1997 Honda CR-V Overview


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4.25 stars

Based on 16 reviews

Peter 1997 Honda Cr-v by Peter
 — 4WD, 16 inch Alloy wheels, 17mpg in city 24 mpg on highway, great steering, 4V- cylinder engine, 6 cd player , silver body, it is 12 years old bur has only 91, 250 miles on it so far. It can easily g... Read More
Great Suv by John
 — This car is great for an SUV, 2.0L 126HP engine is responsive, average acceleration, smooth 4-speed auto transmission, good stopping power from the front discs with all round ABS, handling is good for... Read More
Great Car For Cheap by Zach
 — good car and gets the job done... also have 2 15in lanzar subwoofers in the back and a 4000 watt lanzar amp that get the job done. the car is also 4wd so it is great for off roading and getting muddy.... Read More

1997 Honda CR-V Overview

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1997 Honda CR-V

Many people that bought their Honda CR-V new in 1997 are still driving them. Why replace something that is working - even after 150,000 miles? After nine years, prices are going to vary according to condition. Unless you are looking for a "fix-up" set of wheels, the going price is around $6,000 to $8,225.

The CR-V is unique to other SUV-type vehicles. Instead of using a truck-style frame, the CR-V uses unibody construction over a frame with four-wheel independent suspension. The Honda "Real-Time" 4WD package is installed along with the standard 2.0-liter, 126-hp engine. One of the few drawbacks is that the CR-V comes only with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Reports from owners indicate that this vehicle is reliable, with enough power to get through traffic. Consumers, who like the idea of an SUV that does not sacrifice economy, equally praise its size and comfort.


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Honda CR-V Questions


Why Is The Idling Comes Down Only When The Engine Is Warm?

I have switched my CRV engine from 1997(B20B3) with another from 2000(B20Z1).-Starts great, good response to throttle, no hesitations, but it hunts up and dowm on 1500 rpm + - 200rm repeatedely till...

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Could Anyone Tell Me What Would Cause My All Wheel Drive To Stop Working, I...

My 1997 Honda crv all wheel drive has been a good one untill the other day when I noticed that the rear wheels was not working in awd mode. Could any one tell me why? or a "may b" why> thanks

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97 Honda Crvwill Start Fine And Then Idles Down. I Am Able To Rev The Engi...

It seems to get slightly better,once we get moving. I'm just afraid it will stall at a redlight/stop sign.

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Can I Remove The Rear Axle For More Fuel Effiency ?

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How To Change Cv Joint

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