As mentioned, you buy this car for it's exceptional flexibility. Not for racing, not for competing with other cars. With the right mindset, you will be satisfied. It's performance is good.
Power can still kick in if you step enough, i.e not trying to be light footed.
Wonderful arrangment of seats allowing 6 to sit. If going for short distances, you can manage 4 at the rear, not the most comfortable of course, but for usage in Singapore, it's fine. Most importantly, while seating 6, you still have a considerable boot as compared to any 7 seaters.
Car is heavy, thus move off is slightly sluggish if you are trying to be light footed.
Have good quality interior. Seat fabrics feel soft and comfortable.
Unique dashboard design(some similarity to BMW), with gear knob on dashboard.
Handbrake has been changed to footbrake due to the centre seat. Personally I think this is good, just a matter of getting use.
It is called Honda FRV in Europe and it is getting popular there.
1. Very versatile seating arrangement. Designed for 6 persons (3 seater front & 3 seater rear). The centre seat in front can be foldered to become a super-wide arm rest for driver and front passenger, with smart design which doubles as storage compartment. Due to the 3-3 design, the body is wider than any sedan, which means you can squeeze 4 in the rear and not feeling as squeezy. Official 6 seater but taking 7 is not a problem.
2. Big boot space of 439 litres. Bigger than any MPV.
3. Good fuel economy, 1700cc with 13.8km/ltr
Engine is roaring (maybe because tested without radio unit fitted, noise from engine compartment is transmitting through the empty hole). Nonetheless, it will still surge forward if you floor the accelerator.