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There is a few things I am going to miss if and when I get a new HR-V, compared to my GM vehicles.

1. I like tire pressure monitors that give me the pressure of each tire not just a low tire warning.
2. Remote start, have it now, really nice in this weather. I know you can have it installed but it's never right, not like factory.
3. Power seat, not sure this will happen in the higher-end model but it wouldn't surprise me if it came without.
4. Steering wheels that don't telescope or tilt far enough.
5. Knobs to work all controls, don't mind the touch screen but not touch buttons for everything.
6. MPG, I sure hope Honda don't let me down in this department. My Chevy HHR is giving me 32 in the winter and 35 in summer. If the HR-V can't do a little better I will be very disappointed.
7. Not being able to get the color exterior I want with the color interior I want.

Something I won't miss, all the trouble I have had with the HHR.
Maybe I should hold out for the 2016 Chevy Volt.
 

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I forgot one other thing, I get over 500 miles from a tank of gas on my HHR. Which means working 6 days a week, with my 80 mile commute a day I need only fill the tank once a week on Tuesday when I get five cents off per gallon.
 

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I am really going to miss the power seats. I am still pondering if this is a deal breaker for me or not. I expect them to at least be heated. If I had doubts about that, I probably would have purchased a different vehicle by now.
 

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I am really going to miss the power seats. I am still pondering if this is a deal breaker for me or not. I expect them to at least be heated. If I had doubts about that, I probably would have purchased a different vehicle by now.
The EX and EX-L trims both feature Heated Seats, bot not power seats. I find that a bit odd. I have never seen any car that had heated seats but not power searts, but I guess there is a first time for everything.
 

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I don't understand the appeal of power seats. They take longer than adjusting manually, and it's not like I change the settings often anyway.
Indeed, my kids are ALWAYS changing my seat settings, I have manual seats and the speed to change back is much quicker in my car then my wifes with power...

I also prefer the back rest adjustment manual, hold the lever up and find that sweet spot...
 

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I believe the HHR had a 16 gallon tank, which is even larger than the CR-V's (15.3 Gall.)

The HHR specs also list a range of 512 miles based on a highway mileage of 32 mpg. The Honda HR-V should get 35 mpg on highway. I don't know what the size of the HR-V gas tank is, but you should get metter mieage but you may have to fillup more ofton.
 

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The EX and EX-L trims both feature Heated Seats, bot not power seats. I find that a bit odd. I have never seen any car that had heated seats but not power searts, but I guess there is a first time for everything.
My 2003 Acura EL (Canada-only Acurized civic) has heated, not power seats. The two are completely independent systems, with power being by far the more complex, costly, and heavy. Doesn't seem odd to me at all to have heat without power.
 

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I forget who said it on here, but someone mentioned that power seats might take up more room, and with the Fit/HR-V gas tank location it might make a power seat not a viable option but heated could still work. That seemed to make alot of sense to me.
 

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Funny, haven't had any of those features on my 2008 Fit so I guess some of us won't be missing them. Never understood the point of power seats when it's a quick click. But I like knobs on my radio and climate controls which I will miss when I upgrade. And no, I'm not an analog granny, unless 30 is the new grandma. More electronics, more to fail.
 

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I am starting to feel like the only one who likes power seats. I adjust my seat slightly often and usually a "click" on a manual seat is too much. I also like that I can adjust a bit quite easily while driving.

I too am not looking forward to the touch screens but as many people have pointed out, that is the way things are going like it or not. Get with it now, or get with it later. I took a civic for a test drive to mess around with it, and it really wasn't so bad. It will surely take time to get used to, but I suppose we will.

On another note, I am disappointed that the HR-V isn't getting that sweet sunroof that the Vezel has. Based on what I saw in Philly, the HR-V sunroof is the standard size. Same as all the other NA Hondas.
 

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My VW GTI also has heated seats with no power adjustments...

I had wished for the panoramic roof - I still can't believe they removed it from the US models vs the Asian ones...

HID - I will keep my eyes open here for someone attempting a retrofit with parts from Asia

physical knobs - yeah i wonder how well i can control things with my gloves on in winter...
 

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I am starting to feel like the only one who likes power seats. I adjust my seat slightly often and usually a "click" on a manual seat is too much. I also like that I can adjust a bit quite easily while driving.

I too am not looking forward to the touch screens but as many people have pointed out, that is the way things are going like it or not. Get with it now, or get with it later. I took a civic for a test drive to mess around with it, and it really wasn't so bad. It will surely take time to get used to, but I suppose we will.

On another note, I am disappointed that the HR-V isn't getting that sweet sunroof that the Vezel has. Based on what I saw in Philly, the HR-V sunroof is the standard size. Same as all the other NA Hondas.
I have power seats right now and what I like about this is the tilt ability and that you can dial them in just right. I've had plenty of non-powered seats, and all of those cars were fine though. It's not a deal breaker for me, but it would have been nice in the HR-V.

On the buttonless controls, I think Honda is making a mistake going this direction. At least with the audio controls you have the steering wheel buttons that supposedly do everything you need to do without having to mess with the touchscreen. The climate controls are another matter though.

Same thoughts on the panoramic sunroof in other markets, but that's probably a feature they'll have on the Acura version, after-all they can't make the HR-V too nice in America (or so it seems).
 

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Yeah the current 2-tier system with Acura in NA seems to be hurting Honda products and customers as i see it now; we get diluted Hondas.

It is time Honda steps it up and makes a real luxury brand for itself, look at Lexus and Ininiti - they finally have enough separation between the base brand to avoid duplicate models in disguise.

Mazda can also profit by adding as much as they want to the cx-3...
 

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I believe the HHR had a 16 gallon tank, which is even larger than the CR-V's (15.3 Gall.)

The HHR specs also list a range of 512 miles based on a highway mileage of 32 mpg. The Honda HR-V should get 35 mpg on highway. I don't know what the size of the HR-V gas tank is, but you should get metter mieage but you may have to fillup more ofton.
I checked the Australian HR-V specs and it has a 50 liter (13 gal) gas tank which would translate to about 450 mile range based on highway mileage of 35 mpg.
 

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I would hope I could get more than 35mpg out of the HR-V, why buy a new car the doesn't get better mileage than what I drive now.
The thing about a power seat is that it gives you more adjust-ability over the manual seat.
 
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