Today I had a 30 mile test drive & have reported separately that ground clearance would suit my needs. First on getting in the car I had to get the salesman to explain how the aircon controls worked as it is not immediately obvious. In this regard I must say that VW/Audi group Golf/A1, 2 & 3 etc cars probably have best control layout regarding operating air con without having to refer to a users manual. Drivers seat was very comfortable and it was easy to obtain a good driving position after elevating the seat to highest position to enter/exit car without hitting head on door frame. Electronic handbrake has two buttons, one the "handbrake" the other "brake hold". Salesman said immediately after starting car to press brake hold then whenever you stop the handbrake will be automatically applied & released at every stop/start. However, brake lights will be constantly on when stopped if this function is used. At traffic lights I applied the handbrake & covered footbrake as a precaution then released handbrake & moved to throttle only to be told in clear English that I must first press the footbrake when releasing handbrake, which I then did & moved off. When stationary with handbrake applied the brake lights will be off so consideration for those behind at night is an easy option. CVT worked well with no real need to use gear change paddles but I gave them a try to find things out. The CVT is continuous with no artificial stepped gear changes & is quite responsive with also a kick down if throttled is floored. There at seven speed ranges so if paddles used to down shift the revs rise but speed remains same until throttle pressed more. If this is not done then after a short period of time the system reverts to auto. So revs can be increased ready for an overtake & using paddles seemed to operate more quickly than kick down. The road noise seemed about the same as in my Civic Type-R GT, so not a particularly quite car on rougher tarmac main A roads that I drove on. Civics with CVT do not have Stop/Start. There is as much leg room in back as in my wife's 4th Generation CR-V. Variable rate steering worked well & car took a fast chicane type reverse curve with no cause for concern. In conclusion I prefer the manual gearbox over the CVT especially as I do not do any stop start urban commute journeys. When testing to accelerate hard onto a busy roundabout, EG to nip into a gap, the car lurched forward & was not as controlled as a manual so on a wet road the traction control would probably have cut in. With a manual one can feel the grip & moderate throttle & clutch with much more refinement than is ever possible with any auto gear change. Most of the demonstrator Prestige cars now coming up for sale are CVT's.