1997 Honda CR-V User Reviews

1997 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • 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" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Lauren writes:
1997 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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5

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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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Jarrod writes:
1997 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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4

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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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Peter writes:
1997 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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Everything

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Nothing

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Peter 1997 Honda Cr-v — 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 go for another 100,000 miles. I got a new muffler for a couple months ago that cost $ 700 . But that is it for repairs. Its a Honda what do you expect? Base Price in1997 was $ 13,500. For 2009 the value is $6,500 from Kelly Blue Book. Good Condition. Very fun to drive!!! It like a jeep liberty but it is better on gas.

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John writes:
1997 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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5

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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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Chantal writes:
1997 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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4

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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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Curtis writes:
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3

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Gas milieage

Cons

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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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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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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KotNitro writes:
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- automatic transmission
- good family car
- 4WD

Cons

- 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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Zach writes:
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5

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great suv

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4 cylinder

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Great Car For Cheap — 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. but dont scuff the rims

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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