2002 Honda CR-V 2.4 from North America


Poor excuse for a SUV


A short offroad excursion revealed less than ideal traction. It concludes with if all you are looking for is an alternative to a small car and SOME WEATHER CAPABILITY, the CR-V is the car for you. If you want a real SUV, I recommend Jeep Liberty or Nissan Xterra. If you want to visit mountains as well as go to the mall, get a Jeep Liberty or Nissan Xterra. If you want to tow a trailer, get a Ford Escape. It's the bottomfeeder of the small SUV class.

General Comments:

At least I didn't waste my money, it's a company car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th January, 2002

18th Sep 2002, 14:30

How could you possibly find fault in such a solid car? Without question, the redesigned 2002 Honda CRV is the best compact sport utility you'll ever find. Would you rather have a junkyard vehicle like a Kia Sportage instead???

27th Feb 2003, 13:37

Go get yourself a Jeep Tiperty then... I work for a rental car company, and I agree, the V6 Escape is a nice vehicle, lots a pep, not too bad on gas, car-like (sorta). In the end though, the only thing that counts, is will this vehicle be good to you through years of ownership, and as much as I like the Escape, in a short period of time, you will notice trim pieces coming apart, leather interior cheap and un-stitched, the cd player rattles the door panels, and a seat belt warning chime that will have you trading it in in no time. I think overall, the CR-V may be a little underpowered, but I am sure that long-term, would make a great, reliable everything you need it for kinda vehicle.

10th Mar 2005, 02:34

How the hell do I shut off my 2005 crv ex seat belt chime I'm going crazy.

13th Jun 2008, 09:22

Um... Buckle up?

13th Jun 2008, 17:44

The CRV is basically a Civic SUV. Our Civic was probably the WORST vehicle we ever had the displeasure of having to deal with. It was falling apart (LITERALLY) at 40,000 miles, and using a quart of oil every 500 miles (or less). The engine blew up at just under 100,000 miles and it was sold for scrap.

I'm not rushing out to buy another Honda. After 300,000+ miles in a Ford, 270,000+ in a GM and 240,000+ in a Chrysler with almost NO problems, I find I save MUCH more of my hard-earned money with domestics.