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post #11 of 16 Old 01-07-2017, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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"Enough" is the keyword. Could it use more? Yes.
Let's face it, it is not going to win any races, but it will move along with traffic just fine. Passing power is questionable at best, I just have to take a more relaxed driving stance.
Also, drivin g a stick shift sometimes makes it a bit more fun to keep it in gear and let the engine rev to its powerband. Example getting on the interstate ramp I can keep it in 4th gear rev it to 5000 RPM (close to peak H.P) and be at 70 mph, then shift to 6th.
I've owned a few powerfull cars, 5second or sub 5second to 60 mph; twin turbo straight 6 cyl BMW. It was fun but with that power at hand I always wanted to drive fast, sometimes reckleslly. Driving with traffic was painfull, having all this power and unable to use it = why do i need all that power?
With that being said, a good balance of power is nice to have.
The HR-V could have benefited from the new 2.0L engine or better yet a 2.4L engine.
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Once you have made peace with it, the R-18 will keep you out of trouble and save a buck or two in the process.
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I bought a 2017 fwd drive automatic HRV-LX in Maryland 3 days ago. Today is my first drive in the snow of of 2017 in our area. While braking, I was so disappointed with all the noise, shaking and shuddering, sliding, in 2 inches of fresh snow, while trying to do a controlled stop at 10-15 mph in the unplowed school lot near my house . I took it back to the dealer to do a comparison with the AWD HRV. The AWD drive didn't shudder as much while braking. I've been driving front and AWD vehicles for years in heavier snows than this and was shocked at how poorly FWD HRV handles in snow.
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Welcome, I'm 50 and also in Austin and love my HRV!
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I bought a 2017 fwd drive automatic HRV-LX in Maryland 3 days ago. Today is my first drive in the snow of of 2017 in our area. While braking, I was so disappointed with all the noise, shaking and shuddering, sliding, in 2 inches of fresh snow, while trying to do a controlled stop at 10-15 mph in the unplowed school lot near my house . I took it back to the dealer to do a comparison with the AWD HRV. The AWD drive didn't shudder as much while braking. I've been driving front and AWD vehicles for years in heavier snows than this and was shocked at how poorly FWD HRV handles in snow.
AWD shouldn't change anything under braking, other than a little more weight in the car that might dampen some noise.

Are you sure there isn't something wrong with your LX? Some people here have had rear strut failures that cause noise over bumps.

I have a FWD with a stick, and have slid in plenty of snow this winter. It's just as loud/quiet as any other modern car with ABS in my opinion.
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Welcome Charley! and nice choice on the transmission. I've enjoyed having the 6speed as well. A friend at work is also in the middle of the VW buyback thing and it's been interesting to hear the policy changes from VW over the past year.
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