2001 Honda HR-V JW SOHC 1.6 4WD


Don't be fooled by the looks like me


- Clutch burnt out at 21,000 km. After being stuck in the sand.

General Comments:

- 1.6 SOHC non V-TEC engine is too weak for a real-time 4WD.

- It takes 13.8 seconds to get from 0-60 miles.

- The engine makes a lot of vibration on high RPM.

- The car is too soft to be a serious off road car.

- The body is extremely thin gets a lot of dents and dings in no time. This is due to Honda's pedestrian safety theory.

- The car handles funny, sometimes stable and sometimes not. Because of the real-time 4WD engagement.

- There are no after market parts, performance parts, or body kits. Just take it the way it is without customizing.

- The 2 tone interior color is cool and trendy, but the finishing quality is poor.

- The original system consists of a 2 speakers AM/FM cassette player. No alternative CD player option.

- The harmful seats will not give you a pleasant ride on long journeys.

- It's too small as 5D or 3D. Civic hatchback has more rear leg space room.

- The moon roof only has a 2 inches latch and does not slide.

- Has a very bad re-sell value.


IF you are planning on buying one. Just save up more and get a CR-V. This is a free of charge advice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2003

7th May 2010, 15:38

I have the 2wd 99 reg 105bhp UK model. I get 0-60 in 7.5 secs, top speed 110mph max clock, and it handles the welsh bends like a car that should cost a lot more!! I love ours! We never have any of the above problems, we paid 2550 quid in 2007 with 103000 on the clock and never got round to servicing her till she was on 124000, plus we did 3 long trips and we were getting 38 to the gallon. £20 in the tank when the light is on gives just under half a tank, and you don't get the light on again till you hit 180 miles, and that's round town and driving normal. And only 350 quid a year to insure both on fully comp with business use.

If I have to find fault with the car, then the worst for me is the back window when reversing, but on the flip side you know that when the wall is near the window, then it's near the car as there is a very flat rear end on these cars. It's like most things.. it's what you're used to.