1996 Honda CR-V

Stock #5755

*****This CR-V has extensive frame corrosion and prior frame repairs, it will not pass VA State Safety Inspection and will need to be trailered off of our lot.

When Honda's original Comfortable Runabout Vehicle emerged in early 1996, it set the standard for what a compact SUV could be. Boasting oodles of space and ground clearance while still achieving the same fuel economy and maneuverability of a smaller vehicle, the CR-V truly couldn't be topped! Our 1996 is a perfect candidate for any backyard fabricators, project car junkies, or even those in more rural areas looking for a durable little farm-use AWD. The exterior, while clean at first glance, is in fine condition aside from some prior repair work in the rear quarters, and severe corrosion through the rocker panels. Clad with choice OEM add-ons such as a nifty front brushguard with integrated PIAA fog lamps, roof rails, factory rainguards, and a lollipop rear mirror, this Silver Metallic (NH-595M) example has the exterior equipment needed to turn heads. Perhaps this one's biggest saving grace is the 80k verified miles on the clock. Fresh off a recent service, this five-seater's best attributes are a durable driveline and a remarkably clean cabin. With winter in full swing, this stout crossover SUV is rugged and can be used during snowfalls in a pinch. Use it for parts, restore it, or drive it as-is, this Japanese Classic CRV is a great option for bargain hunters and enthusiasts alike.

Apart from the exterior, the interior is in fantastic shape and was clearly cared for well by its prior Japanese owner. The factory herringbone upholstery is in good nick, showing no rips, tears, or major stains to note. The rest of the interior upholstery has held up well to boot. The dash shows no signs of cracks or peeling, with only some slight discoloration present from UV exposure in Japan. The lower trim houses functional OEM audio, and a fully functional automatic climate control unit. Our Virginian clientele will appreciate the hot heat this time of year, but cold A/C is also on tap for summer use as well. There's certainly no shortage of storage space. Both driver and passenger benefit from upper and lower glove boxes and a stowable tray table in the center. The rear seats can fold fully flat to accommodate extra cargo space, and a factory picnic table can be released from under the trunk floor for any impromptu roadside dining. There's no shortage of power amenities on hand in this cabin. Power windows, power mirrors, and power door locks are all present and work without hesitation. The carpet is in good nick, and the headliner has resisted any major defects or stains over the years as well. Overall, there's not much to gripe about with this interior!

The RD-1 shares most of its running gear with the USDM model, making parts sourcing and servicing a breeze. Power is delivered via the punchy B20B DOHC engine, providing enough get up and go to dart around town or cruise comfortably on the highway while still maintaining the excellent fuel efficiency these little Honda 4 bangers are known for. Our trained technicians have performed a fresh oil and filter service, and tested the alternator to ensure it charges properly. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and is easy to operate, while AWD is sure to come in handy for this off-road use only rig, although we wanted to note some light seeping coming from the transfer case. While the suspension rides well, we did want to note that the front tie rods and rear trailing arms have seen better days, and we'd highly suggest the next owner replace them. The brakes offer plenty of stopping power, although a replacement of the front pads should be in the cards.

*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.

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