Nice, cute utility vehicle
Radiator started leaking as soon as I got it. Got a new radiator and replaced it myself. It wasn't leaking much, but better to be safe than sorry.
Brake pads were in bad condition when I got it; got new ones and replaced them myself. Braking was fine, but they were making annoying sounds.
The engine layout is very easy to work on. That's all I have done to it.
When I first got the CR-V, I had doubts, but I needed a bigger car, so I bought it cheap from a friend. I have the LX FWD model; where I live I don't need the AWD. I get about 26 MPG on the highway and 23 city.
The CR-V handles like a car, a high car. It is very roomy inside and comfortable for short distances. I took a 1500 miles trip with it, and I realized how bad the seats are for traveling. Also road noise is a bit high. I don't think the car is underpowered, however when going uphill, the CR-V struggles.
Overall it's a good vehicle, perfect for a small family or a student. It is roomy, reliable, and versatile.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2013