Enjoy the ride, but be proactive with technical issues.
I like the way my CR-V handles, it provides a comfortable ride, and I like the vantage point it offers with clear sight lines, and easily accessing blind spots. It sits rather high, so I had running boards added to give the older adults I transport easier access. The reason I have downgraded it is mainly due to the inconvenience of the recalls I have experienced that began the year after its purchase. The first affected the door locks which would randomly buzz and unlock, and the volume of the buzz became loud enough to cause passengers to inquire what on earth the sound was. It turned out that it was an inherent flaw for which a recall was issued. The dealership remedied it, but a year later, the same problem resurfaced with the back door locks. They didn't spontaneously unlock, but when locking it was accompanied by a very loud buzzing sound. When I returned to the dealer to inquire, they said they were caused by a separate electrical issue, and would cost about $400 to repair. I did not see how they couldn’t be part of the same recall and declined service. I have been inured to the sound over the years, but it still alarms passengers. There was another electrical issue that impacted my radio/CD player, which they did address at no charge. There were three different recalls for my air bags. So, bottom line is that I would still purchase another CR-V, for its ease of handling, it is comfortable ride, and it's clear visibility, but at the first sign of an issue, I would definitely seek out service, and if my claim were to be denied, I'd be more proactive about seeking recourse. Oh, and PS, as a driver in cold winter months, I'd definitely go for the heated seat option in the future!