Introductions Coming from RenaultSport to an FR-V. HELP !!!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Mez, Wednesday 13th Jan, 2016.

  1. Mez New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom Mez Bedworth
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    Thought I'd say hi.
    I've not yet purchased a Honda yet, but after writing off my Megane on New Year's Eve I've been told to get a family car.
    After looking, and not liking 3 rows of seats, I've decided on an FR-V. Either a 2lt pertrol or the 2.2lt diesel.
    Any tips on what to look out for would be great, and pro's and con's of each engine/spec.
     
  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :welcome: to HK Mez.

    If you are very, very lucky, and find a 2.2 I-CTDI with full Honda service history, and has been looked after, then you'll get smashing MPG. However, many of them will not have been looked after and therefore cannot be recommended. Also, a new clutch is very expensive and really should be done at a Honda dealership or Honda specialist. A special tool is needed to fit this so hardly any local garages will have it. There are other issues that can also crop up when these engines have not been serviced or been abused.

    In reality, you will be better off with the 2.0 petrol. You still need to check carefully though as they too could have been abused by previous owners.
    Having said all that, the FR-V is a great car and we have many superb examples on our site. Just have a look in the Club Garage. :Hey:
     
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  3. Mez New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom Mez Bedworth
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    I've a place that has got a 2.2 Sport and a 2.0 SE, which is the two spec's I've been looking at. But I can't stand the wood effect on the dashboard of the sport.
     
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  5. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom Chris Rowlands Gill
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    Welcome to the forum.

    I wasn't keen on the wood affect either do swapped it out with the black.. Looks mu have neater now.
     
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  6. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Welcome to HondaKarma @Mez

    Just a thought, have you considered a CR-V 3rd Generation instead?

    The points that @Nels raises will be the same diesel vs petrol...just a thought.

    :goodluck:
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I've got a 2.0 petrol FR-V and love it. The 2.0 lump is plenty torquey enough to easily moves the big old beast around. You can expect around 25-30MPG around town which isn't too bad.
     
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  8. Mez New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom Mez Bedworth
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    Is it easy to do ?
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    6 seats is a must
     
  9. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom Chris Rowlands Gill
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    was simp,e enough,,, the left and right hand sections are just push clipped in ,,, the head unit was a bit of a nightmare though :Devil:
     
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  10. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    Just about to trade in my 2006 2.2 Sport, had it over 3 years with zero problems, done 40k in that time so now approaching 64k. Changed the oil & filter every 6 months, major service every year using genuine Honda parts. Had to buy tyres, discs & pads and a battery. Towed my caravan to southern France every year brilliantly. If you want cruise control you will have to buy the top model (like mine).
    If they still made them (with the newer engines) I would have bought another, but had to go to the CR-V - the grandkids will NOT be happy!! :Ohdear:

    BUY ONE! :Thumbup:

    Pete C

    PS I actually like the fake wood, but I am an old fart! :wheelchair:
     
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  11. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :Rolf::Rolf::Rolf::Rolf:

    Me too :Fear:
     
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  12. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Me three, I miss it in my CR-V. It looks a whole lot better than that boring black plastic...
     
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    Pete Lincs
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    I made a wooden dash for my Moggy Thou Traveller years ago and one of my Pug/Fart motorhomes had a stick on plastic "wood" kit. Any volunteers for a similar kit for the CR-V? :Grin:
     
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  14. Mez New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom Mez Bedworth
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    Yeah I think it'll be a sport model. Although the EX (that right) looks amazing and I've even found a mugen version
     
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    Pete Lincs
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    I think the EX replaced the Sport as top dog when it was "refreshed".
     
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  16. crazydave Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    FR-V is a nice Honda to have, don't really see that many on the road. As said above, it's check check check, and make sure it's got a decent service history too. I'm x4 on the wood......love it in cars! Back in the day it was only the top spec cars that got the wood/fake wood, and I agree it looks a lot better than just black plastic or fake carbon every where. Just my opinion though as we all have different tastes in our cars. (PS: yip, I'm an old fart too! lol :Rolf: )
     
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