After driving a Commodore for 5 years I am in love with the Honda! It's a great driver's car and makes driving enjoyable.
The ride is firm with good feel from the suspension. The steering is direct with a great turning circle.
I upgraded my wheels to 17 inch with better tyres, the standard tyres I found too noisy and intrusive noise entered the cabin. On 17 inch wheels the car handles far better. I think also that the car also has improved with a slight lowering of the front suspension. The gap above the tyre in the wheel arch was too big and made the wheels look even smaller. I think the original setup was mainly for headlight height specifications for Australia.
The interior is sophisticated and functional, but the downside could be the amount of fake woodgrain... I chose the dark interior to take the focus of the woodgrain.
My only gripe is the throttle has a lag which can't be changed, makes the cruise control a little jerky when going down slight hills. It also makes it difficult to control the throttle in first gear... you can't get a smooth ride.
The cost of PULP going up makes filling the tank a little expensive at the moment.
All in all though it's a great looking well built car, looking forward to the turbo model!