8th Dec 2004, 19:19

No I do not agree the CR-V is a true SUV, but it is more of a family SUV than an off-road SUV.

10th Feb 2005, 01:39

The Honda CRV is not a Jeep - lets just appreciate the vehicle for what it is - a class of its own.

Surely it would't go over terrains that are familiar ground for the Jeep, but than again 90% of vehicle owners don't do Off Roading.

So its not such a big deal - go get a Jeep or a Toyota Land Cruiser if Off Roading is your hobby. Just leave the CRV to the regular folks.

1st Apr 2005, 10:08

My 2.0 2WD CR-V bought in July 2004 has a serious reliability problem, the front (driver's side) shock-breaker has broken down twice and the dash makes a very annoying rattle till today. I agree that it's a thirsty car, but I can't agree with your comment about CR-V being a "fast" car, even by SUV standards. I would describe it's performance as RELAXED rather than POWERFUL or FAST. I feel that it's auto box is lazy, especially on long inclines which makes climbing up hills a rather though job to do. You just have to constantly shift down to 2nd or 1st gear to get the power.

30th Jul 2006, 01:09

Re U.K:

Jeep or 4x4 are both common terms for SUV's regardless of marque or drive wheels.

25-30 mpg is in Imperial Gallons, not U.S. gallons. 1 Imp. Gal = 1.2 US Gal.

10-ish second is far faster than the CR-V's closest competitor, the 13-ish second Land Rover Freelander.

European cars are significantly slower and less powerful... Accords don't offer anything larger than the 2.4 I4, and that's an upgrade. The only options in the 2002+ CR-V are the 2.0L from the 1st generation, or a 140hp turbodiesel.

14th Jan 2007, 02:33

How much did the rear spoiler in lack and sidestep cost you I want them as well?!

8th May 2012, 08:14

Back in 2004, I had a brand new Jeep Liberty Limited with less than 2,500 miles on it, when it took a stone through the windshield on the highway. I brought it to a well known glass replacement chain for a new windshield, and they damaged the windshield frame (a real hack job - required repainting etc.) Needless to say, I was not happy that this company damaged my new Jeep replacing the windshield.

While my Jeep was in the body shop, I was given a Honda CR-V as a rental. I was very surprised that the CR-V was a popular small SUV, as I found it to be a most uncomfortable, underpowered, noisy vehicle, that felt like it was made out of cheap and thin tin.

I was stuck in the CR-V for nearly a week, and needless to say I couldn't wait to get back into my Liberty.

The later model CR-V's may have evolved into a more solid compact SUV (I don't know, after that experience I have never driven another), but that experience left me wondering just what people saw in that particular model. In fairness to the Honda, I'm sure it must have been a lower end model, cloth seats, FWD, etc., but it just felt so cheaply made - the entire body resonated with a cheap tin "twang" over the slightest bump - I still cannot believe it was such a popular vehicle at that time.

Eight years later, I am still driving a Jeep Liberty Limited, and hopefully will be for many, many years to come.