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post #1 of 95 Old 05-25-2015, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone check if there is an undercover on the AWD models that needs to be removed in order to gain access to the drain plug? I was reading the owner's manual and it said only 2WD drive models have the cover. I wanted to make sure there is none on the AWD. It would be a pain to change the oil if there is one.

This would make more sense why the 2WD gets 3MPG better milage. Usually, the MPG between 2WD and AWD is 1.
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Einz, we just recently acquired an EX with Awd. You are correct, only the two-wheel-drive models have the undercover.
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One more thing, the EX comes with a cargo cover?


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One more thing, the EX comes with a cargo cover?


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I think the cargo cover comes as an accesory on all trims. But I am not sure, maybe it depends on what market.
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I believe that I read in the forums that the Canadian version gets the cargo cover with the EX and EX-L .
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I'm looking at the FWD vs the AWD. What is the purpose of the undercover? Protection? Is it more expensive for oil changes, etc. because the mechanic has to remove and then replace the undercover to work on the vehicle? Would you prefer a vehicle with or without an undercover?
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Over the years i've noticed undercovers have improved to have cut outs to gain access to the drain plug and even the filter, some even have doors that take a couple of screws to let loose, hopefully this is the case with the HRV!
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I'm looking at the FWD vs the AWD. What is the purpose of the undercover? Protection? Is it more expensive for oil changes, etc. because the mechanic has to remove and then replace the undercover to work on the vehicle? Would you prefer a vehicle with or without an undercover?
The purpose: Better mpg by giving the air under the vehicle a smooth surface to flow over. An added benefit is protection, but since the AWD models don't have the cover, it can't be protecting anything too important.

Added Expense: No. My CR-Z also has an undercover and I don't pay any extra.

Preference: With.
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I suspect it might help with noise as well, if only because there's a cleaner airflow.
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now where do people recommend getting filters from?

also how does the oil change notification work? is it going by mileage? how many of you are going to go by mileage to do your oil changes, and who's going to go by the 100% down to whatever noted by the dash?
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