2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0 gas from North America


OK if you're a woman who doesn't want power, but needs many improvements


The engine is so small that it often doesn't shift when traveling at speeds over 45 miles per hour. Other than that, no mechanical problems...yet. I haven't even had it for a year.

General Comments:

Although I am fond of the neat little features in this car such as the fold away picnic table & many intelligently placed cupholders, this vehicle definitely should not have a four cylinder engine. It is way too small to be put in a "sport utility vehicle."

I don't really think it's a sport utility vehicle. Yes it does have high ground clearance & a spare tire on the back, but it doesn't really have four wheel drive. It says it does, but there is no way to engage it. In my Bronco, I had a shifter. In my Explorer I had a push-button. But there is no way to engage the "four wheel drive."

The gas mileage isn't as good as it is said to be. It gets around 25 miles per gallon. For the size of the dinky engine, it should get better.

It's kind of goofy looking with the long, high-placed taillights & the ugly wheels they put on there. It is definitely a woman's vehicle, not a man's.

There is no reason I can see that they didn't put a V-6 in there. It would be a huge improvement & would make my opinion of the vehicle so much better. It is so hard to merge on the parkway with no power, especially with an automatic.

There is too much plastic on the vehicle. Why doesn't anyone like steel anymore? Steel bumpers are the best & last a long time. They also make the vehicle look 10 times better.

Honda cheaps out on tires & rims. Yes, at least there aren't hubcaps, they are real rims, but they are ugly & they put very cheap tires on there. I could get better ones for 4 for $100 at Pep Boys.

I like sitting up high & the ground clearance is good, but the wheelbase needs to be longer because I always feel like I am going to tip over when I take even the littlest corner.

I don't like the shifter. It is awkward to use & is way to stiff & hard to put into drive.

The radio controls are too far out of reach for the driver & the volume control is way too sensitive.

The rear hatch gets harder to close & open every time, I swear. It's ridiculous.

Honda gives every other CR-V the key fob for the power door locks, except for the LX. What does it cost you, Honda? A few bucks? Come on! Stop being so stingy!

On the other hand, it is a good vehicle to have if you enjoy taking long road trips. The front & back seats are both fairly comfortable. It also has many cup holder & the picnic table, along with a built-in cooler. We got our's with roof racks, which are helpful, but should be standard considering the dealer charges $400 for them.

The vision, I have to say is excellent with all the windows. Every vehicle has a blind spot, but you have great visibility with the CR-V.

Our Honda dealership is the best in the world. I will go back to them no doubt, but a highly doubt I will get a CR-V next time unless they make A LOT of improvements.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2002

2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0 gas from North America


Best buy in the Mini-SUV class

General Comments:

Honda CRV gives you many extras for the price, in comparison to "add-ons" with most other brands.

Almost everything is standard.

They are always making changes in response to owner feedback.

We like this Mini-SUV a lot.

Higher ground clearance and more room than "Cars".

But still good gas mileage and reasonable power.

My wife gets 25 MPG driving around the county.

And even better (27 MPG) on the highway.

We both think it handles great.

This FWD vehicle handles most all beat-up highway stuff, but I don't think it is really a true "off-road" vehicle.

So, the spare tire outside on the back is more for image than anything else.

Some may consider this a negative.

Also, the seats are a little bit hard.

21,000 miles now, no problems at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2002

24th Sep 2002, 12:24

Agree wife has 2001 and loves it. No problems at 24000 miles. Regular scheduled maintenance done on time.

Not a mans type 4X4 but great for ladies and light 4 wheel use. Snow and not too rough of off terrain are fine.

Honda builds them right; a great little SUV.


8th Jan 2004, 22:09

2001 Honda CRV AWD.

A very well made and practical vehicle, it is also reasonably frugal, and is confidence-inspiring in the snow. Easy to drive and roomy, its only real drawbacks are noisiness at highway speeds and the fiddly oil dipstick. With the 5 speed manual transmission -- a smooth unit -- its everyday performance is quite adequate. All told, this is a quality vehicle that is satisfying to own, inexpensive to run, and very reliable.

27th Jan 2005, 15:33

I have a 2001 CRV AWD which I really don't like. I would trade it in, but I travel so much I am up side down. My car's mileage is 98,6000 and I bought it new. The car has lots of road noise. The seats are very uncomfortable. The windows won't stay on track. The differentials need oiled. A new timing belt needed at 100,000 miles. I think I made the wrong SUV choice for me. The CRV doesn't seem to be holding any value. My friends that own a CRV seem to agree this just isn't what we expected from this car.

18th Jul 2010, 20:56

I'm happy to own a 2001 Honda CRV. I've had mine since new, that is 2001. Now it's July 2010, and my miles read 221000 miles. Very comfortable with no problems.

2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Excellent all round vehicle at a reasonable price


Absolutely nothing with this new one (only had it for a week) and the previous one was perfect until the exhaust blew just before it was returned to the lease company.

General Comments:

This is the best and most reliable vehicle I've ever driven - so good, in fact, that I have just taken the identical model on lease for a further 3 years.

We had the first one as an "R" reg - one of the first to be produced and very hard to come by. It never let us down once which is the reason we've had another. The newer version has much more power, especially in higher gears.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2001