Some really disappointing things I found in the car:
-Audio quality is really bad for Altis. May be I am used to aftermarket speaker systems and home audio a little too much but still, I find the FF audio in Corolla GLi 2008 and Honda City 2012 to be far better in quality.
-Interior plastics could be a LOT better. Yes a LOT. They are dirt magnets seriously. I have a hunch they will dry up pretty quickly if left unattended.
-Glossy area around the navigation is a fingerprint magnet and it will get scratched pretty easily, it attracts dust due to glossiness and when wiped off, boom... swirls and scratchy patterns!
-Foot board plastics have disappeared. Just like it happened with the civic. Now I'll have to get scuff plates to protect that area from quick damage.
Other than the above, the car is totally a breeze to own. I would prefer it over a manual transmission for sure and would really think several times before opting Civic over it.
YES, I know. I know. One airbag, no immobilizer, rear wheel gap, bla bla. Issues are still there. At least its not THAT much of a crap car now. They have moved on from the conventional AT and ditched the older engines. I don't find all of these oldie arguments plausible any more in favor of Honda. From what I know, their 70k worth of navigation system is a total disaster and if they provide few extra goodies, their car is expensive as well. It isn't 100% perfect either.
So for a guy like me, I would rather enjoy the comfortable drive, new features, stunning looks and the best of all: An automatic transmission with LOTs of torque at lower RPMs; instead of whining about what it DOESN'T have (the glass is half full bro :)).
I am not a wanna-be Dominic Toretto, all I want from 4 wheels is movement from one place to the other in the most comfortable way possible.
I have to recall at this moment, a post by our senior and much more experienced member @fouadbakht, in a tire query thread explaining very well the needs of our people. (that girlfriend cheeks thing fascinated me :P)