1998 Honda CR-V User Reviews

1998 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews

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1998 Honda CR-V LX Review
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It had lower mileage than what it was replacing

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Fuel economy is not what I would expect

Vwags
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Typical Small Suv — 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 cylinder engine. It will do for my needs but I would expect it to be higher.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda CR-V LX Review
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Reliable, good fuel, low maintenance, simple engine, good handling.

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Lower power.

darth_dave
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Love It — 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 hill like the Windstar did. The Honda has a lot of room for storage and fuel economy is way better than the big heavy minivan obviously.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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new timing belt, water pump, battery, and rear struts

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Has had RR repair (new paint) dosen't match older(faded) paint. Driver window does not roll down(?)

jitatmp
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Clear Title — good comfortable car, rides and handles really well. I bought the car from a lady that couldn't afford to have timing belt and resulting valve damage repaired and did the repairs myself. I have driven the car about 1000 miles with no oil consumption or loss of any fluids. I just don't need to keep it. I put in new antifreeze (Advance 50/50), and changed oil (Pennzoil 5w30 and Fram filter) when repairs were done.

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1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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Tough little car. 235,000 miles and going strong. Normal but  maintenance. Honda replaced the head at 110,00 due to a valve problem. Tow my small bass boat with zero problems.

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No cons

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I Will Get Another One If This One Ever Wears Out — While not a pure suv, no low range. I have had it in snow, mud forest service roads in the Sierra and the AWD is far better than I expected it to be. It will cruise all day and not leave you fatigued. First tire replacement I put on two sizes wider in a 60 series. Looks handles better than the original size.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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Drive and you will truly appreciate this car.

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If you like paying for gas, don't buy this car.

Momba21
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Wife Loves This Car. — Terrific gas mileage. All "wear and tear" parts replaced and car has been very well maintained. A fun, safe and dependable ride. The AWD was great during the snow and ice. Hey! It's a Honda, what more can you say?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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It is VERY easy to park, and also easy to handle around town

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It is kinda slow

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This Is A Great First Car — In my search for a car, I came across a 1998 Honda CR-V. I had driven a 2000 model, and LOVED it, so I thought this one would be worth a look. So I ended up buying it. I love this car, it feels nice to drive, its kinda slow, but not bad. It works great for putting the (Honda) lawnmower in. I can't wait to get my license in a couple more months, so I can drive it to school and cross-country practice. Its very easy to park, which is a great plus for me. It even has its own table (look in your owner's manual if you don't know what I'm talking about). I want my next car to be another Honda FOR SURE! or a Toyota.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda CR-V LX Review
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relaxing

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under power

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Nice Car — under power car for a 2.o liter engine. need to have a better engine overall performance nice car to drive around the city. very comfortable even for long driving not a economical gas ideal only for long driving needs a constant maintenance for better performance

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda CR-V LX Review
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Smile factor of 8.

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odd transmision transition on the 1-2 shift takes some getting used to. Truly a crap retaining vehicle (cr-v) I can and do carry too many tools and 'stuff'.

clic55
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Terrific — Super dependable. fun. amazingly agile for a high center of gravity car. I jerry rigged a cone filter to the factory inlet tube and I get up to 29 mpg highway at 75 miles per hour. my rpm at 60 mph is only 2200 rpm.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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Lasting a long time

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Not much power and not for tall people

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Honda C-rv 1998 — This fully loaded (minus the roof rack) CRV is lasting a long time. Got it for 11 years so far and still going for my son. I didn't like the power on this because it has none and even slows down on big hills. I also find the driver seat didn't go far back enough if you have long legs. Just recently (after 250 000km) that the transmission started to slip but the dealer wants $8 000 to replace it and the whole vehicle is worth $4 000...???

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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Good control, safe, comfortable, roomy, reliable, 4 wheel drive, good for utilitarian use.

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Unattractive, slow acceleration.

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The 1998 Honda Cr-v Is A Great Car For Anyone. Drives Nicely, Good Visibility, Bang For Your Buck. — My 1998 Honda CR-V is a great car. I've had it since 1997 and it still drives great. It's not very attractive but it has 168,000 miles on it and drives like new. It's a real tribute to Honda's quality. It's pretty comfortable too. CD Player conked out I need a new one but radio still works. 4 wheel drive is very uselful. It gets around 23 mpg and maintenance is around $200- $400 annually... as it gets older though it can get kindof pricey I had to buy a new rotator cuff last week. It's kindof fun to drive but then again any car is fun to drive when it's your first car. My Mom owned it before me. The pep factor in this car is definitely lacking. But overall I love it it has done right by us for 12 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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