When I got into the car for the first time, along with the delicious smell of new car and the feel of the leather seats, I was amazed at how big it seemed inside. I actually had to get out and look at it from the outside again. A neat trick Honda have pulled – a car that is much bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside. This means it’s as easy to park as a small car and has reversing camera and warning sensors to avoid those pesky parking pillars. Plus I am relatively short, so I loved being seated higher up than in a regular car.
It was perfect for zipping around town on Saturday, buying supplies for the trip (he’s a chef what can I say – there’s never a one-stop supermarket shop on his list). Sunday morning we were up bright and early, packed the car (loads of room) and put the surfboards on top – too easy. Then came the ‘discussion’ of who would drive – he won the trip to Raglan which meant I got the return trip. We organised some great sounds using the touchscreen unit (such a step-up from my old car with its elderly CD player) and used the navigation system to get to Raglan without an argument as neither of us had been before. Chef loved driving the HR-V, said it had plenty of go and responsiveness and he did not feel constricted in any way, being tall.
We did the tiki tour around Raglan, checking out the surf spots. Popped the surfboards inside the car too (they fit inside people!!!) when we went to the local wharf restaurant for some fish and chips. And we had quite a few locals checking out our ride.