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Considering used CR-V

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  • madams1madams1 Posts: 101
    As posted the main issue is going to be the A/C going out and this could cost a lot if it explodes. I have a 2003 and so far it is ok at 93k. I would not pay 13K for a used 2003 CRV. Is it an LX or an EX.
  • Hello, everyone. I have been looking at CR-V's since August, and used prices have not changed at all. I have the opportunity to buy a 2006 SE (38,000 miles) for $17,000. A new 2010 EX-L can be purchased for about $28,000. As you can see, $11,000 difference. In some ways, I like the older style better, and the price definitely fits. Which way would everyone go? Is the new style that much of an improvement? Probably comes down to preference, but the 06 style still is a sharp vehicle. Thanks for any and all input.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    I have the opportunity to buy a 2006 SE (38,000 miles) for $17,000. A new 2010 EX-L can be purchased for about $28,000. As you can see, $11,000 difference.

    I think the 2006 SE sold for as little as $23,000 in September of 2007...

    I agree, Gen 2, 2.5 is a better looking CR-V than Gen 3, and 3.5, which looks like purse on wheels.

    Besides, by Honda eliminating the availability of manual transmission on the CR-V has completley castrated the CR-V.
  • What I can find, MSRP was almost $25,000 on the '06 SE. I have looked at so many '06's, and this is the best price I have found on a SE. Are they still this popular, or are people making a statement by desiring the Gen. 2 & 2.5 to such a high degree? The dealer is offering to honor the 5yr/60,0000 original warranty, which will give me about a year remaining. Thanks for the help. Still undecided. Has anyone owned both the Gen. 2 & 3? If so, can you share your views and findings?
  • berriberri Posts: 4,141
    Honestly, unless you get a particularly great deal, I think you are usually better off buying Honda or Toyota new because of their generally slower depreciation than many other makes. This will be particularly true of CRV because you don't find them in fleets or rental lots much, if at all. You probably should drive the newer gen CRV and decide for yourself which you prefer. The new CRV has become the top seller in its segment so unless you're locked to it you may be do better on a deal for a RAV-4 or other competitor. It really becomes a personal call, but I think the 06 is overpriced for what you get for the money they want.
  • ckcrvckcrv Posts: 7
    Can anyone explain the difference between AWD and a 4 WD in the CRV family. Is the 2002 the first year with that package since it has the distinction of being the 1st year of the 2.4 Motor ?

    Please anyone may answer ,I am considering giving $6300 for a 2002 w/AWD tommorrow. Thanks in advance .
  • ckcrvckcrv Posts: 7
    Can anyone explain the difference between AWD and a 4 WD in the CRV family. Is the 2002 the first year with that package since it has the distinction of being the 1st year of the 2.4 Motor ? Forgot to mention it is an EX .
  • berriberri Posts: 4,141
    CRV comes as FWD or AWD, but its AWD is really FWD with a differential that kicks some power to the rear axles when needed. You won't be offroading in one. Make sure that AWD differential has been maintained with regular fluid changes because it, along with A/C seem to be a bit of a weak point.
  • ckcrvckcrv Posts: 7
    Thanks.
    So AWD is totally self activating? I suppose that's OK, what about the Overdrive,does it have to be off at the time ? Overall does $6300 seem like a fairly good price? It was owned by an elderly couple ,but I can't contact them. If A/C has not been repaired properly is that a dealbreaker ?
  • berriberri Posts: 4,141
    AWD is self activating and D means its in overdrive, not an issue. I don't think you can do much on the AC. When it goes, the whole system needs to be replaced, not just the compressor, because the system usually gets fouled. It will run you around $3K. Prices are local, you just need to check around.
  • ckcrvckcrv Posts: 7
    Well I went and bought it !
    A 2002 Burgandy CRV EX. w/AWD . I have owned 1/2 a dozen Hondas including the GoldWing Gl1100 2 wheeler and I am more excited about this one than any of the other Hondas.. They were all Accords and 1 Civic . This CRV makes it seem like you are in a full size SUV but turns as well as My Accords. Just feels like the power is perfect for the vehicle . I love that 2.4 Vtec.
  • lablover2lablover2 Posts: 106
    hi guys, i am going to check out this used crv-it only has 20,000 miles on it and the dealer wants $16,000 for it. the carfax looks ok-maintenance records look good-the only problem i see right now is it just ran out of warranty. is that real important? i wish i could buy the honda extended warranty, what are my other options if i like it?
    i also saw a similar 07 lx awd for $17,000 with 33,000 miles and it is certified-don't really want awd but the certified might be worth it.
  • tocatoca Posts: 147
    If they are both '07 LX's and you don't need AWD, then go for fewer miles and less money.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Thanks.
    So AWD is totally self activating? I suppose that's OK, what about the Overdrive,does it have to be off at the time ? Overall does $6300 seem like a fairly good price? It was owned by an elderly couple ,but I can't contact them. If A/C has not been repaired properly is that a dealbreaker ?


    The AWD is contained in the rear differential, which is substantially different from other rear differentials, and requires regular fluid changes with Honda Dual Pump Fluid. There is no substitute...

    As to overdrive, I assume you are talking automatic. The OD button use is described in the OWNER's MANUAL. Whoever you purchase the vehicle from should include it. It is part of the vehicle, just like the seats, engine, and wheels are. Deduct $80 for the missing manual, and get one your self.

    Manual CR-V has 5 speed overdrive transmission with a spacer for the 6th gear, which a number of people have replaced with a 6th gear from Acura TSX/RSX-S for a slittle as $300 plus labor.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Well I went and bought it !
    A 2002 Burgandy CRV EX. w/AWD . I have owned 1/2 a dozen Hondas including the GoldWing Gl1100 2 wheeler and I am more excited about this one than any of the other Hondas.. They were all Accords and 1 Civic . This CRV makes it seem like you are in a full size SUV but turns as well as My Accords. Just feels like the power is perfect for the vehicle . I love that 2.4 Vtec.


    Congrats... now it is time to make sure you start from a fresh start. Replace all the fluids with geniuine Honda fluids, and make sure you put the proper grade of engine oil. "Better oil" is not better for this engine.

    The 2.4 with a manual is a real beast. When it first came out on the Accord, TOV Estimated it having 180 hp at the crank. Automatic CR-V is 2 seconds slower to 60 than the manual CR-V.
  • lablover2lablover2 Posts: 106
    so you don't think the awd and it being certified is worth the extra $1,000? i know it has 13,000 more miles-didn't get to see either of them because of icy roads here-its a shame they are located about 50 miles apart-i need to see them. do you think $16,000 is a decent price for an 07?
  • tocatoca Posts: 147
    Based on appraisal prices, $16k is a fair price. Can't hurt to make a lower offer either.

    However, it looks like you are near the Chicago area where snow and ice are the norm during the winter months. If it were me, I'd buy the AWD CRV for the extra cash. 33k miles means it's still a baby. If you end up getting the AWD CRV, ask for service records. In particular, ask if the differential fluid has been changed. Again make a lower offer (especially if no service has been done), the worse thing they can say if you offer a lower $$ amount is no, right?
  • ckcrvckcrv Posts: 7
    Congrats... now it is time to make sure you start from a fresh start. Replace all the fluids with genuine Honda fluids, and make sure you put the proper grade of engine oil. "Better oil" is not better for this engine.

    Thanks , I have always believed that Original Honda fluids were the best idea. The dealers in the area use Bulk Oil (Mobil Brand) .Other than an Oil Change they use 100% Honda fluids. I can buy the Honda quarts and do that part myself at the time,or just make sure they use Honda Oil I suppose . I appreciate the info very much ,CK
  • tocatoca Posts: 147
    Yes, I'm interested in what blueiedgod means by ""Better oil" is not better for this engine" I've used nothing but Mobil 1 in my '03 Pilot. 128k miles later and it runs and sounds great. Not attributing it completely to Mobil 1, but at a minimum, synthetic oil allows me to extend changes.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Thanks , I have always believed that Original Honda fluids were the best idea. The dealers in the area use Bulk Oil (Mobil Brand) .Other than an Oil Change they use 100% Honda fluids. I can buy the Honda quarts and do that part myself at the time,or just make sure they use Honda Oil I suppose . I appreciate the info very much ,CK

    I was not referring to Honda engine oil, that you can get anywhere, as long as they use the proper grade, filter and replace the single use crush washer.

    I was referring to the PSF, ATF/MTF, DPF, brake fluid and coolant.
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