The only niggle I have is the steering response. It is too sensitive at speed.
It could have a little more room in the back seats as the boot is huge. A map reading light in the front passenger seat as the normal overhead light is too bright when you're driving.
All in all, the car is a dream to live with. Service intervals are good and for a 2.4L it is quite good on fuel consumption.
We have two dogs and a daughter and found the boot area bigger than the Passat Estate. The sat-nav is excellent, especially driving around France. Around Paris it was a god send.
I hope Honda will come out with a MP3 adapter for the sound system.
It's a shame you don't give a section for reliability, because this is what our car definitely does not have.
We have had numerous faults and Honda UK does not seem to want to know. As far as they are concerened, they fix the problems under the warranty and the amount of inconvenience to the customer doesn't seem to count.
We did end up with having to have a complete new engine - and Honda are supposedly so reliable.
Anyway we are now fighting to have this rogue Friday car replaced and warn anyone else thinking of buying one to beware. Good luck.
The car feels well built, is well equipped for the price, has a good load area and is a bit different from the (mostly) German competition. However, rear legroom is limited, the fit and finish of the trim is a bit suspect, the combined sat-nav/radio/heater is over complex and the gearbox is often difficult to get into first. The most serious problem is the car's thirst. I have covered about 7000 miles in just over three months and it is averaging a very disappointing 37-38 mpg. This is 10 mpg below the official combined figure and significantly less than comparable cars. Even allowing for official figures being unrealistic, in my view this economy is very poor for a car in this class. A Honda dealer has looked at the car but can find nothing wrong with it. To add insult to injury, the oil consumption looks like being high as well. This is my first Honda but I'm afraid that it has not quite lived up to their reputation.
Very excessive oil consumption - I've used nearly 4 litres of oil in 3.5 months averaging 1000miles a month. This in 2004 cars is totally unjustified and Honda say every 625 miles will use approx 1 litre of oil. Mine is going fast.
I've heard of someone's blowing up costing them £6,500 to fix. Customers need to be aware - please publish this to ALL readers tell them to check their OIL regularly.
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