2003 Honda CR-V User Reviews

2003 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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  • 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
"power" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 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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2003 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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Reliable and great handling, Good quality interior materials, no breakdowns, Easy to find parts, great engine

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Considerable amount of road noise,

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The Best Vehicle I've Owned. — There is a reason that the Honda CR-V is so popular. My 2003 has been an amazing vehicle for me and my family. It has a fantastic balance of power and fuel economy from a four cylinder engine. The handling is amazing on any road condition. The interior has withstood a lot of use. By far this has been the best car I have owned. I do admit that the road noise is more than the average car, but a good set of tires will mitigate most of the noise irritation.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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2003 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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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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2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Roomy

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Paint does not hold up, especially in Florida. Poor gas milage compared to former Honda Civic Wagons. Poor engine compartment design. Expensive to repair. Hidden repairs needed after front end collision, many not obvious, e.g. throttle body mounts for cableing.

cmcdonald824
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Over Hiped! Honda Civic Wagon Was A Far Better Vehicle. — Terrible engineering concerning the throttle cable and cruise control being attached to the trottle body assembly. Front end collission results in bent parts and having to replace trottle body module ($$$) because trottle body made from cast metal and minimum support for bracket required for throttle and cruise control cabling. Unnecessary if a bracket were designed rather than molded mount to cast metal in a vunerable area at the front of the engine compartment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

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Excellent power.  Vtec engine (Acura).
Mountain driving with four people and cargo is no problem.

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MPG between 22 and 24 City or Highway.

2003HondaCRV
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Extraordinarily Dependable. — Dependable, reliable, safe. Excellent braking and handling in the snow and ice. Only one owner. 2003 Hond was never in an accident. Versatile with plenty of space. Fold down rear seats accomodate bicycles, boxes and items from the Home Depot.

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