Hi guys, after such a warm welcome on here and the request for pointers on the FR-V for prospective buyers, I thought I would share what I have found on other forums - so here goes! 1) Soft paint - it would seem from comments on here that ALL Honda paint is soft. Mine is vivid blue and has graffiti scrawled on the hatch and several small scratches around the door handles. 2) 2.2 I-CTDI engine not reliable (thanks for that one Ichiban!) - can't comment on mine as low mileage and only had it three months - but consensus seems to be don't chip/tune it and keep it well serviced with the right oils and you will have no problems. 3) DMF and clutch fail - see above re tuning. I was concerned to read this as I bought the car as a tug for a largish caravan and the cost of Mondeo clutches had put me off buying the Ford. Time will tell !4) Clutch pedal creaks - mine does this occasionally, usually in town. I have read that changing the fluid will help - but also that the only fix is a new master cylinder. I shall change the fluid first. I am going deaf but the vibration through the pedal is annoying! 5) Front tyres last only 12k miles - my last two runabouts were bought new, a 1998 Suzuki Swift 1 I had 7 years/ 87k miles, did 44k on the first set and the second were still on, and a 2005 Toyota Yaris 1 that did 44k in 7 years on the original set - so this will be a shock! My FR-V has now done 27k and is well down its second set of fronts so they have gone on the back and the original rears are being worn out up front as they would have been due for a change soon due to age. 6) Steering drifts/pulls left to follow camber - yep, mine does this slightly but it is not a problem as you soon get used to it. The tyre swap did make it worse for a while but it has settled down now. Tyre choice appears to be critical on this. 7) Excessive road/tyre noise - I have been in quieter cars and am hoping that new tyres on the front (remember the ones on are 7 years old) will lessen the noise, but passengers report it is not obtrusive. 8) Poor fuel consumption - estimates range from low 30s to high 40s. You will never match new generation Mondeo/Insignia figures but remember - this is a big 'ol car! If you hammer down the motorways at 80+ you will pay for it next time you fill up, aerodynamic she aint! Cruise along at a more relaxed pace and you will see low 40s, and if you go into eco mode you could even crack the 50s. 9) Alarm sounds randomly on frosty nights - yep, got that one too. The cure seems to be to isolate the interior sensors by locking the doors using the lock tab inside the driver's door with the outside handle out, and then shutting the door. Car locked, alarm armed without interior sensors = silent night. I sleep round the back of the house so maybe it still goes off - I shall have to ask the neighbours )I am going for lie down now, so its up to the rest of the FR-V owners to carry on/comment/discuss.P.S. There was also a complaint from one guy who torn the front tyre off while cornering, and he was only doing the same speed he always did in his MX5 !!! - beware, they walk among us! - - - Updated - - - I put the above post in paragraphs but it came out in one long tirade! What am I doing wrong?