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by John Ratsey
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: HR-V Availability
Replies: 1
Views: 230

HR-V Availability

I've just received a newsletter from my Honda dealer which, among other things, states that HR-V production is stopping at the end of the year. I'm not sure if this is completely correct as the last info I saw indicated that the next HR-V model wouldn't show up until 2022. I have to wonder if Honda ...
by John Ratsey
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Can anyone in West Sussex help?
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Can anyone in West Sussex help?

Out of curiosity, does the VIN start with 3HG (Mexico) or J (Japan)? Honda switched the European HR-Vs from Mexico to Japan because of quality problems with the former. Some were build issues but I suspect that some locally-sourced components weren't up to European or Asian standards. Regarding the ...
by John Ratsey
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: My First Hr-v
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: My First Hr-v

The Mexican-built diesel HR-Vs have had more than their fair share of little problems such as leaking air hoses (plus general build quality issues) although the basic diesel engine (made in Swindon) is fine. Newer HR-Vs are assembled in Japan with the shift being in around 2018 in response to the qu...
by John Ratsey
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Courtesy Vehicles During Covid
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Courtesy Vehicles During Covid

New Jazz hybrid CVT. It was feckin awful. Engine hunting all the time. We're going off topic but I'm wondering why you encountered that behavour. My Crosstar runs very smoothly and has to be worked hard for the engine to be noticeable. One characteristic I've noticed is that the accelerator pedal p...
by John Ratsey
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: 1.6 D fuel consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 999

Re: 1.6 D fuel consumption

If worried about additives when buying supermarket fuel then an option is to buy some Redex (Wilko frequently has it on half price offer) and add a dose each time you fill the tank.
by John Ratsey
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Courtesy Vehicles During Covid
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Courtesy Vehicles During Covid

I was asked if I wanted a courtesy car when the dealer had my Crosstar for a few hours last week so the telemetry could be enabled. I declined, but the option was clearly there. My Crosstar was clean inside and out when I collected it (the dirty mats had clearly been visited by a vacuum cleaner) but...
by John Ratsey
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: 1.6 D fuel consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 999

Re: 1.6 D fuel consumption

I do expect the fuel consumption to worsen a bit as the winter arrives although I'm not really sure why as the "winter" diesel ( I always use BP standard, mainly because the garage is very close to where we live.) is supposed to be formulated to compensate for this amongst other techno-mumbo jumbo ...
by John Ratsey
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Condensation/misty windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Re: Condensation/misty windows

Enabling "Econ" increases the allowable difference between target and actual cabin temperature before the stop-start doesn't let the engine stop and the display shows the A/C symbol. I enabled Econ when I got the vehicle and left it there for the duration.
by John Ratsey
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: 1.6 D fuel consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 999

Re: 1.6 D fuel consumption

I would seriously hope that you'll be seeing better mpg than with the CR-V as there is less weight to move around. I suspect that the dealer's idea of "full" wasn't very generous - they probably know how much to put in to make it look full on the gauge. After properly filling the tank (second or thi...
by John Ratsey
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Honda
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: First Honda

HFT has a modest impact on the phone battery life due to maintaining a Bluetooth connection. In my experience the impact might be 10% of phone battery capacity if driving all day. The impact of a dashcam on the car battery will depend on how it is connected. If you use the accessory socket then the ...