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Old 20th July 2017, 09:54   #811
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I have a few questions:
1. Are you able to fold the center row seats in one go? Only recently I had to get into 3rd row and the 2nd row seats didn't fold in first few attempts? My son had to do it for me and that too in his 3rd attempt, saying it had been like this since day 1. Any peculiar way to push down the lever I wonder?
2. has any one replaced the stock antenna with shark-fin kind? Any specific ones you recommend that is of equally good quality?
3. What's your experience when opening the rear doors? I find it pretty rough and requires additional effort. It's so glaring that someone who hasn't experienced it before thinks the doors are still locked? Experience with other cars were as expected, smooth. My last visit to dealer yielded 'as designed' response with them showing me similar (if not equally rough) behavior on Amaze/Brio.

appreciate if you could advise.

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Please suggest the right location?

Type of camera?
I have fitted the camera (part of Alpine AVN) at dealer only (for warranty, ease of repairs & peace of mind) under the chrome strip near the buttons to open the boot. At that location, with cam being almost in the center (vertically/horizontally) I can see the objects above & below the rear bumper very clearly. You might want to try different locations before finalizing. Also, my opinion about display on IRVM is different than Abhishek's. The display is completely stable and clear at any speed or kind of road. Actually, I get display on IRVM and also on AVN screen, with narrower view on IRVM and broader on AVN screen.

the light from reversing bulbs is very sufficient even on roads without lights. So you won't need night vision.

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Finally closed on the Honda BRV CVT last week. As neither of the local Honda dealerships had one in stock, I had to make a booking and get one moved from the factory. A car was allotted and it moved yesterday. Expected to reach here by 28th of this month.

Got the VIN no from the dealership and decoding it shows that the car was manufactured in March 2017.

I tried pushing the dealership for a newer production, but they said vehicle allotment is done by Honda and 3-4month old vehicle is mostly the norm and nothing to worry about. Is it ok getting a four month old car?

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.. Is it ok getting a four month old car?
congrats! while I want to drive away the car right from the factory gate the day it's built, a 3-4 months lead time (from mfg date) till delivery is really fine due to allotment queue & time involved in logistics. I'm guessing the car to have ~50kms on the odo when it reaches stockyard, that should be checked along with rest of PDI list. Cheers!
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Seriously inclined on buying a Pearl White CVT Petrol BR-V. I had a question regarding the Alpine HU AVN. When you get it fitted from the dealership how is the fit and finish of the installation. Does it hinder the factory fit precision or is it good ?
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Seriously inclined on buying a Pearl White CVT Petrol BR-V. I had a question regarding the Alpine HU AVN. When you get it fitted from the dealership how is the fit and finish of the installation. Does it hinder the factory fit precision or is it good ?
If this (Honda BR-V : Official Review) is the unit your're talking about, then you can rest assured as its going to be very clean install with factory finish as the unit is a direct fit. However, at 50k, i found it to be absurdly overpriced, specially considering the fact that it doesnt even come with Android Auto or Apple Car play.

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On 2nd question, low beams don't come on when high beam is engaged.
On my CVT Pertol, even the low beams stay ON when we switch to high beam mode. So, I guess, it should be the same on your vehicle too.. do check this once again!
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However, at 50k, i found it to be absurdly overpriced, specially considering the fact that it doesnt even come with Android Auto or Apple Car play.
50!!! Better to get a very good Pioneer media-nav HU with wonderful sound quality. Should be around 30k odd I guess.

So this Alpine one at dealership charges about 20k for the faceplate!
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Good to see more people buying the BRV. I always thought it is a decent package ( 3 row seating, great fuel efficiency compared to competition and decent boot space with 3 rows up). With the discounts and all, could some one update on the latest pricing and how much difference is there between a comparable model of the HEXA?
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Seriously inclined on buying a Pearl White CVT Petrol BR-V. I had a question regarding the Alpine HU AVN. When you get it fitted from the dealership how is the fit and finish of the installation. Does it hinder the factory fit precision or is it good ?
It's just like factory fitment, good. I had doubts too but after it was installed in my BRV it was just as I had hoped for. The pricing may be a bit steep but at the end the fitting is perfect. Moreover there's the dealer/sales person to reach out to in case of any issues and they will liaise with Alpine to fix any issues like in my case. I haggled to get discounts on other accessories (reverse cam/etc) impressing on the point of alpine's cost. cheers!
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So guys just completed second service of my BR-V Petrol Manual (V). Have completed 7,000 in about 8 months. The only cost was wheel alignment and balancing.
Rs. 680 - alignment
Rs. 150 - balancing per tyre
No oil changed required, will be done at 10K.

Also recently completed two trips to Pune.
First trip was Thane - Talegaon - Chakan - Ranjangaon - Pune - Thane. Mileage was 15.6 with 100% AC on.
Second trip was Thane - Pune - Thane, mileage 15.8.
I am pretty happy with the mileage. And it has improved after the second service by about 2 KMPL.

The car drives really well. Very spacious and comfortable, after folding the second row seat and putting a thin bed on the floor, kids can literally sleep inside the car.
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