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Old 30th June 2009, 00:00   #121
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Car stalled while wading water, sudden deceleration would have sucked in water inside the pipe and cranking would have caused the hydrostatic lock, damaging the conrod. Info on what really happened was corroborated by my brother who was in the car.

Anyways i think we all have learned the lesson and will ensure that Crv doesn't go near any water logging from now on!
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Hi @Jaggu!
More than a year gone by...
Updates please.
How's CRV doing?
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Old 27th July 2010, 14:30   #123
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Going fine thanks, obviously it has to, after having a complete replacement job. Clutch pedal one day suddenly gave up after this, was diagnosed as fluid loss. Topped her up and is running fine since then.

We have bought a new Ritz Zxi for city runs, so Crv is now limited to weekends and school trips. Its reaching 70k IIRC. Have to give it for a service and complete clean up job, thanks to driver absconding us lol

Suspension has become soft, i guess a natural phenomenon with all Honda's Replacing the spring, shock comes to mind but then the cost is keeping us back.
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Thumbs down re: Honda CRV, Update: 80,000 kms and pathetic Honda service!

This car is now used sparingly, usually to drive the kids to school and back which is hardly 3 kms. Odo read 80,xxx kms, i had not used it for a long time and last week took the car to office, since it was unused and battery showing the signs. I was really saddened at the state it was in. Mind you the car is taken by Honda every 3-6 months and we are given bills ranging from 5-20k. Last service also they replaced the rear brake pads etc and then mentioned that the front drive shaft boot was cut. Honda being honda does not have the boot and the whole assembly which is about 23 thousand (1 side) has to be replaced!!

I had spoken to the SA and inquired if they can replace the boots if we get it, which was declined as usual.

So coming back to my drive, the car was pitching/jumping at the rear like a kangaroo, steering was pulling to the side and the suspension making noise. It was evident that the rear shocks were shot. Got some info online and decided to order parts. While checking with them, they confirmed that they can get the drive shaft boots also. So i ordered the complete kit for front.

Meanwhile i decided to get underneath the car to check which side was bust and there waits another surprise. The whole RT drive shaft was wet, wet with oil. Highly unlikely a drive shaft boot and grease can do this. So on further inspection i saw that oil is dripping from the engine, at the side. I suspect a leaking timing chain cover gasket. It was a big mess and could not identify the exact leak. The oil has left the inside of the alloys also gleaming black.

The great Honda workshop is so useless that they wanted to replace the shaft! Anyways it was too late and the parts were shipped to me. Collected the same and went to Gopals over the weekend and removed the rear 2 struts. Left side was dead but no leaks, right side on the other hand was moving like a syringe and has completed leaked out also. Thanks to this the tyre was scrapping the rear mudguard and a decent amount of paint has been taken off!

The new made in jap nitrogen shocks were installed and the bouncing rear is set right now. Decided to take to alignment since i noticed the rear cambering was way off. The rear two tyres are getting eaten up from inside. Plus the side pull.

Murphy again, the whole alignment setting was wrong. Front toe setting were off and rear camber off by 2.5 degree. We could set the front settings correct, but the rear damage is much more. According to alignment guy, since the problem was ignored for so long, the bushes have got crushed. Best he could set was around 1.8 for right and 2.2 for left. I will try to give it one more try this weekend at Madhu's, could not take it there since they are closed on Sundays.

Have got the car washed thoroughly, the incompetent Honda dealers dont even do a good wash of the underbody and months of muck was a pain to remove and has damaged many area. Now i need to watch closely for few days to identify the origin of oil leak and rule out any further issue.

I hear people are upset with euro cars, Honda is no better. Atleast the dealers are not. With regard to cars also, i would strongly suggest to stay away from Jap CBU's from their stable. They cant survive our indian roads at all.

Mind you recent months the driver is an old matured person who rarely pushes the car and treats it really well (driving wise), roads are as good as they can get. Still the amount of things going wrong is not a joke anymore

List of things now:

- see if rear cambering can be fixed OR order parts to replace.
- identify the leak
- next service i am personally taking the car to Honda to share a good feedback!

Wonder why we need the dealer workshops? if the owners have to get their hands dirty to set things right!!
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Didn't know you had a Honda CRV (I blame it on your Swift avatar)! Just yesterday, I was searching for Honda CRV reviews (both new & old) under "Test Drives & Initial Ownership Reviews". However, looking at some of the problems you have faced, I might have to strike off Honda CRV from my "Next Dream Car" list (currently has Honda CRV, Toyota Fortuner, BMW 3 series, BMW X1 in the list)

Regarding the water incident, read some reviews of Skoda Superb on mouthshut.com. There have been two water logging incidents with Superb. The bill? Rs. 11 lacs each! Your bill of Rs. 2 lacs doesn't seem to be so bad now huh?

Can you upload some photos of your car? The ones on the first page are tiny (and the image link doesn't work).

For the next service, do check out Magnum Honda, Yeshwanthpur. It's new, there are hardly any cars there (so things get done quickly) and the service advisor identified a niggling problem in my Civic in a jiffy.

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@Jaggu, was about to ask you abt handling by the driver, but you have touched on that.

Had you checked the car after it came back from last servicing & in-between since then ? Guess a periodic drive can help you identify changes that the driver may not see (since the changes are often gradual).
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The bill? Rs. 11 lacs each! Your bill of Rs. 2 lacs doesn't seem to be so bad now huh?
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For the next service, do check out Magnum Honda, Yeshwanthpur. It's new, there are hardly any cars there (so things get done quickly) and the service advisor identified a niggling problem in my Civic in a jiffy.
Depends on the amount of water gone in, in our case exhaust took in few mls lol, not even the intake. I have kinda washed my hands of Whitefield and now Dakshin hosur road also seems to be taking us for a ride. Since these are the 2 service centers we were using them.

But i am fetching out all the old bills and then gonna confront them!

Its a gem of a car to drive, i call it a ladies car. Very comfortable to travel also. But is it flimsy or what!

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@Jaggu, was about to ask you abt handling by the driver, but you have touched on that.

Had you checked the car after it came back from last servicing & in-between since then ? Guess a periodic drive can help you identify changes that the driver may not see (since the changes are often gradual).
Unfortunately no, as i mentioned earlier its been a while since i used the car.

Funny part is they used to report all the small niggle but the obvious issue like the rear shocks went unreported. Also the oil leak issue cannot be missed, its so obvious unless they were working on the vehicle blind folded.

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This car is now used sparingly, usually to drive the kids to school and back which is hardly 3 kms. Odo read 80,xxx kms, i had not used it for a long time and last week took the car to office, since it was unused and battery showing the signs.
Dear Jag,

I intend to buy a used Honda CR-V soon. Your thread was immensely useful for research.

I am looking for others experiences but am unable to find any other Honda CR-V ownership threads.

Can I request you to point me to some useful threads that pertain to Honda CR-V, specifically.

Thanks.

P.S - I have also PMed you.
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Old 16th January 2012, 10:33   #129
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I have also PM'ed you, unfortunately ownership threads i was also not able to fish out. If you have any specific questions, you can ask here or PM me.
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Well, Seems the maintenance costs are not the mountain side with the CR-V. The oil filter costs only Rs.151 only compared to Indian Pajero which is Rs.1214 . I am planning to buy a used CR-V in few months . 2003 models are selling below 9 lacs.
Hello there,

I want to ask if you bought that CR-V.

I also am planning to buy a used one but no experience other than Jaggu's is available on Team-BHP.

Can you post yours?

Pl reply at your convenience.
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There is a used Honda CRV for sale in Hyderabad--one of my son's friends wants to dispose of it. It is an auto model of 2004 make, with 71000 kms on the odo.

Asking price is around 4.8 lakhs, but negotiable.

@Jaggu--sorry for hijacking your thread.
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I just came across this thread and thought I'll share some of my experiences with 2007 Honda CRV AWD Manual which I bought new.It has done about 69000 now and my average running has consistently been 10000-11000 kms per year. I have owned few other cars before but this is my first Honda. I have to say this has been "least expensive" to maintain among all my non-Maruti cars - compared to Hyundai (Sonata-Jag style) and Ford (Escort). Like GTO mentioned before, authorized service centers want to complete the free service as fast as they can but Honda's recommended duration is 10000kms. And going by my average, I took the first 3 years getting my free services done - initially at Whitefield Honda (from where I bought) and later at Magnum Honda Bangalore. It was not straightforward but took some negotiations to get agreement from the authorized service center to see my point of view in bringing the vehicle at this time for free service! Since then I have done 3 more services which were paid - basically at Magnum Honda except for the last time when I got it done at Bosch Service Center, JP Nagar. In all services combined till date, I have spent close to Rs. 15000 - averaging 5000 per service. This includes one (synthetic engine) oil change, one air filter change, one wiper blade (Bosch) and one brake pad change. I just recently changed all 4 tires (Bridgestone) with new same brand tires since I was happy to get 65000kms from the OEM specs which cost me close to Rs. 45000 over and above earlier mentioned amount. If you see the pattern, other than wear and tear components, the vehicle has been aging very well. And it has consistently given me 9 to 9.5 km per litre in city and 11.5 to 12km per litre on highways - derived from full tank to full tank method not from the onboard computer (also gives similar numbers). I need to mention that my driving habits are very conservative and I stay between 90 and 110 on highways. City driving is in tune with the traffic and I don't change gears very often and accelerate linearly - without pushing the engine into sudden bursts. In addition to being trouble-free and low maintenance, this vehicle has been a pleasure to drive both in terms of handling and power especially on wet and slopy surfaces when you can feel the AWD engaging. I'm planning to keep this vehicle for many more years to come since I'm pleased with this unlike my previous vehicles which I sold between 5 and 7 years of use after new purchase.
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I own a 2009 Model CRV 2.4 litre AWD Automatic. I have been extremely happy with the way the vehicle has aged and have always had good support from Whitefield Honda during service.

The car has clocked 84,500 and is undergoing some mods. I have already installed a BMC DIA and a magnaflow exhaust. Eagle eyes for the front and rear lights and just completed a DIY mugen front grill last evening. Its a long project and shall soon post pics of the finished product.

I cant say much of the current gen CRV as I havent driven it. But the previous gen is a classic and still has great presence on road. I wouldnt sell it for anything and would only consider buying another car alongside.
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Hey guys, bumping this. I have a 2010 crv 2.4 at

Any similar cats around Whitefield/ bangalore?
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Hey guys, bumping this. I have a 2010 crv 2.4 at

Any similar cats around Whitefield/ bangalore?
Yup I'm here. I own a 2009 CRV 2.4 AT. Just covered 1,05,000km. Car is simply great. No problems whatsoever. Live in AECS Layout which is very close to whitefield.
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