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Ok, so I tried to do some research on this and came up fairly empty of answers, so I thought I would ask the group...

We know that a manual transmission car can be bump started if the battery is dead by putting the key into the "On" position, getting it rolling, and then popping the clutch.

Here's my question, is it possible to "bump start" a car that has a "push button" engine start/stop? Assume the battery is dead, or very nearly dead and pushing the engine ignition button does nothing.

Just curious, an advantage of a manual has always been the ability to bump start the engine, but I'm wondering if the newer push button ignition systems have now taken away this ability.
 

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Did I read someplace that the manual transmission was only to be available on the LX, if so not an issue since LX does not have push button start (EX and above only), if not never mind.
 

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Did I read someplace that the manual transmission was only to be available on the LX, if so not an issue since LX does not have push button start (EX and above only), if not never mind.
If that's true then I'll be royally pissed off! :mad:

However, I don't think it'll be the case. We know the manual will be an option on FWD models. If the EX and EX-L don't have the manual, it would mean all of them would be AWD. The CR-V is offered in FWD and AWD at all trim levels, and I don't see Honda not giving the higher trims the FWD option.
 

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Seems like its hard to choose a trim because there's so much going on. I don't see why they wouldn't make all the HR-V come standard with push start and then simply allow you to choose between a manual or auto transmission. Is this the actually case? or is there a trim level that offers both push button start and manual transmission?
 

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Did I read someplace that the manual transmission was only to be available on the LX, if so not an issue since LX does not have push button start (EX and above only), if not never mind.
manual transmission don't get push start button...
It appears that in at least some places you can get the push button start and the manual (see the button at the very top of the photo).

 

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one thing to be happy for in north america is the black gloss trim the HRV will have... which adds a lot of life to the interior.
What gloss black trim?
I have not seen one picture of gloss black trim on a NA car. Most of the pictures we have seen are top models with leather and if gloss was going to be anywhere, it would be there.


They are just fingerprint magnets anyway and won't be missed by me. :)
 

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That seems to be the Euro version....not reprentative of what we will get in the US.....possible we might.
I note it's a manual, full leather, with dual-zone climate in Celcius. Probably Europe, but cold be Vezel, or elsewhere in Asia, or just about anywhere other than US trim.

Hmmm... would work in Canada! ...but i suspect the gloss trim will be reserved for Acura CD-X in NA. Too bad... I think I like the look, though you're rigt about fingerprints.

EDIT: On second look, it's NOT full leather... just leather trimmed seats, with cloth inserts, like the Malaysian spec.
 
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