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I'm a long time Honda owner. My first car straight out of college was a 1985 Prelude. Since then my bride and I have owned many including: 1982 Prelude, 1988 Integra, 1995 Accord, 2004 Accord, 1998 Civic, 1995 Civic, and a 2000 Civic if you include cars we bought for our kids.

My 2004 Accord EX-V6 lost a tranny this spring. I've been waiting for the HR-V since it was first shown, hoping the timing would work out. Fortunately I have a summer car (1996 BMW z3) to hold me until 'winter'.

I want a high mpg AWD small car. Yes, the HR-V fits, and we've got a long history of owning Hondas. But, I'm also intrigued by the upcoming Lexus NX. More money I'm sure, but given we keep our cars for 150K miles, cost wise it would work out.

I'm hoping the HR-V arrives in the US with the 1.5T, AWD EX-L trim in time! If not, then I may end up with the NX, or just say to heck with it and get the Acura RDX. Bigger than I want, but it is a Honda.
 

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Welcome to the forum!
good to see you come from a history of honda's
looking forward to hearing what you think about the HRV.
 

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Welcome to the forum!
good to see you come from a history of honda's
looking forward to hearing what you think about the HRV.
What I like about the HR-V is the styling and size. I'm expecting it to have good gas mileage. The interior in the Vezel comes across well, with Honda's usual high level if ergonomics. I'm concerned about the CVT transmission and it's ability to make the car perform well at altitude, but I hope the speculated turbo will offset the small engine HP.
 

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Just joined the HRV forum today and I am also from Colorado.

My first Honda was a 1978 Accord, and we have owned about 20 Hondas - Accords, Civics, Civic Hybrid, CRVs, along the way. Currently we lease a 2012 Civic and a 2013 Civic with 2012 lease expiring next year about this time.

Really hoping the HRV with AWD and at least 1.5 engine will be available by then.

I thought I would buy a CRZ, however I was not pleased with its final delivery options so I passed. With that planned purchase I put down $500 waiting for the car to arrive at the dealer, however it was refundable so I was able to get my money back. So the question has anyone else attempted to jump to the front of the waiting line using this technique, and how did that work out?

Thanks
 

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Glad to have you on the forum. Whether you go with a Honda or a Lexus, the good news is that both brands have a great reputation for quality, so you should be in good hands either way. Acuras SUVs also get really good grades so it looks like you have done your research and have some pretty good taste. :D
 

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What I like about the HR-V is the styling and size. I'm expecting it to have good gas mileage. The interior in the Vezel comes across well, with Honda's usual high level if ergonomics. I'm concerned about the CVT transmission and it's ability to make the car perform well at altitude, but I hope the speculated turbo will offset the small engine HP.
The whole case with Nissan's faulty CVT's is what worries me and even more if Honda decides to go with the same supplier, which I hope they haven't... something i need to look into.
 

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The whole case with Nissan's faulty CVT's is what worries me and even more if Honda decides to go with the same supplier, which I hope they haven't... something i need to look into.
I'd expect it to be the same supplier as the Fit. Do we know who supplies that tranny?
 

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The whole case with Nissan's faulty CVT's is what worries me and even more if Honda decides to go with the same supplier, which I hope they haven't... something i need to look into.
Nissan's CVT has nothing to do with Hondas. Nissan gets their CVT's from JATCO, a supplier that nissan holds the majority of ownership to service needs by Nissan-Renault...
 
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