Looking at the new Focus now and Civic - really want the Focus as its a brilliant drive - very precise and responsive..170bho is nice too! BUT after several horror stories about Ford the Honda may win out (sadly not an Acccord!!!).
Terry enjoy your new motor youve earned it, they are brilliant cars
You won't go wrong with the Honda - and my experience of the HH Dealer has been second to none.
A little story.........
We bought the Civic from Petchaburi (HH didn't have a Honda dealer at that time).
We had tons of extras put on it at the time which included footwell courtesy lights.
We went on Holiday to Krabi soon after we took delivery of it, and on the way down the headlights would not work.
Seems that Honda Petchaburi forgot to install the necessary relays with the footwell lights - which in turn blew the headlamp fuses
Honda Krabi fixed it for us but charged us around THB500 for the privilege. They had not supplied the car and it seems that they had no way of inter-dealarship reimbursement.
When I returned, I went back to Honda Petchaburi who refunded the THB 500 - as they had made the error.
When Honda opened in Hua Hin, the same guy who managed the servicing in Petchaburi, moved to the Hua Hin branch and is still there. His name is (pm me if you want it) - and he's really on the ball. His English is passable - which helps.
When we ordered the Accord, it seems that Hua Hin had already exceeded their allocation (they are currently selling in excess of 100 cars a month and have been doing so for several months)
Believe it or not they chased the new Accord down - in Krabi and shipped it back up to Hua Hin
I've said on here before that the Honda Dealership inn Hua Hin is good, and I still think so.
Meanwhile our Chevy Colorado which is a great truck has to suffer an appalling servicing from Chev Hua Hin.
Don't forget - it's not just the car, it's the service that counts too
BTW I like the focus too - but I'm an old family man these days............