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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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68 reader reviews for Honda FR-V MPV.
  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    Dave McLeary Date: 13/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We bought this as our family car to replace a Saab 9-3 whose engine ate itself.

    With three kids, we wanted something practical that would allow us to have an additional person on occasion but was still reasonably good to look at. We chose this because it was the best compromise on all.

    I've had the car for six months now and I'm generally very happy with it.

    It's a deceptively big car (much more space than the Saab) and the seat options (fold-flat back row, push back middle seats) mean that you can normally come up with a configuration which is comfortable (we've had three adults in the front for a couple of hours at a time without any problem). Boot space is great even with all six seats up.

    Its nice enough to drive although it does feel a bit van-like at times. The layout of the controls is very natural and it feels odd to go back to a "normal" car.

    The engine is very thirsty (but not very quick) and the fuel tank is only 50 litres, which makes long range limited - but the cruise control helps with that.

    Niggles that I have are: no rear sensors (can't tell where the back of the car is), strange concave side mirrors distort to make parking more difficult, no climate/ac for rear seats, odd fake wood on dash (trim on SE is nicer).

    I've just had an emission sensor failure, but the Honda dealer is fixing under warranty with no issues.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Caroline Clark , Wrexham . Date: 12/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    richard wareham Date: 05/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Alex McKay Date: 05/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My 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.

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