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#6929 of 6957 Re: Which year used CRV? [steve_]
Jun 04, 2013 (8:34 pm)
I'm down here in Florida. I spent all May researching CR-V market here (all car websites, dealer websites, AAA), to get one for my daughter (senior year in college). I found that Honda dealers will rather send used CR-V's back to auction than sell them for a price below market (but still in the black for a profit). This skews the NADA and KBB values, because those sales to auctions are not recorded. Also, they use the higher used prices to sell new ones instead. I've seen used 11 EX selling at more than a new LX at same dealer. I Since it has the newer design, I really wanted a 2007+, but the price spread from 2006 to 2007 is steep. We ended up getting a 2009 LX with 126k miles for 10K, after it sat on their lot for 2 months with price dropping 2K over the final 2 weeks.
I got all the service work details from the dealer, including that it had valves adjusted and a new valve cover put in around 110k miles. Is there anything I need to be on the lookout for over the next two months before she takes it to college in August? I also noticed a driveshaft seal getting worked on. Is that normal?
#6930 of 6957 Re: Which year used CRV? [01intrigue]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 05, 2013 (4:35 am)
Sending salable cars back to auction rather than cleaning them up for the used car lot makes no sense does it? Must be a tax dodge.
Not sure, but I've read stories over the years that Edmunds gets auction numbers to plug into the TMV formula, but I'm not privy to that stuff so can't really say.
If you didn't get a pre-purchase inspection done on the '09, I'd do one now at an independent mechanic. That may find any time-bombs that the dealer glossed over and maybe give you ammo to get the dealer to fix it. More likely the mechanic will recommend when any fluid changes or brake jobs or other general maintenance should be done.
Other owners will be better sources about known problems or the seals; all I can think of from surfing the boards is that CR-Vs have a reputation for failing AC compressors.
Congrats on the new ride - you're a good dad.
#6931 of 6957 2009 CR-V LX: How to Replace Driver Window Switch?
Jun 17, 2013 (3:43 pm)
We just bought a 2009 CR-V. It's got 126k miles on it, but overall seems quite solid. The problem: the driver's door lock switch will not unlock the door locks. It can lock the doors, but it fails to do anything when moved in the unlock direction. We did not notice it because the driver's lock unlocked automatically when the car was shut off. I found the switch part online, and have changed these out in other cars I've owned by popping out the switch panel. But I cannot figure out (and have searched the internet far and wide) whether the switch panel can be removed from the armrest on its own (it is deeply set into the armrest) or if I have to remove the entire door panel. Any 2007-2011 owners/mechanics out there? Thanks!
#6932 of 6957 Oil Change Interval
Jul 10, 2013 (8:46 am)
I know that there have been previous posts recommending that we follow the on-board oil reminder (xx% oil life remaining) on late model CRVs. But my 2012 was bringing up the 0% figure after less than 4000 miles which seemed a bit premature to me. Now admittedly all of these approximate 4000 miles were stop-and-go city driving so I accepted those figures at face value.
I just had the chance to complete a 6,200 mile all high-speed highway trip. Starting with a new oil change, the oil life remaining figure just clicked over to 50%, which translates to about 12,000 miles of consistent high-speed driving. Even that figure seems a bit excessive for me. I was expecting no more than 10,000 at best.
We know that some values in the engine computer system need a little tweaking (i. e. the alternator charging rate aka dead battery syndrome) so I'm thinking maybe this oil life figure might need a little tweaking of its own. Your comments are welcome.
Jul 19, 2013 (6:04 am)
The passenger side mirror (just the glass) broke and fell off. The rubber part is still there. I ordered a part through Honda, thinking it was just the glass, but I think it includes the rubber piece (haven't gotten it yet). Anyway, it looks like you just pry the rubber piece off and it comes out with clips, then just push the new one back. Is that all there is.
I wanted just the glass, and if it just the glass no problem, but I would have had to order on-line and I like that mirror- Honda can get the part in one day.
Any experience - 04 CRV
#6934 of 6957 Should I Buy The Extended Warranty on a 2010 CRV-EXL
Jul 30, 2013 (7:48 am)
Going to buy our leased vehicle : 2010 CRV-EXL with 25k on it. Dealer is offering extended bumper to bumper warranty to 100k or 5 years for about $1575. Should I do this? Is it worth it?
#6935 of 6957 Re: Should I Buy The Extended Warranty on a 2010 CRV-EXL [almatti]
Jul 30, 2013 (8:08 am)
Miles-wise it would be a better deal than time-wise. Plus the 5 years probably starts when the vehicle was first registered so really it is only an extra 2 years? Plus you already have the 5 years powertrain only. Also check what the deductible is per occurrence if you use the wty.
If the A/C gave trouble you might wish you had the wty...not sure if the newer CRVs have had their A/C woes fixed or not. I think I have recently read about a 2010 failing early.
#6936 of 6957 Re: Should I Buy The Extended Warranty on a 2010 CRV-EXL [almatti]
Jul 30, 2013 (2:12 pm)
That sounds too much. I paid $600 for a 7 year 70,000m warranty but I never had to use it because the Hondas are well made. You can haggle with the dealer for a lower price, as I did, and get it for less.
#6937 of 6957 trying to open Dashboard Center Panel
Sep 02, 2013 (4:53 pm)
I've got the manual for my Honda CRV 2006, and located two screws under the Audio unit (under the center vents and Hazard Light Switch). After removing these two screws, the manual says to gently pull out the bottom of the center panel (release clips) to create a gap.
My problem is, pulling on the bottom of this panel doesn't release it or create a gap. I started by pulling gently and worked my way up to grabbing and pulling with two hands, but it still won't release. Any advice on how to proceed?
#6938 of 6957 2014 brand new LX windshield streaks
Sep 03, 2013 (4:11 pm)
I noticed streaks on the inside the windshield before i bought the car. Thought they got rid of everything at the prep wash. A few days later these streaks showed up again. Driving against the sunlight is like looking at streaking haze. I can tell they are permanent because i can feel them running my finger across. Auto glass cleaner and isopropyl alcohol can't remove the streaks. If the dealer doesn't get rid of them i'm returning this plasticky POS. Built in Ohio. Transmission Japan, 15%. I no longer expect quality in japanese brands built in the states and mexico.