Mercury (Hobart) - Motoring - - MOTORING -

Bianca La­kic used to own a BMW X5 and when it came time to trade it in she was tempted by of­fer­ings from both Lexus and Range Rover.

In the end though she opted for a Honda CRV be­cause of the Ja­panese maker’s rep­u­ta­tion for qual­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity. “I do a lot of driv­ing for work and ul­ti­mately I wanted some­thing that wasn’t go­ing to break down,” she says.

The X5 had re­li­a­bil­ity prob­lems as it got older and the fam­ily had owned Hon­das and “never had is­sues”. In the end, a fancy badge was less im­por­tant than the Honda’s five-year war­ranty. She also likes that she can park the CR-V in the city and worry about it be­ing dam­aged.

“It’s got all the lat­est gad­gets. The stereo is great and so is the Blue­tooth. It drives smoothly and is good on fuel,” she says.

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