2001 Honda HR-V 1.6i VTEC
Amusing city mini-SUV
One of the low-beam bulbs blew out at 26.000 & 90.000kms.
The driver's seats rail started to creak at 75.000kms.
There are several burring noises from the inside plastic parts since the early 60.000kms.
This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails, until you get a bump across the street. Then it can take sidelong dance steps.
The average fuel consumption is cca. 9,5l/100km (~24.3 miles/US gal.) which is too much from a 1,6l car...
...but the 125HP is rather good from a 1,6l car, so the consumption is acceptable.
The rear-seat legroom is "symbolic". There is not enough room to an adult, but acceptable for children. The trunk should be bigger...
I'm a 183cm/71" tall guy and I have good enough room behind the steering wheel, the seats are comfortable and everything is snugly accessible.
The steering is very direct, the car immediately responds to every move on the steering wheel. The body is disinclined for swinging or swaying.
The 4WD is very useful on icy road surfaces or in snow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th April, 2005