The old model has gone now, but you would be forgiven for exclaiming: "Honda What?" So you can play catch-up, the Stream is a mid-sized people carrier that used to seat seven at a pinch. Honda has decided to reduce the number of seats on offer, so that the revised model now takes just six bodies.

When's it going?

The old model has gone now, but you would be forgiven for exclaiming: "Honda What?" So you can play catch-up, the Stream is a mid-sized people carrier that used to seat seven at a pinch. Honda has decided to reduce the number of seats on offer, so that the revised model now takes just six bodies.

What's good about it?

According to Honda, the Stream is the world's first "performance MPV". It is certainly a satisfying driving experience. In the handling department, where people carriers usually flop about, the Stream keeps its line. There is lots of grip, the steering is direct and lets you know what the vehicle is up to. Under the bonnet is a 154bhp VTEC with sparkling performance. Getting to 60mph takes under 10 seconds and top speed is 127mph. There is a lot of headroom, with the middle seats sliding for increased legroom. The equipment is pretty comprehensive with ABS brakes, four airbags, sunroof, remote locking, electric mirrors and alloy wheels.



What's bad about it?

The point of a people carrier is to carry people, and some would argue that the Stream compromises too much in this area. The second row only contains two proper seats. The rearmost seats are cramped and difficult to get to.

How much?

At buyacar.co.uk a Sport SE was £15,995, a saving of £1,018, while buyyourhonda.co.uk claimed they could save £1,400 on a 2.0 SE Sport, taking the price down to £15,500.

Any snags?

No, it is, after all, a Honda. Well put together and no problems reported.

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