The perfect family car. With 6 passengers, there's still room for a pram and shopping. It's roomy enough for me to get in & move around in the back strapping the kids in. The seats fold and move around so easily, you can move them about whilst your sat in the front. The move so smoothly, even my kids can move them around! Its a smooth drive. SO much leg room, front and back, except a small child has to sit in the middle back seat if the front back seat is pushed back. Perfect. Bought in July 08 and still love it. Only negative - the key is a bit big and not a fancy pop up or push in one. My mpg is based on inner city driving without trying to conserve fuel.
The car is smooth quiet and responsive with more than enough storage spaces for a family car. The fuel consumption is, however, much higher than claimed. Driving gently a mixture of motorway and extra urban to work I get about 33.5mpg, rising to 35.0 mpg using cruise control at 68mph on the motorway (nothing like the 45mpg claimed).
Although the steering wheel is noticeably closer to the door than in other cars I have owned this does not cause any problems while driving. The 3 front seats are genuinely practical even for 3 reasonably sizes adults, which surprised even me. It may not have all the French touches of my old Scenic such as seat trays and the focused map light in the front but this is more than compensated for by the rock solid construction.
All in all a great family car that I hope will ease off to higher mpg as I rack up a few more miles. So far I am delighted with the F-RV quality and drive-ability so much so that I can happily forgive the somewhat higher than expected fuel consumption.
The honda is an ideal car for a young family like mine for so many reasons, from the configuration of the seating to the amount of power that the diesel engine produces. The only issue I would have is the amount of body roll in the corners. Nevertheless I would buy another and that speaks volumes.
This has been the best car I've owned. I was after an MPV that still had boot capacity even when all seats were taken. I chose petrol over diesel after working out that I wouldn't break even until around 70,000 miles!Given how good my average fuel consumption has been I don't think diesels could better that if at all. I purchased the service package which cost £300 for five years/62,500 miles servicing. So all I've done from new is put petrol in and one set of tyres,and I've done 56,000miles. It's more than comfortable for four adults and two kids. I'm now a Honda convert.
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