2008 Honda CR-V Review – the fun little crossover that could!

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2008 Honda CR-V

Honda has rounded out the squared edges of the CR-V over the years. I didn’t like the older models, as they were too boxy looking. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this one. It now has softer, rounded edges, some nice tinting touches, and pretty attractive wheels. I actually caught someone checking the car out while I was sitting in traffic! Honda’s decision to remove the spare tire on the back of the vehicle was genius, as it improved the styling ten-fold.

For a car that’s under $30k, and for the 5-star safety ratings on everything BUT rollover (4 stars), this car is a really, really good deal. It’s nice to look at. Fun to drive. It has a navigation system,  XM® Satellite Radio, cruise control, back-up assist camera, 6-CD changer, single CD hidden behind the navigation system screen, leather interior, heated seats, power moon-roof, safety everything, AND it’s easy on the pocketbook. It’s a no brainer – a great value for a great vehicle!

2008 Honda CR-V

I Heart the CR-V
I really loved this vehicle! It was fun to drive, a pleasure to look at, easy to park, and zippy! I keep coming back to the word “fun” to describe the CR-V. It was fun! Fun to look at. Fun to be in. Apparently it’s rather fun to take a nap in the back of (as my teammate did) too! And after driving some real gas guzzling cars on vacations and trips, it would be almost fun to take to the gas station!

I felt really safe while driving it, and outside of a Volvo, that’s pretty hard for me to say. But Hondas have always been really safe and reliable in my book, and the CR-V is no different.

Would I buy one? Heck yes! Would I recommend one to a family or friend? I already have!

RATING 4.25 4.5 4.0 4.25 4.25 4.5 4.25/B+

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Rating: 3.5 stars
By Danny Chang

” I pushed the CR-V a bit through some curves on small suburban roads around Silicon Valley and it handled just fine. All in all, the CR-V handles decently and has sufficient power to get around town.”

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Rating: 4.7 stars
By Holly Roberts

” The longer I drove the CR-V, the more I became used to it and fond of its zippiness, ability to handle corners at speed, and its ability to stop immediately.”

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  • Derek says:

    @Jim – America used to have cheap gas and never really caught on to the benefits of diesel powered cars. Plus, the government heavily taxes diesel such that the cost of a gallon is the near the same or slightly higher than premium gasoline. Even though more MPG can be had from a gallon of diesel compared to a gallon gas due to its high burn rate, diesel power cars just can’t win the popularity contest.

  • Nisa says:

    I love this car…I have one and so far I enjoy driving it very much…it is safe and easy to handle…and a really good car for women….

  • Graham says:

    The jolting, choppy, harsh ride, ruins everything nice about this vehicle, and also ruins all of the fun of going anywhere.

  • Dave Arnholt says:

    I have a CRV and a Civic both 2008 both with 25K on them

    Neither is most comfortable seats but OK, and ride is a little stiff, both get great Gas Mileage 24-28 All Wheel Drive CRV 36 Civic (got 39 before Corn Gas) Both have “quick” steering, but both seem to pull on uneven roads

    I bought them because both My GM’s a Saturn Vue and a Chevy Metro, died with less than 100K miles. Im hopeing both of these honda’s last to 200k.

    The CRV I would call adequate for acceleration. Compared to the civic its slow.

    My Tranie shifts smooth as silk either way, Much better than my civic which has the clunking on downshifting

    For the Price, Looks, Gas Mileage and Honda’s rep about long lasting
    I couldnt find any other SUV I would buy

  • Jim Mustin says:

    I wish Honda would offer the Diesel version. Why does Europe get it and we don’t?

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