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Honda Civic or HR-V ( 2017) as a first car

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Honda Civic or HR-V ( 2017) as a first car

Honda Civic or HR-V ( 2017)
What is better better to buy as a first car. The budget is limited - no more than 30k.
Please, give any recommendations.
Thank you
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If it's a firm thing between those two options would 100% say Civic. The car just never freaking dies. Thing is reliable as all hell nowadays. Also you can do better on trim level than the HR-V since it has a lower start point. Of course if you're not wanting a sedan and wanting something bigger then the HR-V is where you should go. Personally would go civic
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Depends on what you like.
Civic - 2.0litre IVTEC or 1.5litre Turbo engine. FWD only. Android auto, Apple Carplay. LED lights. Overall aggressive looks.
HRV - Only one engine option 1.8lt IVTEC. AWD options. No android auto or carplay, Has Mirrorlink for smartphone integration, which is similar to the former 2. Roomier interiors. Higher ride position. Bigger cargo capacity. apart from that, both are very similar.

P.S. I have HRV 2016 and I like it for what it is. I like Civic as well.
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Now I am hesitating , is turbo engine worth spent money and how it will affect the insurance
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Hanna123 wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 3:50 pm
Lol)) Party bus))
Not to be a party buster but why new OP? A ton of used or CPO options out there that can save you thousands of dollars and still keep up with the jones.
I've bought 2 new cars now. $60,000 in about 10 years. I could have easily been ahead financially if i had gone used and dumped 20-30k into my rrsps but I wanted the latest, greatest, non farted in seats. Now being older, I'm going to pay for my next vehicle in cash and buy an odor bomb.
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Not feeling the HR-V, CR-V on the other hand Honda finally got my attention...like the Civic, which is why I bought it. 2017 Hatchback Sport Touring.

Insurance is cheaper so I was shocked.

It depends on the type of driver you are, if you go for Civic. Coupe or Hatchback, base on style.
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Hanna123 wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 3:51 pm
Now I am hesitating , is turbo engine worth spent money and how it will affect the insurance
All cars are turbo nowadays shouldnt impact insurance
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Hanna123 wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 3:51 pm
Now I am hesitating , is turbo engine worth spent money and how it will affect the insurance
Turbo might not impact insurance, but speaking from experience, Civic is usually $20-30/month costlier to insure than HRV.
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IndyBeak wrote:
Mar 24th, 2017 3:52 pm
Turbo might not impact insurance, but speaking from experience, Civic is usually $20-30/month costlier to insure than HRV.
And don't forget the Toyota/Lexus Honda/Acura premium over other brands too
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estevens wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 4:48 pm
All cars are turbo nowadays shouldnt impact insurance
Really? All cars?
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greg29 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2017 7:18 am
Really? All cars?
Most. Its not like the old Days when only high performance cars had turbos (ie talon tsi Dodge Stealth )....now chevy Cruze Civic golf Jetta equinox f150 the whole bmw lineup Mercedes escape and i could go on all Day long all come turbo...its now impossible to get a non turbo golf. As for the Civic being more expensive to insurance its probably due to the claim rates....more Civic sold more were Stolen more accidents more claim = Higher premiums.
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Disregard any difference in after purchase expense (like insurance), I would get Civic hatchback. The HRV is basically a Fit on stilts, and you pay for the crossover premium so for the same money, you get less car.
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Should I go for Honda Civic Sedan EX or EX-T?

I am really confused. In Turbo insurance is 10-12 $ higher. But I heard that the engine is heated more than EX and also some complexity issues.

Can someone give some light on it? :(

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