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#1 of 95 2007 Honda CRV What don't you like?
Aug 13, 2007 (1:49 pm)
I am thinking of getting a Honda CRV 2wd EX-L, no navi as can not afford. I have read what people like and I have test driven them, now I ask owners what DON'T you like about the CRV having had one? Does anyone know if they will change the enterior cloth choices with 2008 models?
#2 of 95 Re: 2007 Honda CRV What don't you like? [felixkgw]
Aug 13, 2007 (2:03 pm)
What comes to mind of don't likes the 1st thing is the inability when all doors are locked to be able to open just the hatch from outside with remote & not having to unlock all doors to access the back. Power seats & climate control a/c would have been a nice touch but I understand they will be available on 08's. Not enough power has long been a sore spot for many people but IMO it is just fine. Another feature that would be nice is to have the ability to open rear "oval" windows to eliminate the drum beating sound when front windows are down. As far as interior changes I have not heard of any but who knows!!!
#3 of 95 Re: 2007 Honda CRV What don't you like? [felixkgw]
Aug 13, 2007 (4:13 pm)
My list could be long, but then the CR-V would cost a lot more than it now does.
More seriously, when parking on a hill, the transmission wants you to first step on the brake, engage the emergency brake, and then put the gearshift lever in park. Otherwise, when you move the lever from park to drive, the pinion(?) gear will scream in agony when it pops out. I've never had a car quite this sensitive, but other CR-V owners have commented on this trait. It's a minor complaint I can live with.
Less seriously, the floor mats are very cheap. They show wear real fast no matter how careful you are and how often you vacuum them. And the "winter" mats (in tan) show black scuff marks from every pair of shoes I own.
Otherwise, I'm very happy with this SUV, really a tall practical stationwagon. My list of likes is quite long.
#4 of 95 Re: 2007 Honda CRV What don't you like? [felixkgw]
Aug 13, 2007 (4:41 pm)
Compact spare tire, cheap tires all around, no side body moldings inability to open the rear tail gate window,forced to buy the undersized moon roof on the EX, EX-L and hard to see the digital gauges. Fuel, odometer etc. during daylight.
#5 of 95 Re: 2007 Honda CRV What don't you like?
Aug 13, 2007 (5:06 pm)
we love our '07 CRV. however, that being said, here's my list of dislikes:
1) wind buffeting with one rear window down...it makes a woof! woof! woof! sound.
2) the CD/MP3 player is really slow to read/recognize CDs and start playing music. you also can't tell from the display which of the six discs is currently playing.
3) the heated seat on the front passenger side only warms the bottom cushion, not the back also like it does on the driver's seat!
4) the vanity mirrors are not lit
5) awkward location of coin tray (left side toward the bottom of the dash)
lzc, yes, the floormats that come with the CRV are cheap but at least they were included no charge. even though our has the ivory interior, we got the black all weather mats and they work and look great.
#6 of 95 Re: 2007 Honda CRV What don't you like? [snoopy21]
Aug 13, 2007 (7:55 pm)
And here I thought I was being picky by mentioning the floor mats.
But I guess if what bothers a car owner are things like unlit vanity mirrors (are they ever used?!), a seat that only warms one's buns, and an awkward coin tray location, although that's getting close to serious, the CR-V stands pretty tall.
Yeah, black mats, once unthinkable, might have been the better choice. But I think my tan ones are looking blacker with every day.
No, the CR-V ain't perfect, but then it isn't priced to perfection. The tires are OK, not great but OK, and of course options choices on all Japanese nameplate cars are at times frustrating. I wanted a leather no sunroof model. Too bad. I now have have an unused sunroof. Still, a great car.
#7 of 95 My list is short
Aug 13, 2007 (9:11 pm)
Front end (grill). The hatch is a pain to open sometimes. I wish the EX-L came with wider wheels and better tires.
It gets 25-26 MPG in normal driving, and I love it. It fits me and my needs
#8 of 95 Short list as well
Aug 14, 2007 (4:41 am)
Sure could use a power driver's seat. At least as an option.
Aug 14, 2007 (7:51 am)
Can't see out the rear side window. No stick shift. Ugly styling.
#10 of 95 Re: 2007 Honda CRV What don't you like? [felixkgw]
Aug 15, 2007 (10:08 am)
Somewhere recently in a posting someone said that the remote key can open the windows ala the TL. This would be good. Does anyone's CRV do this and how did you do it?