2008 Honda CR-V
There are 14 user reviews for the EX-L 4WD 5-Spd AT trim shown below
- Great on gas, roomy, smooth ride, power heated seats...
- Rear view when backing up
I love everything about this car! I recently traded in my VW Beetle and couldn't be any happier with my decision. I was surprised to see how roomy it was inside and the trunk space is just an added bonus. I was hesitant at first to get an SUV since I was always used to driving smaller cars. But after I test drove the CRV, I was convinced that this was the car I was looking for! We also got a great deal for it:) I'm a happy camper with my CRV!...read morehide
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- Sharp looking vehicle that rides very smooth, has good room, nice features and gets very good MPG.
- Seats get a bit uncomfortable on long trips.
I got the CR-V after driving a loaded GMC Sierra SLT for 6 years. Of course there are features my truck had that the CR-V doesn't (auto headlights, memory driver seat, dual power seats with lumbar, auto dim rear-view mirror) but I do my research and knew going in what the trade-offs would be.
We test drove both the CR-V and RAV 4. My wife liked the interior of the RAV better but liked the exterior and the ride of the CR-V better. I liked the CR-V better all-around as I thought the RAV interior looked cheap. The V-6 pep of the RAV is nice but the only place I have found that extra pep would be helpful so far was on 2 I-65 ramps in Alabama.
I have had it for just over 2 months and just returned from a 10 day trip to Florida (2000 miles total). The drive was extremely pleasant in the CR-V. We averaged 27 MPG for the entire trip. The interior was very roomy (I'm 6-feet, 294 lbs.) and the ride is every bit as good as my wife's Accord, maybe better since the tires are bigger.
The trim and finish is nice and the one-touch sunroof is getting a workout. The longer I have this vehicle the more I like it....read morehide
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- Better fuel economy than advertised, if you're light on the gas pedal
- You have to learn to trust the maintenance minder, which tells you when to do things.
So far I love this car/truck. I don't know what to call it, because it is a raised civic, but the state of Maryland taxes me as though it's a truck. I did run into my first small problem recently, I tried to put 2 trash cans into the back and could only fit one, I didn't put the seat down so maybe that would have helped. The center console could be better, I have trouble getting at things because the compartments are so small....read morehide
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- Just about everything!!!
- No Bluetooth unless you get the nav system.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CAR! This is my 2nd CR-V (I traded an 02). So far, I am loving this model even more than the 02! The ride is quieter and smoother and I love the back door swinging up instead of to the side. I don't even have 500 miles on it yet, and I am averaging 24.8 MPG.
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- Fantastic Fuel Economy, XM Radio, Interior Space, Functionality, Overall Fit n' Finish
- Blind Spot in Right Rear, No Air Vents in Back Seat, No "Real" Tilt Steering
After a very long and tedious search for a vehicle to replace my 1999 Eddie Bauer Explorer, we decided to finally purchase the new CR-V. Needless to say, we drove everything......and I do mean everything.....once, twice and sometimes a third. As gas prices continue to climb, the need to purchase something that got better than 16 MPG average was on the top of the list.
Though this is my car, my husband does have to drive it once in awhile. Unfortunately, he drives a Chevy Avalanche and when moving into the small to mid-size SUV's he was far from being comfortable compared to that or the Explorer.
I had driven this car before and eventually I was able to talk him into driving it. After he drove it, more research and discussions on our other options, the decision was an easy one, the CR-V. On our lengthy test drive, we averaged 25-26 MPG, City and Highway driving, that was 70MPH on the freeway too. The CR-V drives like a car, not an SUV and even though it doesn't have the power of the 5.0 in the Explorer, it still has plenty of "PEP" to get on the freeway or into traffic.
Once you figure in cost, reliability, gas mileage and resale value, the CR-V should be tops on everyones list....read morehide
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- XM Radio, HEated leather seats, power seats, lots of storage space, built in MP3 plug
- Ride is to rough, feel every bump in the road even minor bumps
This is an attractive car, they say it's resale value is very high. It turns corners well. It has seat heaters in the front, a sun roof, XM Radio, Leather seats, I have the EX-L. A built in security system. Plent of storage space. It turns well which is really nice you don't feel like you are on a roller coaster when turning. It gets decent gas milage. It has alot of excellent features. It has 4 wheel drive, which for the winters here will be great. It has airbags, and seems to be a very safe car. Overall I really like it.
On the down side: Their is no air flow in the back for the rear passangers this is a HUGE minus. Little ones shouldn't be in this car in a warm or hot climate because there is no air flow back there unless you open the windows. I am not sure yet about the winter and how cold it will be in the back as the car is brand new and we haven't had winter here yet. The worst part if you feel EVERY bump in the road even minor ones. It feels like there is nothing between you and the road. I dred the highway and I dred speed bumps and I dred most just driving down regular roads specially well used roads. Even my son complains it's to bumpy. I love the car just hate the way it bounces. I am not used to that yet.
The two reasons I gave it a lower than perfect review are: the lack of air vents in the back no air flow to rear passangers, and how bumpy the road feels when I drive...read morehide
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- Comfort....way more room and comfort than the RavL 4 I had
- Brakes are very touchy, but nothing you can't get used to, just takes a bit of time.
I am very happy with the purchase I made on this car. All the negotiations and finalizing of the car was done on line. Paid $28,000 with no navigation system, which didn't seem worth the extra $2,000. The 6 disc cd changer is awesome along with the sound. What sold me was the room I have as the driver. Compared to my Rav4 this car is unbelivable for a quality ride in a small SUV. Gas milage around town is average 23mpg. Highway from Connecticut to New Hampshire got me 26.5. Satisfactory for me, and again better gas milage than the Rav....read morehide
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- excellent gas mileage, great stereo and satellite radio, sharp styling
- had to pay extra for fog lights & front mud flaps, no auto dimming mirror
Have had my EXL for about a month. Averaging 23 around town and 30 mpg on the interstates. Vehicle handles nicely. Came with Bridgestone Dueler tires (intentionately made to ride soft, so lifetime mileage is about 30,000 miles). Firestone Stores will rotate these tires free for you every 6000 miles. You can also purchase a road hazzard policy for $84 (free flat repair and tire replacement based on mileage- current tires go for about $117 each). Had a 2002 CRV and this is a good improvement. Great small SUV. Only wish that options listed under cons came included with vehicle....read morehide
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- OFF THE LOT DRIVING HOME 210 MILES AT 75 MPH AND MADE 31 MPG. FANTASTIC!
- NO AUTOMATIC LIGHTS OR AUTO DIM MIRROR ON EX-L. BEHIND THE TIMES HERE. REMOTE START? YOU PAY!!!
OVERALL, A GOOD BUY. SMOOTHER, QUIETER RIDE WOULD BE NICE. it is better than my toyota 4-runner.
Easy to get aroung with and to enter and exit. Does have a blind spot on drivers side.
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- 1021 todays od reading, purchased on 3-27-08 getting city 22.049 mpg on the 4 WD.
- Comfort level rating=we're use to large suv. We will adjust.
Rented a Ford Escape for two weeks, while shopping for a new vehicle. We definately got turned off on the Ford Escape and couldn't wait to turn it back in. Looked at everything available, finally made the decision on the CR V-, EX-L,
4 WD. Love the leather interior, we didn't get the navigation system, portable systems were to our liking.
Console in center between front seats could be larger but appreciate it not being taller,unsatisfactory in many new vehicles, kept bumping elbow on them, we find the vehicle has plenty of power and no problem on climbing up the mountain roads.
Fog lights should be included and automatic rear mirror dimming should be included on the EX-LX model.
We was impressed with the large brake lights, however it would be nice if the brake lights lit all the way up into the reflectors for day use. Had to replace our much loved other vehicle, after being rear ended and it being totaled= All vehicles should have LARGE BREAK LIGHTS, SAFETY FEATURES ARE IMPORTANT. We can honestly say overall we are happy in making this vehicle our choice....read morehide
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