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Having watched Top Gear last night, could you expand on the 'shame' bit?
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Have to get to local Honda dealer.

Southampton docks there are hundreds of the things new parked up in very neat straight rows. Been there for months!

Must be a deal to be had............

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Yup, I like Hondas, but I couldn't find one of these that was second hand enough and had very low mileage. They are quite scarce second hand, and seem to keep their value. I have driven one, however, and found it very comfy, but a bit 'bus like' - very wide and not as direct a drive as the Cmax around corners. But I am impressed with 44mpg with a 1.7 petrol, especially as it is a heavy car.

Had I found one to suit my pocket I could well have gone for it. Nice car and well put together.
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Having driven a Honda FRV for almost 3 years now I can with hand on heart say I am gutted that Honda have decided to axe it. I would have another like a shot. It has been the most perfect of cars. The ride is very good indeed and irons out the roughest of roads very nicely. The 1.7 petrol engine in mine pulls very well throughout the whole rev range and never feels under-powered. I read a few reviews before getting my FRV that said the 1.7 was a little weedy. I went to the FRV directly from a subaru Legacy GT and while not anywhere approaching the Scoobies power it feels far from weedy. Ithandles well to due to the wider the usual track and feels very planted on sweeping bends and roundabouts. The cabin space in the FRV is nothing beyond fantastic. I regularly drive with three adults in the front along with an adult and two children with car seats in the back and it never feels claustrophobic.The front and rear centreseats move independantly so there is no need to sit shoulder to shoulder. Boot space is very good indeed. I manage to get a wheelchair standing (thanks to a brilliant split parcel shelf) as well as a huge amount of shopping without trouble. I really can't praise this car enough. It still feels like it did the dayIpicked it up. I am not here to slate the C-Max. I considered the C-Max when looking for a car and was impressed when I test drove one. I chose the FRV due to it's superior cabin space and nice ride as well as it's classy feel.
Go and try one and see for yourself, you wont regret it. That is if you are considering migrating from the C-Max.*

You should also note that the latest FRV no longer has either the 1.7L or 2.0L petrol engines these have been replaced with a 1.8l Vtec giving the economy of the previous 1.7L and the performance of the 2.0L. There is also a fantastic 2.2L diesel


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