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#1 of 154 2008 Honda CRV EX-L Likes & Dislikes
Apr 30, 2008 (10:19 pm)
I am the proud owner of a 2008 CRV EX-L in Whistler Silver w/ Black Leather interior . I would like to hear from other "2008" CRV owners about their likes and dislikes, mechanical , cosmetic or any other problems that my fellow 2008 CRV owners have encountered. Thankyou in advance
#2 of 154 Re: 2008 Honda CRV EX-L Likes & Dislikes [crvexl2008]
May 01, 2008 (7:18 am)
I too bought a 2008 CR-V EX-L with navigation in March and already have about 4300 miles on it (drove it to Florida from Kentucky once). I've overall been very happy with the car so far. I seem to be getting what I would consider to be pretty good fuel economy (21-22 mpg 'in town' and '27-29 mpg 'on the highway'- even better than the EPA estimates). For me, the acceleration seems fine; although other might disagree, for how I drive, I do not consider it to be underpowered. The 'oil lfe' indicator is still reading 60% at this point, which surprised me somewhat (I must drive like a 'little old lady').I think the 'fit and finish' are good, though not quite at the level of my VW Jetta TDI. I think the handling seems better than that of most other Japanese cars I've had. As far as what I would change, probably the thing that I most miss in the car (compared to my new body style Jetta) is the lack of automatic headlights- rather than spending money on the chime to let you know if you're left your lights on when you open the door and having that stupid indicator light on the dash illuminated all the time whenever the lights are on, I just don't understand why Honda just didn't put in auto on/off headlights (how much more would it really have cost?). Wish it could be added aftermarket, but I doubt it. I also miss the rain sensing wipers my higher end Jetta has, along with the power passenger seat, but I do like the power driver seat and the dual climate control that were offered this year on the EX-L models. I had contemplated waiting for the new VW Tiguan to come out later this month, but a loaded up SEL version of the Tiguan (with all the bells and whistles I knew I couldn't resist) would have been pushing the $37K range, with likely no significant discounts. I got my CR-V for $27034 plus the cost of some accessories (got 10% off the installed price of the accessories from the dealer I bought it from). The CR-V gets better fuel economy, at least until, and if, the Tiguan becomes available with the diesel engine already available in the car in Europe (of course, I've heard that Honda may eventually put a diesel in the CR-V). Finally, I got an extended warranty for my CR-V from one of the internet sites for far less than it would cost for a similar warranty on a VW. I researched my options thoroughly, feel that I made a good choice, and am happy with my purchase.
#3 of 154 Re: 2008 Honda CRV EX-L Likes & Dislikes [tdiidman]
May 03, 2008 (6:58 am)
Yes the lack of an auto on/off headlights were a bit of a shock I just assumed Honda would have included such a common sense feature. Only problem I have been hearing about the 08 is that it "pulls to the right" at highway speeds. I will check out my 08 to see if my CR-V suffers from this affliction. I love the CR-V I believe it is the most appealing of the class. Am averaging 23.9 mixed driving so far. Great vehicle !
#4 of 154 Navigation System on New CR-V
May 08, 2008 (6:30 am)
Just purchased 08 Honda CR-V w/Navigation and love it. However, I am very disappointed that the navigation system has not been updated. Does anyone know when an update is coming out?
#5 of 154 2008 EX-L
May 09, 2008 (5:38 am)
My 2008 EX-L has 2100 miles on it. Paid invoice. Getting 26MPG, 80% highway, around 70 mph. Very happy with that. May even get better. Oil life still at 90%, I am amazed at that too. Should drop to 80% any day now. Would have liked 3rd row seat option, even if they were just for kids. Love how wide the back doors open. Very happy with my purchase, drive 100 miles round trip to work from NJ to Manhattan by day, cart the kids around in it by night.
May 11, 2008 (11:10 pm)
Have not tested the "pull to the right at highway speeds" yet, but have noticed some of the concerns of other 2007 cr-v owners have noted which will likely affect the 2008 model owners. The carpeted floor mats are looking like they might wear out quickly, and the driver door pillar is getting scuffed with the drivers side belt buckle. Everything else is A-OK so far ! I just wish they would have put the black or grey leather option on the "Green Tea Metallic" or the Glacier Blue Metallic" color models. I settled for "Whistler silver Metallic" w/ the Black Leather interior, the Whister Silver appears like a very light Blue metallic. Great SUV ...just the right size, great fuel economy, great price, beat resale in class, and that legendary Honda quality !
#7 of 154 2008 CR-V EX-L wNAV
May 12, 2008 (1:54 pm)
Have owned for 2 months today. Always owned Toyotas previously, so this is my very first Honda. I love my CR-V and chose it over the RAV-4 because of the CR-V's standard features. I held out for the Tea Green Metallic color and the only options I've added are fog lights and the hood deflector. Purchased really good floor mats at Walmart (of all places). My only complaint is that it -unbelievably-doesn't have Bluetooth!
Other than that, I love it!
#8 of 154 Green Tea Metallic - black leather request
May 19, 2008 (11:07 am)
I also wish the Green Tea Metallic came with black leather instead of tan.
#9 of 154 Re: 2008 CR-V EX-L wNAV [itsmecissy]
May 24, 2008 (5:29 am)
I noticed that you found car mats at Walmart for your CR-V. May I ask which ones you purchased (the brand)? I can't seem to find any that fit really well, and I really don't want to spend $140 to purchase the ones from Honda. Thanks!
#10 of 154 Advice needed re: DVD rear entertainment
May 25, 2008 (9:23 am)
I'm a previous Honda CR-V owner, current Pilot owner, looking to downsize. I hate to give up my rear DVD entertainment system -- not available on 2008 CR-V. Can anyone advise me -- are there any decent aftermarket DVD systems that suit the CR-V well? Pros/cons? Am considering 2008 EX-L.... If it came with DVD available I would have bought one months ago. Thanks for any and all input....