It's NOT just the FR-V and CR-V that will get a diesel next year. The 2005/2006 Civic will ALSO fearure all new Honda-Engineered Diesels replacing the old Isuzus, I've heared.... :shock:
As I had my 166 in the workshop due to side-panel replacement, I've had the Accord diesel for the last week as a replacement. It's a very very nice drive:
You can engage cruise control at around 33 mph in 5th and accellerate up to 60 mph(or whatever) simply by touch of the button. WITHOUT shifting down a gear !!
Top speed was around 130 mph, and NOT loud doing so. The wind-noise was louder but still not going on ones nerves.
It's so refined and sophisticated, even my mate who has been working as a mechanic with VW for the last 15 years couldn't believe the smoothness and build quality of the engine/car.
I've driven it for around 800kms now and will miss it I guess
___And your real world fuel economy with her? Not when you are running her up at 130 mph but at 50 - 55 mph/80 - 88kph? I have a feeling she is good for 60 - 65 mpg (US gallons) out on the highway when driven like an Insight to its maximums and the ability to run her on B100 in the summer is all that much more enticing … Boy do I wish I could get my hands on one here in the states! If the 06 Civic does come with its own in-house Honda designed 1.3 - 1.7 L iCDTi, I can just imagine the FE in that thing when driven to its extremes.
___You Europeans have all the luck
___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
I wouldn't put it that way simply because we don't have the Accord Hybrid.
Well as it wasn't filled up completely, and I don't need to fill her up again when I leave her with the dealer I couldn't tell you the mileage :roll:
I'd like to know myself to be honest.......
In a German Honda forum I'm in, the owners acheive around 5,8-7,0 litres per 100 kms. I dunno what that is in miles per gallon......
Honda-Germany managed to get something between 3,2 and 4,0 litres in a test but I don't know under what sort of circumstances they drove the two cars with :shock:
If you put in mind it's Hondas first Diesel, it's a hell of an engine.
Based on all of the talk about "morality" after our recent election, I wonder what kind of flap (if any) this commercial would generate if it ran here in the USA (for a car Honda actually sold here, obviously!).
I'm specifically talking about the order of "had Lola...and vowed to be together for ever".
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