2000 Honda CR-V Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2000 Honda CR-V SE from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carHonda CR-V

Summary:

Perfect small reasonably priced SUV

Faults:

Not a thing.

It is a fabulous vehicle and I will never own any other car as long as the CRV is made.

General Comments:

Good performance.

Good cargo space.

Comfortable seating, with plenty of cup holders. Excellent height from pavement for an elderly parent to get into comfortably.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2002

2000 Honda CR-V LX 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles

Summary:

Get an Escape or Tribute. It's got what the CR-V NEEDS

Faults:

Air Conditioning.

Engine needed early tune-up.

Radio knob fell off.

General Comments:

This car needs more POWER. It's a cute little runabout, but it's desperately underpowered. I constantly need to floor it to avoid getting rear-ended on the freeway. And I live on a moderate hill, and the CRV can barely make it up. A tune-up helped the performance a little, but it the engine is far too overworked. Unless you live in Kansas and feel like keeping pace with the truckers, the constant throttling of the engine will make the fuel economy miserable.

Driving it is like driving a minivan. The LAST thing it screams is "Sport Utility Vehicle." You sit like you're in a minivan. One benefit is the center pass-through, however.

Another little clever thing is the Picnic table. It's a handy thing to have.

The dimpled-plastic on the doors I could do without.

This little ute has ZERO (read ZE-RO) off-road ability. NONE. PERIOD. You're hard-pressed on hilly dirt roads. It's decent for tiptoeing in slush-puddles, it takes a second for the 4 wheel drive to engage. I'm unimpressed.

We ended up selling this early and buying a loaded Mazda Tribute. What a difference! Plenty of grunt, and a little bit of off-road capability (but it's no Jeep or Land Rover.) It also seems roomier in the inside (the back seat is even better), and less minivan-like. Despite the recalls, it's been trouble-free. I would reccomend getting this or the Ford Escape over the CR-V.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th April, 2002

29th May 2002, 13:54

How many times have you had your Tribute serviced since this review? I hear those cars are a reliability nightmare. Do yourself a favor a get a 2002 CRV. A much better investment...

3rd Jun 2002, 18:57

I have gotten my Tribute serviced Zero (read, 0) times.

I purchased it after the recall snafu.

I would disagree with you completely about your assumption that the 2002 CR-V is a better investment, as it is still lacking in the Power department, as well as in many other departments.

My Tribute has been extremely reliable, and would once again highly reccomend.

2000 Honda CR-V ES Camel Trophy Ltd Edition 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance12500 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

Not perfect, but very very good

Faults:

Driver's seat belt catch a little stiff.

Otherwise, the usual faultless Honda owning experience.

General Comments:

A well built vehicle, could do with more power.

I would only consider this car with a leather interior, the cloth interior is out of place on a car of this quality.

The spare wheel cover (perspex disc with chrome belt) is poorly designed and hence almost impossible fasten properly if you're on your own.

However, the general finish is excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2002

15th Oct 2009, 07:57

Could you tell me how your clutch is holding up?

2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A perfectly balanced car and light SUV as well

Faults:

Nothing wrong!

Really reliable.

General Comments:

If you know the CR-V very well, you won't drive it "really off-road". CR-V is designed for city and "light off-road" use, it's handling is perfect on the highway, like a car with a good double wishbone, also very good for skiing, camping and outdoor activity.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2001

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews