1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Best of Japanese with the safety of AWD
Fan belt was squeaky for a while. Eventually it worked itself off the runner. My Honda dealer was absolutely brilliant. They towed it to the workshop, gave me a free courtesy car, and fixed it under warranty.
My Honda dealer did a number of "big" maintenance jobs in pre-delivery service e.g. suspension bushings, and cam belt.
Original tyres needed replacing. Quite reasonably priced.
Perfect balance of Honda personality, performance and economy, Japanese reliability, AWD safety, SUV height. Plus all the usual creature comforts. And the added bonus of being intimidating to the majority of UK traffic.
From experience, a well maintained Honda will go forever.
I prefer this model to newer ones, even though it's 8 years old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2007