Update to my CRV story. Have about 51k now.. doesn't get much use during the summer as I drive my convertible.
I did put new Michelin tires on that I got from Sam's Club. Wow, what a difference in the ride. It is quieter and rides much better. The traction in snow is much better with the Michelin tires.
The wife is up to 16k on her CRV. She doesn't drive much at all.
Let me write your next update for you. Somewhere around 60-70,000 miles, your air conditioner will explode and shred all the expensive parts. It will cost over $2,000 to fix at the dealer. The Internet is full of these stories about the CR-V, but your dealer will pretend like he's never heard of the problem. You'll get mad and swear you'll never buy another Honda. Keep us updated!
Update to my CRV story... it's Nov-2010. Have 58k on the CRV as it was not driven much over the summer. Still rides great. I'm about to change the auto trans fluid / rear diff fluid for the 2nd time around thanksgiving. I know that others have had issues with the A/C. So far no problems.. but it could be that I live in Wisconsin and we rarely have summer here...
Update May 29th, 2012. Me again... CRV has around 66k miles and doing fine... no issues. Don't drive it much during the summer though, as I store it in the shed and drive my MR2 Spyder... So far so good.
I must admit, that is a good one! One of the funniest comments I've read on this site. Thanks for a good laugh on a dreary day in New England.
As far as the Honda CR-V goes, I had one as a rental for about ten years; actually it was slightly less than a week, but it felt like ten years - I just couldn't wait to get out of it and back into something a bit more solid, quieter, more comfortable, more powerful etc...
Dropping that Honda back off at the rental place and then climbing into the driver's seat of my own vehicle, was one of the best days I've had in a long time. :)
Our 2006 CR-V has 91,000 miles. It's black with a black interior, so the A/C gets used heavily when the weather gets hot. Not a single problem with it.
Update to my 2003 Honda CRV. It's June and I have 80k on it now... It's 10 years old and has been very reliable. And no... the A/C has not failed yet!! I don't drive it much during the summer as I drive my convertible. In my total extended family, we have 14 Honda's. I'm the mechanic for all of them, and perform all the maintenance.