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Old 28 Nov 2011, 09:01 pm
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Default Is the Honda CR-V reliable over 100,000 miles?

I'm looking at getting a used 2005 Honda CR-V from a dealer.It looks to be in good shape, but and has 140,000 miles from a single-owner. I'm living near Buffalo, NY in a heavy snow climate, and I commute 12 miles to school, mostly highway. The dealer is asking $9,850. I'd like to ask if this car is going to be reliable, or if I should look for a lower-mileage vehicle. How is the longevity on a CR-V? I've never had a Honda before. My previous car has 239,000 miles and is worn out mechanically. I want something reliable for the long-term, a good commuter, and safe on slippery winter roads. Thanks!

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Old 28 Nov 2011, 09:16 pm
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get oil change records!!!! ive seen these engines in acura vehicles (k24) need the timing chain replaced due to lack of mainenance. although these cars will go for a very long time, these timing chain engines need there oil changed on time every time. make sure there is no sludge built up in the valve cover (by removing the oil cap). i have a 2008 accord and i do my oil change every 3000 miles, even though the maintnence system will have me go up to 8000 miles before it gets to 15% oil life.
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 09:31 pm
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I have a 1998 CR-V with over 160,000 miles on it and mechanically, it runs well. A mechanic told me that it should go another 160,000 if I keep up the maintenance. So pleased with the 1998 model, that I bought another new CR-V in 2010 and it is running just as well---hope it runs as long as the 1998 model!
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 09:46 pm
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Have a 2002 CR-V with 230,000 miles on it and it uses the same 2.4l motor that is in the CR-V that you are looking at. If the maintenance has been kept up by the first owner you should have no problems with getting many more trouble free miles from this car. I live in North Carolina so not sure about road salt erosion issues like y'all have up north but I'm pretty sure you shouldn't have any problems, I mean it is a Honda!! Just keep up with the maintenance and that car will never let you down.
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 10:02 pm
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If the car has been maintained properly, this car should run reliably for years to come. If it has 4 wheel drive, it will handle great in the snow and ice.
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