Motoring journalist Gareth Butterfield convinces Honda to let him borrow one of their stunning museum pieces for seven days, here's how he got on. DAY ONE The car I'm testing this week is something of a personal indulgence. The nice man at Honda asked me if I'd like to try one of the cars in his heritage fleet. And I pretty much bit his hand off. Honda, as with many manufacturers, keeps a collection of some of its favourite cars locked away out of sight, cosseted as if they were its delicate children. Every once in a while they let these cherished, immaculate examples out for people to play with and reminisce about the good old days. The list of cars Honda sent me to choose from read like a Greatest Hits album, but I decided to settle a score and borrow a car I'd always wanted to drive, but had never been given a chance to - the Honda Integra Type R. I know it's a bit of a cliché, but this car is something of an automotive legend. Its boldest claim is that many motoring … [Read more...] about Review: the Honda Integra Type-R
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If you are looking for an engaging drive, chances are your first choice would not be an SUV. Too tall. So when Honda introduced a new sporty version of its smallest SUV, the HR-V, called the, er, HR-V Sport, most people were just expecting a bit more pep and perhaps the odd bit of red trim. In fact, the car’s handling came as a revelation. On twisty country roads near its international launch in Lisbon the Sport gobbled up corners like a greedy teenager and seemed to encourage the driver to give it an extra helping of beans. Armed with a 182PS 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engine it is not going to set your socks on fire, but there is easily enough grunt to make cross-country dashes plenty of fun. Whether the Sport has a slick six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed step-shifted CVT auto, it always feels eager to press on, but is equally happy to noodle around town at a snail’s pace. The driving position is spot-on, and both the steering and gearbox are a joy to use. I … [Read more...] about Car review: Honda HR-V Sport
Over its long history, Honda's CR-V has quietly become the world's best-selling SUV and this latest version doesn't look all that different to its predecessor, but it's still a big improvement. And it's perfect timing for a car like this to maintain its crown at the top of the SUV tree, as the nation seems to want nothing other than a jacked-up mud-plugger as their family workhorse. As diverse as its talents are, most CRVs will inevitably end up on the school run, the office commute or possibly, in rare cases, crossing grassy fields at a point-to-point or towing a caravan to Norfolk. So what's new? Well, to start off it has a stiffer chassis, so it handles a bit better than the predecessor and, although the newcomer is the same length as the car it replaces, the wheelbase is stretched so there's 50mm more legroom in the back. There's also a range of technology improvements to make it more clever and more user-friendly and safety has been turned up a few notches. But the big news is the … [Read more...] about Review: Why is the Honda CR-V one of the world’s best-selling SUV’s?
Wiltshire 30 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-47759269 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Hundreds of workers from Swindon's Honda factory are taking part in a protest through the town urging the company not to close … [Read more...] about Workers march to save Honda car plant
I've got a friend who is a die-hard Honda fan. He's owned several over the years, buying them from new and then keeping them until he fancies a change. His old Accord is doing pretty well, despite its advancing years, but he's desperate for a change to keep up with modern safety technology and to have a few more gadgets to play with. The trouble has been, for a good while now, he likes saloons. He prefers an external boot and a fixed parcel shelf and doesn't like the looks of a hatchback. Well, Honda has finally made him the perfect car. It's the new Civic 4 Door and it's a saloon version of its latest Civic hatchback. It's sort of a surprise launch, because it's a market that's currently dying a slow death. The darling of this sector has always been the Ford Mondeo and that's about to cough its last, while the buying public is currently obsessed with SUVs, estates and hatchbacks. So it's an interesting move for Honda, and perhaps a response to the staunch loyalty of their typical … [Read more...] about Car review: Honda does its Civic duty and delivers a saloon