While my 2 year old civic was at the dealer having photos taken of the alloy wheels which are sadly all deteriorating fast (black and silver 'diamond cut' alloys) as evidence in a bid to get them replaced by HUK, I had a look at all the brand new offerings, HRV, CRV, new Jazz, Civic in the showroom, and couldn't believe Honda is still fitting that hard, scratchy brittle plastic not just on the door cards, B pillar bits etc but all over the TOP of the dash on HRV, new Jazz, even CRV. The civic was the only one with the soft feel dashboard, and the plastics elsewhere on these are decidedly scratchy and cheap. These cars ain't cheap brand new. Sure the Honda purists will say the engineering makes up for it, but really, in this day and age shouldn't we expect a decent interior as well? I don't look at new cars very often but is this still the standard?