It was a beautiful HOT Saturday on 31st July 2010 and I was one of the bloggers given the chance to test drive the new Honda Freed. It is already in the Malaysia market since April 2010 but I haven't seen too many of them on the road or I might just miss them. However, as a Honda Accord owner, being invited to test drive another Honda, albeit of a different segment and different target market, it was something I wouldn't miss.
So, thanks to ADVERTLETS, where their post can be read in that link, on 31st July, although I was a bit tired from traveling just 2 days before that, I just can't resist the invitation. So, there I was, on a Saturday, a day I always wake up no earlier than 10am, I was one of the bloggers to arrive at Souled-Out cafe in Hartamas.
How was the drive? For a car like that, I consider it as a value for money as I would compare Honda Freed to a few other mini-MPV out there especially with their automatic double side-doors as you can see here :
What other features that they offer with this car? Here are some pictures that I took to show what you can expect from the Honda Freed :
Some feature like the pedal brake for handbrake is very much a surprise as it is a standard for car like Mercedes. It comes only in one choice of 1.5E and a souped-up Modulo fitted kit. The former is priced at RM112,980-00 on-the-road with insurance and the Musolo is priced at RM115,118-00.
On the day itself, we drove to Putrajaya from Souled-Out Cafe then back where we went took pictures and had fun. Paul Tan and Harvinder Singh from www.paultan.org shared tips on how to evaluate cars. The competition of best pictures which we took using Polaroid given to us made it more fun. Just look at how much fun we had :
|Honda Malaysia bigwig|
|Esther happily posing|
|Our picnic supply is provided for|
|At Putrajaya toll|
|Stopping to change driver|
|Chris and Esther having fun (taking pictures ler!)|
|Some of the pictures we took|
|Look how many Spinzer can fit|
|Someone is posing ala Megan Fox style|
|Don't wanna change driver!|
As fun as it was, on a serious side, Honda seems to manage to come out with another winner. Like these winners who won the competition that we had that day.
|Winner for best fuel consuption|
|Winner for best group picture|
|Individual winner for best picture (Congratz Wilson who is in my group)|
So, that was our day out. It was fun and we had new knowledge on how to evaluate a car other than just a test drive around the block. And it was nice to spend time with old and new friends alike.