I can't think of another car that would replace the qualities of this car for the same money
The usual consumables.
A slight gear-change delay/shudder (automatic) that seems to have been sorted by a Honda gearbox oil change in keeping with the service schedule, which recommends the same at 120,000 km.
Driver's seat (fabric) has a tear in it, but a quick stitch has held it together.
Rear wheel adjustment bolt has seized, but the garage were able to align the car to correct a bit of left-steer.
Throttle position sensor light came on, but went away after a reset. Honda dealer inspected the unit, but found no issues.
This is my first Honda, but I have owned a lot of other cars including BMW, Saab, Toyota, Mazda, and Seat.
The build quality and attention to detail are very impressive. You can see where thought has gone into the design of the cabin, such as storage space and ease of reach/adjustment for things like the radio.
It is not as comfortable as some cars I have owned, but it feels more connected to the road, so that would appear to be the trade-off.
The acceleration is very impressive; it never feels like it needs more power. On previous cars, most notably BMW, they always felt underpowered. This car just goes where you want with a reassuring level of power.
The steering is actually a bit heavy in my opinion, compared to my previous cars. I usually hear people complain about light steering in Hondas, but that is not the case here.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th July, 2014