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Hi all

Just wondering on how many members have the same good fortune with there 09? I have 223,000 change the oil and filter and all other fluids as recommended. Still runs strong.

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We traded in our 2009 CR-V EXL with 122,000 miles on the odometer, plus another 60,000 miles not recorded on the odometer because we were towing it. Great vehicle, we always followed the MM averaging 10,000 miles between oil changes, and we had very little trouble with her. Then we got a great deal on a 2014 Honda Certified CR-V, which is the last year you can tow one, so we traded.

Know what? I miss the 2009.
 

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Only 105,000 on my 2009. But they are hard miles - most all in town driving on the cratered streets of New Orleans!
Never had any issues, other than a pressure switch in the transmission a few years back.
 

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Only 105,000 on my 2009. But they are hard miles - most all in town driving on the cratered streets of New Orleans!
Never had any issues, other than a pressure switch in the transmission a few years back.
I have always used the honda trans fluid and have done the flush which includes 3 consecutive drain and fill.....
 

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We traded in our 2009 CR-V EXL with 122,000 miles on the odometer, plus another 60,000 miles not recorded on the odometer because we were towing it. Great vehicle, we always followed the MM averaging 10,000 miles between oil changes, and we had very little trouble with her. Then we got a great deal on a 2014 Honda Certified CR-V, which is the last year you can tow one, so we traded.

Know what? I miss the 2009.
I hear you great car!!!
 

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This gives me great hope and new faith in my '07, which has only 93k on it so far. Think I'll keep it! Thanks for sharing this.
 

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08 with 133,000. Still going strong. Will probably keep it for another year or until Honda gets the oil problem rectified.
 

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08 with 133,000. Still going strong. Will probably keep it for another year or until Honda gets the oil problem rectified.
I can't imagine what on Earth would possess anyone to sell a car just when they were starting to get their money's worth. You are just now entering the part of the car's life where it can provide the most satisfaction. Now that you've paid for it, it is ready to pay for itself for a good long while (about another 133k miles). It's okay, though, because it's folks like you that are the reason the rest of us (the smart ones) can get the real value out of these cars - the part where it is most economical to own and has the lowest total cost of ownership. So, hey, go ahead and give away all the value you've earned, so we can benefit from it instead of you. Heck, yeah! I love America - home of people who will buy a brand new car for a ridiculously high price, knowing they are going to lose literally one third or more of it's value in the first year, pay interest on a loan that runs their monthly nut up by a large number, drive it till it's paid for, and then sell it right when they are set to actually benefit from all they've paid, and repeat the whole cycle again. Makes it possible for me to do the opposite - buy a nice, clean, well-cared-for used one with relatively low miles and wear on it, for a truly excellent price, pay cash, have no payment ever and no interest, and drive it another 150k miles with little to no hassle. That way I can own a nice car outright and get ten years use out of it for about a third (or less) of what it cost you for the time you owned it, while you are out there paying off another loan on a new car with more issues than mine has. I just love it.
 

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I can't imagine what on Earth would possess anyone to sell a car just when they were starting to get their money's worth. You are just now entering the part of the car's life where it can provide the most satisfaction. Now that you've paid for it, it is ready to pay for itself for a good long while (about another 133k miles). It's okay, though, because it's folks like you that are the reason the rest of us (the smart ones) can get the real value out of these cars - the part where it is most economical to own and has the lowest total cost of ownership. So, hey, go ahead and give away all the value you've earned, so we can benefit from it instead of you. Heck, yeah! I love America - home of people who will buy a brand new car for a ridiculously high price, knowing they are going to lose literally one third or more of it's value in the first year, pay interest on a loan that runs their monthly nut up by a large number, drive it till it's paid for, and then sell it right when they are set to actually benefit from all they've paid, and repeat the whole cycle again. Makes it possible for me to do the opposite - buy a nice, clean, well-cared-for used one with relatively low miles and wear on it, for a truly excellent price, pay cash, have no payment ever and no interest, and drive it another 150k miles with little to no hassle. That way I can own a nice car outright and get ten years use out of it for about a third (or less) of what it cost you for the time you owned it, while you are out there paying off another loan on a new car with more issues than mine has. I just love it.
First off - I paid cash for the car in Jan 09. I've owned it for 11 years. I have the disposal income to buy another one outright.
I would also like all the safety features like we have on our Mazda. Rear view camera, blind spot monitoring, radar cruise, etc.
To each his own, I'm helping the economy.
 

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I gotcha. Different strokes. On the other hand, I'd be wary of all those new features, which, to me, only make the vehicle more complex. Meaning more stuff to break and be expensive to fix. But that's just me. And since I'm the only driver, I don't have to consider the safety or skills of another driver in the family. Everybody else has their own vehicle.
 

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I gotcha. Different strokes. On the other hand, I'd be wary of all those new features, which, to me, only make the vehicle more complex. Meaning more stuff to break and be expensive to fix. But that's just me. And since I'm the only driver, I don't have to consider the safety or skills of another driver in the family. Everybody else has their own vehicle.
You don't appreciate the features until you have them. Once you have them you will never buy another car without them. I would never get another car without blindspot monitoring or cross-traffic alert or auto braking.
 

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You don't appreciate the features until you have them. Once you have them you will never buy another car without them. I would never get another car without blindspot monitoring or cross-traffic alert or auto braking.
And remember when electric windows first came on the scene? "those things will never catch on". "What a waste and just another problem that will have to be fixed". "What is so hard about cranking down a window?" And the automatic transmission? "Just another complicated piece of junk that will be nothing but trouble". "I would rather shift gears". Oh, what about the FM stereo radios? "All they are trying to do is make a simple radio more costly and harder to fix". "Its a government run a muck I tell you." "Just leave things alone."

Those were quotes I remember Dad saying as I was growing up! "There are those who hate everything until they are forced to adjust". "Some people will always go down kicking and screaming at any change" (Another thing my Dad would say)
 

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And remember when electric windows first came on the scene? "those things will never catch on". "What a waste and just another problem that will have to be fixed". "What is so hard about cranking down a window?" And the automatic transmission? "Just another complicated piece of junk that will be nothing but trouble". "I would rather shift gears". Oh, what about the FM stereo radios? "All they are trying to do is make a simple radio more costly and harder to fix". "Its a government run a muck I tell you." "Just leave things alone."

Those were quotes I remember Dad saying as I was growing up! "There are those who hate everything until they are forced to adjust". "Some people will always go down kicking and screaming at any change" (Another thing my Dad would say)
Remember seat belts, safety glass, etc.
 

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For what its worth I have an 07 with 235ks on it and only issue has been a/c clutch giving out. Wouldnt swap mine so dont ask!
 

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You don't appreciate the features until you have them. Once you have them you will never buy another car without them. I would never get another car without blindspot monitoring or cross-traffic alert or auto braking.
I'm pretty sure I would never be able to tolerate the distractions or loss of complete control, so I will never own a vehicle equipped that way. The blind spot monitor is one thing, but IMO a vehicle that applies the brakes on its own without my input, control, or permission, is a thing that is so deadly dangerous I think it will cause more losses than saves. Any driver who is unskilled enough to need such a feature should not be permitted to drive.
 

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And remember when electric windows first came on the scene? "those things will never catch on". "What a waste and just another problem that will have to be fixed". "What is so hard about cranking down a window?" And the automatic transmission? "Just another complicated piece of junk that will be nothing but trouble". "I would rather shift gears". Oh, what about the FM stereo radios? "All they are trying to do is make a simple radio more costly and harder to fix". "Its a government run a muck I tell you." "Just leave things alone."

Those were quotes I remember Dad saying as I was growing up! "There are those who hate everything until they are forced to adjust". "Some people will always go down kicking and screaming at any change" (Another thing my Dad would say)
1. It is a long-proven fact that power windows are not a positive feature, nor are they safer, better, or even as good as, manual windows. They guarantee you will be trapped inside and drown if you ever find yourself in a submerged car, or burn if you are in a wreck where the power to them is cut. Any of you who have ever been in such a situation already know this. As for the rest, I hope you never have to learn. Also, nowadays they are just another cheaply made system with plastic parts and Chinese motors that are guaranteed to cost you money down the road to repair.

2. Power door locks also have little to no benefit in most cases as they are implemented these days, and present their own brand of danger. They can and will trap you either outside or inside a car in a malfunction. They can actually make a vehicle easier to steal. And they are another cheaply made and overly complex system to break and be ridiculously expensive to repair.

3. The idea that the automatic transmission is better is another myth, the easiest of all to dispel. They are much heavier, more complex, more expensive, less reliable, and less long lasting. An automatic transmission uses 20% of the engine's output just to operate it, while a manual transmission uses 5% or less. Manual transmissions are easier to operate, simpler, offer absolute driveline control in icy conditions. Driven properly, a manual transmission will outlive the rest of the car, and provide better fuel economy.

4. The older you get, the more you will come to understand that your Dad was wiser than you thought. If you live long enough, that is, and are never trapped in a submerged or burning car by your seat belt, window, or door lock. Darwin's Law, however beneficial it may be, is kind of two faced. On the one hand, it prevents a lot of dissention from ever being heard, thus handicapping true progress. Dead men tell no tales. On the other, it promotes it by demonstration, showing us what works and what doesn't. Those who choose to ignore it have a fair chance of becoming a statistic of it. Only time will tell on which side you fall.
 

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1. It is a long-proven fact that power windows are not a positive feature, nor are they safer, better, or even as good as, manual windows. They guarantee you will be trapped inside and drown if you ever find yourself in a submerged car, or burn if you are in a wreck where the power to them is cut. Any of you who have ever been in such a situation already know this. As for the rest, I hope you never have to learn. Also, nowadays they are just another cheaply made system with plastic parts and Chinese motors that are guaranteed to cost you money down the road to repair.

2. Power door locks also have little to no benefit in most cases as they are implemented these days, and present their own brand of danger. They can and will trap you either outside or inside a car in a malfunction. They can actually make a vehicle easier to steal. And they are another cheaply made and overly complex system to break and be ridiculously expensive to repair.

3. The idea that the automatic transmission is better is another myth, the easiest of all to dispel. They are much heavier, more complex, more expensive, less reliable, and less long lasting. An automatic transmission uses 20% of the engine's output just to operate it, while a manual transmission uses 5% or less. Manual transmissions are easier to operate, simpler, offer absolute driveline control in icy conditions. Driven properly, a manual transmission will outlive the rest of the car, and provide better fuel economy.

4. The older you get, the more you will come to understand that your Dad was wiser than you thought. If you live long enough, that is, and are never trapped in a submerged or burning car by your seat belt, window, or door lock. Darwin's Law, however beneficial it may be, is kind of two faced. On the one hand, it prevents a lot of dissention from ever being heard, thus handicapping true progress. Dead men tell no tales. On the other, it promotes it by demonstration, showing us what works and what doesn't. Those who choose to ignore it have a fair chance of becoming a statistic of it. Only time will tell on which side you fall.
Damn man - you have a cynical outlook on life. By your reasoning we should still be living in caves since they're sturdier than houses and would hold up better during a storm and forget about fire, it burns, sometimes kills. better to eat your food raw.
 

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1. It is a long-proven fact that power windows are not a positive feature, nor are they safer, better, or even as good as, manual windows. They guarantee you will be trapped inside and drown if you ever find yourself in a submerged car, or burn if you are in a wreck where the power to them is cut. Any of you who have ever been in such a situation already know this. As for the rest, I hope you never have to learn. Also, nowadays they are just another cheaply made system with plastic parts and Chinese motors that are guaranteed to cost you money down the road to repair.

2. Power door locks also have little to no benefit in most cases as they are implemented these days, and present their own brand of danger. They can and will trap you either outside or inside a car in a malfunction. They can actually make a vehicle easier to steal. And they are another cheaply made and overly complex system to break and be ridiculously expensive to repair.

3. The idea that the automatic transmission is better is another myth, the easiest of all to dispel. They are much heavier, more complex, more expensive, less reliable, and less long lasting. An automatic transmission uses 20% of the engine's output just to operate it, while a manual transmission uses 5% or less. Manual transmissions are easier to operate, simpler, offer absolute driveline control in icy conditions. Driven properly, a manual transmission will outlive the rest of the car, and provide better fuel economy.

4. The older you get, the more you will come to understand that your Dad was wiser than you thought. If you live long enough, that is, and are never trapped in a submerged or burning car by your seat belt, window, or door lock. Darwin's Law, however beneficial it may be, is kind of two faced. On the one hand, it prevents a lot of dissention from ever being heard, thus handicapping true progress. Dead men tell no tales. On the other, it promotes it by demonstration, showing us what works and what doesn't. Those who choose to ignore it have a fair chance of becoming a statistic of it. Only time will tell on which side you fall.
Man you need to move to a "green state" so you can relax a little. Pretty much everything you've stated is info from the 80s and 90s. Things have come a long way. Power windows don't promise death, power locks have a manual lever to disengage them and open the doors from the inside, manual locks makes it way too easy to steal, automatic transmissions vs manuals there isn't that gap anymore at all. They often times are as efficient if not more so than manual. That info is 80 and 90s level information for sure.

Go grab something to drink, eat, vape or whatever that will allow you to relax, you need a break lol.

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Fred Flintstone.jpg

This image popped into my head last night. No electric windows, no power brakes, no seat belts!
 
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