2004 Honda CR-V User Reviews

2004 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"space" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews

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4

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Quality and interior space

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Nothing yet

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Best Of The Mid-size Suv's Here In Australia - By Far — Well, after 2 months of research and trolling the dealerships, the choice came down to Forester, Outlander, RAV4 or Honda CR-V. RAV4 - actually didn't test drive this one - I was very cramped behind the wheel with the seat fully back, and couldn't even fit in the back - too small. We were after something a bit bigger than a medium sedan/hatch, but not a serious off-roader truck like a Patrol, Paj, disco or ‘Cruiser. Needed something auto with AWD and good storage for size – something the missus would like to drive. Having driven all 3 of the above remaining medium SUV’s, came up with the following: All have similar engine size, and outputs. Mitsu the thirstiest, heaviest and least internal space for both drivers, passengers and cargo – would be fine for sub-6-footers with small kids, but not for us (I'm 6'5"/195cm) Subie – lovely driver, but narrow cabin and poor rear-seat space. Most “car-like” to drive and lovely smooth engine. Most torque. But kickdown from autobox poor. Honda – what can I say? Got into it and everything just felt “right” – highest, widest, roomiest and internally the best design, IMHO. Very zippy with the i-VTEC engine and more than enough grunt (in a car) for me. Handling is terrific and when I first drove in wet and greasy conditions, it never felt like getting out of shape (I did do some pretty heavy accelerating and braking to test engine, ‘box and brakes). Sweet and tight as a drum. Cargo area massive, compared with Forester and Outlander - rear seat space the best by far, and the way the rears fold down, then forward, means HY-UUUGE capacity for something this size. Best econ of the three as well. We all know about Honda and reliability as well now don’t we? This one, even though used, will still come with a Honda-backed 3yr warranty, and it’s a local car with full service history (by the dealer who sold it new). Peace of mind. The missus liked it best too, with the kicker that under the cargo-area carpet, and covering another recessed storage-well is a large flat piece of molded plastic, that when you lift out, realise is actually a folding picnic table! How smart is that? Plus, when I showed the missus how the rear seats folded down, then forward, her first comment was: “You could sleep in there! Let’s go camping!” w00t! After having driven both the Forester and CR-V together, it was her pick as well and I graciously got the thumbs up to go ahead with purchase. Happy chappy and they even took my 19yr old Saab as a trade, with a decent price.

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Clint writes:
2004 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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Comfortable yet rugged and fun to drive. Great view of the road - even for tall drivers.

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Listed as having high rollover potential but I haven't noticed any instability.

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I Love It. — This is the best all-around car I have ever owned and I got it used! It has a peppy yet economical low emissions engine, AWD so it does great in all weather conditions. This model and year of CR-V has the best field of view out of the front windshield. It is very comfortable and does well daily driving back and forth to work as well as having plenty of comfort and room for long trips with the family.

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Kanexu12 writes:
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Lots of room

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Wish it was 4 wheel.

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Love My Suv — Car is very well maintained and always clean. Interior upholstery is like new. Less that 85,000 miles through 6 years of driving. Rides like a car which makes it fun, but had a bigger body for safety like an SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Meredith writes:
2004 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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real time 4-wheel drive and gas mileage

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acceleration is not so great

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Awesome, Practical Car :) — I love that it's "real-time 4-wheel drive. It is a 4-wheel drive SUV with a 4-cylinder engine though, so it gets pretty great gas mileage but it's definitely not the most powerful thing ever. As my dad likes to say, it needs more "kick"...but overall it's a great car and I love it very much! And I love that it has a pretty awesome turning radius too, especially considering it's an SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ian writes:
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everything

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suspension

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My Little Crv — the car is great overall. drives well on tarmac or dry ground. its also very fun to drive around the city or town. maintenance is not too costly and has very few squeaks and squirms. one amazing little car, the honda crv

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michael writes:
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Small SUV drives like a cloud!

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Could use a V-6 option.

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Cr-v...better Than You Would Think! — It's a good car, the drive is so smooth, it's quite amazing. The 2.4 liter i-4 has surprisingly good performance, the pickup isn't bad! I have never had an issue with the car's quality, afterall it's a Honda. The Real-Time four wheel drive is very well done, works like a charm and I never want to use a car that doesn't utilize four wheels 100% Looks nice, gas mileage isn't bad, even for a car that has 4WD. Interior is nice, moonroof/sunroof option, seats are comfortable. I love the car!

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CLARKIE writes:
2004 Honda CR-V LX AWD Review
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4

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So good I bought a new one

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Gas mileage on this vehicle was not very good

CLARKIE
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Honda Cr-v — Excellent vehicle. Great for getting the family around yet nice on the highway. Lots of pep when you need it, but the engine is designed to run at too high an rpm at highway speeds. Fuel economy is okay, but not great. Have had no problems with this vehicle in the two plus years I have owned it. If you are looking for a vehicle to navigate safely in the winter, this is a good one. It has great traction with the AWD and you never feel out of control. All in all, I would rate this vehicle an 8 out of 10 and would definately recommend it.

Owner for 2 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:17,000

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jimmyz787pr writes:
2004 Honda CR-V LX Review
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4

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Reliability, cargo space. Stable handling.

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Not 4x4 SUV. Limited off road.

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Super Reliable Vehicle — We have own this vehicle for a while. Used to be my wife's daily driver until I got her e newer vehicle. The car is so good that we decided to keep it. The engine on this vehicle it is strong and real reliable. We just had done minor tear and wear thing to the vehicle. It has 177K miles and still strong. I used the vehicle now to run arons and when family comes and visit is the house loaner. We planning to keep it for a while, no plans on selling it yet.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kathy12529 writes:
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I love my CR-V - the size is just right for me, taller than a car but not much bigger otherwise.  It is comfortable, fun to drive, and has enough room in back for what I need to haul.

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I don't like that I had to replace the entire air conditioning system at 74,000 miles (4 years old) due to a faulty part used by Honda in manufacturing it and pay for half of the repair myself - Honda should have covered all of it due to the faulty part.  Then at 148,000 miles (almost 10 years old) the lower right control arm broke.  How often do control arms break?  Was that a bad part too and do I need to be concerned now about the other 3 control arms possibly breaking? Do I buy another Honda after all of this or go back to Toyota?

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Love My Cr-v — I don't like that I had to replace the entire air conditioning system at 74,000 miles (4 years old) due to a faulty part used by Honda in manufacturing it and pay for half of the repair myself - Honda should have covered all of it due to the faulty part. Then at 148,000 miles (almost 10 years old) the lower right control arm broke. How often do control arms break? Was that a bad part too and do I need to be concerned now about the other 3 control arms possibly breaking? Do I buy another Honda after all of this or go back to Toyota?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nwgrrl writes:
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I love the style, comfort and maneuverability of the CR-V.

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Replacing the key fob was surprisingly expensive.

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Awesome All-around Car, Inside And Out! — I had been looking for a smaller SUV for quite awhile, and loved the CR-V from my first test drive. It is sporty but comfortable. The gas mileage is very good, and the little extras like adjustable cup holders and an easy-access trunk door just make it the perfect fit for our on-the-go family.

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