Hello In 2008 I bought a new 2 litre petrol CR-V. Within 18 months it had developed quite bad clutch judder in first and reverse gears. The dealer (Brown Brothers Peebles) got permission from Honda to remove the engine and inspect the clutch. The mechanic told me that the plate looked as if it was only making point contact, which makes me think that it must have been buckled or deformed in some way. The dealer replaced the flywheel, clutch cover and driven plate. When I got the car back it seemed fine. However, within another 18 months the clutch judder was back. The dealer checked everything external that they could but said all looked fine. They said that the petrol engine had quite a light bottom end and that I probably needed to use just a few more revs in first and reverse, not something I would have expected to do in a car of this quality. I suspect that the new driven plate was distorted like the first one. I have kind of driven round the problem ever since by using a few more revs, but now that the weather is getting colder the clutch judder is getting worse again and I am getting anoyed. If I start off gently in second the judder is less noticeable, probably because I am putting a bit more load into the clutch. I started out my working life as a car mechanic and have changed more clutches than I care to remember over the years. I have driven and owned pre war cars, classic cars and even single seater racing cars, but I have never had such a bad clutch as on my CR-V. The question is, is this a common problem with CR-Vs or I have I got a 'Friday car'. I would welcome your response. My next car is unlikely to be a Honda at this rate.