User rating -
Amazing economy. On a run at a constant-ish 60mph my best was 116mpg
from Bury to Preston in Lancashire. The air-con will reduce this
considerably though. On average over 49,000 trouble free miles the
car did 81mpg. This includes urban driving and rapid motorway driving.
The car sits very low and has very stiff suspension. This let me
go round roundabouts far quicker than the average car. Much to the
annoyance of Mr Mondeo/Vectra rep. The seats are very figure hugging
and hold you in place completely.
Their is no need to treat the car any differently than a small
turbo charged car as the charging of the batteries is automatically
done and even uses the braking energy to recharge them. Then when
you want more go the electric motor kicks in like a turbo and you
can scoot off down the road at up to 112mph.
The equipment levels are high and include fully automatic climate
Servicing costs are ridiculously low as the elctrics are service
free and the petrol engine is only a 1 litre 3 cylinder engine.
Don't buy one unless you can live with only 2 seats and a small
If you do want to buy one, buy a second hand one from the north
of England or Wales or Scotland as the prices in London & the
south are several thousand pounds higher. In the North they start
from around £4,000 for a W reg. In London, Honda would sell
this car for at least £7,000.
And people will stand and stare. One trick of my fellow motorway
users would be for the odd driver to slow down while overtaking
and sit on my back corner pointing at the car, along with their
For the giggle factor, the high mpg, the ridiculously low servicing
costs and no congestion charging I give the car 5 stars out of 5.
By User - Stephen
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