Went for a look and a test drive this morning and I think I'll be driving an FN2 by the end of March
It is the GT spec with Sat Nav and parking sensors. It's done 27k and it's my girlfriend's Auntie's car. Her Uncle took me out first and then I drove.
It really has been completely unabused. When I hit VTEC he said "I don't know if this is a good or bad thing but it's never done that before"
. Her Auntie later said that she'd never been above 80mph (on a private airstrip) in it.
I love the gear change on my EP3 but this felt even slicker and there was no 3rd gear issue. The seats are much comfier and the cabin is generally a much nicer place to be. It feels just as sure footed if not more so than the EP3 and the steering felt more direct. The suspension is firm but it feels as though it is dampened slightly better than the EP3.
I've read that the FN2 throttle response is very good but this seemed to lag slightly in comparison to my EP3. I couldn't figure out whether it was just me though as I know my own car so well and know exactly what to expect when I hit the accelerator.
The brakes didn't seem as good as the EP3 and it pulled slightly to the left when I had to brake hard. I have braided hoses on mine so this may account for it. The FN2 also had new front tyres but they sound like ditch finders; Evergreen? They changed the original potenza's because they were getting a bit low and knew how important tyres were:face palm:
It seemed to carry speed very well but didn't feel as quick as the EP3 even though I have no doubt it was.
There is a slight scuff on the bottom of the front bumper and a bit of scratch on the drivers door. Had a look for rust at the top of the doors but couldn't see any. The bonnet had literally two tiny stone chips.
The icing on the cake (even though I would never call him on it) is that her Uncle said that if I bought it, he would pay for anything that went wrong with it over the next 12 months. He said he was nearly in tears to let it go as a trade in so I think he would feel a lot better if it stayed in the family. Think I'll have to get them both something nice to show my gratitude.