2006 Honda CR-V Sport Luxury from Australia and New Zealand
Well worth the investment!
After years of buying second-hand cars that were not always the bargains they seemed to be, we decided it was time to invest in something new. Honda Australia had a good deal on new CR-V's and after a great deal of research, we decided that the CR-V was the right vehicle for us.
We were needed to transport our three young children in a safe, reliable vehicle. We wanted something that wouldn't cost a fortune to run and that be backed by a company that actually took customer service seriously.
The CR-V has been faultless. The longer we have it, the more we like it. We spent the extra money to get the top of the line model with easy to clean leather seats. The wide flat rear seat allows us to fit in three child seats, which was of crucial importance. The height of the vehicle makes getting the children in and out easy. There is enough room in the rear for both our Labradors or a large baby buggy.
Customer service from Honda has been excellent. Lots of phone calls to make sure we are happy. They come out to us to service the car which is very convenient as we live some distance from the dealer.
All in all, it's the perfect vehicle for us and was money well spent.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2007
1st Aug 2007, 07:43
Hi, I am also considering a CR-V (or any other similarly-sized SUV), and have one major requirement: it must easily accommodate 3 child seats in the back! I see you said it can - what type of seats are they? I will have to be able to fit one of the smaller back-facing "carry handle" types for a few months old baby, then one of the big front-facing chairs for my 2 year old, and the third being a "booster" chair for my 4 year old. I can barely squeeze these three into the back of my current car, a Peugeot 307 SW, but it is very uncomfortable, especially for my 4 year old son (no elbow room) so I need substantially more width.
Is yours' the latest model CR-V?
One more question: I've read road tests complaining about a very harsh ride when driving on slower, poor surface roads (whereas it is superb at higher speeds on smooth surfaces, with car-like handling) - do you find the same?