Car: 2007 VBP FD2
Join Date: 29th February 2012
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Have been reading this with great interest- I love Honda as a brand any other petrol implement has a Honda engine but personally I think Honda should up it's game, and very quickly!
2 years past June/July I went around all the houses looking for a soft 4x4. Honda CRV was my first choice- quite a few had impressed and I had a extended test drive with the CRV as I really wanted 2 Hondas on the drive after did all the due diligence with cost ect. Loved that motor. But couldn't get it to stack up.
I bought a hyundia ix35 as my daily driver I had done 38.5k on it's 2nd annual service in August so my honda warranty would have been finished.
I have 5yrs unlimited millage and if work picks back up I will exceed a 100k without problem. In the 5 years I intend to keep it
It has been a great car, no problems or faults premium spec with leather cost about 20.5k managed a great deal on a brand new to the market model the same spec CRV was close to 30k. Granted the CRV is more Santa Fe size but Honda had no other options at this time and the Ix was the perfect size.
I realise the Honda will hold it's residuals better but either way who want's to buy a 100k 5 year old car.
In these harsh economic conditions- when "nearly every" new generation or face lift is more expensive and bigger from the main stream manufacturers they need to take stock life's only going to get harder!
First was the Koreans
Now renault have Dacia
Oh and the Chinese are coming
Then the Indians!
But show me your civic sized 4x4 SUV sell it at a reasonable cost with a decent warranty and I'll look at it in a couple of years along with the Koreans ect.
Last edited by dbbfd2; 14th December 2012 at 21:54.