What To Look For When Buying A Used Honda Crv Model Years 97 To 2001

If you're interested in considering the purchase of a used Honda CRV, take a look at the following article. Noted are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the 1997-2001 models.

If you're thinking of purchasing a used Honda CRV, consider the models manufactured between 1997 and 2001. When purchasing any used vehicle you should do as much research as possible prior to making your selection. There are so many previously damaged cars on the market. Don't make a hasty decision that you may regret later.

The Honda CRV is actually one of the first small SUVs introduced to the auto buying public. It was first put on the market in 1996. Of course, since it is a Honda model, it immediately gained a reputation for quality and reliability. The CRV model has ease in handling that is very much like driving a car. All-wheel drive helps when maneuvering on slippery roadways. It has roomy, comfortable interiors, plenty of cargo space, and great gas mileage. One unusual feature is a foldout picnic table in the trunk. The rear seats also fold flat for extra space. It's perfect for small family outings, and it's fun to drive!

If you're seriously considering the used Honda CRV, you'll want to know of any weaknesses also. Well, the vehicle does not have a lot of power. It has a four-cylinder, 2-liter engine with 126 hp. This feature was changed some in 1999 when an additional 20 hp was added. Still, the engine is fairly dependable and maintenance is not a problem. The 1997-2001 Honda CRVs do not offer the quietest ride. There is some road noise that could possibly be a little distracting. Also, the vehicle does not hold up well to towing. That



can possibly cause wear on the transmission.

Positive Factors for the Used 1997-2001 Honda CRV

Quality Construction

Good Engine Reliability

Plenty of Interior Room

Four Wheel Drive

Easy To Handle on the Road

Plenty of Cargo Space

Good Gas Mileage

Negative Factors for the Used 1997-2001 Honda CRV

Low Powered Engine

Some Noise Distractions from the Road

Towing Capacity is Not Very Good

Slight delay on rear wheel backup when front wheels slip

Hopefully, you now have enough information to at least get you started on your search for the used Honda CRV for you. All things considered, it is a good choice if you're looking for a small Sport Utility Vehicle. Remember to first arrange your financing. Getting financing through a bank may not be easy due to the age of the vehicle. However, there are other sources. Try looking for online vendors. Some of them have very good rates, just be careful in your selection. After financing is arranged, select a reputable dealer. I always feel that word of mouth, or personal referrals are best. If this is not possible, just be careful and ask plenty of questions. Always do a history or title check on the vehicle, and some type of background check on the seller. Make sure to have a mechanic examine the vehicle thoroughly. Try to avoid signing anything "as is". You don't want to face costly repairs later.

I have just noted a few things here that may help you. Hopefully, this will be an enjoyable experience. Getting a new vehicle is always fun. Just watch out for the scam artists. Make sure you feel totally comfortable with your decision before you hand over your cash. Good luck on your purchase!

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