Seems I get that question a few times a month. People are very interested in the CR-V because it looks great and generally drives well. But they have read a boat load of negative press on the web about this issue or that issue with the transmission, the power steering, the chassis vibrations, the idle problems, etc., etc., of certain model years. I have a 2011 EX and have a few of the "symptoms" mentioned, minor flaws, but I don't want to scare people off so I underplay those issues. Anyway, I've owned 3 CR-Vs, a 2005, 2009, and now the 2011 and the 2005 was the only one without any of the problems that we see today. That was the only one I bought new from the dealer in Arizona, the others were previously owned. So, based on all the data that this forum has generated over the years, can anybody give a focused opinion of which model year, or years, have had the best success from being issue free, for years 2009-2016? Any model earlier would have to many miles on it to make a difference to somebody wanting to buy a used CR-V, so I can leave those out of the discussion.