I thought Iíd set up a thread about recent acquisition
Alabaster silver 1.6 I-dtec sport navi
Picked up as a one owner car with relatively high miles (47k) but first owner had sat on the motorway and the car overall is in very good condition, minimal stone chips on front end so wasnít too put off. The car has two years left on its 5 year servicing plan and negotiated a 4 year extended warranty.
Having come across from VW stable Iím very impressed with the build quality, no rattles/squeaks at all, very well screwed together.
The main reason for buying this particular model is the looks coupled with a ridiculously efficient engine as majority of my mileage is on the motorway and so far it has not disappointed.
Couple of snaps:-
All Iíve really done so far is given the wheels a good clean and wax to bring back the gloss black and deep cleaned the interior, treating all plastics with poorboys trim restorer. Will be washing and waxing the bodywork when I get a chance.
So far Iíve done 350 miles mainly on motorway and dual carriageway, although some in town and single carriageway stuff. Iím planning to do a bit of experimenting over the next few tanks with different speeds and econ button on/off so will report back in due course.
First tank Iím seeing how economical the car can be, 60mph on motorway with cruise where possible, economy button on. Average on tank so far is 69mpg, highest figure of 83mpg on a 60mile motorway run (both on computer not calculated) On course to do circa 720 miles on a tank indicated.
Iím pretty blown away that the car comes close to its official numbers.
Free road tax is great aswell.
Other first impressions:-
Ignition key location and angle sticks out a little too far for me, probably need to have a play with seat/wheel adjustment to refine
Engine is quite coarse at idle but does quieten down when underway, very quiet cruising on motorway
Lack of spare wheel is a little annoying but I get Honda assistance with the warranty so not too fussed
Media player is intuitive and well laid out