2003 Honda CR-V User Reviews

2003 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"wiper" 2 reviews

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Robert writes:
2003 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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5

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Reliable, good looking, smooth, roomy and generally very good at everything it does.

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Superb Suv — Superb at most things it was designed for. Not a true off roader, but really handles the snow well. Loads of room, comfortable and quiet, Fairly economical and very smooth. Great build quality, 100% reliable and superb auto gearbox.Lots of toys and looks good. Will buy another one when this one is tired out. Great value

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sarah-Jane writes:
2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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5

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Integrated SatNav in Ex model, Air Con AND sunroof, Seats fold right back to give loads of room in back.

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Bit of a gas guzzler if you drive over 70mph. Take it gently and its as good as a normal saloon.

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Safe Reliable Sexy Car — I got this car to help me transport my dogs around. I have to admit to falling in love with it. I am now thinking about trading it in for a diesel but the same model as I prefer this one to the new 2007 model. It drives like a dream. Is easy to handle. The interior is huge. The back of the car has so much room that even a very tall person will sit in comfort with loads of leg room. The controls are very user friendly.

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kvdmurf writes:
2003 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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4

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Very Reliable and easy to maintain. Amenities include a 6 CD changer & sunroof, as well as durable floor mats throughout the vehicle.

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Not a lot of power.  It does not enjoy being aggressive.

kvdmurf
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A Very Reliable, Confident Car That Is Great For Toting The Family Around. — Really, I just wish it had more power. It's hard to accelerate off the line in a car that would like to stroll. The other problem I have is that if you don't manually turn off the head lights the battery will be dead in a few hours. I have never had that problem with other vehicles I have owned. Especially as most cars today turn off on their own........ Just saying.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mikey98036 writes:
2003 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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5

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Awsome in the Snow, lots of room for dogs and kids

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not quiet, a bit noisy, just a little under powered

mikey98036
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Awsome Overall Crv, Low Low Maintenence — I bought this little car a few years ago for my wife. It does awesome in the snow, rain, and ice. It had 45000 miles on it. We did the 60k service and it was in expensive. Awesome for dogs and kids. Oh and a picnic table in the floor!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Henry2024 writes:
2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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4

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*Great acceleration and torque.  Good power for a 4 cylinder engine
*Very easy to change break pads and other do it yourself maintenance

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*Ride is truck like and jerky, not very smooth
*Only fairly reliable - Honda quality has gone down
*EX is top trim - yet not many features and cheap plastic interior. Bottom storage door has been broken for years because of cheap plastic

Henry2024
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Decent Mid Size Suv — Our CR-V is 11 years old with 134,000 miles and has been fairly reliable but has had two major repairs. The alternator went out a few years ago and the starter this year. However, the body has held up well, and still no rattles after 11 years. The CR-V only came in two trims, the FWD LE and AWD EX. Plastic storage bin lock broke long ago and the cheap inside door fabrics have had to be glued on. Gas mileage not as good as expected, even with good tires, regular oil changes, and air filter changes. Burns more oil than my 99 Dodge Caravan. Slightly disappointed with Honda quality. This vehicle has been given to my son for college use.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rwrest writes:
2003 Honda CR-V LX Review
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Lots of rear storage, reliable, versatile, good fuel economy, cool features

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Are there any?

rwrest
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Great Reliable Family Vehicle — This is a great family SUV. Very reliable, comfortable ride and safe. It has tons of rear storage with a built in picnic table for that spontanious picnic. It also has a cover that hides the rear storage. This has been a great family vehicle for the last 5 years for us.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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atsukowood writes:
2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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4

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I had this car for 3 years and I really liked it as a family car! We needed AWD living in a country.

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Not really

atsukowood
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Good Looking Car — I liked the color , and everything was good for my budget when I bought it. 3 years ago. It was perfect with it's 4WD and sunroof to drive my child around. This car did a great job. Glad that nice person bought it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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raaaaaaay writes:
2003 Honda CR-V LX Review
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5

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my best vehicle ever by far

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dont  like tire on backdoor ..dont like that has no intermittent windshield wipers

raaaaaaay
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I Give It A 9.5 — u can not go wrong with this car...great gas mileage -reliable -easy to clean -good options - awesome heater --great resale value --low maintenance issues -comfortable ride for long trips --easy to see on sides in rear for safety --super

Primary Use: Family transportation

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trout1 writes:
2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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Reliability; quality build; versatile;

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Wish it got a bit better MPG

trout1
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Best Crossover! — The 2003 Honda CRV is a solid car. Much like Honda itself, it is not flashy, but dependable with quality throughout. There is plenty of cargo area, seats 5 comfortably, and the EX version gives me all-wheel drive and a really nice power moon-roof. CRV sets the standard in the small SUV/Crossover market.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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heilbronn writes:
2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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Very Reliable

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heilbronn
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Clean — Looks and is comfortable to drive, reliability was exellent, good gas milage,acceleration with the I-VTEC engine is great, braking is very good on these crv s , the sun roof is a nice option to have on this vehicle along with the cruise control make it fun to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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