Written on: 01/02/2011
I have done 40K in 3 years in a diesel Honda FRV EX. First Honda and impressed with the dealers and the quality of the car. Design is unusual but is very practical with 3 kids in car seats (all ISOFIX'd in). A special benefit for me is being able to get into the back and fix children in and out, and being able to slide across the front and out the passenger door easily (I park with the driver's door against the wall sometimes). Used for 5, and with a child in the front, the luggage space can... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2010
The most appalling build quality and service I have seen since the Moskvich Aleko 5-speed. In fact the worst build quality I have seen in a car built in a developed country.
The engine was leaking oil like a sieve. It went in for repairs three times 7+ days each and each time I was told to go get lost when asking for a courtesy car. The technicians had to reseal all gaskets on one of the engine sides as they were not factory sealed properly. Something that should have never left the... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2010 by robfox1975 (1 review written)
After ploughing through the web for the top 5 choice of nearly new card in the 12K region after part exchange my list was as follows:
As a family of 2 adults and 2 kids we often travelled with one set of grandparents therefore requiring 6 or 7 seats. The wife an I were no particularly keen a big 7 seater and when 7 seats re up, often, all of the boot space disappears so we came across the Honda F-RV. It offers 6 independently moving... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2009
We bought brand new Honda FRV, 1799cc, petrol, Automatic. We have four children and we thought this is ideal. It has been a brilliant car so far. The only issue is after about six months from buying it, the engine oil warning light came on while we were driving long distance on the motorway. I had to put one litre of oil in it. When I took it to the dealer the next day they tested it and then told me this is normal and i am expected to check oil level every 1000 mile. This is the first car... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2009 by Uncleudder (1 review written)
Honda FR-V 2.2 CDT-i is a beautifull beast - I have owned many cars over the last 30 years and this is my favourite. If you dont mind the poor fuel consumption when your being a naughty boy with the accelerator. I have always driven this 2.2 litre sport turbo hard and it responds accordingly. Its tight and performs really well given its one and a half tonne kerbweight. We have 4 kids ranging from 13 to 20 yrs and have not had one complaint about room and are quite happy to sit for 300 miles... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009
I purchased the Honda FR-V 2.2 CDTi after needing to replace my ford focus due to the growing family, after looking around at other manufactures I liked the internal design of the FRV, the 6 seats with the cleaver layout and boot size all helped with the decision, having a 2 year old and an 8 month old we still have pushchairs to take with us and other manufactures loose boot space when they have the seating capability of the FRV.
Since owning the car with have had very clunky steering, it... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2009 by finbar magee
bought honda fr-v 2.2 demo model in dec 06.
ex- wife was driving it in march 07 when the engine seized with no warning - i.e THERE IS NO OIL LEVEL INDICATOR ON THIS VEHICLE. we were quoted £10,000 TO FIX IT!
Don't touch them!!!!
Written on: 04/07/2008 by laz10uk
cheap light weight Coke-a-Cola tin body structure comes to mind specially the doors, torque steers under acceleration & bland interior, would I buy another Honda quite frankly "NO", having owned two Alfa Romeos my last being the GT I ' d have an Alfa any day, this was my wife ' s choice & only because of the children.
Written on: 11/03/2008
Build quality is excellent. Great visibility especially when middle front seat is down. Easy to get in and out of. Light and easy clutch and gearchange. Overall a great car, easy to drive and comfortable. Feels like a car, not an MPV. Much better for a family of 6 than a Verso or Zafira where no one wants to sit in the 'very back'. (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2007 by flushgord (1 review written)
After 12,000 miles, I am averaging 45.5 mpg. This includes a variety of road conditions and types including the usual commuting holdups. I have two girls and my eldest does not travel well - the FR-V is the first car she has not been sick in - fantastic! The kids love sitting in the front with me. I love the low down grunt of the 2.2 diesel which has plenty of power after my previous MPV, a 2.0 diesel Zafira. The FR-V is also very quiet and I like the turbo whine you sometimes get when... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2007 by Rob Savage
I've done 10,000 miles in 7 months, and this car has been outstandingly reliable to date. Fuel consumption is averaging about 47.5mpg on a variety of short and long journeys, with a worst of 44 and best of 52. The fuel consumption is gradually improving as the engine beds in (now up to 13,000 miles). That said, I do drive with a light foot. Over 70mph it is noticeable that fuel consumption falls away quite sharply. Stick to 65mph and it's around 50mpg on a motorway trip. Kids like being able... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2007 by incagem (1 review written)
Although on face value, the Honda FR-V 2.2 CDT-i is a very practical car and great for passengers who suffer with travel sickness (extra person in front and rear seats being higher than the front giving better vision ahead) its downfall is it's fuel economy. If you drive on long straight roads in 6th gear at 40mph you can achieve figures in the high 40's. If you drive on "normal" roads, stop and start at traffic lights, junctions etc and travel at 60 to 70 mph on the motorways and major... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2006 by luckhurst (1 review written)
I wanted six seats and so looked at the Fiat Multipla but history gives it a bad name and the Fiat salesmen told me that Honda now do a six seater.
So off I went to see the Honda and as soon as I saw it I thought yes and said I'll have one. Then they told me that a new diesel model is coming out very soon so there we have it.
The Honda FRV 2.2 Diesel looks good and drives good - all round I'm very satisfied with my selection - brilliant. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2006 by GWB (2 reviews written)
My previous car was a Multipla and I was therefore very used to having good all-round vision with a comfortable driving position. Before buying the Honda, I had tested out VW Touran, Vauxhall Zafira and Renault Scenic. All four were tempting in their own way, but I felt that the Honda just shaded the others and my final decision was also influenced by Honda's reputation for reliability.
I can perhaps best summarise my view by saying that it was the one car that I would have been happy to... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2005 by autoq (1 review written)
Had a shortlist of the Honda FR-V 2.2 CDT-i or GrandScenic (also had 407SW and Mazda5, the Mazda didn't have a diesel , and the 407 didn't have the same height of loading-bay i.e. try sticking a bike in it).
Nearly went for the Scenic, but decided that the Honda was generally a better built package - ( 5 year servicing deal was a factor). It's a class above the Scenic quality wise - athough the Scenic has some good features - e.g. underseat storage, sun screens built into the door ,etc. Also... (read more)
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