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#76 of 154 Re: 2008 Honda CRV EX-L Likes & Dislikes [crvexl2008]
Oct 14, 2008 (8:22 am)
I have had my EXL CRV for 2 weeks now and pretty much like it. The road noise is high, thinking of new tires recommended by consumer reports. Do NOT like the fact that there is no sunvisor extension for the side, VERY annoying and such a simple thing! Have to remember to turn on the headlights. And the rear license plate is banging in the wind, hoping when I get permanent plates it will solve the problem. Otherwise OK.
Oct 22, 2008 (9:47 am)
I just purchased a 2008 CRV-LX. I'm 5' 7" and after driving my new car for about 10 minutes I had to stop and remove the headrest. My head was tilted forward because of the angle of the headrest (leaning too much forward). My chin almost touched my chest. Very uncomfortable. Poorly designed headrest. I now have turned it around. Unfortunately, It won't lock in that position and doesn't offer protection for my neck.
#78 of 154 Re: headrests [quebecinn]
Oct 22, 2008 (10:09 am)
Did you test drive the vehicle before buying it?
#79 of 154 Re: headrests [quebecinn]
Oct 22, 2008 (9:03 pm)
If you haven't already tried it, I find that tilting the seat backward helps a lot.
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#80 of 154 2008 CRV & Odometer reading wrong
Dec 20, 2008 (2:46 pm)
I bought the car in July 2008. Last week with about 3800 miles on, the oil life began to blink and after a trip of 300 miles it went to -245 miles. At the same time, the odometer changed from around 3800 to 8300 miles! Has anyone experienced this before? Is there a way that the car has a computer chip that the dealer can read to see the odometer reading change?
#81 of 154 Re: 2008 Honda CRV EX-L Likes & Dislikes [crvexl2008]
Jan 07, 2009 (5:27 pm)
I hope that you have better luck with your new 2008 crv then I have had. From things I have read on-line, it sounds to me like I got a 2007 model by mistake because many of the compliants from 07 seem to be found with this car. Six weeks after purchasing the car in March it begin to fail to start when you turned the key over- on noise on sound - DEAD! But all it takes to get it started (at this point) is to put it back in the start position and try again - starts right up! About 4 times it has made a loud hissing noice before starting. But the most change was when I was driving down the road one day and the hazard lights just started and stopped all by themselves. After taking it to the dealer several times.After my husband stepped into the picture,they suddenly found what they said was the problem d in Sept.- the gauge control modular- which they changed but no one could tell me what it did or why it would solve the problem. Finally ( Jan. 6) I got in touch with a women at Honda whol was willing to take the time and find out that this part controlled the speed gauge, rpm, gas etc. gauge - what did this have to do with a starting problem? Yes, the starting problem still exist and my phone calls/request from the dealer and Honda have been poorly ignored. After almost 10 months of this, we have had it! We are currently looking into our states lemon laws, because this car is a giant lemon! I bought this car based on the Honda name, a mistake I will never make again. We purchased a toyota 2 years ago and all that we have done is change the oil. I also agree with many of the other postings - the carpet quality is poor! I loved this car when I drove it off the lot, now I would like to push it off of a cliff!!!!!
May 17, 2009 (11:12 am)
My 08 CRV gave about 28MPG on the highway last year. Now that I have almost 19500 miles the mileage has improved a lot. Last weeks trip to DC from CT gave me an indicated mileage of 32 MPG on the way down, 33 on the way back (except the last 60 miles where my son drove and brought it down to 29 ;-(). I find that the best mileage is around 65MPG and the cruise control helps.
Calculated mileage is a bit worse 29.4 on the way down and 28.3 on the way back.
#83 of 154 Re: Mileage [sapper268]
May 25, 2009 (4:42 am)
27K on '08 EX-L. Drivin from NJ to NYC every day, getting about 27 MPG in the warmer weather, 25 in the winter. Car has never had 1 problem. Duelers are starting to wear down, but looks like I should get 40K out of them. 9000 miles on Mobil1 synthetic, OLM says 30% left. Great car so far.
#84 of 154 Re: Tire Shimmy [arizgeorge1]
Jul 03, 2009 (3:00 pm)
Searched into this thread and have had quite a similar experience with vibration as many others have had with their CR-Vs (including arizgeorge1) and just wanted to share my experience. I have a 2007 CR-V LX with steel wheels and bought it new in Dec 06. First time I went on the highway I thought I had a flat - the vibration was that bad. Dealers checked it out multiple times and tried balancing and replacing a wheel - no dice. Ultimately we swapped the OEM Duelers out for the OEM Continentals at 8K miles on the vehicle (regional service manager wouldn't approve Michelin's - only original issue OEM tires). Problem seemed somewhat improved but not perfect. There was still an underlying vibration that got worse and worse as time went on and depended on road conditions. One highway trip last year (24K vehicle miles or so), I thought the median cup holder between the front seats was going to snap off from the vibration. A dealer on that trip said - "recommend better tires". Little did I know that the tires were becoming progressively more "chopped" as I drove it. Recently, the dealer noticed the chopped tires and said I needed new tires (now almost 35K miles on vehicle) and that it was my fault for not making them rotate the tires more often. I was nervous about investing in tires (not sure it would fix the problem) and strongly considered just cutting my losses and buying a new vehicle; but, after searching and not finding cars in stock that I wanted and the chopped tires becoming almost undriveable, I bought Michelin Latitude Touring tires today. The vibration is as little as it's ever been now but still there somewhat when going over 60 mph. I'll probably rotate the tires every 3000-5000 miles with each oil change to try to minimize the risk of chopping these tires. I see a different car in my future in the next few years.
#85 of 154 Re: Tire Shimmy [rattleandroll]
Jul 04, 2009 (6:34 am)
There is just something about the CRV and the tire shaking at certain speeds. I have a 2008 which came with Dueller tires. Those tires lasted 30k miles and did not give me good traction from day one. I rotated my tires every time I got an oil change. I noticed that anything over 70mph I would feel some shaking with my steering wheel. It got worst over time. I purchased Kumho Road Venture APT KL51 and these tires make the shaking limited. These tires are also quiet and much smoother than the stock tires. Seems like Honda needs to look into why their CRV's are having this problem. Other than that I love the CRV that I'm in. Best of luck to you.