1997 Honda CR-V User Reviews

1997 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Curtis writes:
1997 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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Gas milieage

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It is a honda so no power

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Good Boring Car. — Not very cool looking, but good car. Had almost 250k on it and it still drove great. I dont really like hondas or other turds, but it was cheap and had plenty of room for a small suv. I would buy one again.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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aaronsteward22 writes:
1997 Honda CR-V Review
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4

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It is a great little car! Great for a first time driver or a little family! I have had a few problems with it but that's the chance you take with buying an older car. It is a very comfortable drive and has decent gas mileage. The people I bought my car from used this car to take trips up to colorado and the four-wheel drive was very helpful with driving on the mountains I even drove it up to Colorado my self and it preformed wonderfully. Its a very safe car and it has kept me safe in many situations and the handling and the breaks have saved me from a few accidents, which comes in very handy.

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Its a wonderful little car every now and then I have the starter go out on me (only happened to me twice out of my three years with it). I had a few oil leeks but all those have been takin care of but I would still keep my eye on it. Sometimes if your going fast (like 80 mph which you rarely go) there is a little bit of a vibration in the front. Sometimes when replacing a part it is slightly more expensive because it is not an American made car brand.

aaronsteward22
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A Wonderful Little Car — I love this little car its always gotten me where I need to go. I've had a few problems with the starter going out and a few oil leeks but I have got them fixed though I keep my eyes on it especially since it is an older car. The handling and brakes have saved me from more than one accident and I am very grateful that it has good brakes and handling, the four-wheel drive has come in handy too. This car has been an amazing first car and I have had no accidents in it, I'm not sure about the people who had it before me but it has done great with me. Overall I give it four stars, it is an amazing little car and I hope who ever has it next will take good care of it.

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KotNitro writes:
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4

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- automatic transmission
- good family car
- 4WD

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- endless repairs((( may be problem with my pre-owned car?
- expensive OEM parts

KotNitro
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My (un)fortunate Car — This CR-V is very good being compared with my another car, Lada 112, but in my opinion japanese car need to be more and more reliable! I have changed front suspension (all part!) now need to change rear suspension and front CV joints. And many-many small part hee and there...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Priya writes:
1997 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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design, comfort, view of road

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falling apart everywhere...maybe that's my fault.

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Its Falling Apart — hard to accelerate, takes up too much gas, bad brakes, doors don't work, glovebox works when it wants to, back windshield wiper doesn't work....but i like the little table inside the car!

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v1ella writes:
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Reliable

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It's appearance won't bowl you over.

v1ella
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Cr-v — It's wonderfully reliable. The all wheel drive kicks in right when I need it which is often during these Northeast winters. For a V-4, it's pretty zippy once it get going at highway speed. I would definitely recommend this vehicle to friends and family.

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kim2267 writes:
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Great Gas Mileage For A Small Suv, And Pretty Sharp Looking Too! — Great vehicle, especially for its age! Good gas mileage, smooth ride. Only negative would be the gear shift on the steering wheel and no console between the front seats (flip up tray, but no storage).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chantal writes:
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Reliable

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looks like a box

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A Reliable Vehicle — This vehicle has lots of room , it is really reliable, it handles great on any type of roads, overall a great vehicle. Needs improvement as per comfort of seats, and the storage at the rear can also be improved. No need for a table.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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John writes:
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Engine, transmission, handling & comfort.

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Acceleration, rear drum brakes, wind noise & resale value.

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Great Suv — 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 an SUV, great suspension, very comfortable city runabout.

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Jarrod writes:
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I should probably suggest a newer model.

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I'm sure there are more varied features on newer models.

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To My Needs, It's Perfect For The Time Being. I'll Probably Have It Till The Wheels Fall Off. — Overall, this is a great vehicle in that it's got a solid build behind it. I mean, Honda has made some of the longest lasting cars, with the least maintenance, in the past ten years or so, which is perfect for those strapped for cash. As for performance, the acceleration is a bit sluggish for my like at times, but at least its mph holds steady through it. I've never had an issue with the handling or stearing, but as with all this, if the cash were on hand, I'd pay for some mods. Right now it's been in my care for over a year, so yes, I bought it through Honda's Pre-Owned service, and the previous owner never drove it in the near decade he owned it. Right now it's on 135k+ milage, and I've yet to have any serious issues with it for maintenance. Cosmetically, I've had to watch the black lining around my windows slowly break apart and flake off, but the paint and all else is holding strong. I've had contemplations about upgrading to a newer model, but I have to say, the one I've got has grown on me. I'm sticking with it for the long haul, I think.

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Lauren writes:
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Its a great car

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nothing

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Great Gas Mileage — I love my car very much. Its is an awesome car. It has gotten me to were i need to be and I am very happy with it. I would recommend this car to anyone. This is a great family car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1996 Honda CR-V Reviews

Very Good By sophia664

Very powerful accelleration, good brakes, comfortable, listens to the driver ,very safe , reliable, good sound , a lot of space . overall it is a fun car to drive with your family ! Honda makes the... Read More

Great! By Hassan

really good car great drive fun comfortebal easy to drive, performance is semply good! cost of patrol is high on this car. really good brakes wonderful car to drive for a road trip! good car for off ... Read More

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1998 Honda CR-V Reviews

Typical Small Suv By Vwags

I bought this car needing some work but felt it was a good purchase since I could do the work myself. I have only had it for a few weeks and am surprised at the low MPG since it is a small 2.0L 4 cyl... Read More

Love It By darth_dave

I went from a V6 2001 Windstar to a 1998 Honda CR-V. While it's taken a bit to find acceptance in a V4, the easy maintenance alone was worth the switch. It's comfortable and fun, but doesn't fly up a ... Read More

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1999 Honda CR-V Reviews

Perfect For A Family By JMancini

I bought this car from a used lot, and had a few things I had to replace but overall it's gotten me to and from where I've wanted to go. Perfect for in town or a student on the go! Read More

Great By ErinsGirl12

I love this car. Not really anything I dislike about this car. I just want to upgrade to a newer year but I do love this car. Never had a problem with it at all. I would say for a first car for your k... Read More

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2000 Honda CR-V Reviews

Great All Purpose Suv The 2000 Honda Cr-v By Michael

Purchased used with 65k miles and being a one owner with all the service history this thing should last me forever. Great all around sport utility thats fun to drive and does it with ease. Ours is the... Read More

Great, Reliable Car. By Coley

My CR-V is a great runner and handles very well on any kind of road. It has only needed a few wear-and-tear repairs. Looks great both inside and out. Gets great gas mileage. Fun car to drive. Overall ... Read More

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2001 Honda CR-V Reviews

Perfect Little V By Alex

I love these little suv's. they are cheap, reliable and can do anything you throw at it. I will keep this until the wheels fall off. I just pulled my first trailer with this and it was 1,200 pounds. I... Read More

Honda Cr-v Reliable By kkcajun

The Honda CR-V is extremely reliable. No major problems since purchase in 2001. AWD works great and it is roomy for its size. it is not the most sleek and stylish vehicle on the road, but it is worth... Read More

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