Facelift Model Honda CR-V shall i get one?

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by spennie, Sunday 20th Jan, 2013.

  1. spennie Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi All,

    I am not a Honda owner yet, but i am thinking of getting one.
    I am after a CR-V i think its the 3rd or 4th generation starting from 2008
    After doing some research i believe the engine to go for is the 2.2 I-C TDI due to the affordable running costs of gas and tax bracket.

    With the budget i have i can only afford a high mileage one and my big question is what are high mileage honda's like? Do they still have life like the VAG's do?

    I will be looking for Full Honda Service History on it

    What else should i be looking for that are common problems?
    Also are there any Honda Specialists or places that supply Honda Parts like the vag suppliers German and Swedish, Euro Car Parts etc.

    Please can you all throw as much information as you can over to me?

    Thank you
  2. Bowler Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I have the gen3 2009 2.2CDTi. Good strong engine can not comment on high milage as mine only done 26k to date. Swopped from a 2ltr petrol BMW. Love the mid range grunt and its relaxed cruising speed. At legal speed limits more relaxing than previous BMW and gives a great sense of safety when amongst traffic. If you want a semi 4 wheel drive with limited off road capability then IMO its the best available. Only draw back from a purchasing point holds its price very well
  3. DickiePhitt New Member Getting Started

    Just px'ed my 07 diesel EX with 93kmiles for the new model. Never changed a car for the same model before but 5 years of CR-V ownership have been a pleasure.
    2 clutches changed under warranty (warped driven plate known issue) so ensure no slipping under full throttle in 3rd/4th at about 3000rpm.
    Sunroof blind sticking (known problem)
    Hear hatch struts needed changing on mine.

    As far as life goes the engine uses no oil and the whole car still seems tight and capable of much higher mileage.
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Welcome to AOC buddy , have you taken delivery for your 4th Generation CR-V?
  5. spennie Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi dickie thanks for replying. You have had to.replace your clutch twice? How did u get it done via Honda? I've seen a CR-V with 100k on auto trader with full Honda service history but I am yet to find out what major work has been undertaken during its life time.
  6. DickiePhitt New Member Getting Started

    Clutch changed at 64k miles - googled and found on this forum it was a known problem and Honda changed it under warranty. Took 2 years extended Happiness warranty out, noticed at 78k miles with 5 up and roofbox after 8 hours driving same happening again but took further 10k miles before it would do it on a short trip so that dealership could experience the problem. Again done under warranty.
    Think whoever gets my car will get a bargain, but as I do about 10 long continental trips a year from Yorkshire I want peace of mind (and a change).
    Think the CR-V is a great car and can't praise the dealer (Hepworth) enough.
    Looking forward to getting new one when the reg no. has been transferred.
  7. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
    I'm looking for an early diesel too, as an alternative to a Hippo (Freelander).
    I hope the Honda will prove a lot more reliable than Freelander TD4s - plus be cheaper to run. I don't need the better of-road capability of the Hippo (I also have a 200Tdi 90).
    The CR-V is to replace a MINI Clubman Cooper D that is too small for present use, though its 52+ MPG is nice :Smile:

  8. spennie Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I honestly want an auto but the diesel don't come in auto and I only want diesel over petrol because of the running costs. The thing is I only do about 6 miles a day.
  9. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
    One of the near (Japanses make) competitors to the CR-V is available in diesel and auto. But it seems they had problems with a number of their early diesels... Good luck with your search!

  10. DickiePhitt New Member Getting Started

    Mate of mine just got an 18month old Diesel Auto so they exist in the facelifted version
  11. spennie Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    But he paid well out of my budget tho
  12. Quacker Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    For only 6 miles a day, go petrol. Such a low milage doesnt suit moder diesels and the difference in running cost will probably not be significant should it exist at all. High milage is a different story.
    Remember that diesel fuel is more expensive as well as road tax.
  13. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
    A very sweeping statement concerning road tax. My diesel MINI Clubman is cheaper than it's petrol counterpart... (But only by one band if I remember rightly).

    As said elsewhere, if the diesel you are looking at has a diesel particulate filter then short journeys such as you propose are not good. A lot of dealers don't mention this (yes, a sweeping statement, but true, at least around Cheltenham!). Until either vehicle warms up fully (takes LESS miles with most diesels) neither will run at anything like full efficiency, even with all the fancy electronics.