New 2006 vtec, bought to replace 1999 FiX. Looks great, handling and brakes excellent, but the 06 vtec (can't compare against earlier models) has really poor fuelling and hunts all the time, regardless of revs. It has hardly any bottom end grunt, and doesn't start to pull until 5000 rpm (vtec at 6600). It struggles to get past 140 mph on the flat, but will eventually creep up to 150. Build quality good, but the paint scratches if you look at it. MPG not any better than 16 valver - can't see the point in the vtec system. Disappointed, won't buy another, should have kept the FiX. Strengths: Handling and looks. Weaknesses: Engine and paint.