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Thanks, interesting article. I'm sure the embargo was always timed aound the marketing "big splash"; if they moved the embargo out it was because the splash was moved, probably because of production scheduling. I'm guessing the move happened too late to change the Miami event, hence the long embargo, which I'm sure marketing would rather have avoided.

Hopefully the delay was to ensure a smooth rollout, with great quality control and lots of product in the pipe.

The family timeline is interesting. Wasn't clear whether he got that from Honda or inferred it. The way he lays it out, hr-v appeals at both ends of the typical family timeline... if there is still such a thing. Makes sense; we're a childless middle-aged couple and it suits us well.
 

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Thanks for posting the article. I didn't buy all of it either, and I thought the Ivy League comment was pompus, as if no one else buys new cars? These are Hondas, by the way. Icon of economical reliability. The Ivy League folks will likely be driving German, but if a Honda, it will likely be an Acura.
 

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The family timeline is interesting. Wasn't clear whether he got that from Honda or inferred it. The way he lays it out, hr-v appeals at both ends of the typical family timeline... if there is still such a thing. Makes sense; we're a childless middle-aged couple and it suits us well.
I think it makes alot of sense. I'm approaching the latter stages myself, and I find my CR-V more than I need. The HR-V really appeals to the empty nester in me and I would like to get better gas mileage.
 

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Thanks for posting the article. I didn't buy all of it either, and I thought the Ivy League comment was pompus, as if no one else buys new cars? These are Hondas, by the way. Icon of economical reliability. The Ivy League folks will likely be driving German, but if a Honda, it will likely be an Acura.
Yeah , that comment was a bit snooty.


What sprang out to me was ..."I’m also not supposed to reveal the pricing of the vehicle, but that’s not a big deal because Honda didn’t tell me anyway." I am starting to wonder if we will get pricing direct from Honda BEFORE the embargo ends.


I thought Torque News said they knew, but couldn't say. But then they gave estimates on pricing. If that were the case, wouldn't their "guess" BE the pricing?


It gets curiouser and curiouser.....:)
 

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He did mention the exchange rate. Could be that Honda US released pricing, but not Honda Canada, because exchange rate changes could make a big difference between now and the announcement.
 

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He did mention the exchange rate. Could be that Honda US released pricing, but not Honda Canada, because exchange rate changes could make a big difference between now and the announcement.

Just speculating here :) It probably doesn't mean anything at all. Just something to break the boredom while we wait for the embargo to end or Honda to say SOMETHING!
 

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He did mention the exchange rate. Could be that Honda US released pricing, but not Honda Canada, because exchange rate changes could make a big difference between now and the announcement.
That's the way I took it as well
 

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My guess is that this HRV embargo nonsense is a simple game of "chicken" between Honda and the Mazda CX-3? Sick of it now, so I am about to go Rogue!
 

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My guess is that this HRV embargo nonsense is a simple game of "chicken" between Honda and the Mazda CX-3? Sick of it now, so I am about to go Rogue!

I really do think it was bad planning......or just the Honda quality control problems?
It has all been very frustrating.


I suppose when the car actually comes out, all this waiting will have been forgotten. (Honda hopes)
 

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My guess is that this HRV embargo nonsense is a simple game of "chicken" between Honda and the Mazda CX-3? Sick of it now, so I am about to go Rogue!
I really don't think Honda gives a fart about the CX-3, they know they will kick ass regardless. There is not any Mazda that comes close to competeing with a Honda model in any class, and I don't think Honda is playing 'chicken' with Mazda.
 

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My guess is that this HRV embargo nonsense is a simple game of "chicken" between Honda and the Mazda CX-3? Sick of it now, so I am about to go Rogue!


I want to go test drive the Rogue, been looking into that one a lot recently.
 

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I looked at the Rogue some time ago. It looked interesting.


I just wish it was rated higher in places like Consumer reports.
I test drove a slightly used 2013 Rogue last month, and after reading up on it further, I want to look into test driving the redesign models 2014-2015, just waiting for the HRV to come out so I can compare and test drive at the same time. I am following (have not joined) a Rogue forum, and there really do not seem to be too many negative posts on there, just people having an issue here or there, so that is keeping my interest.
 

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I test drove a slightly used 2013 Rogue last month, and after reading up on it further, I want to look into test driving the redesign models 2014-2015, just waiting for the HRV to come out so I can compare and test drive at the same time. I am following (have not joined) a Rogue forum, and there really do not seem to be too many negative posts on there, just people having an issue here or there, so that is keeping my interest.
Reviewers have been very pleased with the redesign. One said it made it real contender now.
 

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I really don't think Honda gives a fart about the CX-3, they know they will kick ass regardless. There is not any Mazda that comes close to competeing with a Honda model in any class, and I don't think Honda is playing 'chicken' with Mazda.
There are quite a few people (myself included), who believe the Mazda will be a worthy competitor. I also believe Honda will lose some sales to Mazda.

However, I agree that Honda isn't playing 'chicken' with Mazda.
 

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Finally reading the article. Interesting tidbits, didn't realize it was the same size as the original crv. But also, watch out all you guys...:D


"What’s best: Coupe looks, reasonable space, second-row seat lifts up
What’s worst: Engine is reliable but adequate, hidden rear door handles will break nails

What’s interesting: The HR-V is about the same size as the original CR-V."
 

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I think when he said pricing and exchange rate he was referring to to Australian pricing, which can be found here

http://www.honda.com.au/cars/models/hr-v/range.html

You can extrapolate the price difference between the models, or from the CRV to HRV
With respect, I don't think so. It's a Canadian article, and as a canuck I can tell you the Cdn / USD exchange rate is a very hot topic, especially since the downward slide of the last 2 years. Sounds like it's just speculation on his part as to why Honda Canada didn't release pricing, but I think it's a good guess.
 
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