I have driven this car for a 4 year period and covered over 50,000 miles in it, Nighthawk black with chrome trimmings, low profile tyres on 17" alloys and that boot spoiler make it a stunning looking car although a nuisance to keep clean!
It has the added benefits of great fuel economy, good performance and very low car tax and insurance, overall it ticks all the boxes and as a company car costs me very little in income tax.
Stunning reliability, only a couple of small issues. The wheels are prone to water damage (were replaced on mine under warrantly), and I also suffered from a cracked exhaust manifold again covered under the warranty.
Dealer was a little stupid in allowing me to drive the car for a few more days (before they could see it) despite the information I supplied them with (bad smell and headaches!!) Basically I had been breathing in exhaust fumes for a month or so before the cracked manifold was diagnosed!
That aside the car is the best I have had, previously I have had the Prelude and two Civics and now own a CRV - a die hard Honda Fan.
first honda ever. had it for 18 months, overall pleased. looks great handels good and the performance is excelent. fuel economy not as published figs. problems with the sat nav, stopped working honda want £300 to fix it. apart from that there are no problems. now done 111000 miles. still going strong. but want to go back to german honda is still lacking something.
I had a Honda Accord (series2?)for 88,000 miles before I moved upmarket to a Lexus IS 200 for 80,000 miles.Next I had a Renault Laguna 1.9D Sportourer for another 86,000 miles.The Lexus was a dream,but high fuel consumption,high tyre wear,tax bracket and 3 CD changers prompted me to economise with the Renault. Whilst I loved The Laguna's practicality I hated the cost of servicing,the dealerships and the long list of expensive things that went wrong.When it came to changing I thought back to my original Accord,a car I sold at 99,000 miles,still looking immaculate,never having had ANYTHING go wrong with it,and which is still pleasing its current owner another 9 years on from when I sold it on 99,000 miles.I've now had my current 2.2CDTi for another 72,000 miles.I've loved it from the moment I got it,and I laugh at all those egotistical so and so's who are so insecure they think only a German Exec will make them feel accomplished.The dealers are great.They even pointed out two tiny areas of corrosion on my wheels,that I had not noticed,and offered to get them replaced.Servicing costs are very reasonable.I love the way the petrol-like diesel pulls and accelerates.I like the comfortable seats.I love the fact there aren't any useless or stupid gimmicks.I love the way EVERYTHING works, without fail.I like the fuel economy,and the low tax bracket.I love the fact I can trust my car 100%.When I replace my car next March,I won't even consider anything other than a third Honda Accord
I have owned the car coming up to a year now and have already given a review earlier when I first bought it.I can now give a more informed view. The car is absolutely superb in handling and drivability, on motorways it just purrs along, the braking and handling gives so much confidence, you can sit back and enjoy your drive. The economy is also excellent I average 47 mpg from my 2.2 cdti, with a little less pedal pumping I can average mid 50`s, but who wants to drive a class motor like that, it's so enjoyable to drive, you don't want to think about economy. The cruise control is dream and all at your fingertips on the steering wheel, Air con excellent, Hands free phone facility a breeze, touch screen for sat nav, air con, radio etc; it has so many 'boys toys' I don't think I'll ever learn to use them all. A couple of minor niggles, the paintwork scratches very easily, the centre discs with the 'H' on, on the alloy wheels, started corroding after about 6 months, I've had the AA out twice to jump start the car, having left it at the airport for 2 weeks and the battery didn't have enough charge in it to start the car. Honda have slowed the computer down to try and resolve the issue, as they say it may be running too fast and thus running battery down when left for long periods.
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