Well, here we are. Having left honda ownership in 2010 having had the joys of a Civic EX CDTi, I am back. Having toiled over our Multipla for the last 18 months I have decided that enough scraped knuckles are enough and now I've got the damn thing reliable, bit the bullet and bought an FR-V.
We were about to buy a 2007 Multipla for £1800 as a previous search for FR-V's found nothing decent under £2500, and the ones that were available were either low spec, or 1.7 petrol. So as luck would have it, I searched on Auto Trader and found this 2.2 Sport with 151,000 miles, but full(ish) main dealer Honda history and Leather and detatchable towbar! all for £2195. Too good to be true? Apparently not. The trader bought from a Honda dealer as it needed some bodywork and had a headrest missing. Rather than spend £800 getting it up to a £3,795 selling price, he has just wanted to move it on. So here we go on the Honda trip, and a happy one we hope. I would have been happy with the 2.0 petrol, as the engine gets rave reviews, a bit paranoid about the diesel as I have heard various grumblings, but I was very happy with the lump in the Civic.
Upcoming projects will be a new head unit with rev camera if I can figure out the various wiring connectors and adaptors as I see the FR-V has a unique adaptor for the steering controls, however I see Pioneer do one () combined wih a Kenwood double Din DAB job, it should be a peach
Anyway, I'm a pretty talented home mechanic, so if anyone has any tips on 'must do' jbs, then any help would be appreciated.