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Old 08-21-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
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CRV 2007-2009 AC issues?

Looking for the perfect Toad to pull with our new to us 2005 Winnebago 31C. The CRVs look like they might meet our needs. But, a little searching yields a lot of complaints about costly AC issues. Anyone info on if that is a real concern or not would be appreciated. Most we're looking at have 125K-160K miles. Thanks!
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Looking for the perfect Toad to pull with our new to us 2005 Winnebago 31C. The CRVs look like they might meet our needs. But, a little searching yields a lot of complaints about costly AC issues. Anyone info on if that is a real concern or not would be appreciated. Most we're looking at have 125K-160K miles. Thanks!
Bought ours with 30,000 on it an has had no A/C problems. 2010 model
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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check with a dealer. have had no problems with my 09 , but after i bought it i got a letter from honda giving me a much extended warrenty on the ac system.
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We had a relay go bad in our 2009. Dealer charged $350 to repair. I complained to Honda and got a $200 gift card to use at any Honda dealer. I believe there was a extension of the warranty for the compressor clutch.
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Bought our 2009 Honda CRV new and haven't had any problems. New tires and a new battery is all we have had to do to her. Even the brake pads are still OK according to the Honda mechanic. She currently has 98,000 miles on the clock plus another 30,000 being towed around the country. Great vehicle for us!
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Thanks everyone for the info I think we've narrowed down to a used: CRV, Honda Fit, Kia Soul, Scion XB or perhaps a Mazda 3 hatchback. All except the CRV would need to be manual trannys. Both wife and I like to shift, but bad knees and back might get in the way long term . . . hence considering the auto tranny CRV. Looking at something in the 2005-2010 range, wanting to keep cost down etc.
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MikeD1, FYI, I know you said you were going to look for a 2005 to 2010 range CRV among other toads, but I just wanted to mention that the 2014 CRV's are not towable any longer due to a transmission change to a CVT (continuously variable automatic transmission). Also be careful about 4 wheel drive cars as some of them don't well with 4 wheels down even if it is a manual transmission.
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