005

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 27 reviews