General Accord to FR-V

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by StuH, Monday 3rd Jun, 2013.

  1. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Do like the FR-V, think I could manage my fishing tackle with a couple of seats dropped. Really like the idea of a 2nd row of three proper seats and what appears to be much better access to them. I don't think there would be too much difference performance wise, between a manual 2.0 FR-V and my 2.4 auto accord. Anyone gone from one t'other?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    from a 2.4 to a 2.0 FR-V you will find a massive difference in performance.The 2.0 K series engine has a habit of drinking fuel need to drive it SLOW ,The R series 1.8 is slightly better but heavy on fuel when stretched . Avoid the 1.8 auto it has a serious drinking problem.

    Other than that its a superb car plenty of room for your tackle.
     
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  3. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I'd have thought the 2.4 auto would've been similar to the 2.0 manual in performance, no?
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Nope they are quite varied and different ,you would be well aware how responsive the k24 is k20 needs working for the same performance. k20 gearing in the FR-V is taller not meant for spirited drive not really a sporty car. Drive one mate your perception may be poles apart from mine.
     
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  5. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I've driven the 1.8 but at the time an MPV was something others suffer so didn't really have much interest other than being a second pair of ears and eyes for my brother who was looking at the time. I seem to recall being impressed with the build and ride whilst being underwhelmed by the motor and it being quite noisy. However, I driven lots of cars so could be getting mixed up.

    Did for a fleeting moment consider the Mazda5, quite like the idea of slidey doors on something other than a van, however the inerweb throws up tons of horror stories relating to the suspension being made of liquorice. Not all Japanese are equal it would seem...
     
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