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Higher mileage CRV's reliability?

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2010 - 2011 Honda CR-V
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We have found a 2010 CRV EX with new tires, loaded with moonroof and other features that looks really clean yet has 136K miles. The dealer is asking $9990 but it should be negotiable. What have long term owners of CRVs experienced in reliability and maintenance issues?

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Response from Member3940

6:22 pm August 28, 2016

I have a 2016 EX-L because my son-in-law has a 2000 with about 200,000 dependable miles on it and my niece keeps getting them every 160,000 miles because they are very reliable for her. If the transmission fluid is changed as needed and the differential fluid on the All Wheel Drive models, they are good for a very long life. They use less gas than most of other similar vehicles.

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Response from Leo

6:55 pm August 28, 2016

I have 2011 crv-exl 18,000 miles every year winter arrives need new battery. Sucks

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Response from sgt961

8:01 pm August 28, 2016

Response from Member164

1:45 am August 29, 2016

Bought a 2009 CRV new. Have logged over 100,000 miles on it so far. The original Continental tires were junk, lasted only about 25,000 miles. At about 40,000 miles noise developed on backing the vehicle, especially when cold. Proved to be dirty fluid in the differential. Independent Honda mechanic said it was a common problem, fixed it for about $80. I expect I'll start to hear it again soon. Developed engine oil leak at about 50,000. Never bad enough to require adding oil between oil changes, and mechanic advised it would be very costly to repair as it was coming from seal between engine and transmission and the latter would have to be pulled to repair the leak. I did well over 200,000 on an Accord and was impressed with Honda quality. My experience with the CRV has changed my mind a bit. I'll be looking at Subaru, or maybe Mazda next time. If I was looking at this 2010 CRV I would not consider buying it without having it insected by a mechanic you trust. By the way, sound insulation is not one of Honda's strong points. The road noise in the CRV and my wife's Civic is terrible. Good luck.

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Response from jim

10:37 am August 29, 2016

Our 2002 Honda CRV has around 180,000 miles and has only needed replaceable parts (rotors, pads, etc) except the air conditioner compressor went out at 96,000 miles. Surprisingly Honda Corporate covered about 75% of replacement cost even tho it was past warrentee. I think they have fixed the compressor weak shaft since then. At the very least, they bought my loyality - I now also have a Honda Fit. We did find an odd noise that seemed to be in the front right wheel but it was the real differential needed the fluid changed. And one time in Montana, the car was down on power. It turned out the last place we changes the oil put in too heavy oil. The oil also moves the cam at a higher speed so the oil viscosity should be what Honda recommends. I have not set the valves but it is time (should be done around 100,000 miles)

Our 2004 CRV has about 110,000 troube free miles. The rubber seals at the windows on the door exterior side are cracking but we have not garaged the car since purchase. Will I get another Honda - quite likely - especially since they use a timing chain and not a timing belt. Hope this helps someone,

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Response from Member30

1:55 pm August 30, 2016

Bought my 2005 CR-V new with 47 miles on it, now has over 261,000m miles. Everyting works like the day I bought it. I even occasionally tow a small trailer that weighs loaded about 1100 pounds. You have to be very careful about regular fluid changes. I have had to replace the motor mounts recently. I live on a dirt road and do a bit of mountain driving so it is understandable. I would not hesitate to buy another CR-V. I have had no other repairs except regular maintenance. Good Luck with your purchase.

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