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#16111 of 16202 Wheel bearing
Sep 27, 2009 (6:24 pm)
My 2006 CR-V 2WD had 33K miles on it when I began noticing a scraping sound either back or front right, at low speeds. It becomes more audible when turning left. The closest Honda dealer inspected it for $105 and informed me that I will have to pay another $345 to have the rear wheel bearing replaced. I really do not think ANY car's wheelbearing should go out at 33K, let alone a Honda. Though I believe could do a wheel bearing replacement myself, I JUST DO NOT HAVE time! Any advice, anybody?
#16112 of 16202 Re: Wheel bearing [mycrv1]
Sep 29, 2009 (10:36 am)
It's a 2006, but it it past the 3/35 B2B warranty, i.e. is it more than 36 months old?
The price actually isn't too bad, I paid over $500 on a Mazda 626.
You need a press and special tools, so I say bit the bullet and pay - if you're past warranty.
#16113 of 16202 2002 CR V Time to Trade it in?
Oct 31, 2009 (7:00 am)
My 2002 Honda EX CR V has 90,000 miles on it. I bought it new and has been a great trouble free car. It has been garaged in Florida, so other then a few paint chips form some of the long distance trips I have taken it on: two times to Utah and Montana and some other long trips to the upper midwest and east coast, the car looks good and the engine purrs smoothly. I am a trying to decide if I should trade it in on a new Cr V or perhaps a Toyota Rav 4. Think the 2002 is maybe worth $7,500 on a trade in. Plan on another trip out west next summer. Is this car OK to make the trip again or should I trade her in and enjoy a new car. Some say I should just drive it till the wheels fall off. Would like to hear what others should do. My other car is a 2005 Accord EX with 37,00o miles on it.
#16114 of 16202 Re: 2002 CR V Time to Trade it in? [accord1942]
Nov 01, 2009 (12:57 pm)
New cars are pretty expensive in comparison. However, if you keep the 02 CRV you may want to put aside 3 grand or so for the AC system. If it were me, I'd be inclined to dump the 02 before the AC goes because the $7500 trade you've been quoted will be reduced to a net of $4000 or so if the AC blows up on it and you live in a hot climate which runs the AC alot.
#16115 of 16202 Re: 2002 CR V Time to Trade it in? [accord1942]
Nov 01, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Keep it. For at least the next couple of years, your repair costs will almost certainly be less than what you'd lose in depreciation if you bought a new car. For example, a new $25K car will be worth at least $5K less by its 1st birthday, while your car's value will go down by only a few hundred dollars over the next year. So even if you have to spend $3K on repairs during that time, which is not very likely, you'll still be money ahead of where you would be if you replaced your CR-V.
Most people tend to overestimate repair costs & underestimate depreciation expense when they're doing car ownership math.
One more thing. Don't trade your CR-V in when you decide to buy a new car. Sell it privately. You'll be surprised by how quickly your car sells & how much you get for it. Having sold a nearly 12-year-old Accord that wasn't much to look at in just one day, I'm speaking from personal experience. Used Hondas & Toyotas can bring stupid money.
#16116 of 16202 Re: 2002 CR V Time to Trade it in? [jimbres]
Nov 01, 2009 (7:02 pm)
I generally agree with what you are saying Except the $3500 AC repair is on top of depreciation and even Honda loving Consumer Reports give these things a black dot for AC. If their Honda blows the AC tomorrow, that's an instant out of pocket loss of $3500 and in Florida you can't really live without the AC unfortunately! Further, when you read the blogs it looks like the AC repair doesn't hold up long term either.
#16117 of 16202 Re: 2002 CR V Time to Trade it in? [berri]
Nov 02, 2009 (5:04 am)
According to Consumer Report's website, to which I subscribe, reliability of the '02 CR-V's climate system is average. (CR's data suggest that 2004 was the worst year for CR-V A/C problems.)
Moreover, the '02 CR-V is among the used cars that CR recommends in the $8K to $10K price range.
If it were my car, I might consider selling it (certainly not trading it in) & buying a new one - but not out of fear of high repair costs. The best reasons for getting rid of it are safety-related. The '02 lacks stability control & curtain air bags, both of which are critically important safety features.
#16118 of 16202 Re: 2002 CR V Time to Trade it in? [jimbres]
Nov 03, 2009 (7:09 am)
I want to thank all you who replied to my question. I think I got good advise from all of you. I am inclined to get a new CR V or Rav 4. Both are good cars. Oh God, another decision.
#16119 of 16202 Re: 2002 CR V Time to Trade it in? [jimbres]
Nov 05, 2009 (8:45 am)
Plus the owner isn't reporting any signs of A/C system issues.
#16120 of 16202 Re: 2002 CR V Time to Trade it in? [ateixeira]
Nov 05, 2009 (9:29 am)
I think it comes on quickly without warning, boom - its over, so its a crapshot owning it.