2008 Honda CR-V
2008 Honda CR-V Owner Reviews
- Exterior Styling
- Interior Comfort
- Quality & Durability
2008 CRV EX
A long time buyer of Hondas since 1981. All others were Civics in the begining, then Accords 1996, 2000. This is my first CRV and I absolutely love it. Our middle daughter has a 2007 CRV EX and she was also saying she was only getting 19-20 in town around Atlanta.I have had my 2008 three months now. Depending on how I drive (Key words)I have gotten 25-27 mixed driving and on strictley highway with 4 adults and 5 yr old Grandaughter we got 32.3. I drove our Daughters 2007 strictly highway and had 32.1. It's all about your driving habits, period! I suggest and I'll report back when I am switching to Synthetic motor oil and will keep 33 psi in the tires rather than the recommend 30psi. I have used synthetic after the first 3000-3500 miles on past Accords with excellent results. My last 2000 Accord I kept 8 years before buyng this CRV. Great Quality.
I LOVE my CR-V!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my goodness, this is such a great little vehicle! We picked ours up in August, having had to wait a month and a half for it to arrive to the dealer. I went from an '05 Grand Prix to the CR-V, and there really is no comparison. The CR-V rides smoothly, very little highway noise, and I generally get between 26-28 m.p.g. just tooling around the area. Highway driving gets me 30-32 m.p.g. I love the rear door that opens up, rather than out, and the cargo shelf is so very handy....pretty much doubles your shopping storage space. The only thing I don't like about this vehicle is that the doors do not automatically unlock when you turn the vehicle off. It is a pain to have to hit unlock to let all your passengers out, and yeah, the armrests are a little too little, but in the grand scheme of things, I think it's pretty good if that is all I have to complain about. When my husband and I went to look at the CR-V at the dealer to test drive it, we had to wait 20 minutes just to speak to a salesman...yes, that is how busy the Honda dealer was! They only had one CR-V left on the lot, which we drove and immediately knew we wanted one. There were others waiting in line to test drive, what a zoo! Fortunately, the dealer had a vehicle on order that was exactly what we wanted, so we put a deposit on it, and waited 7 weeks for it to come. It was well worth the wait, I wouldn't trade my little Crave for anything. Well, anything but a Shelby Mustang....
All Great But Armrests, Mileage
Got mine in January 08. Replacing a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee and an 04 Volvo S60 -- two in one. Not quite luxury but not shabby either. Nimble, yet will haul large objects. Only complaints are the flimsy, ill-placed armrests and the mileage, which has never reached 25 mph average even on pure highway driving. The Volvo got 34 hwy, the Jeep only 19. Overall, brilliant design. Safe, too, says NHTSA. Plan to drive it for a decade or more, if the usual Honda reliability is there. Runs on regular and maintenance is a fraction of my previous cars. With the CR-V one person no longer needs two cars. Hooray for Honda.
WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE!
We have owned Accords since '92, ready for a change, great choice 2008 CRV EX,bought in June, good looking, drives great,comfortable,side air bags, good mileage (live in urban area a few miles from large city and usually get 24/26 mpg. The trick to getting good mileage escapes many and they drive like 16 year olds. Start off a little slower, anticipate red lights, no quick starts or stops, yea, like an egg under your foot. THINGS I REALLY LIKE: sounds small, but i like that the door locks when i get in and opens when i shift to Park, like back dark windows, smooth ride,bigger tires,alarm system finally place for my purse, plenty of get-up-and go, (didn't expect this)moon roof. Buying EX instead of LX is worth the extra money, but EX to EXL isn't. only bought 2 accessories, full trunk rubber mat $100 and wheel locks $55. They gave me the touch up paint and free oil changes. Dealerships, with internet sales, are the way to go: better price, and you still go in to finish sale. less haggling.
I got me CRV- EX L W/Navi aprox 5 months ago & I can't say enough about the car, I did compare it with the Rav-4 & a few other options but in the end, I fell in love with my CR-V, I had it pimped out a bit (all black, with chrome pillars & black/chrome rims) I get tons of complements on it, the only thing I would say stinks is that There is no Bluetooth options & there is a aux jack for universal imputs, but I would have liked to have my ipod controlled threw the sterio controls... Ohhh well, hopefully soon. Oh yea & it's a little loud when driving on highways (interior noise)
Great car but!
I've had my 2008 crv awd ex about one month and I do love it so far. I do have one area that I feel Honda should look at. When driving at normal highway speed the transmition drop out of overdrive with the slightest amount of the gas peddle applied. I feel that the program that controls this area could be changed to delay this shifting and would improve the gas mileage. The engine has enough power.
I love my CR-V! I traded in my 99 Prelude which was great, but I had to use premium gas, and it had horrible gas mileage. It was also awful in snow. I'm hoping the CR-V gas mileage improves. I'm getting about 18 MPG, ******** all city driving. That is still better than my old car, and it's regular gas, so I can't complain. Otherwise the CR-V is great. The interior and exterior are beautiful, and it has a nice ride. There are so many nice features, and it looks as if it is a lot more expensive than it is. I am very pleased with my purchase. I would recommend this car to anyone!
Love My CR-Vs
Bought my 2008 CR-V EX 9 mos. ago after driving a 2004 CR-V for 4 yrs. Love both of them. I get 22-24 mpg around town and 27-29 mpg on trips and that's with speeds on interstates of 80-90 mph w/ a/c. Has plenty of power and has even seen 100 mph which I don't recommend. Has the ride and drive of a car but sits up higher but is easy to get in and out of. Lay the back seats down and you can pack it full. The larger 17" tires gives it a better ride and a tighter feel on the road. Not interested in ever going back to a regular car.
Review of 2008 Honda CR-V
I'm not sure how these people are getting only 22 or 23 mpg on the highway . I can get that driving in town. We love our CR-V. It drives great and we have been getting about 21 mpg in town and anywhere from 31 to 34 on the highway. That is running the a/c and driving 70 on the interstate. If you are in the market for a car the CR-V is worth a test drive.
My new CRV
Traded in my MUSTANG, so the power is missing, but the ease of the drive is wonderful. Love this small but big feeling SUV. The only complaint I have so far is the gas mileage I was surpised to see that it gets 20 local and about 23 24 highway, other than that, love this car.
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