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Baldybadger
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Hello there from Newbie

Post by Baldybadger » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:17 pm

Hello folks,
just about to take delivery of an 2018 HR-V Ex petrol automatic and looking forward to it.

cheers

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Geoffers
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Post by Geoffers » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:42 pm

Welcome aboard Baldybadger!
Geoff in York driving a (19) Blue Diesel SE!

Previously, had 4 Jazzes - 1 #1 & 3 #2's, and a (66) White HR-V SE Navi diesel!

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Post by Baldybadger » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:08 pm

Thanks!

I'm enjoying browsing the forum and have a couple of questions,

1) Is the HR-V fussy over petrol i.e. premium versus supermarket?

2) Anybody ran Avon 215/55 R17 tyres? Had good handling and low road noise on last car so was wondering as an option for when replacemant beckoned.

3) How is the HRV in inclement road conditions anyway?

cheers!

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Geoffers
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Re: Hello there from Newbie

Post by Geoffers » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:35 pm

Can't help with the fuel question - both of mine being diesel! however, lots of members have petrol versions.
Regardind tyres - I haven't had to replace any yet?

Handling - I thinks it's quite good. But, I'm no 'cafe racer' now. I prefer economy to speed! I've had a couple of 'moments' though and the car has coped very well. Never got into a skid either!
Geoff in York driving a (19) Blue Diesel SE!

Previously, had 4 Jazzes - 1 #1 & 3 #2's, and a (66) White HR-V SE Navi diesel!

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MartinLB
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Re: Hello there from Newbie

Post by MartinLB » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:17 pm

Welcome!
I've tried ours with different fuels under different conditions, (we tow a caravan) and to be honest I couldn't say there was a difference I could tell. Tried premium when towing and it to see if it was better but again hard to say. It might be a matter of lots of miles to see any bonus.
Also still on original tyres but there is a lot on here about the Cross Climate ones.
Not had a real winter since we bought the car so can't really comment.
Honda HR-V EX i-VTEC 1.5 manual Orchid White
previous Concerto 1.6 white, Civic EX 1.6 silver

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Hadleys Taxi
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Re: Hello there from Newbie

Post by Hadleys Taxi » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:51 pm

Welcome

I've only owned my vehicle for a few months and in that time fuelled up only with boggo supermarket fuel, and not noticed the car complaining.

As for tyres, I got the dealership to fit (I paid for them!) Goodyear Vector 4 Season Gen2 before I collected the car. They are a more winter biased All Season, whereas the Michelin Cross Climates are more a Summer biased tyre;



If the above are not what you are looking for I can highly recommend the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance for it's quietness, roadholding and, em, grip.

On my previous vehicle I used the Efficient Grip as my 'summer' tyre and Nokian WR A3 as my Cold Weather Tyre. I got around 25k miles and 5 years out of both and only replaced them with the Vector 4 Seasons as although they still had 4-6mm of tread, the rubber was perishing around the sidewalls.

HTH.

Regards,

HT
2016 Honda HR-V 1.5 SE iVTEC in Brilliant Sporty Blue

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Re: Hello there from Newbie

Post by Baldybadger » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:56 pm

All,

thanks for the feedback, off to digest the info with the Sat night plonk!

cheers

Bb

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Geoffers
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Post by Geoffers » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:02 pm

I'll drink to that!
Geoff in York driving a (19) Blue Diesel SE!

Previously, had 4 Jazzes - 1 #1 & 3 #2's, and a (66) White HR-V SE Navi diesel!

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John Ratsey
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Post by John Ratsey » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:55 pm

Regarding tyres, I was one of those who fitted Michelin Cross Climates when the supplied Primacy tyres were getting worn. I liked the prospect of better cold weather grip but a primary factor was a comment in the Honest John HR-V long-term test that the Cross Climates have softer sidewalls and improve the ride quality. This I found to be true although last winter didn't provide weather to test the winter performance.
Honda Jazz Crosstar Previously 2016 HR-V 1.5 SE i-VTEC CVT

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Re: Hello there from Newbie

Post by Douglasco » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:12 pm

If you have a look in the owners manual it tells you to use premium fuel only. It says using none premium fuel will damage the engine. Not sure if this just applies to the 1.5 petrol engine though.
Michelin Cross climates are brilliant tyres. I put a set on my old civic tourer and they were brilliant in the wet and grip really well in icy conditions.

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