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Honda made too many compromises in this model. A/C that can't cool the car off when it's over 100. Anemic radio, Worthless Navigation, Excessive Road Noise, Battery Drain etc. Final straw was sitting at a red light with the vibration while in drive. Honda knows it's still an issue and the dealer says there is nothing that can be done when in fact a simple bump of 50 rpm's would fix it. I had such high hopes for the car but it really was a letdown and I'm surprised I kept it for this long.

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My stripper 16 CRV SE is in contrast to yours. Here in LA (lower Alabama) we have our share of summertime heat (and humidity) and mine cools just fine. I seldom use the radio but when I do I'm happy with it. I don't have the factory Nav, I use a garmin. My only road noise is attributable to my addition of an after market roof rack; and lastly I'm using the original battery.

When I first started driving it I did notice the occassional engine vibration while sitting at a light (mine too was RPM dependent). Either the computers eventually learned to correct for it or I've learned to ignore it.

I hope you're happy with your new Escort, Rav4, Subie, etc. I'll happily be keeping my V.
 

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Honda made too many compromises in this model. A/C that can't cool the car off when it's over 100. Anemic radio, Worthless Navigation, Excessive Road Noise, Battery Drain etc. Final straw was sitting at a red light with the vibration while in drive. Honda knows it's still an issue and the dealer says there is nothing that can be done when in fact a simple bump of 50 rpm's would fix it. I had such high hopes for the car but it really was a letdown and I'm surprised I kept it for this long.

Thank you all for the wonderful info that fellow owners have contributed.
I always hate to ever let a car win, and will fight it tooth and nail. More effective window tint can make all the difference in A/C performance, as can making sure the system is fully charged and working properly. Aftermarket head units and upgrades make a huge difference there, along with some sound deadening work. And any good mechanic can alter the idle setting in the computer, after checking to see that everything else is working. Same thing with solving battery drain issues.

But I get it. Carmakers have gotten lax with quality, and they no longer back up their products, and it's getting worse. If I have to replace mine any time soon it will be with an older model. Everything new these days is not worth spit.
 

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Honda made too many compromises in this model. A/C that can't cool the car off when it's over 100. Anemic radio, Worthless Navigation, Excessive Road Noise, Battery Drain etc. Final straw was sitting at a red light with the vibration while in drive. Honda knows it's still an issue and the dealer says there is nothing that can be done when in fact a simple bump of 50 rpm's would fix it. I had such high hopes for the car but it really was a letdown and I'm surprised I kept it for this long.

Thank you all for the wonderful info that fellow owners have contributed.
Growing up I had a buddy who's parents each drove the same make/model two door car (they had a station wagon for long trips).

Both of these two cars were hard to get into and out of, took two men eight hours each just to adjust the valves and had a crappy radio, yet they drove them daily in to the 80's when they garaged them for a new sedan.

They were expensive to maintain and would only have sold for $15,000 to $20,000 each in the mid 70's but they loved them...

Eventually each of these 300 SL Gullwings were sold as original owner cars and they fetched $750,000 each (worth much more now).

No car is perfect, learn to live with it's idiosyncrasies.

Did I ever tell you the one about my Brother In Laws Uncle's 409 Mustang with 1,498 miles? True story, true story...
 

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For my wife's 2014, I prefer my Amazon bought 7" Garmin "on the dash" system instead of factory "in the middle of dash" NAV system better. And, I get lifetime of free Maps. And best of all, my wife (in passenger seat) can configure new GPS destinations while our vehicle is in motion. And, configure it while holding it on her lap.
 

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Growing up I had a buddy who's parents each drove the same make/model two door car (they had a station wagon for long trips).

Both of these two cars were hard to get into and out of, took two men eight hours each just to adjust the valves and had a crappy radio, yet they drove them daily in to the 80's when they garaged them for a new sedan.

They were expensive to maintain and would only have sold for $15,000 to $20,000 each in the mid 70's but they loved them...

Eventually each of these 300 SL Gullwings were sold as original owner cars and they fetched $750,000 each (worth much more now).

No car is perfect, learn to live with it's idiosyncrasies.

Did I ever tell you the one about my Brother In Laws Uncle's 409 Mustang with 1,498 miles? True story, true story...
Cool story. Are you thinking the 2016 CR-V will be a collector's item down the road? :unsure: Otherwise, I'm not sure where you were going with it.
 

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I will just leave it at this: a little late in the life cycle for buyers remorse.

I learned years ago that owners adapt to vehicles or fail in trying, because even the best in a class are at best compromises in design and operation. Show me a motor vehicle absent any native deficiencies or idiosyncrasies and I will validate said claim to be fiction. :)

By the way.. the replacements you are considering... all have their own issues as well. So do some very careful research and test driving. ;)
 

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Cool story. Are you thinking the 2016 CR-V will be a collector's item down the road? :unsure: Otherwise, I'm not sure where you were going with it.
I believe the point he was making was succinctly stated in the next to last paragraph:
No car is perfect, learn to live with it's idiosyncrasies.
A viewpoint I concur with. :)

I appreciate that he added some color commentary to an otherwise frustration driven original post.
 

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No car is perfect, learn to live with it's idiosyncrasies.

Did I ever tell you the one about my Brother In Laws Uncle's 409 Mustang with 1,498 miles? True story, true story...
I'll guess you meant 429 Mustang, right? The Nascar twisted hemi? A neighbor of mine, a firefighter, had one back then, in that dark burgundy color. My God, that car was awesome! He told me he had driven his old junker for five long years while he saved up for the Mustang. Then he kept it in the carport and still drove the junker most of the time. He didn't want that car to even get wet, and I didn't blame him.

On the 409's, I had one of those in high school - '59 2-door Biscayne, "62 409 4-speed with .411's. Had so much torque I was constantly rebuilding the generator. Fast times in high school.

I suspect that the O.P. will find that if he approaches the selection of his next vehicle with the same degree of criticality, he will still wind up having to either adjust to or make some changes to whatever vehicle he picks. They just don't make 'em like they used to, and to be honest, I'm sometimes not that sure they ever really did. I know I've never owned the perfect car. Which doesn't mean I wasn't pretty happy with some of them, as I am with my CR-V.
 

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Kinda different sentiments from your last post.
The nav system takes learning to use but as a regular user, I'm used to the system. Still, I think CP/AA is the only way forward.

2106 Touring AWD @ 62,000mi

All service done by Honda following the service minder without doing any of the dealer up-sells. Only additional service was the brake system flush at 3 years as recommend by Honda.

On the second windshield, (Honda issued a letter specifying OEM glass only for safety sensing. Download here: https://rts.i-car.com/images/pdf/oem-info/honda/position-statements/29893.pdf) Insurance was insisting on aftermarket glass until I sent them the letter.

Battery replaced at 37k with lifetime battery from dealer because of the parasitic drain on some CR-Vs.

Original tires replaced at 30k because if sidewall damage to one tire. Installed Michelin premier A/S. Worse Michelin tires I have ever owned and after 15k I returned to the tire shop and told them something was not right with the tires. Noise, pulling, rough ride. They replaced with Michelin Premier LTX and the difference was amazing. Old tires were sent back under warranty.

Vibrates at idle in gear and not in neutral. No fix available for the 2016 but I knew this when purchasing.

Navigation/Radio/Touchscreen can burn in a fire pit in hell.

This vehicle sees city, highway and light off-road/fire trails for work and does well.
 

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What did you end up getting? I hope you enjoy your new ride.


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