I bid on and won this a few days ago, Today we went down to look it over, the seller is one I have bought from before and they are simple guys who buy in bulk from auctions and sell on ebay. There were good and bad points... so I'll list the bad ones I found first. Car was covered in little spots of sticky goo... hardly a panel was free from it... Turns out it was just tree sap from where it had been parked and will clean up fine. Paintwork overall is very good for it's age, hardly a ding on the body work and all for corners were scrape free. Rear washer doesn't work, the wiper does... but no water. Suspect a blockage of some kind as front washers work fine... If some one could let me know if they share the same reservoir or not that would be great. Satnav was missing the dvd... asked about it and they found one out for me that worked... but it's really old because on the drive home it didn't have the bypass around Leighton Buzzard... and that's been there at least 6yrs. So if anyone can help me out with more upto date ones that would be great... post links, or PM me details... Did the diagnostic checks for the system, and everything seemed to come back green, yaw rate was good and within the recommended +/- variant of 0.01, all aerials got the green light and the screen is as perfect as it could be. The one big thing for me... was a discrepancy in the mileage they listed and the actual mileage on the car... I was expecting a car with 134000 on it, what I found was a car with 156000 on it. Service history was good, the first 52000 covered in roughly 12k intervals at a Honda dealer in the Reading area, then between 52k and 100k in roughly 20k intervals... then again in 9-12k intervals until 128k... there there's a 22 month gap and 24k miles added. The last service was carried out at 152000... just 4000 miles ago. As they'd listed it incorrectly... and as I'd only bid £1750 to win the car, they offered to knock an extra hundred of the price, and they's already agreed to a £600 trade in on my Mondeo... So the car ended up costing me £1050 (plus an £18 credit card fee). The good points are too many to list... seats are practically like new in spite of the mileage, car is badly in need of a full valet inside and outm we found remnants of a squashed plum stuck to the centre rear armrest... it peeled off and with some wet wipes, came up gleaming. Every nook and cranny needs tending with a toothbrush to get all the dirt and grime out of it, and some decent leather cleaner and treatment is all that's required. The exterior needs some stuff to get rid of the tree sap, then a good wash and polish.. and she'll gleam like a car half it's age and miles. Engine is nice and quiet, and pulls well once you get the revs above 2k but it drives very differently to my Mondeo TDCi, that thing was very nippy and loads of grunt low down in the rev range.. the Accord seems a little sluggish in comparison... but it's larger, heavier and has a 2.2lt engine compared to the 2lt in the Mondeo... and it's hard not to make comparisons between the two. With a service carried out just 4000 miles ago, I don't need to regard it as an absolute urgent matter... It will get done in the next couple of months, there are loads of little things I want to do. Electric tailgate works perfectly from the remote or the button... my dad was impressed with that, and my mum will no longer struggle to open the heavy boot lid on the old Mondeo saloon... and with all that extra boot space for her shopping and trips away. The boot lip is nice and low, so she can even get the wheelchair in and out for my dad now. Front seats are both electric and work perfectly, I'll be tweaking the position for days to come though... got it about 75% right at the moment. Tilt and slide electric sunroof works perfectly, all lights seem OK, no odd warning lights or bonging noises Things that disappointed. Lack of bluetooth or phone controls... this one surprised me as the Mondeo Ghia X I had, featured both voice controls and phone with the Denso touchscreen satnav... Not a biggie, I'll probably get a parrot kit installed a little further down the road... can already picture where it will go. No mp3 playback on the sound system... I must admit this was a real disappointment as I have half a dozen discs each one with around a 100 tracks on... enough to keep me going for days without repeating a track. But on the plus side, the sound system is excellent, the little factory fitted sub in the boot producing some nice bass on the one CD I had that worked (the veronicas... don't laugh, ex left it in my old car)... another plus was the previous owner had left a full changer... it was filled with 60's70's & 80's compilations CD's.... you know the ones, they advertise on QVC and so forth... But wait... there's more. two audio books, part 2 of Harry Potter and the deathly hallows and one of the Hitchhikers guide books... so he couldn't have been all that bad... But he could have cleaned the interior more often. Brakes... the discs all looked good, I felt no warping, judder or anything untoward... and pads all look like they had plenty of life in them... But there was a lack of urgency in them at higher speeds. Coming of a Motorway onto a slip road and breaking seemed fine, then felt like it faded a little at the end. Mileage... 22000 more than expected... but after the trade in... 1150 less an extra 100 is about an 8% discount minor disappointments No folding mirrors as far as I can tell. Lack of memory for seat settings Audio, Satnav system is not the most intuitive to use.... but I'll adjust... however positioning of the screen is excellent and once I found a few of the settings and made some adjustments... using the satnav is quite easy once you get used to the way it works differently to my old one.... But it does like to take you on the longest, most motorway friendly journey instead of the best route... maybe there's a setting in there for that, or maybe it's because the maps must be almost 10yrs old and desperately in need of a newer disc. Only a 5speed gearbox... I'll miss you 6th, so great for those motorway trips on cruise control. Things that impressed. How quiet the engine was in comparison to the Mondeo How comfortable the seats are, both front and rear, and more sporty than those sporty seats in the Mondeo... also they seem far more sturdy and better constructed, better quality leather for example, and the seats backs around 30% thicker than my old ones. Ride was nice and smooth, Everything was within easy reach... just need to go through the manuals and figure out what everything does... seems to be some adjustment for intermittent wipers like my old Mazda (must be a Japanese thing). The size of the boot... and the fact it's rear cover was in perfect condition, and it's got the dog screen fitted too... not that I have a dog... but maybe if my dad plays up, we can put him back there. Things on the to-do list over the next few weeks/months. Fit parrot kit, maybe add support for USB flash drives full of MP3's.... I have a few 8-16GB ones laying around doing nothing. Full service, brake fluid flush, glow plugs, all filters and power steering fluid. Throw on some EBC Green or Red stuff pads and see if that helps, maybe consider better discs later on too... seen mention of a brake upgrade... but I have no idea what CL7 or CL9 means yet. Scrub the car clean inside and out. Think about tinting rear windows, or adding some sunshades to make it easier for my dad back there... on the back seat, not the kennel. I think that covers just about everything so far... driven roughly 100 miles in her so far and happy with the purchase and price paid... Will probably be bugging people for advice and help with things... can no longer crawl over or under cars much due to my own health issues... so a helping had is always welcome... bacon butties, cups of tea/coffee and perhaps a beer or three can always be provided. Once she's cleaned up... I'll take some proper pictures in a nice setting and post them up... but for now... I am officially a Honda owner.