My dad is 83 and has realized it's time to stop driving. He has a 2010 CR-V (AWD, EX-L trim I think) and asked if I want it. So, I'm here to ask questions about the CR-V in general. My current car is an 07 Accord, so I know how Honda's work. I live in Montana.
I will get a closer look at it when I go home for Thanksgiving in a few weeks. Price has not been discussed but will likely be too good to pass up.
The car has spent all of it's life in the rust belt that is Buffalo, NY. So, for me that's a negative. Like most Montana cars, my '07 Accord has almost none, look under the hood here and you won't find anything more than surface rust. As for the painted body parts, I think there is some bubbling rust over one wheel well, otherwise it's fine.
It being an AWD car, that would be nice out here. I believe it's an EX-L trim level; it has leather seats and a sunroof but no nav. Also heated seats and Bluetooth (I hope).
Dad's car has about 35,000 miles on it. He would typically drive the car 1 mile to work and 1 mile home. Occasionally it would go for 30+ mile trips.
Oil has been changed yearly since he didn't drive it enough to follow the maint. minder. I don't know if it's been taken in for any recalls.
He did get a letter from Honda about two years ago mentioning something about excessive oil consumption, and to have it tested at the local dealer. This was not done, I think Dad said it wasn't an issue. (Probably wouldn't be at 4,000 miles a year.) Was oil consumption a widespread problem?
But, my Accord uses/leaks/vaporizes oil too, about 1/2 quart per oil change. (Same engine as dad's CR-V)
So, what to do? Keep the Accord with 207,000 miles, not AWD, no heated seats, no rust and some oil consumption, or get the CR-V with 35,000 miles on it, AWD, heated seats, possibly some oil consumption, and rust?
I've also found that some Canadian CR-V's of this age were bought back by Honda Canada under some kind of recall
, related to rust in a certain part of the car. Is that also a widespread problem here stateside?
As for me, I'm pretty good at DIY and have done most of the Accord's maintenance as long as it doesn't require specialized tools. A/C work, transmission jobs, etc. are for the pros.