1998 Honda CR-V User Reviews

1998 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • 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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Michael writes:
1998 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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Roomy interior, handling, smooth clutch, large engine compartment, relatively fun to drive

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Low on power, high RPM at highway speeds, fuel economy, seats, rough idle, unexpected problems

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A Great Little Suv, But.... — Power isn't great,but with short geared transmission it does the job. Fuel economy needs to be better for a 2.0L engine: 22 around town, 25 on the highway. Roomy interior but seats get uncomfortable after a couple hours of driving. Good cargo space and AWD system works very well for being so primitive compared to the Subaru system. Relatively low maintenance but mine has needed some unscheduled work, such as a new master cylinder and two slave cylinders on the clutch system, a new handle on the rear door, and a new lock on the driver's door. It also tends to idle rough. I tried replacing the OEM spark plugs with platinum plugs. They fixed the idle problem but made the Check Engine light come on, hence had to abandoned at inspection time. Have taken it on back roads and it handles great for a car of its size and weight. Overall a great small SUV when you can live with its limitations.

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darth_dave writes:
1998 Honda CR-V LX Review
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4

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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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jitatmp writes:
1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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4

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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(?)

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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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Steve writes:
1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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5

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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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Sean writes:
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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Billy writes:
1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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my sereo and the torage

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nothing besides the hp (126)

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My Car — Hand me down for me. new stereo system put in as the stock one broke 2 years ago. No problems with it runs great! Not a fan of the new ones but i love mine its sweet not as fast as id like tho haha. If you want a small SUV go for it. Also lots of storage

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Errol writes:
1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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reliability, mileage, storage

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road noise, interior

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Cr-v — Reliable SUV which I will run to the ground. I got it certified used. Soon after we had a transmission problem and it was replaced by Honda. Since then it has been smooth sailing with this car. Road noise on the highway is an issue for me. For what it cost and the value it holds today, its a great vehicle to own. I hope that Honda comes out with a hybrid version soon.

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Derrick writes:
1998 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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interior space, Corbeau Carerra drivers seat

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no power, faded hood due to a paint guy that did'nt primer it before painting...

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Battlewagon7 — great gas mileage, has held up to some serious beatings in the past. Goes through snow like a Hummer H2... Awesome winter car.

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Adrian writes:
1998 Honda CR-V LX Review
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Nimble handling, spacious interior, good cargo space, incredible fit-and-finish, unbeatable reliability, good fuel efficiency.

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Underpowered, mediocre brakes, price, alarm system (had to be replaced after the first year, but since it was originally installer by an outside vendor and not by Honda, I can't hold it against them).

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Good Small Suv — The build was incredible, extremely solid, never had to take in for ANYTHING in the 7 years I owned it. The interior was very spacious and comfortable. The ride was safe, but the engine lacked power, acceleration was mediocre and braking was long. Handling, on the other hand, was nimble and very precise. Very decent trunk space for its size. I owned for several years until I left the country and bought a Mitsubishi Outlander. Overall, I'd rate the C-RV over the Outlander in terms of build, handling, fuel efficiency and overall performance.

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Vwags writes:
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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

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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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