2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Great SUV for most situations you may encounter with it
The only thing that has so far gone wrong with the car is that the sun visors often won't stay up. The other thing is that the interior light blew, but it cost $6 to get a replacement light.
So far I've really enjoyed my Honda CR-V. In my opinion it has excellent power, although it can be a little sluggish going up hill; a simple fix by shifting into 4th, or 3rd. It has plenty of "get-up-and-go" in it; it even left tire marks one time :P . Plenty of comfort in the car, climate control, radio and seating. Have taken it to the snow and also on a family holiday 200+km each way.
Whilst the CR-V may not be a true 4WD, it does the job damn well when need be. I've tackled several rough and muddy roads without any problems, however I wouldn't recommend taking it into muddy terrain. I have also taken it through a lake where the water was up to the headlights and the only problem it had was the clutch and brakes got a bit wet afterward. All it needed was some drying out.
The interior is pretty good in my opinion, ascetically pleasing to myself, although I question why Honda went with orange interior back lighting on the instruments. The chrome accents on the climate controls goes perfectly with the black backing throughout the vehicle.
In my Honda CR-V 1st gear is a little uneasy at times, although it didn't take long to adjust. Gears are smooth in transitioning.
The steering is the right combination of comfort and trust. The steering doesn't feel like you're steering a tractor from 1903, but it also doesn't feel like you're driving a go-kart at the local derby.
Overall I am extremely happy with the CR-V for a family SUV; plenty of cargo and passenger room for any situation you may encounter.
The only other thing I wish was that a tow-bar (trailer hitch) came factory standard, but hey you can't have your cake and eat it too. :P
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2016