Last post on Aug 07, 2013 at 7:15 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#12 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [andi32]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:14 am)
Test drive both, or a few to make sure it fits you. Even though someone else has a similar disability, it does not mean that what worked for them will work for you.
e-mail me if you are thinking of selling the "bus"
#14 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [nomads2]
Jul 19, 2011 (6:34 pm)
I too have a 2000 CRV EX, it's got 169,000 miles on it. I bought it used in 2004 with 60,000 miles on it, and I've rarely put any money into repairs. It currently has a blinker issue, that I think is a short, and the driver's door lock doesn't work with the remote any more (the door was replaced 2 years ago after a lady side-swiped me on the highway), and I think it needs rear-differential fluid. I had to replace the radiator last year, and of course did the timing belt and water pump a few years back. I love the old girl...but she doesn't make such good noises any more in the winter, and I'm afraid of her breaking down. I'm going to go test drive a 2008 CRV EXL tomorrow, and might be trading my old faithful in.
#15 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [qmda76]
Jul 22, 2011 (9:37 am)
You "think" it needs rear differential fluid???
That is special fluid that should be changed every 30,000 miles. If you fail to do this, it'll make noise and if you let it go too long, you'll ruin it!
169,000 miles is nothing for a well maintained Honda.
#16 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [isellhondas]
Jul 22, 2011 (11:31 am)
Guess it doesn't matter now, it's the dealer's problem where I traded it in!
#17 of 21 time to sell?
Jun 07, 2013 (2:14 pm)
I have a 99 CRV with 194,000 miles. I drive to work, 30 minutes each way daily. I also drive from Atlanta to Vermont once a year. I have loved this car and have maintained it. I did spill paint in the very back last year, and I also have a different key for the driver's door since that was the least expensive way to repair a lock problem. For three years, it has idled very roughly when at a light and the a/c is on. I was told I would need a new a/c because the a/c clutch is going. The question is, should I repair the a/c for $700 and hope for 100,000 more miles, or is it time to look for another CRV? It is almost time to drive to Vermont. I am single and a female. I add that only because of the safety factor that plays into this decision since I am driving alone. Would love some feedback.
Aug 04, 2013 (1:06 pm)
We are looking at buying a used CRV for our kids to drive. We found a 2003 that looks very clean and well maintained. It has 180,000 miles on it. They want $4900 for it. We need something for the kids to drive in the snow. I have a Honda Pilot and I love it. Just don't know if I want to get something that 180,000 miles on. Looking for advice.
#19 of 21 Re: should I buy? [annieb007]
Aug 07, 2013 (3:47 am)
180,000 miles on a well maintained Honda wouldn't shy me away.
#20 of 21 Re: should I buy? [annieb007]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 07, 2013 (5:15 am)
For any used car, but especially for a higher mileage one, it's cheap insurance to have you own mechanic do a pre-purchase inspection.
I'm on a road trip and my van has 187,000 miles on it. But I have no illusions that something could go wrong on it with this many miles.
Be sure to appraise the car (look under the Used Car tab above) and don't pay too much. And shop around, you may find another nice example with fewer miles on it.
#21 of 21 Re: should I buy? [annieb007]
Aug 07, 2013 (7:15 pm)
A decade ago my son bought a 1991 Honda Accord with 150,000 miles on it and drove it for another 130,000+ miles before it died of multiple system failures (i.e., old age). I am convinced the key to this longevity was the fact that when I looked under the car to check for fluid leaks it had no antifreeze or oil leaks whatsoever. Very well maintained and it had not been in a front-end accident. If your CRV is in the same state I would not hesitate to buy it. And the price is competitive.