This is the worst car I have ever had... it drinks fuel and oil and has shocking runnings costs.
I got rid of it after less than two years. It had loads of problems that cost me dearly and I got nothing from Honda 'Customer Services' - ha!
If you have the diesel, check your oil as often as you can. I know I'm not the only one who has suffered finanically becuase of the 2.2 CDTi honda engine.
After only ever owning Hondas, I now have my first Vauxhall. Check out the new Zafira if you're looking for an MPV... I love mine.
Following on from Nov. Fab car, still fun to drive, local Halifax dealer has been great, 12,000 service actually came in cheaper than quoted and bargined price. I saved nearly £50 by not going to Wakefield. Halifax now service both our cars. See how easy it can be, for any dealers reading this! MPG can be around 44, normally 40-42 but if the truly beloved drives it, she gets it down to 38. The cabin is very comfortable even enough for two children to enjoy the drive up to Mull, I did not have to swap over either because of being tired. Still very proud to be driving such a good hard wearing and hard workig car.
Beware the handbrake! I'm now on my third handbrake mechanism, due to a fragile bit of plastic breaking off.
This fragile bit of plastic is the thing that hits the switch to tell the car the handbrake is off. When this breaks, you are driving around with a constant bleeping until Honda condescend to fix it. Honda's customer care (not to mention that of the dealer) is not exactly stunning either!
Overall, the reliability seems to be a bit of an issue; the car spent around five weeks in the workshop shortly after purchase while Honda eventually found and fixed the infamous diesel feed problem.
I have only owned the car for a week, but I can see why people like them. It has averaged 34mpg so far (mostly around town), but I was hoping for a bit more - a few long runs will bring this up.
The seating arrangement is versatile, the controls are a doddle and it pulls well (but you need to keep the revs up, hence the lower fuel economy!).
Overall I'm very pleased with the car so far, and I love the style. I hope it's as reliable as they say Hondas are.
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