Car: 2019 CR-V, 2019 HR-V
Join Date: 22nd April 2009
Location: Athens GR
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Hello, unfortunally the forum does not allow me to post my fotos, I guess I do not have enough posts. Will do so when I am allowed. I have posted them on my instagram account (anger2244).
You do have the roof then, couldnt tell from the pics. The EX costed about 40000GBP here, so I prefered to go for a lower trim and spend the rest of the money in modding! I only miss the 19"s, sunroof and the blindspot indicators to be honest, dont really mind about the HUD or the leather upholstery or the power tailgate. I figured I can install the wheels myself, either aftermarket ones or OEM used. Still impossible to source used 19"s as the car is really new.
Regarding the AWD system, I was under the same impression, meaning that it would operate like the previous gen CRVs. For me actually it was more than a pleasant surprise, as with the AWD system working constantly, the overall handling of the car is much much better. I feel way safer especially when doing some "spirited driving". The only downside is the ESP not being fully disengaged when VSA is off (VSA= ESP+TCS. When VSA is off, TSC is off but ESP is still on). It would be perfect if the ESP was completely off like the previous Hondas, a lot of power oversteering could happen!!! Did drive the car on heavy snow and despite the tyres being All season, the car responded amazingly. No lag when taking off from a standstill, as all wheels begun to spun. Plus the torque distribution is really really quick between the front and rear axles. I cant even imagine how the SH-AWD system performs. Only the Acura models have it (plus the NSX!)
The Honda Sensing features are awesome as well. The LKAS is a dream to have when cruising on highways. Never got volunterally the CBMS to work, I even thought that the car is malfunctioning and would not apply the brakes when needed. I got the dash warning, but the brakes never applied when I tried to test it out. Turns out I was too scared to actually run a proper test, as only yesterday as I was driving, 2 m*rons decided to J walk in a 40 meters distance as I was going about 40mph. The car applied the brakes briefly, not way too hard so the car following me wasnt too surprised. I actually loved it. I also really like the active seatbelts . Remember that all these systems are there to assist, not to substitute actual driving! It is just that when they operate, I feel like there is a safety net in case I miss something. Also, when I applied the brakes heavily coming to a traffic light and I reached for the hazard lights by instinct, they were already flashing!
Regarding mileage, I get 38-40 mpg when cruising on the highway at 75-80 mph with ECON on. For heavy city/traffic I make around 30 mpg with the start/stop system engaged. I get lower mpgs obviously but only when I get a really heavy foot!
I am not sure I got your kind of issue with the HU, but I imagine it is the similar problem I got with mine. What happened was the brightness of the screen started going up and down rapidly, without obvious reason. The screen was totally unresponsive. I had to pull over, turn the car off and then on, but the problem reappeared after a few minutes. This happened 2 or 3 times for two consecutive days and then it stopped. Never have had it again. I had around 6000 miles on the clock. So far no other issue and the problem did not re-appear. I only asked the dealer if an update for the HU was out but the reply was negative. In the USA, some had the same issue but I havent read about any kind of solution. Some had the HU replaced but I want to avoid that. I want to do the hondahack but this bug has put me off. Will do it eventually when I install Ktuner. Bear in mind that the Ktuner is a must-have mod but a custom tune is highly recommended especially for our vehicles since the manual isnt sold in the USA so there is no guaranteed base map for us. Boost increases, the engine is significantly more responsive plus we get to have the "normal mode" when the ECON button is pressed! I got myself an ELM module and the torque-pro app to monitor IATs to compare the stock airbox to the SRI when it is installed. The temps will obviously rise, I just want to see by what margin. I do not drive the car in heavy traffic too often, so I am not that worried. Plus the SRI makes an amazing noise, you can really here the turbo spool!
I am using Mobil 1 0w-30 oil, with my driving the system tells me that I need to change oil every 6 months or so! I did not have any oil dilution issues like the Americans complain about. I checked the oil once, the level was just fine. As I did with my previous Hondas (including the Rs), I wait for 1 minute before driving off and then go easy for the first 10 minutes or more, depending on ambient temperature.
The ECU number is tricky to see, you need to use your cellphones flashlight, is on the left side of the ECU, which is positioned vertically in front of the battery.
Last edited by Anger; 8th April 2019 at 08:01.