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I do like what we know about the specification - Size, height, AWD, rear camera, sunroof, Fit electronics. Rather than dislikes I have some apprehensions:

- Quality in the new Celaya plants

- High level of noise (it is supposed to be quieter than the Fit 2015 that is quieter than previous models - will it be?)

- Weak engine for the car weight (1.5l)

- The lack of news is making me paranoiac - Is Honda hiding some bad news about delays?

- If the car is in high demand, will the dealers become abusive.
 

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lack of information
this is very true, but I think right now it's sort of fair that they haven't put out enough info on it, there's enough out there to keep us interested. I'm hoping that by the end of the year we hear more.

I do like what we know about the specification - Size, height, AWD, rear camera, sunroof, Fit electronics. Rather than dislikes I have some apprehensions:

- Quality in the new Celaya plants

- High level of noise (it is supposed to be quieter than the Fit 2015 that is quieter than previous models - will it be?)

- Weak engine for the car weight (1.5l)

- The lack of news is making me paranoiac - Is Honda hiding some bad news about delays?

- If the car is in high demand, will the dealers become abusive.

Noise is one issue I have learned to accept when it comes to honda since just about everything else about their vehicles are great.

I think if they put a turbo on that 1.5, it would do wonders for the HRV, or even if they go slightly smaller in displacement, like 1.3L and throw on a turbo.
 

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I'm hoping that by the end of the year we hear more.
I hope before that. If we get specifics by December, it could mean car availability in the spring.

I believe the Fit 2015 was announced in February 2014 with a specific delivery date in April. This was later delayed 2 month.

If we have no specifics by October, I will have to go elsewhere.
 

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I think Honda will announce details at the LA Auto Show in late November. However, if they haven't started production by early October they won't be in the showrooms by December like they first claimed (available in Winter of 2014).
 

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I hope before that. If we get specifics by December, it could mean car availability in the spring.

I believe the Fit 2015 was announced in February 2014 with a specific delivery date in April. This was later delayed 2 month.

If we have no specifics by October, I will have to go elsewhere.
Fortunately the end of the year always brings auto shows that car makers show off their next year vehicles at so i bet if there's no sign of the HRV making it their, then we know what to expect.
 

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I hope before that. If we get specifics by December, it could mean car availability in the spring.

I believe the Fit 2015 was announced in February 2014 with a specific delivery date in April. This was later delayed 2 month.

If we have no specifics by October, I will have to go elsewhere.
What other vehicles are you considering?
 

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These days my top alternative is the Subaru Crosstrek. The main asset of the HR-V is Honda's reliability, small size, better CVT and advanced electronics. The advantages of the Crosstrek are style and better AWD.
seeing how it has been out for some time already, have you test driven one yet?
if you haven't, it might be a good idea to do so and if that's the case, let us know what you think after :)
 

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These days my top alternative is the Subaru Crosstrek. The main asset of the HR-V is Honda's reliability, small size, better CVT and advanced electronics. The advantages of the Crosstrek are style and better AWD.
How about the 5-speed manual transmission?
With that as an option... I know it would be hard for me to pass up on it.
 

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seeing how (the Crosstrek) has been out for some time already, have you test driven one yet?
if you haven't, it might be a good idea to do so and if that's the case, let us know what you think after :)
I did not test drive yet. I am waiting for the 2015 model that might have a new engine and more sound insulation.

In comparing the HR-V and the Crosstrek, I omitted what might be a main diffrence, I probably can get the new Crosstrek in November and for the HR-V I might have to wait until March.
 

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HRV's Monospec powerplant that seems incapable of towing a snowmobile.... NEED MORE POWAAA, its not everything but its significant
 

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Regarding Honda's secrecy about the spec of the HR-V. In Japan, details about the Vezel came-out just before the car went on sale. May be Honda is planning to do the same in North America - spec in December and sell in January.

Although we are fuming because Honda is leaving us in the dark, they are also not revealing their hand to the competition.

If they were fully predictable, like using the Fit 1.5l engine, the competition would have an easy time. My guess is that they are planning a nice surprise and they do not want the competition to get ahead of them - again (HR-V is playing catch-up with Crosstrek, Tukson, Sportage, Tiguan, etc.)
 

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HRV's Monospec powerplant that seems incapable of towing a snowmobile.... NEED MORE POWAAA, its not everything but its significant
Can't tow a snowmobile? So you basically can't tow anything then? A snowmobile is really not that heavy as far as things that you would tow go.
 

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Can't tow a snowmobile? So you basically can't tow anything then? A snowmobile is really not that heavy as far as things that you would tow go.
basically yeah

maybe some small uhaul trailer and some furniture in the back, just really light duty things.
 

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As a petite woman, who has to pull the seat way up to drive, I would love to have an armrest on the seat, rather than on the center console. I have a CRV now and it is a lifesaver to rest my arms on long commutes on the sear armrest. But I haven't seen any seat armrests in any of the photos I've seen so far...
 

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I am very concerned with the weak power of the HR-V (Fit) engine. I hope they don't follow the example of the Mazda CX-5 where in the first year they came out with a 2.0 liter engine and the following year you were able to get the 2.5 l engine in the GS and GT models. Even the AWD option for the 2015 HR-V has not been stated as a sure thing.
 

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I am very concerned with the weak power of the HR-V (Fit) engine. I hope they don't follow the example of the Mazda CX-5 where in the first year they came out with a 2.0 liter engine and the following year you were able to get the 2.5 l engine in the GS and GT models. Even the AWD option for the 2015 HR-V has not been stated as a sure thing.
The engine power is concerning.

That said, I doubt a higher power engine will come anytime soon, because the HR-V shares parts and architecture with the Fit. We would have news of a higher powered Honda Fit already if a higher powered HR-V was on the horizon.
 
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