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I would purchase an HRV this week if it were available in a manual transmission. I want to replace my '93 Honda (which was stolen last week, and is now back with > $1000 in damages). I have owned many cars I've enjoyed, from bugeye Sprite, vintage Jaguar, Austin-Healey 100-6, Jensen Healey, and '72 and '87 Toyota Landcruisers. Although not as exciting as many of the others, my Honda was the most reliable and required the least amount of maintenance cost. I have been shopping for vehicles for six months, and haven't found a small SUV type vehicle with excellent storage, great gas mileage, and attractive styling that is available in a manual transmission. The HRV is the only thing that's close to what I'd like. AWD and turbo would be very nice, even though that would reduce gas mileage rating. This vehicle will appeal to a wide variety of people (I'm mid-60's single female).
 

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Welcome to the forum! Which model '93 Honda? I love the reliability, simplicity, and overall feel of those late '80s / early '90s Hondas.

We're all waiting for more news on the U.S. spec Honda HR-V.

I think the upcoming Jeep Renegade will have a manual transmission, but I know Jeep reliability won't match Honda.
 

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the 90's was one of the best decades for Honda and Acura, starting to miss those days.
still till this day i wouldn't mind owning a honda from that era.....early 90's CRX please!
 

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I'm surprised that people care about the manual transmission on a car like the HRV. It's not like its a driver's car. I think that almost everyone will opt for the automatic. I imagine that the manual will have a small take rate if they do build it.
 

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Not that it's a drivers car or anything like that

some people are just so used to having a manual transmission that they just can't do without it.
 

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Yup, no one buys a CUV expecting it to be a drivers car.

But they do indeed buy a car like a Honda S2000 in manual with the mindset that it is a true drivers car
 

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I understand that many people just find it more fun to drive a manual. Those people exist and some of them will buy the HR-V. I just don't think that there will be that many of them in comparison to the amount of people who will opt for an automatic transmission set-up.
 

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For the most part that's what it comes down to, fun. Then there are the much older folks that grew up driving manual that are so used to it that they just have to stick with it.
 

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Manual

In case Honda is listening, my 2000 CR-V is a manual. My 1990 Civic before that, a manual. Although not a true driver's car, taking the CR-V along Hwy 101 was one of the more enjoyable times I've had driving. If it will ever be announced that the HR-V will be available w/ a 6-speed manual, I will run, not walk, to my nearest Honda dealer. Please keep us faithful in mind, Honda. I loathe automatics.
 

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manual transmissions

My Honda is a '93 Civic EX.
And, hondaguy, it's not that I',m "just so used to having a manual transmission...." That's ridiculous. It's more like I actually know how to drive, and enjoy it. ElleBee, I also loathe automatics.
 

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What's more is that Honda produces a fine manual transmission, from the Civic to the departed S2000. This is a carmaker who knows how to refine a manual.
 

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My Honda is a '93 Civic EX.
And, hondaguy, it's not that I',m "just so used to having a manual transmission...." That's ridiculous. It's more like I actually know how to drive, and enjoy it. ElleBee, I also loathe automatics.
if you had to choose, slushbox or CVT? ;) >:D
 

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I prefer manual especially in the winter, I find I can control the car much better in the snow with a manual.

I'm not a fan of "any" CVT, I do like an automatic double clutch trans. with paddle shifters if ever available, then I'd probably go for that one over the manual, I've always had manual cars.
 

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slushbox/CVT choice

No slushbox or CVT! It's a deal-killer if no manual offered for HRV. I don't need to use a mobile phone when driving, texting or calling, unlike many people I see each day.
 
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