About me: Own this model since November 2015. My previous car was Civic 1.8M (2006). I'm a car enthusiast.
Engine: Very refined. I can easily rev it to the red line, yet with controlled engined noise.
Performance: May not pick up as fast as the Civic but decent enough if you push it harder. At slow traffic, it is better to use the S-mode. It is more stable than the Civic at high speed as it is a heavier car. Despite its large mass, it picks up speed better than the Altis.
Body: Body is quite solid. Hardly get any "pimples" on the doors. Very spacious. Very good sound proofing.
Fuel economy: For city driving, it can go as low as 8 km per litre. At highway, I could get as high as 17.4 km per litre (at 90 km per hour). Combined, I get 10.5 km per litre.
Quietness, spacious, reliable, reasonably frugal on fuel for a two-litre engine and good resale.