lost my '06 crv today in a crash. thing was immaculate condition. garage kept, original owner (till my ownership in aug 2018), dealer maintained. zero rust, all honda replacement parts, service history. everything! no rips tears stains, NOTHING! drove straight and centered. really upset about the loss. my first honda I bought to try them out, only had 100k on it too.
here to seek advice if I buy another honda. liked the crv as it had space as well as good fuel mileage and decent to work on. also the fact it was a timing chain instead of belt was a huge plus for me. I did the valve adjustment as it required and that wasn't too bad. really have no clue what i'm gonna get but would like to stay with the small SUV scene. i'm not dead set on another '06, kinda whatever pops up for the right price is what i'm gonna get. looking for help on particular models that might be fitting as far as terms of maintenance items and how "simple" they were compared to my '06. only had it a few months but enough to know I liked it's reliability and ease of maintenance work. maybe the newer ones have hydraulic lifters and that isn't even something to worry about; that's why i'm here. I know I don't want one much older, a year or 2 is fine as I believe they're pretty similar, but into the early 2000 range isn't what i'm looking for.
lemme know whatever you think may be helpful.