Hills damage the fuel efficiency. . Not too much sound dampening in the car but after a while you kind of get used to it. For traffic, the econ mode is perfect. Seems like the niche they aimed for is pretty narrow, and I am right in the middle of it.
I can count the number of times I've needed rear seats on one of my hands there were so few. The downpayment and monthly payments almost doubled. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of get-up-and-go that this car has. Not a huge issue if you aren't pushing your car to the max, and the batteries tend to make up for the lack of power produced by the engine, but still obvious that the car is under-powered. Although I spend most of my time in the default normal mode. The manual transmission is so smooth it is a Honda after all.
The negative seems to outweigh the positive on this. If you are looking for a commuter and don't care about only having 2 seats, this is the car for you. It is a Honda, need I say more. This was not the first time we have taken our car to Gates for diagnostics and solutions, nor was it the firs time that the service team at Gates has provided great service. I have never once had any issues with the repairs--done right once. If I had any questions they were taken care of immediately. Everyone is friendly and treat you so special.
Being in my 20's and kids aren't a problem, it doesn't bother me too much. When I have a passenger in the car its uncomfortable because it really is only meant for one person. This car handles corners with the best of them. Gates was able to complete all necessary work before the end of the same day! The cars on this lot are so clean and I really had the best experience with this purchase. I average 39 city 43 highway. They had me in and my car serviced in less time then had been determined it would take.
I had put off test driving this car because reviewers had slammed it for not being either a sports car or a true hybrid - but I find the mix to be perfect. After a couple hours of thinking it over I went and saw Ryan and bought it. There are a ton of features on this car that makes it worth the price. The rear view camera helps a lot when backing up and parking. A little bit of sportiness, really easy to park, great gas mileage - and with the black wheels, I think it looks really great.
I called and talked to Ryan and he ran some numbers for me and was very nice and professional. Overall I have averaged 41. These numbers aren't that impressive when compared to some other hybrids on the market, but it is a huge increase from what I was used to. The storage w the armrest is also undersized, however the armrest was still a worthwhile purchase. I love this car and will recommend it to everyone! Definitely won't be perfect for everyone. Thank you Honda Service department for the way you not only took care of my Honda and washed and cleaned it but you also took care of me.
I finally ran across one online that was more than perfect. The people taking care of my car were great and I felt confident t would be well taken care of. If you're looking for a car that will save you money on gas yet turn into a modest sport machine at the press of a button, this is the car for you. Turn around always same day and usually in 1-2 hours except routine oil change which is faster The customer lounge is spacious and they even have private areas to work while you wait. Yet for those few times I have, its very unfortunate for whoever gets thrown in the back. My very best to all of you at Honda. This hybrid is best for someone in a flat area, with traffic that isn't as bad as Seattle's traffic.
When looking for a car to purchase my criteria included 2 things: being a hybrid, and having a manual transmission. Great job to all involved! The seats in this car are surprisingly comfortable and keep you in place. Let me get to the point, its a great little fun car with very good fuel economy. Having owning this car for almost 2 years now here is the rundown. Clearly I have a biased opinion writing this review as I currently own one myself. This car saves a lot of gas and fits almost anywhere.
What do I mean by solid, well just close the doors. It matches perfectly, however it is small, very small. Wish they would not stop making them I had been searching for months for a Ford Edge with certain options that were a must have. It feels heavy and very solid and provides a feeling of being safe, while being in such a small car. Everyone comments about the looks and the wheels. For those winding turns the sport mode is great as it noticeably stiffens the suspension.