got a 2004 (65k on the clock)HRV, had it for 3 months and touch wood its been bombproof.
the throttle response is playing on my mind all the time, i know it's old school tech as in mechanical throttle cable not fancy computer actuated type like the wifes fiesta.(excuse my car ignorance)
the accelerator pedal feels stiff/heavy as hell and at junctions when pulling off you either have to give it a load of revs as it doesnt seem progressive, its sticky at the first push then lets rip (again excuse my terminology
theres loads on the web about 'sticky throttles' and ive done the following-
1 - Tightened the cable slack, there was about 6-7mm and this gave a btter response
2 - lubed the cable with proper graphite based spray
3 - cleaned the throttle body spring as was covered in sh*te
4 - taken the air pipe off the throttle body and sprayed and cleaned the throttle plate with throttle cleaner. it looked clean.
just took it for a test drive and the initial stickyness seems to have gone but the pedal still seems 'heavy'.
when i get into the wifes car (56 reg fiesta) i end of revving the holy sh*Te out of it as you could push the pedal down with a feather as its so light.
anything else i can try or is it just me being a tw*t and to MTFU?