2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L VTEC DOHC from North America


Reliable, safe, inexpensive to maintain, however underpowered


Aftermarket Sony stereo system does not work. I bought the car with it broken.

Door handle in the trunk is broken, so I have to use the rear window to get things in and out (thank god this car has this feature).

A lot of wind noises in this car, and since the radio does not work, I am subjected to listen to some of the weirdest sounds.

When on the highway, and trying to overtake and pass another car, sometimes the car takes forever to switch to the 4th gear.

I also hate the fact that the car stays on the third gear at 110 KM/H with the tacometer at 3000 rpm. The car should shift to the 4th gear and give RPM's of 2700. The tranny in this car is decent, but is nothing like my 2001 Accord.

How come there are lights on the dash of the car saying a door is open; that's not a good feature if you have kids.

Driver leg-room is not that great, and I am only 5 foot 9, so I can imagine how much it would bother you if you were over 6 feet.

General Comments:

Based on what you are reading about the problems of my 2001 CRV, you're wondering, wow, the CRV is a piece of crap. However actually it's not, it's perfect for people who cruise on the highways at speeds of 110 KM/H and don't accelerate really fast.

Overall the car is magnificent, the resale value is high, the AWD feature in the car is great, especially during snow-fall & rain-fall, it makes a huge difference compared to my Accord.

The car is obviously underpowered; however for the decent gas mileage and comfort it's not too bad.

I would recommend this car to people who are looking for something that is safe to drive and is reliable in most conditions. Also, the CRV is not to expensive to maintain, so there is no worrying about any crazy service bills (unless you got a lemon).

The under-powered issue really bothers me because I am use to driving an Accord, which a different car. However my dad loves the engine and transmission because he does not have a heavy foot on the gas.

As far as the tranny goes on this car, she will probably last longer then my Accord, but it sometimes gets annoying when trying to get her to the 4th gear. The wind noise will bother you sometimes, but hey why are you complaining about a daily commuter car.

Asama Omarkhail.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2009

2001 Honda CR-V LX from North America


Made for short people

General Comments:

I got this car used from a Honda dealer with 46,000 miles on it.

The A/C blew off at 51,000 miles and the whole A/C unit had to be reinstalled. It cost me $1,200. I'm glad I had bought a comprehensive 3 year 36,000 miles warranty from the dealer. It pretty much took care of the expenses. Don't buy this car used without a good warranty.

I am 6' 1" tall and I have to say that there is something seriously wrong with the car seat ergonomics. If you are tall and have a lower back pain, then this car will screw you up. I have tried cushions, pillows, cloth rolls and all kind of crap to get some lumbar support. I will keep the car only if I find a permanent way to provide a back support. But if you are under 5'10", you might find it OK.

The cup holder is a joke. If you made a quick turn with a grande sized Starbucks coffee in the holder, then you would hate coffee for the rest of your life.

Though the car may feel kinda underpowered at lower rpms, it is surprisingly powerful in the 4000 rpm range. Good passing power at speeds higher than 60 miles an hour. The power is impressive considering it is a four cylinder.

Good gas mileage and great handling. The car is quite tight and rides like new.

I have had no other maintenance problem that the A/C breaking down. (but that proved to be expensive).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd August, 2007