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I know the EX will probably be the best-selling trim but what is everyone here planning on, or have chosen in the past? I tend to go for better equipped smaller cars.
 

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I was going to buy a HRV but I think it looks way too much like the CRV, so I went with a 2015 Honda Fit EX manual tranny. I love it and it doesn't look like every other cross over like the 2012 Honda crv exl I traded in for it! Love it! And yes I know that the FIT is not a cross over. lol... I get like 40 mpg average with my Fit so far. That is hybrid territory without the hybrid.


You would think they could of given the HRV it's own personality, rather than making it look like a mini CRV. They almost had me with the HRV but I made the right choice for me. Good luck with the HRV's when they come out! I bet they will be fun to drive just like my 2015 FIT!
 

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i don't know yet how the trims will be named in Belgium but i think i would go for the EX-L because being probably the only trim that has the roofrails and the privacy glass for example.
Altough it means investing in some items i would otherwise not choose for.
I've always found that a bit of a downside at Honda, not being able to compose a car completely to your liking
 

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I was going to buy a HRV but I think it looks way too much like the CRV, so I went with a 2015 Honda Fit EX manual tranny. I love it and it doesn't look like every other cross over like the 2012 Honda crv exl I traded in for it! Love it! And yes I know that the FIT is not a cross over. lol... I get like 40 mpg average with my Fit so far. That is hybrid territory without the hybrid.


You would think they could of given the HRV it's own personality, rather than making it look like a mini CRV. They almost had me with the HRV but I made the right choice for me. Good luck with the HRV's when they come out! I bet they will be fun to drive just like my 2015 FIT!
I heard some reviewers say that too, but I really don't think they look that much alike. True, they both have that Honda look, but the grill is much taller than the CR-V giving it a more distinctive look.
 

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Had a good look at the both of them and they sure do look much different to me
They do share a similar design language but that is expected.
 

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EX-L for us. Waiting to see if they do a hybrid. A new entry in the race is the Mercedes GLA, ouch. Very nice, but a little spendy. They start at $33k but more like $44K by the time it is optioned up. A little longer than the Honda at 173" , 32/24 mpg rating. Tough decision.
wife likes the idea of European delivery. 7% discount and no destination charge. We are planning a trip to Germany to see her relatives, so that might work. Hmm, too much to think about.
 

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EX-L for us. Waiting to see if they do a hybrid. A new entry in the race is the Mercedes GLA, ouch. Very nice, but a little spendy. They start at $33k but more like $44K by the time it is optioned up. A little longer than the Honda at 173" , 32/24 mpg rating. Tough decision.
wife likes the idea of European delivery. 7% discount and no destination charge. We are planning a trip to Germany to see her relatives, so that might work. Hmm, too much to think about.
Did you own a Mercedes before?
 

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EX-L for us. Waiting to see if they do a hybrid. A new entry in the race is the Mercedes GLA, ouch. Very nice, but a little spendy. They start at $33k but more like $44K by the time it is optioned up. A little longer than the Honda at 173" , 32/24 mpg rating. Tough decision.
wife likes the idea of European delivery. 7% discount and no destination charge. We are planning a trip to Germany to see her relatives, so that might work. Hmm, too much to think about.
It isn't worth the extra money for me considering with the same equipment the Merc will cost around 1.8,1.9 times the price of the HRV, but that's personal of course. Think that HRV's cargo space is quite a bit bigger also.
 

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yes. I loved the car but hated the stealership service department. I found a great independent MB mechanic that made owning the car a pleasure. Best built car I have ever owned.
Did it require much service? I ask because it wouldn't matter much to me what the service department was like since I never went there with my Scion xB.

What sort of problems did you have?
 

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Did it require much service? I ask because it wouldn't matter much to me what the service department was like since I never went there with my Scion xB.

What sort of problems did you have?
never had a problem, only routine maintenance. I refuse to pay $200 for an oil change simply because it has a made up name like ABC service or some such nonsense. I did notice that replacement parts were much higher than I was used to paying for American built cars. Cracked a tail light lens and it was much more than I was expecting. On the plus side, I drove the car for 5 years and sold it for slightly more than I paid for it.
 

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never had a problem, only routine maintenance. I refuse to pay $200 for an oil change simply because it has a made up name like ABC service or some such nonsense. I did notice that replacement parts were much higher than I was used to paying for American built cars. Cracked a tail light lens and it was much more than I was expecting. On the plus side, I drove the car for 5 years and sold it for slightly more than I paid for it.
Thanks for the clarification. I don't know why I asked because I don't think I will consider that price level anyway. :)
 

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Is there a side-by-side comparison list for the 3 levels? To be honest I've been looking at cars for years online and I almost never find a way to compare the choices in a way where I can visualize it correctly.
 
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