Have just traded in my Accord for a new Honda CRV. The car proved absolutely faultless (apart from the radio issue on delivery) and just ran like clockwork.
Performance from the 1850cc engine was very good, though fuel consumption was not fantastic at around 26 MPG for town use and approx 34 mpg on the motorway (freeway). The trade off was that when the V-TEC kicked in, it could give the boy racers a run for their money! Even in more mundane family driving, once you got to know the good spots on the torque curve, there always seemed power available to overtake in safety.
Build quality in terms of engine/mechanicals and bodywork was fantastic, but the interior suffered from a few cheap looking materials and did look a bit tired towards the end.
Overall, I was really sad to see this car go - if I had the money to spare, I would have kept it, as it was the best car I've ever owned in nearly 30 years motoring. In the end, it just got a bit too tight on space for our family (2 adults and now 3 teenage kids), and we needed something with more passenger and luggage space.
Went for another Honda as both the cars and the dealers are so much better than the likes of VW, Ford, and even Volvo; all of which I've tried before.