Added: 17th of October 2013
Why did they stop making this car - I have had a lot of people admiring it and coveting it! We also have a Honda Accord V-tec estate. I like the seat arrangement with 3 proper seats in the front and rear and even though the middle seats are a little narrower, thefront and back can be moved backwards to give shoulder room if nec. The car is very easy to get in and out of - my friends like this too. The car drives well. Fuel consumption is from 36mpg to 42. I use cruise control a lot and keeping the revs below 3000 certainly improves fuel consumption. Handling is quite good even along narrow roads and it has not a bad 'turn of speed' when needed. Having the gears and handbrake on the dashboard took a little getting used to but now it is a very comfortable and convenient way to use these controls. It is not a very pretty car to look at. The slopped rear window mean the rear windscreen wiper is rather small and does not cover clearing the window. There is a surprising amout of room in the luggage área and if the back searts are put down the space is very good. The space is wider than the Accord because the wheel casino does not protrude into the boot space. I like being able to flatten the wing mirrors if I think there is a risk of clashing with another car and also when parking. All in all this a a super car - and my husband and grandchildren love it too!