So the sun was shining for the first time in ages, spring was in the air and I had a new Honda HR-V for the weekend. What to do? Get out of Auckland was my first thought – roadtrip with my girlfriends the second.
It was the perfect opportunity to take it for a test drive down to Tauranga and the Mount. The first surprise was the amount of room inside. The back seats were so spacious that all passengers travelled down in comfort, with no need to bargain for the front seat. Getting out of Auckland is always tricky on any day of the week, but the Brake Hold feature in this car made the stop/start traffic on the Southern Motorway more tolerable. Once we were out on more open roads, the LaneWatch camera made changing lanes a breeze! I didn't have to check and double-check if there was someone on my left - the display screen showed the lane clearly and perfect. And of course every road trip needs a soundtrack – I loved being able to wirelessly sync my iPhone with the sound system (my playlist was amazing!)