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Exactly one year ago I bought my brand new Tourer, so it's a good time to share some thoughts.

The car is 1.8 petrol with "middle" trim (in Poland it's called Elegance -> I checked honda.co.uk and it's similar to SE Plus).
Through this whole year I drove a little bit over 20000 km (about 12500 miles).

Overall I think that the car is fantastic.
I like the way it drives and handles (definitely best handling car out of all cars I've driven). Low profile 17" wheels provide quite good comfort.
As for the noise in the interior - it's actually not that quiet inside. On the one hand I'd expect such a modern car to be much more quiet. I've owned previously 7th gen Sedan and I have driven couple of times 8th gen sedan and I'd risk a statement that both these cars were more quiet than my Tourer. But on the other hand I love the engine sound - it's very low and deep when on low revs and it feels sporty. So I actually don't mind that the car is a little bit noisy.
Small, thick steering wheel and well-profiled seats also increase this sporty feel (though my wife preferred "flat" seats from our old sedan).
Oh, and that "click" when changing gears .... it's awesome.

Fuel economy of this 1.8 petrol is quite good. My whole year average is 7,89 l/100 km (about 36 mpg [UK]). I noticed also that when driving steady at about 80 km/h (50 mph) in 6th gear then it's doing 4,8 (59 mpg). So it's awesome. And actually my old 7th gen was much lighter, had narrower wheels, smaller engine and pretty much the same mileage. So engineers did a good job working on that 1.8 ivtec.

After this one year I haven't spotted any squeaks or rattles and everything works perfectly.
There is already one scar on the body (my 5 y.o. goddaughter missed a turn on her bike ). But nothing too noticeable so I finally got over it . There are definitely much more too come as the car is frequently driving in the heavy city traffic and stays at crowded park places.

I like features like:
- magic seats (allowed me many times to carry some plants or other unusual sized stuff)
- flat folding rear seats (also very handy)
- heated seats (never had one before and it's a cool thing in winter)
- rear camera (I don't have parking sensors but the camera is enough)
- Bluetooth (phone connection works like a dream and answering or dialing calls is super easy)

I don't like:
- auto-stop (fortunately it can be switched off, pity that not once for good)
- the fact that a lot of water gathers at the boot's seals, so when I'm opening the boot after the rain (even couple of hours later) then streams of water pour on my head if I don't remember to stand aside. This is the only thing actually that really annoys me in this car.
- I have front lights washers (though no xenons, regular halogens) and they spray a lot of water each time when I'm spraying the windscreen. I know that washer fluid is rather cheap, but still it uses tons of it in comparison to other cars

So after this one year I really enjoy my car and hope to keep it for a long time.
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- I have front lights washers (though no xenons, regular halogens) and they spray a lot of water each time when I'm spraying the windscreen. I know that washer fluid is rather cheap, but still it uses tons of it in comparison to other cars
If the 9gen has separate fuse for headlight washers as 8gen you could pluck it out, and no more washer fluid all over the car.
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The headlights washer would only spray if your lights are on. So if you don't want to use it, just turn it off for a second, spray your windscreen and turn on the lights again


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The headlights washer would only spray if your lights are on. So if you don't want to use it, just turn it off for a second, spray your windscreen and turn on the lights again


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That would be risky doing 120 (kph) at night on a highway.

Glad you like the Tourer dude, I'm also very happy with this car
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The headlights washer would only spray if your lights are on. So if you don't want to use it, just turn it off for a second, spray your windscreen and turn on the lights again
I love this suggestion!
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You can fix the Stop Start, so it defaults OFF and has to be turned ON. Of course it's not an official change, but it's possible.
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