Written on: 05/03/2013 by kubelwagen (1 review written)
Bought HAZEL? last week, hrv 1.6 not v-tec 49,000 on clock,03 reg silver 5 doors Mr BEAGLE loves it lots of room for him on back seat, easily pulls away from lights in 2nd and even 3rd, returns 29/31 around houses on way to work 3mls away, bodywork overall in good condition, a little rust on top of rear doors, can pick up decent tyres for around £70, excellent cd player just bought skoda Octavia estate door protection strips they fit alright and are £28,overall wife loves it! mr beagle... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2012
I bought my hrv (manual 4door non v-tec) in november 2000 when the car was 9 months old with 6000 miles on the clock. It has just clocked 100k with the only expenditure of two sets of tyres, two headlamp bulbs, services,mots, road fund licence and fuel. Bodywork still looks fantastic and still looks great on the drive. 4 wheel drive kicks in when needed,two sets of golf clubs and trollies fit in the back comfortably and my one regret is that Honda do not produce an hrv2. I hope this is not... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2011
I bought my 3d HRV in Helsinki after a frightening winter trying to drive my volvo 740 on their Ice covered motorways. The Volvo handled like a boat!
Bought the honda second owner 90,000kms on tyhe clock.
The hydrolic 4wd box died in the dealers carpark when I collected the car, but was replaced on warranty.
The service to replace the cam-belts cost a fortune, but since, I have put another 120,000 on the clock without any issues.
Bought a small trailer, which I twice forgot about,... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2011
The HR-V was good idea ruined by the CVT gearbox which is a toy better suited to snowmobiles. The gearbox in my 2 door blew up just after warranty expired. All tarmac driving(no snow in NE Aust). Honda Australia did come to my rescue though when it failed on a country trip, gave me a replacement car to get where I was going, completely replaced the gearbox for free. When I sold it 8 months later, the replacement was also failing, so I gave up on it. Rubber-band gearbox just didn't cut it I'm... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2011 by dom37 (1 review written)
Like a fine wine - the appeal of this vehicle just gets better. Compact and light. Still looking "new". Nothing available these days to compare it to as far as I can tell. Come on Honda....start working on the HR-V 2... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2011
prior to my HRV I had a Z4, Boxster and AMG in that order but needed something cheap and practical. I've owned my black 3dr non vtec HRV for 3 years,1 owner before me and only a low mileage of 15,000 on the clock when bought. A great car in the winter and just as good in the summer with it's A.C. Can't fault it in any way. Starts first time every time, cuts through the worst of snow, uphill and downhill I left other cars standing in winter 2010, great handling for it's class. Other than... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2010 by Marvin666 (5 reviews written)
I have owned this vehicle for nearly three years now and it has proved itself yet again this winter, (December 2010). Why is it that some people believe that all four wheel drive vehicles are designed just to take short cuts over farmer's fields. The four wheel drive system with an HRV is there as a safety feature for safe driving on icy roads. With that nonsense out of the way, the four wheel drive system is hydraulically activated when the front wheels lose traction, and it works... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2010
I have owned 4 HRVs and currently own 2 silver CVT transmission 4 doors. They are extremely reliable and can deal with urban streets as well as long journeys vet well (eg London to Stockholm in 2 days cruising at high speed - done several times so far). I have thrashed all of my cars with my driving style, but they perform uncomplainingly. The things you have to watch out for are all minor:
CVT Judder (3 out of my 4 HRVs had this) but which can be fixed simply by changing the transmission... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2010
I recently noticed that the power steering flywheel is wobbling can anyone please shed light on its cause and how to correct it.
Cheers Gregg (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010
I've really tried my HRV out this last winter (2009/2010) not once has it let me down, started first time every day in temperatures of -10C. Climbed up our steep drive in almost a foot of snow, traction on snow covered/un-gritted roads as sure as in normal conditions. Only one day didn't risk driving it that was when all local roads were covered in black ice/freezing rain. Otherwise, the serious snpow was no problem. Why on earth did thye stop manufauring this model? (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2010 by nabilam (1 review written)
I don't know why such car is no more produced inspite its success in our countary (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2010
We are on our second HR-V. Both have been pre registered with delivery mileage only. Our Green 2002(52) model was traded in for a black 2005(55) VTEC.
All later models have the VTEC engine and the extra power is a bonus although if ever a car could do with an 1800cc engine this is it. If you are thinking of buying a HR-V get one with a VTEC engine. They are great to drive, very practical, extremely reliable cars.
Downside:- The best mpg you'll get is around 34 for mixed conditions. Tyres... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2009 by Harvey1 (1 review written)
Practical and fun, not many around. Looks unusual - timeless looks that don't date, attracts attention & comments (all good!). We've had this car from new, 38k on clock and no bills except servicing. Air conditioning is efficient - super cool straightaway. Handles well, steering is responsive, braking excellent (nobody is in any doubt that you're stopping with the bright high level led brake lights!). Before I made this purchase I would have liked to have known why they stopped making... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2009
The Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD is a great car to have and to look at. It stands out from the crowd and there's never a danger of pulling up next to your twin at the traffic lights. Enjoyable and smooth ride on road (or mild 4WD offroading), spacious layout inside for 4 and a small-medium dog, easy to park, and reliable. Not a hatchback, not a 4x4, but a Crossover for all occasions. The only downfall is it isn't very economical for a 1.6L, although the vtec engine provides plenty of power for a 1.6L.... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2009 by priyankahemachandra (1 review written)
Wow Honda HRV one of the most reliable objects you can have in your life,believe me I have one and its almost bullet proof..I have no complaints about Honda HRV manual transmission 2wd 5 door suv I'm brave enough to say that this is the best practical suv on earth.The only point against this magic machine is the comfort factor it's an suv though.I thank Honda for making it so simple & amazing while being so entertaining & reliable,wel done guys. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2009 by michaeljohndoyle (1 review written)
if you want reliability, the Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD is the car, i bought this HRV with 12,000 miles on it, now 8 years, and with 91,000 miles on the clock, it has never let me down, nothing has ever gone wrong.
just normal servicing. and it really is a unique looking car, and classless. I just love it. I wish i had the money too buy a new one, in black. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2008
I am a retired man and use the car very carefuully. But during therecent cold weather spell, I cannot open my boot lid remotely or manually with the key.
Has anyone got any advice! I will appreciate greatly. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2008 by lynn hodd (1 review written)
There is a fault with the CVT start clutch that instead of recalling Honda extended the warranty to 7 or 10 years (depending on the model). You then have to fight with them to get it replaced. (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2008 by samantha red (1 review written)
Reliable. Eye catching looks. not many on the road. Responsive. Good cornering roll and grip. Good fuel economy. Good engineering and manufacturing standards. A car I would highly recommend. Like all cars it is not perfect. It has strenghs and limitations. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2008 by Another (1 review written)
Judders when moving off. Lost transmission on motorway, possibly due to gearbox overheating? Started to pull away normally once it had cooled down. Took approx 3 hours. I would like to know if anyone has come across the above mentioned problem. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2008
Get the facelift model from around 2001/2002 for a nice black suede interior and smarter dash. Also go for 3 door 4WD Vtec, for decent performance. Electric windows, ABS, air con as standard. Seats 4 comfortably, with a large boot. Reliable, solid car and rather unique as not many about! (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008 by sharonevans (1 review written)
I broke my back and was disabled badly but my Honda HRV has become my lifeline. I now work and visit friends everywhere and love to drive. I didn't want a granny car which was automatic and my hrv has given me street cred. I love it. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008 by vikonau (1 review written)
I bought my Honda HRV Sport Manual 3 door in 2001 with about 20,000km on it. Now, seven years later it has gone 140,000km without a single problem. I service it regularly, according to service recommendations. I have used my HRV in all conditions, from light snow to hot dry dirt roads. No problems ever. It has plenty of zip up most hills, but if they are really steep, 1st is always required. I also use my HRV as a mobile office on the job, letting it idle for long periods with the air... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2008
My girlfriend has got a Honda HRV which she has had just over a year. We have replaced the back tyres twice and we find it skips in bumps. We have replaced the stabilisers at the rear and a brush which was worn, we have now spotted that the rear passanger wheel is slightly pointing to the drivers side and is wearing the tyre from the outside. Has anyone experienced this or knows what could be causing this. Please add a comment. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2008
I bought my Honda HRV in 1999 and we reached 130'000 km without the slightest problem and very low maintenance cost. I am very impressed and satisfied with this car and hope I can drive for much longer. This car has climbed many mountains and never let me down. I am disappointed that this great vehicle is not produced any longer. I would buy the same model again. (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2008 by hondaman50 (1 review written)
I have had my Honda HR-V VTEC since 2003 from new, and have done nearly 114,000 miles, all over Europe. Outstanding vehicle, very reliable, and if kept serviced regularly needs no additional maintenace. Do not buy the Honda recommended (Yokohama) tyres, as they wander all over the place. Buy Kumho (from Korea). I got 66,000 miles out of the first set I used and have now done 40,00 on the current tyre, with little sign of ware! (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2008 by Carole Waters (1 review written)
I have owned my Honda HR-V from new (2001) it has done 43,000 miles I am a careful driver, have never abused the car (i.e. driven it off-road or thrashed the guts out of it). It has been regularly serviced but alas, I have just been informed that the noise it has started to make when the engine is hot is the power steering. It now needs replacing and Honda have informed me that it will cost nearly £700! Has anyone else had this problem or am I the only unlucky Honda owner with this problem.... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2008
I have a 2003 Honda HRV with a CVT transmission. I love the vehicle. Even though there are a few points which could be criticized, over all the vehicle is more than satisfactory. I guess it is one of those love it or hate it deals.
By the way, Aykan has mentioned that his car doesn't climb hills with a 20% ascent. Well, I climb hills of any sort in Istanbul and so far haven't had a single problem as such. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2007 by belper (1 review written)
When I first saw my HRV I knew this was the car for me! It looked amazing with it's 4x4 cuts yet it was a reliable Honda, affordable to buy and run, mine is a 2 wheel drive so I pay same car tax as car users, economical on fuel (I have a petrol model), best ever 3rd brake light roof spoiler I have seen on any vehicle, starts first time every time. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2007
The Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD has great road handling, especially in wet conditions,easy to park,we found the manual gearbox very responsive, but my wife needed the automatic,extremely reliable, dealer service was also exceptional. Very happy with the car, we have the 3-door hatch, plenty of space for 2 people travelling, re-sale value very good, the front end could have had a sleeker upgrade on later models. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2007
This car is the best car I've bought so far. I've had Suzuki and Ford as my previous models but I will definitely stick with Honda for a long time. I plan on keeping my HRV until its 10 yrs old and then upgrading to a new one. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2007 by blingbyname (1 review written)
My HRV has an upgraded black leather interior with blue suede panels which goes well with the blue in the dash and with its reclining rear seats the kids love it on a long journey ! It has a decent boot which can accomodate 4 medium size suitcases if put in the standing position which is more than can be said for the average hatchback. It has more than enough leg room and with its black coachwork and dark smoke tinted rear windows looks very smart and sleek ... in short ...I love it and... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2006 by Donaoick (1 review written)
I have had mine for three years now, and so far the performance is very satisfactory. The 1.6iL engine made the car very practical in terms of fuel consumption, though it's less powerful, but that's where the Sports Mode comes in handy. It all depends on how you will handle your driving. The transmission is well designed, unlike other automatic transmission cars, wherein you can feel the changes of its gears "like a little kick at your back", but with the Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD you will not... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2006 by jen123 (1 review written)
I have the Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD automatic version and I find the acceleration slow to respond. It has made me feel unsafe at times. I also find petrol consumption considerably higher than I was told by the dealer. In the city I get 7 - 8km/L. I was told I would get 11 - 12km/L. I also am bothered when going down a slope / hill. The car actually slows down by itself, you have to accelerate to get down the hill. The car would come to a stop if I didn't accelerate. Needless to say I have had it... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2006 by HondaLover2006 (1 review written)
The Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD has a good design and looks good with the brake light spoiler on the back and it's good on country roads but doesn't have much power. I've had my Honda HRV for 2 years and I will never get rid of it for a better make because it's a practical car and has a lot of space. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2006 by pazantis (1 review written)
Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD - I am very happy with my car, if the engine was a bit more powerful in Torque would be perfect. I know its not an original off road, but if you happen to get stuck in Sand near the beach (which happens a lot in Cyprus) the car hasn't got the power to move the 4 wheel system out of it ( When the 4x4 system engages the car just wheens and nothing happens). Note that i have a CVT gearbox. Probably this is not normal, is it, maybe i have a slippery ayto gearbox (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2005 by Jori (1 review written)
My Honda HR-V ES is a 2001. This car has experienced 99 000 km(for me only 17 000 km). So far so good. The best challenge for my Honda is the winter including slipperiness and a lot of snow, living in Finland. I am aware of the fact that this is not a off-road car and for that price I am very satisfied. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2005 by aykan (1 review written)
My Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD is at 20.000km, but there is a problem as the car cannot climb roads with more than a 20% ascent. Honda in Turkey reported to me that it is usual and normal. If anyone else has any experience of this, could you please let me know? (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2005 by erichrv (1 review written)
I've bought my Honda HRV only about 5 months ago and has already driven (cruised) about 30.000 Km (18,000 miles ??) and just love every minute of it. Problem is I can't take much more long weekends as my boss get suspicious about all my long weekends away, although my wife just love it when we leaves early on a Friday and return Sunday or even Monday.
We can now visit places that we never could visit before because with the HRV one can go where no ordinary car can , but it handles just like... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2005 by kana (1 review written)
I have a 2001 Honda HRV 1.6 4wd CVT 5d.
The car is easy and fun to drive at the first minute.
Its very economical to run (compared with other suvs).
In road runs like convetional hatchbacks and is very safe in all contitions.
The off road capabilites is reduced basicly from the tires and not from the RTFWD (real time four weel driving).
Minor convertions ( A/T tires and higer coils ) improve the off road capabilites but reduce the economy and smoothness. Its good to move itself offroad... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2005 by Beerke (1 review written)
I am the proud owner of the HRV since it came available in Belgium, now 6 years ago and I have now 330000km driven it and had none technical problem what so ever. Just the normal expenses as tyres, brakes and oil changes ... It is a pity they are no longer produced ! ! ! Do they do that with all the good cars ? ? ? I just love it ! ! ! (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2005 by kaff113 (1 review written)
Bought the Honda HRV 10 days ago and love it. Reasonable cost to run, comfy would highly recommend one.
Would personally like a sun roof but guess with air con dont need one!
Electric fold in mirrors how cool, and good for car parks!! (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2005 by davealdi (4 reviews written)
The Honda HRV 1.6i 4x4 is a more sensible choice than it looks. HRV is easy to drive, cheap to run and reliable. Performance is only adequate unless you thrash the engine and the overlight steering spoils the handling. Electric folding mirrors are useful but a lack of options count against it as a new purchase (How about a sunroof and decent stereo). (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2005 by mjdirect (1 review written)
Beware of the HRV Auto CVT 99 after 80,000Km It developed shuddering at start off which has been quoted at $3000 to repair. I love the car its great but I have heard its a lemon due to the problem I have. Not sure if I will fix it - it may happening again. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2005 by tomcas (1 review written)
Great unusual and different! Honda reliability and non 4x4 on road manners. The Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD 4x4 is great in snow! This car has been knocked by the critics for not knowing what it is! Thats the whole point! It's a personality with 4x4! It's less bulky better to drive than most 4x4's and costs alot less than most 4x4's. So stop with tradition, you dont have to pidgeon hole this car!
Its great fun and relatively cheap!
Only issue I have with honda is interior plastics and why oh why dont... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2005 by Not a hpy hrver (1 review written)
Since buying my Honda HRV 1.6i 4x4 new in January 2004 I have been plagued by very severe dasboard creaking noises. They began at less than 3000 miles. It was four months after that Honda sent a specialist to the dealer from whom it was bought to rectify the problem. It had already been in twice before that to no avail. After the repair which was traced to a wiring loom behind the airbag mechanism the noises returned after three weeks and still persist today, even after a fourth... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2004 by HRVer (1 review written)
Overall, well pleased with the Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD. It's different, stylish and has decent performance. It's not going to climb a mountain but then most 4x4s don't do that anyway! Had problems with electric windows getting stuck open. Interior is well put together but the plastics used are cheap. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2004 by HondaHrvLuver (1 review written)
The Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD is excellent for showing off to friends and getting admiring looks on the street. Also a great way to keep as much money in your pocket for a quality car. A bit tight for space in the back with only 2 seats and easily dented in small accidents. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2004 by bowf (7 reviews written)
We bought our Honda HRV 1.6i 4WD because, living in Scotland, we wanted the convenience of 4WD but we didn't want the year round costs involved with owning full size, full time 4x4.
We thought, briefly, about a Scenic RX4 as well but decided against the dubious reliability and build quality that the Renault comes with.
It is primarily my wife's car but I invariably find excuses to drive it simply because I love it too. It is great fun to drive. The slightly higher than a car driving position... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2004 by rgrear (1 review written)
I have driven my Honda HRV 1.6i 4x4 for two years through the Finnish summer (brief) and winter (long) in both city and countryside. The ABS and 4WD are great for driving on ice covered roads - Pulling away from lights in the city, the 4WD kicks in, breaking for the next set the ABS kicks in. In the countryside the 4WD coped well with snow up to about 12" deep, and on ice really quite steep hills were no problem at all. In the spring though it didn't seem to like mud at all (though I never... (read more)
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