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HR-V 4WD 1.6 VTEC - page 7 Audio and Dent

Post by norks27 » Thu May 10, 2018 11:44 pm

I've always been drawn to the HR-V, for a brief history of the HR-V and insight as to why I went and bought the retro Honda:

https://drivetribe.com/p/what-the-hell- ... 6CYz3SFogw

A long read.

I basically want to spare the Lude the winter salts, keep it in a safe driveway. Where I park it down here means I have to rotate the car lest only one side gets a UV battering. Pin dents in our car park are unavoidable, just a question of when.

So for a workhorse I found this:

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2005 Honda HRV, 4WD 1.6 VTEC, (D16W5 engine)

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It's essentially done 2k miles a year, a touch over at 29k. Full service history, cam belt change at 24k.

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No rust issues, Alloys need a proper refurb, and a couple of pin dents.

Inside is very clean:

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Seats are in excellent condition and the fact that it still has the OEM CD player in-situ suggests a more mature owner?

Plans? I've yet to see it in the flesh until I can head back North. In the meantime it'll be underside cleaned and freshly sealed, plus fill the cavities!

After that, if anyone fancies a 2005 Honda CD player :D

I seriously have to sort out the audio and the Alloys are rather bubbly.
I'll let you know how it drives when I finally get up north.

The multi car insurance was a breeze to sort and not too bad.
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Post by PreludePete » Fri May 11, 2018 7:09 am

Good to see you at Japfest Silverstone.

Managed to get my wheel and tyre fixed in Northampton before heading home. Lucky to find a place open.

Very underrated cars these, and very innovative at the time. Keep us posted on your refurb programme! Looks a beauty and a real good find. Happy days ahead I think!

Happy to have the CD player if it works etc, updates my Lude from the current cassette player but keeps it Honda!

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Post by wurlycorner » Fri May 11, 2018 7:21 am

Looks in fantastic condition. Although the brown staining on the drivers seat looks tasty! :lol:
I like the oem stereo (think I have one of those on the shelf actually) be aware it has a code iirc, so make sure you have that before disconnecting it!
Weirdest place for an air filter, ever...
On the bright side though, the D16 is incredibly easy to Turbo :D

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Re: HR-V 4WD 1.6 VTEC - 'High-rider Revolutionary Vehicle'

Post by norks27 » Fri May 11, 2018 10:03 am

PreludePete wrote:Managed to get my wheel and tyre fixed in Northampton before heading home. Lucky to find a place open.
Excellent news, (a Lude with a space saver tyre fitted is never a good thing).
wurlycorner wrote:On the bright side though, the D16 is incredibly easy to Turbo :D
Ohhh :mrgreen:
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Post by MikeK » Fri May 11, 2018 10:28 am

Let a workhorse take the brunt.....

I agree with you completely about the potholed roads and keeping the Lude from unnecessary damage.

I also like HRVs, but my choice was a good ol' CRV of 2003 vintage. It's spacious, tough and reliable.... plus I like the traditional auto box column shift. Nobody wants to nick it, the odd scrape or ding adds to its character and a set of M&S tyres makes it impervious to potholes. Yes I am an old fart....but we can drive Ludes and workhorses (and old Volvo Amazons and Golf GTis).

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Post by newkid » Fri May 11, 2018 11:55 am

Very nice.

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Post by eddie_squidd » Fri May 11, 2018 12:50 pm

Like it a lot! Are these the type that used to have "Joy Machine" written on the back when they came out? I think you could also get them in the same sparkly gold that you could get Preludes in.

Looks very tidy too!
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Post by eddie_squidd » Fri May 11, 2018 12:51 pm

MikeK wrote: I also like HRVs, but my choice was a good ol' CRV of 2003 vintage. It's spacious, tough and reliable.... plus I like the traditional auto box column shift. Nobody wants to nick it, the odd scrape or ding adds to its character and a set of M&S tyres makes it impervious to potholes. Yes I am an old fart....but we can drive Ludes and workhorses (and old Volvo Amazons and Golf GTis).
My brother went for a CRV too for all these reasons, plus the compartment in the dash that keeps your sandwich cold and the picnic table in the boot!
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Post by eddie_squidd » Fri May 11, 2018 12:53 pm

PreludePete wrote:Good to see you at Japfest Silverstone.

Managed to get my wheel and tyre fixed in Northampton before heading home. Lucky to find a place open.


Pete
Hi Pete, nice to meet you at Silverstone, sorry I couldn't remember your name on the other thread. :oops:

Glad you got home OK. Thanks for the loan of the chair!
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Re: HR-V 4WD 1.6 VTEC - 'High-rider Revolutionary Vehicle'

Post by norks27 » Fri May 11, 2018 1:03 pm

eddie_squidd wrote:Like it a lot! Are these the type that used to have "Joy Machine" written on the back when they came out?
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:mrgreen:

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Sister you used to have one, always liked it, never drove it though. Here she was parked next to the Prelude back in 2000.
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