any further real-world reviews from you?
well loop, just too bz to write
the car is back in USJ now and I use it only during my trips back during the weekends.
the car has travelled down to SG twice within 1 month with the mileage abt 3500km with 1.5 mths use. Used mostly to fetch me from the airport & travelling around USJ/SJ & west PJ area.
To continue the feedback;
the car was giving very good fuel consumption during it's stay in Jurong/Tuas area, got to remember that traffic condition in Jurong/Tuas area is very much different. The average fuel consumption is abt 14.3km/l.
12km/l around USJ/SJ area.
The car is very comfortable to drive and quite silent even at 150km/h, the radio volume remains unchanged at 8 and still be heard very clearly.
The car is quite a heavy car where the 101 bhp 1.6 (2.0 AWD in USA) engine struggles a bit when it comes to overtaking but once it has picked-up it's momentum, it flies.
The handling is good where I can even sweep confidently down the flyover (from LCCT highway joining KLIA highway).
1 problem with the car is, it is very sensitive to crosswinds.
The 195/65/15 Dunlop (Japan) tyres are little bit on the hard side. Advice No.1 : change the wheel size!!! It is 20mm diam. smaller than the hatchback's 205/60/16.
This wheel size gives an error reading of 6km/100km (my previous h/Accord SM4 & Volvo 850T5 is pretty spot-on on it) reading against the PLUS mileage marker which basically means 6% error.
Moreover the car comes with full skirting, the 15" wheels doesn't bring out the fierce look. Seen in SG some with 17" wheels, damn chun!!