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  1. Sudden Improvement in Gas Mileage -- Running an experiment

    2017 - Present Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen
    I'm one of the owners with disappointing fuel efficiency. I'd kind of resigned myself to best at 24mpg around town and 30mpg average for highway trips (as calculated at the pump). :( Am I the only one here who bought this car expecting closer to 28/34 mpg? Checking... Honda still shows 28/34...
  2. CRV AC Compressor "improvement"

    Problems & Issues
    Having recently replaced the entire AC system on my son's 2003 (black death) I'm trying to put off having to do it again on either his 2003 or my wife's 2006. My understanding is that the main cause of the compressor failures is the compressor's placement in the engine compartment. Because it...
  3. oil consumption improvement

    Problems & Issues
    After purchase of 2011 crv and a fresh oil change w/ 0w-20 synthetic I found that crv was using almost 1 qt in 2000 miles. I believe this to be from a combination of factors - engine tends to lug to much as transmission programming wants to put you into 5th gear too early -lugging increases...
  4. My Suggestions For Improvement and Things I Love

    Dear Honda: (Feedback Forum)
    2014 EX-L w/o nav. Suggested changes as compared to my 2014 EX-L AWD w/o nav: Climate Control fan should not run blowing cold air when the cabin is cold and the engine can not yet put out heat. Sun visors needs to slide to be able to block sun from the side for taller people who sit farther...
  5. Steering improvement advice needed .

    Problems & Issues
    Hello New to this forum. I bought two month ago a CRV 2.0 ivtec executive automatic transmission 44 tkm ( +- 27 k miles) . Car is perfect in every detail but ! I do not like the steering at all, it does not auto center on a straight line , no clear middle point , feeling is vague . I have been...
  6. Honda Hands Free Link Problems Needing Improvement

    Dear Honda: (Feedback Forum)
    2013 Honda CR-V EX-L without Navigation. I have found that the Hands Free Link has given me the following problems: 1. When more than one cell phone is in the car; unable to switch which phone is connected to the HFL. 2. After a menu item has been selected with the pushbutton, unable to back...
  7. Suggestions for improvement of next Honda CRV

    Dear Honda: (Feedback Forum)
    Comments from Honda CRV owners on how to improve the outside style of the Honda CRV are important! For example, I would like to see a major redesign of the current rear end. Suggestion would be to look at the Lexus SUV rear, & improve on that design. Maybe with a lot of suggestions here...
  8. A sound improvement

    Mobile Electronics
    The stock stereo in the LX sucks and I am an audiophile so I upgraded it. I installed a Sony XAV-622 in dash DVD w/Integrated Sirius Satellite, Polk DB-651's (highly recommended on here) in all 4 doors and an Alpine PLT-5 Powered sub in the rear cargo area. The improvement is dramatic. I...
  9. Winter Gas Mileage Improvement

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    Hi! My 2008 Honda CRV EX was posting some dismal gas mileage in the winter. So, after some research, I decided to switch to a fully synthetic motor oil that was still approved for use under warranty. Here's a little video I made about my initial observations...
  10. Recommendations for reliable performance improvement?

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Hi all - Just joined the forum. I have a bone-stock 2000 CR-V (automatic trans) and have had the "pleasure" of experiencing burned exhaust valves :mad:, which I'm in the middle of pulling the head & fixing myself. I've been happy with my CR-V and it's been quite reliable (very important to me...
  11. Towing improvement for the Gen3

    Racks, Hitches and Towing
    Although I don't think my towing performance is horrible, I think it would be improved if instead of 3rd gear (with O/D locked out) I could leave O/D on and simply lock out 5th gear (i.e. - allow the trans to go to 4th gear but not to 5th). Do any of the gearheads on this site have a suggestion...
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