Even when new there where rattles all over the interior. This was probably due to the engine vibrating very hard when the car is stopped.
The dealer did say the vibration was normal and showed me on some other models. I can't believe there is a car sold that vibrates that much when new. Build quality was OK. I really didn't like driving it because rattles really bother me.
After I found out the the A/C systems in this generation CR-V were going out just out of warranty and it was costing $1500-4000 to fix and it happens on a regular basis, I got rid of it before I became the lucky one. What happens is the compressor is in a place where it doesn't get adequate ventilation and it overheats. The internals disintegrate and sent metal shards down the system. Therefore the entire a/c system has to be replaced.
I bought this car because of Honda's "legendary" reliability because I drive 40k miles a year. I was not impressed. This isn't a bad vehicle but there are so many better choices out there.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2008
2006 Honda CR-V Basic 2.0 from Philippines
Terrible electronic throttle system
A testament to Honda reliability.
Horrible electronic throttle system.
This new electronic throttle system that Honda has incorporated to this model is just silly. I don't know why they had to shift to an electronic system with this kind of performance, when the previous system just works great and is very reliable as well.
This is the only downside to this model, but unfortunately for me it has somehow ruined the whole feel of the car. If you have driven the first gen CRV and this model, you would know what I mean.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2007
10th Oct 2007, 09:35
I hope that electronic downside isn't so bad because I'm planning to get one. Never driven the 1st generation CRV.
27th Jun 2009, 14:09
I agree that the new electronic throttle system miss the feel that the previous model. I own a 2006 CR-V and my aunt own an 2005 CR-V and the difference is noticeable. The 2005 model feel much powerful that the 2006. But maybe for a inexperienced driver the 2005 could be more dangerous, because the engine is too powerful and the driver could loss the control if press the accelerator too quickly. In my opinion both models 2005 and 2006 are wonderful. The ride and seats are very comfortable. No problems at all.
28th Jun 2009, 15:01
I have a 2009 CRV and love the electronic throttle system. It is accurate and provides me the best gas mileage I can get... why wouldn't I want that. Of course it feels different from the first generation (I had one of those as well and traded for my new one). Both my CRV's were problem free, which is why I come back to Honda. The day of non- electronic throttle systems are going away, so get use to better mileage, low maintenance and longevity.
14th Jul 2009, 23:59
We have a Honda CRV 1997 model service in our company, it is really a super car; it reaches 210kmh on plain roads and it's amazing. But, I had a problem to it coz it is my responsibility. I can notice it if I'm driving slowly on curved lanes; something noisy rubbing things under the chassis, especially making a "U" turn. On that day, we removed the propeller shaft since there is still a front wheel drive so that we can use it. Then, the noise is gone but seems there is no damage of the prof shaft. Can anyone help me for this?
The rear differential fluid needs to be replaced. The old fluid doesn't have enough friction modifiers in it to lubricate the clutch packs, hence the notable chatter when cornering. It takes special "dual pump" fluid, so just take it to Honda.
Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 15 reviews