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Hicardo

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New Crosstar this week - First Impressions
« on: June 18, 2021, 06:49:19 PM »
Picked up my surf blue Crosstar on Wednesday this week.  Since - done about 150 miles at an ave of approx 62mpg mixed driving, high 75mpg, low 42mpg.
so far have totally enjoyed the car, and will try to break down my first impressions

GOOD POINTS :D
-car looks great in surf blue
-small vehicle but huge on the inside
-high perceived quality from drivers seat, nice materials, puts a smile on my face
-fantastic view especially to the front
-nice ride quality for a small vehicle
-already amazing economy, and sure to get even better as it beds in
-loads of room for stuff
-great back seat space
-front seats firm but comfortable
-no rattles
-very hi-tech
-feels like a quality car
-infotainment surprisingly good, response to finger press pretty good i think
-easy to operate infotainment from drivers seat
-steering wheel buttons easy enough to fathom, feel positive and good quality
-love the hybrid system slickness, very smooth
-interesting car to drive, there's a lot to learn about, which i like, but you can just jump in and drive it too without too many distractions if you want
-underfloor box in boot is great for walking boots
-headlights and auto function seems great, as do wipers
-stereo superb

POTENTIAL ISSUES  :o - bear in mind i'm new to the vehicle, so some of these may get ironed out as i learn, or get used to it
-still not 100% on the driving position, i'm comfortable but it doesn't feel quite right for some reason, im pretty sure i'll adapt to this though
-electronic hand brake is even confusing after reading the manual.  in my Golf, you set it on once, and press auto,and then you never have to do anything again, it holds when you stop in any circumstance, plus when you switch off.  on the crosstar, i dont get how theyve set it up, but i cant see a way yet of making this fully automatic.  im assuming you -always need to set the parking brake manually before you switch off?
-honda plus app and voice commands.  i thought that the car responded to voice commands using the steering wheel button.  well it does on android auto, and as i use this all the time, its ok.  but i cant get anything useful to work using the command 'ok honda', and when i hit personal assistant on the menu i get a no subscription warning, so this is i assume, a further cost option, which i didn't realise
-RDMS system is totally unsuited to driving in the country location and narrow lanes where i live.  to be fair i knew about this before buying, and im happy that i can turn it off if i need to.

150 miles is not much time to make a proper evaluation, so i'll add to this as i make some long trips - doing a 500 mile one next week for example

overall - delighted with my purchase ;D ;D ;D

Bristol_Crosstar

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Re: New Crosstar this week - First Impressions
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 07:36:13 PM »
There is an automatic parking brake feature which I think is switched on by default (it explains in the handbook). If it's enabled the parking brake is applied automatically when the car is switched off. I have disabled the facility as I park mine in the garage at home and don't need the parking brake left on for potentially several days at a time.

John Ratsey

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Re: New Crosstar this week - First Impressions
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2021, 08:43:48 PM »
I just apply the handbrake when I think it's appropriate. The convenience is the auto release when wanting to move. I think the transmission to the front wheels is locked when the gear shift is in P while the electronic parking brake works on the back wheels. I don't use the latter when parked at home on flat ground. However, I did use it when parked at a friend's house where there's a horribly steep slope.

Regarding the driving position, I'm fairly short but like the seat high resulting on too much pressure on my thighs. I needed to add a thin cushion to make myself comfortable.

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Re: New Crosstar this week - First Impressions
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2021, 01:38:41 PM »
Similarly, I'm still experimenting with the driving position. The lumbar support in the seat seems to be missing.

Hicardo

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Re: New Crosstar this week - First Impressions
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2021, 11:03:20 PM »
I seem to be ok with the lumbar support, its more to with the seat being fairly flat and my legs being on the longer side  :o.  its gradually feeling more comfortable, so think it'll be ok.   8)

still experimenting with the parking brake  :-\ ::)

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