I have owned the car for a year now, and love the reliability, and excellent, but expensive dealers. I would rather pay more for better service than pay less, and get poor service like 90% of other manufacturers offer.
The car is my first Honda, and has impressed me with its build quality, power, refinement, looks, economy, value, and all round ownership qualities.
The performance for a 1.5 is good, but my thirst for power is beckoning me to the faster model! With an adjustable suspension kit fitted, and 17" wheels and tires, the cornering and steering feel is much better, but needs more steering weight for more confidence.
The seats are un-supportive and a dingy color, but apart form that the car is quiet and solid. Why buy a Volkswagon for build, when they are bland, and why buy French cars for flair and handling, when a Honda does both very well, with no bad points!
I would recommend a Honda to anyone, and if I had to buy a new car, and had lots more money, I would still buy a Japanese car!
The other great thing is, the car only cost me £4k, and to look at it, it looks like £10k!