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Just got a flyer in the mail for redesigned HR-V. I think it looks pretty sharp. Esp., the Touring edition. If you don't need the extra cargo room I believe I might could go for one. Seems to have most of the bells and whistles of the CR-V. Just a thought. You wouldn't have to worry about the issue that shall remain nameless. :BigGrin:
 

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Too small for my size. What issue?......only one we've had in 17 months of ownership is the shift button.
 

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Does no one on this forum realize that there are car manufacturers other than Honda?

I gave Honda a chance in 1986, they blew it. Then I give them another chance in 2017, they blew that one too.
I had 10 cars in that 31 year time period. Most of them German and none of them, except maybe the Forester, have been as troublesome as my 2 Hondas.
 

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I would never do that. First of all that'll be rewarding Honda with a new purchase.
They have neglected many customers like myself and future owners need to know this.

Second, the safety on the HR-V is not as good as the CRV, or a hyundai KONA. Better power, better handling and much, much more.
BTW, they never did a crash test on the passenger side, so by looking at the results on the driver' side, I wouldn't take my chances. I wouldn't have one of my kids seating there during a crash.

The current HR-V was not redesigned. Mid cycle changes only. And not even the top model offers a blind spot monitoring.


HR-V Crash test
 

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Does no one on this forum realize that there are car manufacturers other than Honda?

I gave Honda a chance in 1986, they blew it. Then I give them another chance in 2017, they blew that one too.
I had 10 cars in that 31 year time period. Most of them German and none of them, except maybe the Forester, have been as troublesome as my 2 Hondas.

I have had 3 Honda's (out of more than 50 vehicles I have owned) The first two Hondas, were less than satisfactory...the 3rd, the '18 CRV was one of the best cars I have owned, and that includes cars that cost many thousands more.

The HR-V is too small for my needs, and likely doesn't have the level of sound insulation the 5th Gen CR-V has. Not that Honda excels in that area anyway.
 

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Just got a flyer in the mail for redesigned HR-V. I think it looks pretty sharp. Esp., the Touring edition. If you don't need the extra cargo room I believe I might could go for one. Seems to have most of the bells and whistles of the CR-V. Just a thought. You wouldn't have to worry about the issue that shall remain nameless. :BigGrin:
Does no one on this forum realize that there are car manufacturers other than Honda?

I gave Honda a chance in 1986, they blew it. Then I give them another chance in 2017, they blew that one too.
I had 10 cars in that 31 year time period. Most of them German and none of them, except maybe the Forester, have been as troublesome as my 2 Hondas.
True, and if I were going down to the subcompact class, I would consider the Hyundai Kona before any of its competitors (HR-V, CX-3, Rogue Sport, CH-R, Trax, EcoSport). It seems to be the best appointed, has arguably the best interior, the most potent powertrain, and reviewers praised it as "fun to drive" which is a feat in the context of that class.
 

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I look into the HRV what I been doing its identical to the older Crv with now the same bells and whistles but on a Fit platform vs a civic. I think the above poster meant to say Nero not Kona. Lol

when you look at the HRV sit in th pass side and feel the floor. also see the drivers side and see the placement of your feet

I also seen a number of clips and people just BASH and trash the reviews Sluggish can't get to speed. but that is a car with 141 hp
 

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RDX is still Honda.. a step up from the crv but still Honda. I love my 18 crv with no issues, but if I could afford it Id trade it in for a new RDX tomorrow.. They're beautiful. Couldn't pay me to buy a Hyundai.
 

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Just got a flyer in the mail for redesigned HR-V. I think it looks pretty sharp. Esp., the Touring edition. If you don't need the extra cargo room I believe I might could go for one. Seems to have most of the bells and whistles of the CR-V. Just a thought. You wouldn't have to worry about the issue that shall remain nameless. :BigGrin:
If you're not having an issue with your Crv... keep it.. It is a much better ride than an hrv :)
 

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And THAT has been fully explained.
I understand you purchased the CR-V with intention of passing it on to your wife and getting a new car for yourself, but she was unhappy with it. Obviously you weren't happy enough with it to keep it as your car. You don't have to be ashamed, you can admit it. There's no doubt that the RDX is a nicer car than the CR-V, what with its 2.0/10-speed, SH-AWD, larger interior, etc. I'd be tempted to buy one if I had the money. Interestingly enough, the one caveat is that it too seems to be prone to fuel dilution. They have a thread on the RDX forum where (you guessed it) owners are complaining about rising oil levels and gasoline odors.
 

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I understand you purchased the CR-V with intention of passing it on to your wife and getting a new car for yourself, but she was unhappy with it. Obviously you weren't happy enough with it to keep it as your car. You don't have to be ashamed, you can admit it. There's no doubt that the RDX is a nicer car than the CR-V, what with its 2.0/10-speed, SH-AWD, larger interior, etc. I'd be tempted to buy one if I had the money. Interestingly enough, the one caveat is that it too seems to be prone to fuel dilution. They have a thread on the RDX forum where (you guessed it) owners are complaining about rising oil levels and gasoline odors.
I guess the same engineers moved from one project to the next. Wow
 

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My daughter is testing the HR-V and finds it to be OK. A bit slower than the manual-trans Fit .,.. but using the paddles to hold it in gear works great (if you need more accel).

Fit, finish, and features are comprehensive. She wants the EX --- that comes with Honda Sensing and heated seats, but she doesn't want leather.
 

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I understand you purchased the CR-V with intention of passing it on to your wife and getting a new car for yourself, but she was unhappy with it. Obviously you weren't happy enough with it to keep it as your car. You don't have to be ashamed, you can admit it. There's no doubt that the RDX is a nicer car than the CR-V, what with its 2.0/10-speed, SH-AWD, larger interior, etc. I'd be tempted to buy one if I had the money. Interestingly enough, the one caveat is that it too seems to be prone to fuel dilution. They have a thread on the RDX forum where (you guessed it) owners are complaining about rising oil levels and gasoline odors.
She was NOT unhappy with it, she just felt her Escape was more comfortable to her. (For what its worth, she hates change, and always resists a new car) I have wanted a luxury vehicle for many years, the right time came this year for that to happen....and I made the decision to upgrade. It wasn't AT ALL an issue with me unhappy with the CR-V. I AM NOT ASHAMED, or I wouldn't have posted here that I bought a luxury car. I had the money, I liked how Honda built the CR-V and was happy to bring another Honda product into my garage. And I, as I have repeatedly said, I wanted to keep the CR-V in the family (because I felt it was a reliable, economical car with a high resale value) and get rid of the 4 year old Ford, (which has been reliable, but I can't speak for that going forward) but wife (who is always right) felt the Ford was more comfortable for her on her commute. PERIOD, end of subject. I'm not sure why you feel the need to claim I wasn't happy with the CR-V. I know you are not happy with yours, and there are others who also are not happy with theirs, but there are also others who ARE happy. Me included.

Again, the decision was purely to get myself a luxury vehicle. I've worked hard all my life, am now retired, and the time was right. Trading the CR-V made that purchase even easier, as it was worth way more than the Ford would have been on the trade in. I was happy with the CR-V, and MORE happy with the RDX.

You know, I probably should not have responded to you, but I gave you the courtesy of explaining my position.
 

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She was NOT unhappy with it, she just felt her Escape was more comfortable to her. (For what its worth, she hates change, and always resists a new car) I have wanted a luxury vehicle for many years, the right time came this year for that to happen....and I made the decision to upgrade. It wasn't AT ALL an issue with me unhappy with the CR-V. I AM NOT ASHAMED, or I wouldn't have posted here that I bought a luxury car. I had the money, I liked how Honda built the CR-V and was happy to bring another Honda product into my garage. And I, as I have repeatedly said, I wanted to keep the CR-V in the family (because I felt it was a reliable, economical car with a high resale value) and get rid of the 4 year old Ford, (which has been reliable, but I can't speak for that going forward) but wife (who is always right) felt the Ford was more comfortable for her on her commute. PERIOD, end of subject. I'm not sure why you feel the need to claim I wasn't happy with the CR-V. I know you are not happy with yours, and there are others who also are not happy with theirs, but there are also others who ARE happy. Me included.

Again, the decision was purely to get myself a luxury vehicle. I've worked hard all my life, am now retired, and the time was right. Trading the CR-V made that purchase even easier, as it was worth way more than the Ford would have been on the trade in. I was happy with the CR-V, and MORE happy with the RDX.

You know, I probably should not have responded to you, but I gave you the courtesy of explaining my position.
You're right you don't have to explain yourself to me. I hope I didn't come off as hostile, it wasn't my intention. I simply wanted to reiterate that the CR-V isn't perfect or the best car ever made like some people here make it out to be. Case in point, your wife likes her Escape better, you like your RDX better, nothing wrong with that whatsoever. It's true I haven't been thrilled with the CR-V in the 1.5 years I've had it, but I'm also not a hater. Over the past month I've test driven a few other vehicles (RAV4, Highlander, CX-5 2.5T, Sante Fe 2.0T, and Escape 2.0T) and I'll say this. The CR-V seems to have a the best balance of driving comfort and driving dynamics and better seat comfort for me than any of the other vehicles I've tested. I'm kind of afraid to test drive an RDX because I might like it too much. That being said I don't know what my next move will be. I may just hold on to the CR-V for now and deal with the issues that come with it, because at the end of the day comfort is important.
 

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Just got a flyer in the mail for redesigned HR-V. If you don't need the extra cargo room I believe I might could go for one.
But isn't that one of the major selling points of the Gen 5 CR-V :confused2:
 

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HR-V is a very nice vehicle....all it needs is an engine.
 
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