Not a reliable car
My 2010 Luxury CRV has been falling apart over the last couple of years. First the starter motor failed, the leather on the armrests are peeling, the doors do not lock with the remote, fuel consumption is terrible at 13.3 L/100KM and the drive shaft needs to be replaced. The CRV is regularly serviced by the same mechanic and he admits that some of my prob;ems are common with CRV's.
Fantastic SUV at an competitive price
I have been looking to upgrade from a 2012 Holden Cruze for a while now and after 6 months of research and reading reviews, shortlisted 3 cars- Mitsubishi Outlander 7 seater, Honda CR V 7 seater and nissan Xtrail 7 seater. We were looking for an SUV spacious enough to stretch out a family of 4 rather tall people (myself at 185cm, my oldest son at 180cm, my wife at 170cm and my youngest at 130cm). After test driving both the Mitsubishi and the Nissan, we had tentatively settled on the Xtrail, but then wife suggested we may as well check out the ...Honda to cover all bases. As soon as we got inside the CR V, immediately all 4 of us had giant grins on our faces. Dealership handed us the keys and told us to spend the day driving around. 20 minutes later I was back putting a deposit on the 2019 VTI-L seven seater. Build quality wise, the CRV does not disappoint. Have had it for 2 weeks now and have done 1000km of driving. Covering work commute and weekend long drives and getaways. There are no creaking noises, no rattling or feeling like something just fell off the dash. The suspension soaked up road jolts without letting us feel much unless we drove over an obvious pothole. The A/C vents are positioned nicely and having additional vents in the back meant no more getting frozen so back seat passengers can feel the cold air. The dash felt solid and premium, despite the hard plastic. The layer of leather on top was a nice touch. One observation- if you haven't had a leather wrapped steering wheel, you may find this steering wheel a bit slippery. So do allow for sometime to get used to the feel. In Urban driving, the car was nimble with no hint of body roll when turning into sharp corners. Despite its size, it still had the feel of a somewhat zippy sedan. When braking, the leather seats didn't give the feeling you're sliding forward. Both side mirrors gave ample and clear view and the rearview mirror suppmemented them very nicely, allowing me constant peripheral awareness. Starting up the engine, there was the merest hint of a squeal as the engine came to life. As I shifted into D, the car actually felt ready to be driven. The car's electronic parking break is something I'm still getting used to as I instinctively reach for the parking break handle, only to realise it's now a button. One nifty feature I found really convenient, the hold brake function. At red lights I can engage the system and take my foot off the brake paddle and when signal turns green, I can start to accelerate and the system automatically disengages. I have read about noisy breaks, but have yet to experience that issue myself, though I am keeping an ear out. On the highway it is almost whisper quiet as I easily reached the 100 km/h speed limit. When I bought the car, I noted there was sound proofing done wherever I could look. On the road, it did a fantastic job. Later I learnt about the noise cancelling white noise being played through the speakers to balance the road noise (you can see the Mic on the ceiling inside the car) and the result was a pleasant and comforting drive where we didn't have to raise our voices to discuss burning issues of the day such as are hot dogs american food, is a Lambo faster than a ferrari or are tomatoes fruit or vegetable. The full digital instrumentation cluster took a few days to get used to, but now I find it easy to read at a glance, even with the sun shining into it. The infotainment system screen was also easy to read even in bright sunny conditions. Here I did find the first inconvenience. Everytime you start the ignition, you have to manually acknowledge the warning on the screen. The touch screen is nice and crisp. Having said that, the sensitivity had to be increased from default, otherwise I had to firmly press the buttons to get results. I have read about the flickering and the resetting glitch, but have not had that issue come up so far, although just like the brakes, I'm keeping an eye out for it.
Purchased in September 2019 at Brisbane Northside Honda for $40,390.00.
Good reliable family car
Car now 3 years old with 39000 kms. Reviews all said 2.0l engine was "underwhelming" yes is if you F1 driver but for the daily commute & family workhorse it is perfect with plenty of space & comfort for family of teenagers. Air conditioning works well
Purchased in April 2016.
Got it new August 2019 done 6000 km in it very happy with it so far very smooth to drive nice and roomy wife loves it more the only thing I don’t like is the daytime running lights they look good but they are bug catchers on country roads the 2.0l engine is pretty good around town and on highways the infotainment system is ok would be better if they put the better one in it but you get what you pay for. I would definitely recommend it
Purchased in August 2019 for $29,000.00.
I purchased my 4th Honda car (CR-V - AWD) in June this year. I travel long distances regularly on highways with speeds of 100 - 110kms. About a month after purchase, the safety camera was faulty and was a safety risk and was replaced. Another problem I am still experiencing however is that intermittently the Brightness control on the touchscreen starts to beep and flicker constantly. The touchscreen does not work while this is happening and then can also go totally blank. The only way to stop it is to pull over, turn off the ignition and re...start. Very annoying when you are travelling on a highway. Apparently, if the interior of the car or the front screen becomes too warm/hot (which in Australia is a given) this problem will occur and you need to cool the interior down to stop it!! If this is the case Honda should NOT have installed this system into their cars knowing this problem existed (their Owner’s Manual actually has some information on this and keeping the car parked in the shade under trees etc.). Unfortunately I am stuck with this car until I can save for a new one (definitely not a Honda). Can't wait for law to be passed where Car manufacturers will HAVE to replace new cars that have many faults. Another thing that was not considered in the design is that the number plate and reverse camera are now lower than the previous model and when it rains water splashes up to the camera so when you go to reverse you can't see anything, just blobs of water. It is all good and well to have all these wonderful safety features added to cars but I wish manufacturers would ensure that before they roll them out that they are glitch free. Would be interesting to see if anyone else has experienced my problems or was I the unlucky one to purchase a dud this time around. I certainly will not be recommending Honda to friends and family any more.
Purchased in June 2019.
They know this model has problems
Brand new car purchased Aug 2018 Honda CRV 2018 AWD
Problem 1, head unit has a mind of its own, when driving on a sunny day if the head unit gets a lot of heat from the front windscreen, the unit will start making adjustments by its self as if someone is touching the touch screen. Honda don’t have a fix for it. Honda have replaced it twice, but they are just replacing it with the same type of unit so essentially replacing the faulty units with other faulty units. It is winter at the moment so all is good, but come summer I will be back again g...
Purchased in August 2018 for $34,000.00.
Best car we have ever owned
We purchased this SUV to serve as our "family car", and have never regretted it once. Like most Honda vehicles, I think the great functionality is due to how much thought went into the design. It has a multitude of different functions which are very user-friendly, because all the buttons etc are exactly where you would expect to find them. Having never had forward and reverse sensors before, I now can't live without them because they make parking so much easier. The reversing camera has multiple angles which also comes in handy. In terms of cab...in space, it has no more or less than your average SUV. With two baby seats in the back, you could fit a thin person in the middle. Depending on the baby seat you have (some rear-facing recline more than others), this can limit the legroom the front passenger has. Although taller than your average sedan, the entire car sits slightly lower than lots of other SUVs out there (but this is more an aesthetic point). Having previously suffered from back pain, I can attest that the CRV seats are very comfortable, and from a lay-man's point of view, fairly ergonomic. The semi-turbo engine makes accelerating so much easier and faster, and it makes the accelerator of other cars seem heavy and sluggish. The only malfunction I have noticed was that during one drive, the entire display began to flick on and off uncontrollably. It did not affect the sound at the time and the mechanic advised simply turning the engine off-and-on (which did fix the problem). If having trouble deciding on models, I personally would say that the satellite navigation (which is included in the VTi-S) is fairly superfluous, as the car has Apple CarPlay so directions can be accessed via your phone onto the car display (however this is a personal preference). It has required an engine oil change and service (at 8500km), rather earlier than what you would expect, and the mechanics blamed it on the fact that we use the car for "city driving" (which seems to defeat the purpose for anyone looking to purchase a car for shorter commutes).
Purchased in December 2018.
- RW VTi-S AWD
- Verified purchase
Got the 2019 Vti-S 2019 model from Honda Essendon. I love the space it has compared to other competitors within its range. Loaded with all the safety features and aesthetically beauty from the inside. The exterior design is not the best which I believe the CX-5 is better. Overall, it's not to bad with the comfort and practicality it provides.
Noisy irritating brakes, questionable quality and uncaring Honda
Brand new vehicle, started showing 2 issues within a month.
Issue 1: Brakes squeal, high pitched/irritating noise
Issue 2: Faulty main display - keeps cycling between off/low/high brightness on it's own
Dealer initially tried to brush off both issues. Was told Issue 1 is quite "Normal" and that "all cars brakes squeal"., and demanded proof for issue 2(issue 2 is well known problem with many Honda's-- google it) .
Went back with proof in 1st service, and finally they acknowledged and replaced the main display., thus fixing issue 2.
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Fantastic customer service experience
I recently purchased a Honda CRV 2019 model from Autosports Honda Leichardt. The whole process until the delivery was amazing. I would like to thank Suzy Riszk for her patience and fantastic customer service. Suzy took her time time to answer all the doubts I had about purchasing a Honda car. This is the very first time I’ve dealt with a sales person that’s honest and most of all goes above and beyond for her customers. She’s just amazing!!
Not to forget that Jay also did a fantastic job through the process. Thanks so much guys, we are really grateful.
I picked up my new CRV on 30 June 2018 from Suttons Homebush Honda. On 31 July 2018, I have the 1 month/1000km service done.
At 4200km, “Engine Oil Replacement” warning signal appeared on 10 May, 2019, i have to have my 1st year car service put forward on 10 May 2019. It costs $295.
On 18 May 2019, just 8 days after so called “first year service” done, a “check tyre pressure” warning signal appeared on dashboard while I was driving. I have four tyres pressure checked next morning when the tyres were cold, found tyres pressure were close...to normal. On 29 May 2019, noticed the AC blow out warm air from the vent, I went to Suttons Homebush Honda for checking out the reasons but was told I need to book in for service . On 4June, 2019, Honda service department guy used the thermometer to check the temperature of the AC, come back and show me the temperature is 20 degree . He tried to convince me there is nothing wrong with the AC. But I suspect there may be something wrong with the AC condenser fan. Where can I get help?
Purchased in June 2018.
My CR-V review
Like any normal family car it does the lot. We use it at least five times a week. We get all the services done by Honda. We've had no issues with this car.
Purchased in February 2008.
Classy new CRV
Used for short local trips and country travel, daily use, used for 10k km per year Our third, they are dependable and sensible. This one is well built, sporty and quick.
Purchased in July 2018 at Private fleet for $36,000.00.
I love this car
My car will be 4 years in July. I have never been so happy with a car. So happy I'm keeping it longer. I have never had an issue with it. And it has all the bells and whistles whilst being great on petrol.
Purchased in July 2015 for $44,000.00.
Bought CRV AWD 1.5L.turbo VTSi model in Nov '17, and thus far it's been a little beauty. Only two problems so far, 1) the detent button on the gear shifter broke and fell onto the floor. Common problem, so keep some duct tape in your glove box to hold it in place temporarily so you can use the shifter and drive back to the dealer. 2) Plastic exterior window trim came unstuck, dealer fixed asap.
The issue of petrol leaking into the engine oil is widely discussed in the USA with many complaints about Honda not fixing the problem. I almost sold th...
Purchased in November 2018 at Honda Lismore.
Break starts making annoying noise after 6 months
Bought brand new CRV VTI-s, after 6 months or so, break started making squeaky noise. Took 1 year service to honda and mentioned that, they actually admitted it is a fault and offered to fix for free but they couldn't fix it,
We had to took take car in service 3 times in total for another look and did test drives as well, at the end they said it is not fault, and we are asked to pay to fix it.
I can't believe the brand new car start having this issue already, and really annoying to driving around now.
Not happy and regret to spent over $35000 for faulty car. Will never buy car from Honda.
Purchased in January 2018.
2019 Honda CRV VTI-LX
Owned this car for a few weeks now. The car is flawless. Sufficient power from Petrol 1.5 litre Turbo, even on highway. In and out finish is very nice. Be aware that this car does not have blind spot monitoring. In saying that it has every other driving aid you can think of. Full LED front and rear lights with auto high beam for very dark roads. The massive sun roof that comes standard make the car real nice to drive on a sunny day. I would recommend this car. This vehicle was purchased during the Honda 50th Anniversary for $44k from Suttons Honda Homebush, ask for Vik. Cheers Happy Customer.
Purchased in February 2019 for $44,000.00.
Excellent car, almost perfect.
Decided to buy the Honda VTI-S AWD for a larger second family car. After doing about three months of research and looking at shortlisted contenders such as the Hyundai Tuscan, VW Tiguan and Kia Sportage. The Honda came out on top in regards to Value for money and features. Having driven it for 18 months now and doing about 16000km, I have found the seats to be incredibly comfortable on long trips (no sore bum), practicality is second to none in its class (can even sleep my 198cm self in the back), fuel economy is incredible (Brisbane to Albury...cost me $110), easy to maneuver around the city with the family and a great crusier on the open road, Ive been loving the configurable storage console which is large enough to hold our thai and indian takeaways without the risk of them falling over. As with all cars I had some minor issues, at 5000km the change oil light came on, one dealer wanted to do the annual/10000km service (checked the oil myself it was clean and plentiful) and the other said it was a initial quirk with new cars, and had the system reset for me free of charge, (helps to shop around). Have had the infotainment system play up on the rare occasion, screen would flicker and become unresponsive ( turning it off and on fixed it, annoying if it happens while driving though). Electronic brake can be slow to engage, have to pull the button fairly firmly for it to work sometimes. 18" tires are costly to replace when you manage to get a screw stuck in your tire wall, on the plus side having a full size spare it a life saver. Overall a great car, wouldn't have expected anything less from Honda.
Purchased in December 2017 at Madill Honda for $35,425.00.
- CR-V RE
- Verified purchase
Honda CRV - the best rating from first impressions to an absolute disaster over time.
My initial sentiments in the early days of ownership are on a par with the majority of the rave-reviews on this platform. I bought my 2.4 Honda CRV Automatic brand new as a result of a test drive which really impressed me. Instant pull away with a fabulous VTEC motor, nice drive, spacious and comfortable. Over time those sentiments changed to outright disappointment.
While the VTEC engine provides excellent pull-away acceleration, for a 2.4 litre engine, overall performance is lethargic. Fully laden the Honda CRV could even pose a safety ri...sk due to poor overtaking acceleration characteristics at higher speeds. As with other sentiments, fuel economy is pathetic at an average of around 12.5lt/100km. The other issues are with Bluetooth pairing with a smart phone and once paired, it works erratically. Cellular phones do not connect automatically when the vehicle is started and often fails to connect throughout the journey. The air conditioner is not very efficient and my other vehicle, a 2012 Hyundai i30 has a air conditioner and radio / Bluetooth system that is far superior in all aspects compared to the Honda CRV. The Honda CRV headlights are way below the industry norm for brightness. Forget about listening to the radio / conversation on a long trip as road noise is extremely high - and annoying. I am not a large person yet the driver's seat padding is starting to collapse. The worst of all, my vehicle is now a rust bucket. Honda Motor Company must have known this as most of the rust issues only present themselves just after the warranty expiry. Rust has eaten through from the outside of the vehicle into the spare wheel well. As the vehicle is white in colour, the orange rust water marks are very noticeable in two prominent areas due to water coming through when driving on wet roads. These two distinctive rust holes, no more than a few millimetres in size, are halfway up, at the rear of the spare wheel well. If one stores a tool kit, emergency torch, tow cable in the spare wheel well area as I do, they will soon be lost due to rust. If one looks underneath the vehicle, one cannot see the outside of the wheel well rust points as this area is covered by the bumper, so could not be seen during servicing inspection unless the rear bumper was removed. In addition, the entire spare wheel and fuel tank general area on the outside (underneath the vehicle) has dozens of rust specks. Also, many of the main door hinge bolts have rusted. This vehicle has been meticulously maintained with regular Honda dealer service intervals and on the outside, looks brand new. The vehicle is also 100% free of any accident damage, has a full service history and with just over 52 250km on the clock to be riddled with rust as described, is an absolute disgrace. I have dozens of photographs to substantiate my claim. As far as rust protection and finish goes, one of the worst vehicles on the market.
Purchased in February 2011.
This is the best car we've ever purchased. Drives beautifully, has all the 'bells and whistles' and is just great. Couldn't recommend Shannon from Berwick Honda enough. Her product knowledge and professionalism were superb.
Purchased in February 2019 at Berwick honda.
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