The ride is hard but that's because it's based on a truck platform from Isuzu, not a civic from Honda. If you want a decent cheap SUV get one of these, but get it checked out first. If you want a cushy ride, get a CR-V or RAV-4 or some other CarUV. If you want great gas mileage, buy a civic hybrid.
Exterior design still looks good after so many years. No major blind spots to contend with, unlike FJ Cruiser
Honda have always needed to get real horns. Mine sounds like someone is using a goose for a set of bagpipes. It's embarrassing.