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Hello, new firends!

I just joined the forum, as I'm looking to help my daughter buy and enjoy a V, probably a Gen 1. She's going to be driving between the Bay Area and Seattle quite a bit (I hope)

My first order of biz is to start learning what I might have to look out for. When I bought my Sienna, timing belts were the biggie. So, where to start.... I'm going poke around and see.

Thanks!
 

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Welcome.

Except for Gen1, all Vs have had timing CHAINS.

BUT, if the engines had been run low on oil, they could stretch.

Post in the TEST DRIVING area.
 
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1998 CR-V EX 4spd auto "Big Green" completely stock with roof rack and front mud flaps
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Got a first gen. They have the best body!

Timing belt is not a big deal, just make sure it gets done every 100,000 miles.

Make sure if you get an automatic, that the transmission hasn't been abused. CR-V transmissions are more sensitive to heat and bad fluid than a lot of cars.
 

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Welcome to the forum! +1 on the Gen 2. IMO you are more likely to find one in better shape, with lower miles, and also the 2.4 engine (w/timing chain). Keep us posted on how it goes.
 

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Seems to me your daughters major concern should be the living conditions at either end of her trips.

Stay safe.
 

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Moving to Shopping & Test Driving section.
 
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