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trebor1652

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Updated HRV
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:25:13 AM »

Rory

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 04:20:36 PM »
Reads like they just pasted in the entire press release.

Followed a HR-V the other day when I had Mrs R in the car - she recognised the Honda logo on the back, but had no idea what the car was.  Told her it was HR-V and she reckoned she'd never seen one before and was astonished at how big it looked. 

I'm taking daughter's Jazz in for service next week and they've told me I'm having a HR-V courtesy car, so I'll be quite interested to try it.

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 04:53:56 PM »
I have never fancied the HR-V. I have never driven one. I wasn't fussed for a CR-V either, until I had a courtesy car last year and I enjoyed driving it, so I would probably like HR-V too. I had never even owned a hatchback (didn't fancy one!) until I bought my Jazz. Prejudices are strange things, but can be easily overcome by experience.

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 06:48:31 PM »
Good timing for me.  I just picked up a demo and take it back tomorrow afternoon.  Will almost definately be waiting for the facelift model.

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 03:34:22 PM »
Just spoken to my salesman who says that the EX is delayed until January due a part resourcing issue but was able to tell me that the price will be 26,805 + metallic paint.

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 04:02:00 PM »
There was a rumour a few months ago that the facelift HR-Vs would be coming from Japan (the current line-up comes from Mexico). I wonder if there's any update on this. While the quality problems of Honda's Mexico factory are shrinking it's likely that the Japanese output will be better (I also wonder if components sourced from USA aren't as as good as those from Asia).

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2018, 09:31:44 AM »
Oh well - no chance to try HR-V for us.  Took daughters car in for service to be presented with a Jazz courtesy car.  Mentioned I was told it would be a HR-V and was looking forward to trying it.  Shrug - "it's out with another customer".

Do you make a fuss over these things?  I didn't, but why even mention supplying a specific courtesy car if it's not certain.

Our other daughter is looking for a new car and HR-V really should be in the mix.

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2018, 09:43:43 AM »
I would have said, "Oh that's a pity. I was thinking of buying an HR-V and thought this would be an ideal opportunity to give it a thorough try out"

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2018, 02:41:05 PM »
I did say I was looking forward to trying it, although wasn't explicit about why.  I could have made a fuss but then you get sucked in to a sales process and I wanted an 'unencumbered' trial of the car.

To be honest, I don't see us buying another car from that dealership, and there's no other practical alternative Honda dealer as they've thinned out in the last few years.


I have to say the new Jazz they gave me is horrible - it feels like a car that's done 40K miles, not 2K.  I know "they don't make 'em like they used to" and the mk2 didn't seem as solid as the mk1, but this one feels horribly cheap and nasty.  It's incredibly noisy too.  The black box above the mirror is very obtrusive, but I suppose you'd get used to it.

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Re: Updated HRV
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2018, 06:48:25 PM »
To be honest, I don't see us buying another car from that dealership, and there's no other practical alternative Honda dealer as they've thinned out in the last few years.
Borrow one from your local dealer for testing but, unless there's a must-have feature on the refresh models, I would recommend looking for an ex-demonstrator or ex-Honda staff vehicle with the right specs https://usedcars.honda.co.uk/en/used-cars/approved-cars/honda/hr-v?model=450&mkey=46-500009-267954&max=12&view=list&sort=price%3AASC#result-tools-top. With the new reg numbers about to start the dealers will likely be getting some new demonstrators and will then need to shift the older vehicles. There can also be some pre-reg deals where dealers have registered an extra vehicle or two in order to reach a target.

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