Their ratings are created with data gathered during controlled crash and rollover tests. They will wear out more quickly than normal road tyres. Honda has a stellar reputation for quality and refinement, but this model does not deserve a Honda nameplate. The rear passenger windows, when down and over 50 kmph, cause the cabin to set up a reverberation that can be painful to your eardrums. Rear window reverberation: I have owned 23 cars, and all of them had rear window reverberation. Unfortunately I discovered this on a Saturday afternoon and the local Honda dealer is shut at the weekend. Overall, I am surprised that the reviewer would so strongly give a negative view of the car's quality over a few minor issues.
Recall and Crash Test Database. Fuel efficiency: I drive both town and country in Japan , and for 15 years have averaged more than 10km per litre say around 9 litres per 100km. Tyres: these cars usually take the softer snow-and-mud tyres. I also recommend buying this vehicle new and not used. The fix is quick and involves a reflash of the unit. The 2011 is more appealing since it will still have some warranty coverage as well.
In contrast, my friend's Mitsubishi is astonishingly noisy on gravel, so I would say in comparison the Honda is adequately quiet. There was a recall on the window lifts and the air bags, but fixed under warranty. It has not had a single problem in 15 years related to its original engineering, though I had a drive shaft replaced due to stone damage; hardly Honda's fault. He had to buy one from a breaker in Lithuania. The Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J. If you own one, try it yourself. It's a simple and direct engine, not a lot to it.
Check out reliability and customer satisfaction ratings for vehicles from 2001 to present. I can't believe your garage was actually incompetent enough to do that! Power and Associates is proprietary information owned by J. This in all fairness is something Honda could probably correct under warranty, but reflects poorly on their quality control. That is not the only problem with this car, but was the final straw that prompted me to write this review. However, only the highest-ranking company in each segment receives a J.
Is it a great vehicle, no it isn't. Honda checks and services the car every 6 months. It is not just Honda! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rates vehicles of all makes and models to determine their crash and rollover safety. The rear left seat belt sometimes will not spool out, requiring that you play with it to get it working again. If you prefer the pre-facelifted styling, the 2009 model would be best, but ensure that the recall regarding the automatic transmission has been performed.
Other than oil changes, filter and tires, we haven't done a lot to it. All information provided by J. . Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J. Have you not a comment about its general reliability? Road noise: I drive on gravel roads every day.
If you drive on rough roads, or even paved roads where the aggregate is exposed somewhat, be prepared for a lot of cabin noise. But as a point A to point B people mover it does its job. Buy on sale when they close out the old model for the new model coming onto the lots. Lastly, fuel mileage is less than impressive at 8 to 10 litres per 100km, this is based on the driving technique mentioned above. Most of my driving consists of the egg between the gas pedal and foot style to maximize mileage.
General Comments: This is the most poorly engineered Honda I know of. As a result, the rear door swings up instead of out. That is why you found it so difficult to get a replacement - they simply do not fail, and there is no reason for anyone to cut one off. Honda wanted over £1100 for a new one. Honda has issued a warranty extension on the component, and vehicles are now covered for 100,000 miles or seven years. This can be fixed with a fluid change, although in some extreme cases the rear-differential has been replaced. I got one from a breaker for a tenth of that.