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2006 Honda Stream 2.0 RSZ review

I am living in NZ, where the Honda Stream is a relatively common sight. This is only because NZ imports a large number of second-hand Jap imports. NZ is ‘blessed’ with plenty of Japanese cars that are not normally seen outside of the local market. The mark-two Honda Stream is one of those. Outside of Japan, the Stream was also sold in Malaysia and Singapore I think...

2015 Honda HR-V VTi-S review

A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been supplied with this review. This is the first car we have bought in years, having company cars most of my life. The criteria for this newly retired person was ease of entry/exit, sitting a little higher for better vision, flexible carrying space, economy, reliability, and look good in the driveway...

2018 Honda Civic Type R review

To many, the new Type R is obnoxiously styled and too over the top, but is that really a bad thing? I thought about it before I put down the deposit for hours on end, batting my own mind wondering if I was making the right decision. Is it too over the top? Honestly, yes it probably is, but is it a negative? Hell no! Ninety-nine per cent of consumer vehicles these days are going for a more conservative look appealing to a much older audience...

2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid review

My father purchased the Accord Hybrid after seven years of driving an ’04 Accord V6 Luxury, which certainly made an impression. However, after a minor accident that saw a not inconsiderable repair bill, September 2017 saw us waving farewell to the 2004 Accord V6 Luxury that our family had owned since 2010...

2017 Honda Civic VTi-S review

I am not an auto expert but I am a daily user, so I will try my best to review from my perspective. I had to replace my 2007 Honda Civic VTi-L after 10 years of use, and eventually ended up buying another Civic – this time it is a 2017 VTi-S. Before finalising my car, I had test-driven a few SUVs (It felt like I was the one taking the car home rather than the car taking me home...

2008 Honda Civic Type R review

Since I saw my Civic on that fateful episode of Top Gear way back in 2007, I straightaway knew it was the car for me. I was definitely in the ‘love’ camp for the love-it or hate-it camps at the time, and despite how it was absolutely slated in that review (which by the way was a laughably rubbish review when you look at finer details), it was the car for me...

2003 Honda CR-V (4x4) Sport review

I bought this vehicle in December of 2017 from a friend of mine, and it has been one of my favourite Hondas after owning various vehicles since obtaining my licence all those many years ago. My very first car was a Honda Scamp with its two-stroke engine, which was very reliable and very cheap to run. But the body of the car rusted, yet the rest of the car just kept on going...

2017 Honda Civic Type R review

Twelve years ago, I bought myself a Honda Civic Type R EP3 and it was a truly amazing car. When we started to renovate our house, though, we had to sell it. The last eight years I've had an Opel Vectra, Dacia Logan, and I still have a Mazda 3 hatchback as a second car. But I never got the amazing feeling I had with the Type R EP3...

2003 Honda Civic Type R review

The Honda Civic Type R is a Japanese icon with a deep history that goes back over 20 years. Its introduction in 1997 with Honda's EK9 marked Japan's entry into the hot-hatch segment, which was historically dominated by its European rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Renault Clio and Peugeot 205 GTI...

2017 Honda Civic VTi-LX review

As a 13-year-old car fanatic, the concept of writing a car review and publishing it on the Internet was never one that really crossed my mind. I read CarAdvice news and reviews daily, and even write for my own personal blog – but that's nothing like writing my own reviews...

2001 Honda Civic Type R review

I purchased my Honda Civic EP3 Type R back in 2010, and even though I couldn't drive a manual, I still purchased it. And learnt how to drive manual very quickly. It came with Japanese rego stickers and the JDM E-tag system still attached. I was going to purchase a Honda S2000 but my left knee didn't fit without me contorting like a freshly-baked pretzel, so I went with the EP3 Type R...