Weird problems, but still satisfied with the CR-V
I had unusual problems with the right front caliper from the very start. The dealer replaced it three times. After the warranty expired, I took it to the guy who fixes my VW, and he installed after-market calipers. I haven't had an issue since.
The A/C compressor blew around 80K, and the dealer wanted $1700. I've found that the compressor was part of a class action suit. I never bothered to fix it -- I drive my VW Cabrio in the summer and park the CR-V.
The check engine light has been on constantly for the fuel cap seal.
An air flow sensor needs to be replaced (went out around 115K). I didn't bother with it last winter, but the car performs worse in cold weather with the bad sensor, so I'll probably fix that this fall when I switch cars.
ABS sensor came on around 120k, but was part of a recall and was fixed without charge.
The transmission light comes on randomly every few months and immediately goes out.
I didn't have any issues with prior Hondas (Civic and CRX), so the calipers and the compressor issues were disappointing.
The cargo space has been very handy.
It handles well in the rain. It's got the best wipers of any car I've had.
I wish I had waited until I could have found a manual transmission. The auto is boring.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2012