1999 Honda HR-V Sport 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand
Just brilliant! I wish I didn't have to part with it. :(
Premature wear on the front passenger seat.
A fantastic engine. It's smooth, enthusiastic and sounds awesome between 5000-7000rpm (VTEC would be nice, though).
Looks really really cool!
It's not a hard-core 4WD. Nor is it a hatchback. Nor is it a station wagon or estate. It is a truly unique car with virtually all of the usual doubts over reliability of unique cars removed.
Very well equipped for the price.
That world famous Honda Quality we all know and love.
It's just different.
Bizarre problem with seat wear. Dealer fixed and has not been a problem since.
The front suspension and rear suspension feel like they are from two different vehicles. The front suspension feels sporty and soaks bumps well, whereas the rear suspension is very stiff and the car's rear end bounces more than an enthusiastic aerobics instructor.
Try explaining one to someone who has never seen one before...
People think you spend most of your time driving with one hand if you own a 4WD.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2001
27th Sep 2006, 20:58
Hi from the mountains in New South Wales in AUSTRALIA.
My wife had the auto HRV, and I still have my manual HRV. I owned mine for the past 5 years and I have these thoughts. Underpowered, it would be better maybe with a V6. It does have the room. The Auto has a problem that all the autos have when they reach 160,000 km.
The CVT transmission doesn't get faster in speed and has trouble accelerating and slowing down.
The motor will stall due to this trouble. I would NEVER buy the Auto transmission vehicle.
The manual transmission is fine. At 200,000 km the O2 sensor in the catalytic converter failed. I have had a few headlight, rear park light and brake light bulbs fail.