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Some interesting driving footage, though it's really hard to judge acceleration or handling in a video. No surprise he likes it; torque news isn't the most objective when it comes to Honda. Pretty much a fan site.

It does prove that a 6'5" man can not only sit in the car, but drive it. Of course his head could have been munched up aginst the roof.
 

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Some interesting driving footage, though it's really hard to judge acceleration or handling in a video. No surprise he likes it; torque news isn't the most objective when it comes to Honda. Pretty much a fan site.

It does prove that a 6'5" man can not only sit in the car, but drive it. Of course his head could have been munched up aginst the roof.
I fell asleep in the middle of it, but I am pretty sure he couldn't come up with ONE thing he didn't like about it. Is that possible for an objective reviewer?
 

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He LOVES the car!

Thanks for posting. Very thorough review and practical. I think his last few words says it all, "This is the one to get!"

"In this 8 minute HR-V video-drive review, we discover a surprisingly mid-size-coupe-like refined cabin, superior seating, visually pleasing design aspects, and much more pedal than we anticipated from this 1.8 Liter gasoline engined, CVT motivated all-wheel-drive subcompact crossover. Then we take HR-V and drive it under various road and surface conditions. Well done Honda!"


 

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Some interesting driving footage, though it's really hard to judge acceleration or handling in a video. No surprise he likes it; torque news isn't the most objective when it comes to Honda. Pretty much a fan site.

It does prove that a 6'5" man can not only sit in the car, but drive it. Of course his head could have been munched up aginst the roof.
Us Canadians still have to dream about test drives for 7 more weeks.
There have been (1/3 ?) of the reviews that complain about power in the HR-V.
Watching this video pretty much clears up for me, it has the power I want (basic passing power). You can hear the engine when he guns it, sounds great to me.
The people complaining are probably wanting 200hp turbo engines. I'm way more interested in fuel efficiency.
 

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Your absolutely right on the engine and performance. ;) If you have driven the CRV, the HRV is the same kind of experience.



Us Canadians still have to dream about test drives for 7 more weeks.
There have been (1/3 ?) of the reviews that complain about power in the HR-V.
Watching this video pretty much clears up for me, it has the power I want (basic passing power). You can hear the engine when he guns it, sounds great to me.
The people complaining are probably wanting 200hp turbo engines. I'm way more interested in fuel efficiency.
 

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Thanks for posting. Very thorough review and practical. I think his last few words says it all, "This is the one to get!"
Sorry, I have to disagree that it's thorough. It's a mildly interesting video by a true-blue Honda fan, with no balance or objectivity. See something like the Alex on Autos review if you want thorough.

He also likes it, by the way, but with eyes wide open.

http://youtu.be/OMFb43JnPCc

P.s. Alex also includes some much better driving video, of both CVT and manual.
 

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Thanks for posting. Very thorough review and practical. I think his last few words says it all, "This is the one to get!"

"In this 8 minute HR-V video-drive review, we discover a surprisingly mid-size-coupe-like refined cabin, superior seating, visually pleasing design aspects, and much more pedal than we anticipated from this 1.8 Liter gasoline engined, CVT motivated all-wheel-drive subcompact crossover. Then we take HR-V and drive it under various road and surface conditions. Well done Honda!"
Oh please. It was a fanboy review, plain and simple.
 

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Sorry, I have to disagree that it's thorough. It's a mildly interesting video by a true-blue Honda fan, with no balance or objectivity. See something like the Alex on Autos review if you want thorough.

He also likes it, by the way, but with eyes wide open.

http://youtu.be/OMFb43JnPCc

P.s. Alex also includes some much better driving video, of both CVT and manual.
Agree. I think the HR-V is a great car, even if not ideal for my particular needs. I expect to hear lots of good stuff about it. I just question a reviewer who can't find something that isn't ideal in his testing.


But really, there is nothing wrong with a puffball review......he is enjoying the drive. I have more confidence in the more objective reviews , that's all.
 

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Oh please. It was a fanboy review, plain and simple.
You guys are a little serious being critical about this.
Everyone is different, has different wants, and needs, and needs to evaluate what will suite them best.

I like to see all information that is valid, and make decisions based on facts.
In my job, I may go to the company wanting to sell me a product, and ask why theirs is the best.
Then I will do some independent research.
Then I may go to their competitor, to ask them to convince me why their product is better.
Roll them all together, and hopefully make the right decision.

Yes, the review was lacking much criticism.
I still enjoyed it, found it informative, and I appreciate his contribution.
No need to be disrespectful.
 

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I suppose I was too harsh, and I apologize. I thought this reviewer overlooked many specific issues that were generally noted by consensus in most professional reviews.

Even though I had strong interest in this product, I need to move on as it falls short for being a match for my needs. Perhaps HRV4ME is correct, my disappointment is starting to affect my objectivity.

Take care folks. :)
 

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Yes, very well stated. Always good to have a variety of information available and leave it up to the individual consumer to decide what is best based on their needs. ;)


You guys are a little serious being critical about this.
Everyone is different, has different wants, and needs, and needs to evaluate what will suite them best.

I like to see all information that is valid, and make decisions based on facts.
In my job, I may go to the company wanting to sell me a product, and ask why theirs is the best.
Then I will do some independent research.
Then I may go to their competitor, to ask them to convince me why their product is better.
Roll them all together, and hopefully make the right decision.

Yes, the review was lacking much criticism.
I still enjoyed it, found it informative, and I appreciate his contribution.
No need to be disrespectful.
 

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Yes, very well stated. Always good to have a variety of information available and leave it up to the individual consumer to decide what is best based on their needs. ;)
Completely agree. It is also good to read reviews that are less than complimentary too to make sure you won't find any objection to the car after you buy. Cover all your bases, so to speak.
 

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I'm approaching the HRV same as I did with my Civic. It is what it is for it's price point. I made compromises with the Civic in luxury and options and expect to do the same with HRV. I am able to wait until next spring to purchase so curious to see what Toyota and Hyundai bring. Hyundai concept has my intrest
but can't wait 2 years. Yes there are some things HRV could be better at such as
controls and console layout, mileage should be slightly better . Big picture ,it is what I expected it to be. If I can get AWD with that much interior room for that price, I'm ok with it. Very fine line for me in the value for price range. if they bumped price up even slightly then value is not there for me.I just wont tolerate dealer add on options for what it is . Then I feel price to value is not acceptable.
 

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I'm approaching the HRV same as I did with my Civic. It is what it is for it's price point. I made compromises with the Civic in luxury and options and expect to do the same with HRV. I am able to wait until next spring to purchase so curious to see what Toyota and Hyundai bring. Hyundai concept has my intrest
but can't wait 2 years. Yes there are some things HRV could be better at such as
controls and console layout, mileage should be slightly better . Big picture ,it is what I expected it to be. If I can get AWD with that much interior room for that price, I'm ok with it. Very fine line for me in the value for price range. if they bumped price up even slightly then value is not there for me.I just wont tolerate dealer add on options for what it is . Then I feel price to value is not acceptable.
That is one of my biggest issues with some dealers.....piling options on to drive up the price. Fortunately there are a couple in Phoenix that don't do that.
 

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Sounds good that you are thinking things through and working through your options.


I'm approaching the HRV same as I did with my Civic. It is what it is for it's price point. I made compromises with the Civic in luxury and options and expect to do the same with HRV. I am able to wait until next spring to purchase so curious to see what Toyota and Hyundai bring. Hyundai concept has my intrest
but can't wait 2 years. Yes there are some things HRV could be better at such as
controls and console layout, mileage should be slightly better . Big picture ,it is what I expected it to be. If I can get AWD with that much interior room for that price, I'm ok with it. Very fine line for me in the value for price range. if they bumped price up even slightly then value is not there for me.I just wont tolerate dealer add on options for what it is . Then I feel price to value is not acceptable.
 

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I suppose I was too harsh, and I apologize. I thought this reviewer overlooked many specific issues that were generally noted by consensus in most professional reviews.

Even though I had strong interest in this product, I need to move on as it falls short for being a match for my needs. Perhaps HRV4ME is correct, my disappointment is starting to affect my objectivity.

Take care folks. :)
No prob, sorry to be critical.
I simply saw him giving his personal feelings about the car, and actually appreciate it in contrast to some dry reviews that nitpick over every detail that may not be issues with everyone.
We've all heard, that cubby space is too small, the touch screen not for everyone, etc.
I simply though how would he feel is he reads this post, and has someone writing him off as a "Fan boy" after he's taken his time end effort to try and help people.
Mutual respect, and giving the benefit of doubt are two core values that have never let me down.
Take care :)
 

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No prob, sorry to be critical.
I simply saw him giving his personal feelings about the car, and actually appreciate it in contrast to some dry reviews that nitpick over every detail that may not be issues with everyone.
We've all heard, that cubby space is too small, the touch screen not for everyone, etc.
I simply though how would he feel is he reads this post, and has someone writing him off as a "Fan boy" after he's taken his time end effort to try and help people.
Mutual respect, and giving the benefit of doubt are two core values that have never let me down.
Take care :)
I also apologize. I meant no disrespect, and actually enjoyed the video and appreciate you posting it. I read Parks's posts, and have learned quite a bit from them.

I do think it's important to understand his agenda, and balance his perspective with more objective reviews, but if I implied there was no value in the video that was not my intent.

Cheers... Perry.
 
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