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2008 Honda CR-V User Reviews

2008 Honda CR-V Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.6 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

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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tlbnh writes:
2008 Honda CR-V Review
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5

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Roomy, great cargo space and great for winter driving.

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Doesn't have a ton of learance for driving in the snow.

tlbnh
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Great Versatilty — This is a fantastic car for someone who wants better mileage than a full size SUV and better handling in the winter than a mini van. There is plenty of room for hockey bags and it travels through the snow with ease. The best part for kids is that the back seat is extremely roomy and comfortable. Great vehicle!

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Bobby writes:
2008 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD Review
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Quiet, easy ride, Premium Sound System, Good value for the money

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Acceleration

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Solid Car With Plenty Of Amenities — Acceleration is mediocre but the ride quality is extremely smooth otherwise. The engine is quiet and doesn't rev too high. I average around 20 mpgs doing mostly city driving which is pretty good. Leather seats are extremely comfortable and all the temperature and audio controls are easy to figure out. 270 watt sound system is a bit overkill for AM/FM radio and XM but it is awesome with CDs or iPod (via the auxiliary input). Plenty of legroom in the front and back for a car its size and the middle seat in the back is decently wide. Overall solid car with quality materials inside and out and easy handling. Compared to the similar Rav4 which costs more, this is a way better car!

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Michael writes:
2008 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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Fuel efficient, reliable, fun and exciting.

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None

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I Love My Car — The performance is amazing considering a 4 cylinder SUV, it accelerates quickly and the handling is amazing. The build quality is top notch, from the paint finish to the sturdieness of the doors. There are no squeaks or rattles of any sort. The appearence is top notch, looking very classy on the outside and inside. The cost of ownership is very little as the gas mileage is high for a 4 wheel drive and it is a Honda so it has very little maintenence needs. It is a very fun car to drive and I love my car.

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Scott writes:
2008 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD Review
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4

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prefect size, maneuverable, spacious.

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must be good, tons on the road down here

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Great Car — A solid car, decent milage 17mpg average town mileage, looks good, no problems so far, fun to drive, handles well, comfortable, and spacious easily fits the family and gear, overall, a great car that I would recommend to others to buy. If they made a 6cylinder, i would be in heaven.

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suelee writes:
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5

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AWD, height, reliability

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Cargo area isn't flat when rear seats fold down

suelee
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I Like This Car — The CR-V is great. I will never buy a non-AWD car again. I have been able to get up our VERY steep driveway even with 10 inches of snow on the ground. We've had a rough winter so far and I am always confident driving this car. I haven't needed any repairs. Highway driving has been great. I sit up high and can see very well. Acceleration has been good and it handles well. Interior is a little smaller than the old car, but we managed to get everyone and their luggage in for our vacation. When you put down the rear seats, there is a 3 inch lip from the cargo area. Kind of awkward. The cargo area comes with a cover shelf that you can put lightweight stuff on. It sounds better than it looks. The stuff falls down between the rear seats and into the cargo area. Besides I'm never sure if I'm putting on two much weight for the shelf. Exteriorwise, it's not a big car, but it just looks big and bulky. The cargo windows are small and visibility is not great. On another plus side, I can look drive thru people in the eye.

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Ameen writes:
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Its out look with extra acessories looks like a sports vagon..

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The height of the car at the must be increased

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Its Good. — Its quite good, its spacious inside with comfortable seats and at well speeds the in of ca r is silent and refined and u feel relaxed and lesening to music. It comes in three options. I am having the full option.It has sun roof ,cruise control,six CD changer ETC.

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Kukuh writes:
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5

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comfortable

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high cost of maintenance

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The Suit Modale Honda — i like because has got damn engine power with 2400 cc and has strong enough for braking, nice handling in their class. you don't need repairs any kind of alteration. luxurious seat, the cabin its big enough for four person. high cost of maintenance, high gas mileage. this car is fun to drive because i thing there are hand rest in every seat and of course pretty comfortable. but sometimes the shock absorber feel too hard.

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callasa writes:
2008 Honda CR-V EX AWD Review
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5

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What I like:  The roomy interior, handling, ability to haul cargo, over all comfort.  I have had my 2008 CRV for 2 1/2 years, and have had no issues.  Great car that does great in the snow.  

Cons

Blind spot if looking when pulling out if you are having to look out the back window.  

callasa
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Love My Crv — Looking to upgrade to a CRV with leather interior. I've owned several cars and one other Honda and you can't seem to beat a Honda for realiability. Love the ride, comfort, handling, I wish the gas mileage were a better, but overall this is a great car.

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TajasDad writes:
2008 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD Review
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5

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I think I've pretty much said it in my opening remarks.  One fantastic little SUV!  Handling is even above par for a car like this.

Cons

Could use a bit more power.  If Honda would Turbo it, look out!

TajasDad
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Golden Hauler — One fantastic little SUV/Crossover. No wonder they're number one in sales of small SUV's. Bought this car new in 2008. Has 42,000 miles now, and not a squeak or rattle anywhere. It's the top of the line model (EX-L Navi) with black leather seats, Navigation, Silver Exterior, Weather Tech mats, 3M Clear Bra on front and leading edges, new tires, new battery, trailer hitch (class I), HID Headlights, Factory Honda Fog Lights, Magnaflow Exhaust, Honda Running Boards and Splash Guards, Privacy Glass in all rear windows, 50% Tint in front door windows, Monochromatic Rear View Mirror with Compass, Honda Rear Hatch Spoiler, K&N 1 Million Mile Air Filter, and Runs with Mobil 1 Oil.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Amir writes:
2008 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD Review
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5

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Real Time All Wheel Drive

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Equipment ACC, Active Headlights and so on
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Honda Cr-v — Fun to drive Comfy for long drives(13 hr). Brakes are powerful, Power is there when you need it, 168 BHP It's good, Can be better by some modification. if you take care of the maintenance the only thing need to be change is Oil and Brakes .

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Honda CR-V Reviews

Good Cuv For Money Now, By Amir

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2011 Honda CR-V Reviews

Impression Of Crv's By rav4sale

I believe the car is a good family commuter and avg gas mpg is acceptable. It provides a comfortable ride and has so far been reliable. Honda dealership service is expensive and they always try to squ... Read More

Luxury Feel, Honda Dependability. By nitajyo

If you want Honda tried and true dependability, the roots of this vehicle lie in the Civic. You can drive it till the wheels fall off. At the same time, it is a big step up from the Civic in comfort a... Read More

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2010 Honda CR-V Reviews

Pefect All-around All-purpose Vehicle By carlod20

I have had 2 Honda CR-V EX-L's now. A 2007 and this one a 2010. I think, for the price, they are the perfect vehicles. These vehicles are very reliable, practical, and durable vehicles that are per... Read More

Great Family Car. Easy Driving Suv Crossover. By June

Fun to drive. Especially enjoy the security of the AWD. It sits up high with good visibility. Love the convenience of the hatchback for groceries, etc. this had exactly what I wanted, a small SUV t... Read More

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2009 Honda CR-V Reviews

Best Suv By myhondacrv2009

I like the way it handles curves rain or shines. it's a good looking car on the road, and in front of your house too. You get lot of stares of praise. This car is the most dependable car I have had un... Read More

Fun Family Car, Safe And Reliable By stylesp1965

Great car for everyone, from families with small kids or singles with lots of stuff! Handles like a car, reliable and has a great safey record. The back cargo area has a unique hard shelf that allow... Read More

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