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Old 28th November 2020, 17:53   #16
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This ECon button is for Moral support for the inflated petrol bills, more than anything else!
LMAO...This had me in fits

Congrats on a great car and happy motoring.
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Old 28th November 2020, 18:13   #17
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Congratulations
It's an excellent vehicle, I happen to own a 2010 in Australia or the previous version with the same motor and underpinnings.
Bought it as a work horse and it has done 60K in 2.5 years and it has been flawless, mind it, those 60K kms for me started at 100K on odometer.

Btw, my CRV has rear seats that can be reclined, how come the facelift doesnt have them, or may be they are ommited on indian versions?
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Old 28th November 2020, 20:07   #18
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I am in the market for a preworshipped car. I don't know where to start my search. Should I trust olx or should I visit thr authorized used car showrooms? Its all very confusing. Therefore, for my learning, how did you decide whether you'll go through a dealer or search on olx and how much did you pay for this 2015 model?
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Congratulations, the car looks very good. I am in the same boat. I own a city and have been looking for a good used crv. The online search revealed few good cars but dealers are asking a high price. A lot of cars have worn out leather seats, did you experience the same ? Did you consider 2.0 automatic? Any idea how is the FE over the 2.4 ?
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Pineapple Ameet, Congratulations on an excellent purchase! For base variant OTR price of Seltos or Creta, you can buy this premium SUV two sizes up. Thanks to craze for diesel SUVs, petrol SUVs take big depreciation hit. This gen CRV looks best, with vovlo-ish tail-lights.

In your second post, you have posted pic of rat-repellent pouches under the hood. Both, the cloth pouch and tobacco are highly combustible. The engine heat can ignite these. I wouldn't do that if I were you. You should explore other avenues.
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Old 29th November 2020, 00:08   #21
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Thanks GTO!! This really made my Day

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Thread moved out from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Reviews Section. Thanks for sharing!

Congratulations . This is really a superb premium SUV to buy used. Your car is going to our homepage today .
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Old 29th November 2020, 00:30   #22
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...Have a great time with it.
Thanks bigron!

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Unlike the big boxy SUVs this one isn't trying too hard to look butch and comes across as elegant and has a 'classy' element which adds to it's character.
Thanks BMvW.Rajat ! Yes you picked the right word, it has that unmistakable element to it that's just absent in a lot of other butch SUV's.

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Great review. CR-V is the perfect upgrade from the Civic. Wish you many trouble-free miles.

One tip: Get AWD fluid changed often.

Probably access to the fuel pump & the tank.
Thanks landcruiser123 Honda manuals say change at every 60K. what's the frequency at which you've been changing it, and why?

On the fuel pump bit...will do the tinkering the next time i get some free time in hand...

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Love your writing style, man! Great review!
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Enjoy the car, and keep us updated on it's drinking habits!
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Congratulations...
Here's wishing you infinite kilometres of happiness
Thank you so much Sreesh1009!

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Can you please elaborate how much did you pay for this car?And,how much FE are you getting with this car?
Sure car_guy1998. I paid 11.7 for this.
As for the FE, in the initial days (when i was getting the hang of AT) i was getting 6.5ish... however offlate with a lil more gentler way to pep up the pedal i've observed it's been hovering in 8ish region.
On my recent pune trip i got an avg. of 12.3 including the cruise on at sedate triple digits.
Buy Boy! this thing can run well, as well as Sedans!


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the bad thing is the suspension which makes noise post 60k kms (depending on the kind of roads one drives her on).
Ouch, this is a first of what i'm hearing. Indian roads are almost the same everywhere...except mumbai, where there are dug ups next to potholes.

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I have only one recommendation - do not even think of moving to 18" wheels
Noted!

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Old 29th November 2020, 00:51   #23
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How about TPMS?
Could be little tricky to source it in current times.
Awesome! thanks highlander! I may be troubling you with some PM's for some more gyaan on this!TPMS was on my mind and your post surely has been god sent!

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those 60K kms for me started at 100K on odometer.
Btw, my CRV has rear seats that can be reclined, how come the facelift doesnt have them, or may be they are omitted on indian versions?
Now that's why Honda's & Toyota's are mile munchers, isn't it akshay4587 ! Shall look forward for inputs from you on the general upkeep going forward.

On the recliner seats,i guess they did seem to omit that part, as atleast i couldn't place any way to recline the seats.This was a bad omission if they did it

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I am in the market for a preworshipped car. I don't know where to start my search. Should I trust olx or should I visit thr authorized used car showrooms? Its all very confusing. Therefore, for my learning, how did you decide whether you'll go through a dealer or search on olx and how much did you pay for this 2015 model?
Hi sjain2054, I don't thinks there's any clear formula when it comes to used car market... Though the learning for me was...if you can have patience (read - if you can afford to postpone the purchase till the time you get a 'can't miss it' kinda deal, by all means do it!) And till that time, be voracious with all the possible channels of exploring the deals, preferably direct sources, but do keep options open from more reliable dealership companies. hope this helps! As for pricing, already answered in earlier post...

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Congratulations, the car looks very good. I am in the same boat. I own a city and have been looking for a good used crv. The online search revealed few good cars but dealers are asking a high price. A lot of cars have worn out leather seats, did you experience the same ? Did you consider 2.0 automatic? Any idea how is the FE over the 2.4 ?
Hi hellsangelzooms! Thanks for the kind words. Dealers will always quote atrocious prices. I used to get quotes of ~15 for '14 models irrespective it was 2L or 2.4. I was very clear from the beginning that i wanted the updated '15 2.4 AWD model. The 2.0L may have marginally better FE but surely misses out on the pull that 2.4 has. Have mentioned about FE in earlier post.

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In your second post, you have posted pic of rat-repellent pouches under the hood. Both, the cloth pouch and tobacco are highly combustible. The engine heat can ignite these. I wouldn't do that if I were you. You should explore other avenues.
hi pgsagar! I must say a BIG thank you for this. This indeed sounds so logical now that you've told that. The tobacco pouch came as 'legacy' with the car from the previous owner and it did amuse me but never thought of it as a risk,thanks again!

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Thanks landcruiser123 Honda manuals say change at every 60K. what's the frequency at which you've been changing it, and why?
I’ve had friends in the US not change it and he had very expensive repairs. My Friends mechanic suggested 3 years or 30k miles in regular driving conditions. 2 years if AWD is being used a lot.
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Old 29th November 2020, 06:15   #25
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@Pineapple_ameet The only difference I found regarding driving in eco mode is during activated cruise control. When you resume the preset speed with eco mode switched on, the car would reach that speed in most fuel efficient way, RPM climbing only very slightly and downshift is rare. This makes it pretty pretty slow. With eco mode switched off, they spin up quickly just like kickdown. This can only be discerned on highways and does increase fuel efficiency by 5-10% in my personal experience with 2018 city. I must admit it took me over a year to actually note this when I was using cruise control over 50% of my driving.
Congratulations on a lovely car. Kudos for a nice detailed painstakingly penned review.

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Good buy. I have a predilection for Honda brand. I have driven back to back gen Honda accord with the same engine and transmission obviously lower HP output. Both the cars were preowned. The one you got is the one i have set my eyes on once my current 2008 preowned Honda Accord goes away in the next couple of years.

Do now worry about the seamless convention 5 Speed AT. Its so good , tried and tested AT. Don't forget to follow AT fluid replacement schedule by the book.Honda genuine ATF is the right choice and no other should be used.

I was zooming in the pic which showed the engine bay and was looking for the steering pump. I am not sure whether this one has the hydraulic steering pump. Mine has the one which is a known culprit, comes with its own set of niggles after 40-50k km: leaking steering fluid, stiff steering , slight grinding noise....etc . Usual fix for me is keep topping up steering fluid. If yours doesn't have the hydraulic steering pump then you have one less niggle to worry about.

As for parts, well good thing about Honda brand is lot of After market parts availability and they do the job even though less durable compared to OEM parts. But what can one do when one goes to Honda ASS and they prescribe a certain part replacement and follow it up by stating that it needs to be ordered and may take some time(I'm talking about parts that are not too frequently replaced).

Overall good buy, Happy driving. Would love to own this CRV in future.
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2 years if AWD is being used a lot.
You meant if the mileage is higher right? because it's a full-time AWD.
During the diagnostic at the HASS (during purchase), the guy did check the fluid and didn't advise a change (maybe because of low mileage?)
Shall also check the service records to check when was it last changed...
Many thanks for this!
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You meant if the mileage is higher right? because it's a full-time AWD.
During the diagnostic at the HASS (during purchase), the guy did check the fluid and didn't advise a change (maybe because of low mileage?)
Shall also check the service records to check when was it last changed...
Many thanks for this!
Are you sure it's a full time AWD?
My 2010 is an on demand AWD, it is FWD by default, rear wheels kick in when front start to lose traction.
Have driven it many times in snow, and this is how it behaves; pretty sure, yours runs the same underpinnings.

It's a fairly effective system, i haven't felt the need of a manual AWD Selector/Button even in snow.
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Ahh! I know what you're saying, I did ended up playing with cruise control and econ while going to Pune, didn't correlate it with the mileage though.. Shall keep an eye on this on my next Highway drive. Thanks!
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@Pineapple_ameet The only difference I found regarding driving in eco mode is during activated cruise control.
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Congrats ameet. Excellent car and a Beautiful review!

CRV and Civic, those are my fav cars and I really wish to own one at some point of time. You are lucky enough to own both of them back to back!

Cars like this for around Creta / Seltos price is a no brainer, any day.
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