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    What sort of life expectancy do CR-Vs have? Obviously Honda has a reputation for long-lasting cars; I am currently driving a 1992 Accord with about 170,000 miles that I'm getting ready to replace. Does that reputation for long life extend to Honda's SUVs, too?

    Based on my budget, I'm considering a CR-V circa 1998-2000. I'm seeing ones with around 50,000-60,000 miles on them in my price range; just curious, based on that mileage, how much longer I might expect the vehicle to last. Is it reasonable to expect it to run well up to 100,000 miles? 125,000? 150,000? More?

    Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks!

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    Senior Member HondaSUV Elder 'Curly Q Links''s Avatar
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    150,000 miles is only 240,000Km . . Our first V had almost 200,000 km on it when we got it, and was a champ. After we sold it I very nearly bought a '97 that had 290,000 Km (180,000 miles) and it was in almost perfect shape too. Perfect compression, etc. I don't see why they shouldn't go way past 400,000 Km without major work, provided you get the valves adjusted regularly, and do the basic maintenance. They don't rust out like Toyotas. :-)

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    "More" .... if it's been taken care of.

    (Your last name wouldn't happen to be Bagwell, would it? )
    211,000 miles in the driver's seat of the "Blue Betty," a 2000 EX automatic in Electron Blue Pearl
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    Quote Originally Posted by CR-Vince
    "More" .... if it's been taken care of.

    (Your last name wouldn't happen to be Bagwell, would it? )
    ha! No - just a fan. Grew up in Northwest Houston, though now living in Philadelphia. I was happy to see your avatar when looking through the forum earlier.

    Thanks for the responses!

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    A CRV bought in Philly might not last that long. I lived in the city of brotherly love for 5 years and suffered several brake-ins, bent rims, flat tires, and even a new front thanks to a person who ran a red light. The city is just not friendly to cars.

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    With my CRV I'm up to 200,000.

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    is the miles or km?

    What have you done for maintenance?
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    I have a friend with a '97 AWD that currently has 186K on the odometer. He changes the oil regularly with a non-synthetic brand and has changed the trans fluid three times. No problems other than brakes, starter switch, recall and other scheduled maintenance items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverCRV
    is the miles or km?

    What have you done for maintenance?
    RiverCRV, My V itís in miles.

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    Every 3000 miles I do an engine and diff oil change. The engine I use Castrol Synthetic and the diff I use the oil from Honda. Every six months I have the engine and radiator flush. I also have a Level Ten STAGE 3 transmission and torque converter; these are service by them only. I don't trust anyone else but Level Ten to work on the tranny and t-converter.

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    wow !!!!!!!

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