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Post by norks27 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:18 pm

wurlycorner wrote:New old stock from somewhere, or bought new from the dealer?
A lucky find on eBay, new old stock, guess a dealer had a clear out, they where still in original Honda boxes.
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Post by eddie_squidd » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:41 pm

Amazing wheels Richard, what a result!
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Post by norks27 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:57 pm

eddie_squidd wrote:Amazing wheels Richard, what a result!
Cheers Alistair, a lucky find indeed and a bargain at £329.
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Post by eddie_squidd » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:10 pm

That's a right bargain.
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Post by nitin_s1 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:13 pm

I’m considering getting another daily after my Prelude comes out the body shop and after seeing your HR-V I will look in to these as well. Great car and looks clean.. :mrgreen:

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Post by norks27 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:16 pm

nitin_s1 wrote:Great car and looks clean.. :mrgreen:
Thanks Nitin, (to be honest I'm still moist with the Yellow Prelude photos you posted :lol: .....)
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Post by nitin_s1 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:30 pm

How much is the road tax on the HR-V?

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Post by norks27 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:47 pm

nitin_s1 wrote:How much is the road tax on the HR-V?
That is the downside, the VTEC engine comes in at £315.

The 1.6 2WD is £255.

But I offset that against the cheap upfront cost, (2-4k for a decent one, imo). Spend a little cleaning underside, check rust and fresh underseal.
The 1.6VTEC has some lively momemts and is very comfy just riding along at 70mph.
Handling - I've had worse bodyroll in CR-V's.
Downside, it does need revs for that get up and go, but, as a daily it is such an easy drive. Light steering and clutch and I find it really comfortable.
A long drive to Leeds from Sutton was easy, the car itself did what I needed for a cruise up North. Didn't feel tired by the end of 4hrs+ driving.
Crucially it didn't shame itself in the third lane. Driving style adapted to pull out, overtake, and swiftly pull in, as opposed to Lude madness!!!
I'm currently contemplating the benefits of re mapping the engine to iron out some flat spots....
But, overall I don't regret the HR-V.
I like that's it's sort of one those weird Honda's, :D
It's a really nice drive, but, I was reminded when I drove the Lude over 500 miles...

Just how f ing good the Lude is as a driving experience.
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Post by nitin_s1 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:46 pm

Thanks for the quick info. Been looking at some on eBay/autotrader with my budget of around £1-1.5k and there are some nice ones available.

I won’t go into that too much in your thread.

I’ll give you a PM if I need some info :geek: :mrgreen:

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Post by norks27 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:16 pm

nitin_s1 wrote:I’ll give you a PM if I need some info :geek: :mrgreen:
Nice one and no problem. :D
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