A good solid car, loads of space to accomodate those family days away. Good driving position, and comfortable seats. Lots of added extras, climate control, heated mirrors etc.
But the car is let down by the huge black plastic dashboard and general cheap feeling interior. The fuel consumption is also not spectacular and could I am sure have been much better.
Overall though the car handles well, is comfortable, has enough power to handle both urban and motorway driving. It's a good size family car, that drives well.
Had the car 3 years from new and driven around 25,000 miles.
No major faults with vehicle - a loose wire fixed by the dealer being the only problem.
The driving postion is excellent and cabin space is comfortable for front and back passengers on a long journey.
Engine is stong even fully loaded with good feedback although there is a slight tendancy to understeer when pushed hard - I expect this will improve on the 05 model with the larger wheels as standard.
The flexibilty of rear seats (2+1, slide, tilt and fold) means load capacity is good. Niggles are probably personal but:
- too small a fuel tank = limited range - poor vision when the centre rear headrest is fitted. (fixed on the 05 model) - When will Honda produce a cheaper tow-bar?
In summary, I liked the car so much that I have ordered the new 05 model as replacement.
Nice car to drive. everyone likes sitting up high, good visibility. Nice comfortable drive and gearchange easy. Traction does not feel good in wet road on bends.
Down side is rear view when middle head rest in. Tank is too small 58 litres at approx 28mpg (if lucky in auto)
The New Deisel version due in March will be worth a look
Struggles for grip from the front wheels, especially in the wet. Cabin room is excellent as is the luggage space.
Some minor niggles with the interior trim, ie annoying rattle from a window trim and the plastics mark very easily.
Good visibility looking forward, poor looking to the rear, especially with the head rests in place. A great vehicle for transporting the family around in. Road noise intrudes at speed but the engine is one of the best around. All in all I would buy another one.
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