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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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72 reader reviews for Honda Civic Hatchback.
  • 1.4i Imagine 5dr

    Alex Flarty , Hampshire . Date: 27/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had the car 5 yrs, and proved to be a nice little runner. Easy to drive, and handles well. Reasonably economic, and spacious interior for a car this size.

    Downside is that it's a bit tinny, and the gearbox bearings failed, despite full honda service history, and average mileage-£620 to repair! Would have to be persuaded to buy another.

  • 1.6i Sport 3dr

    Stephen Fitzpatrick , Cheshire . Date: 23/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    Very reliable and great car. Only drawback was the gearbox bearings wearing out at 26000 miles and costing £900 to fix, but other than that its been trouble free. Just a little noisey on motorway but pulls from about 60-80 mph no problem in 5th gear. Being 23 this is the perfect car, great looks and performance and low insurance! Great engine, a little sluggish at low revs but past 3800 its good and very nippy. Handling great and suspension nice and firm which makes turning circle rubbish! Great car great looks, good alternative to expensive type r.

  • 1.6i Executive 5dr

    AL thornton Date: 08/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Very reliable, very comfortable, lots of room, leather seats are brilliant for families.

    I wish it had cruise control, I found road noise quite high. nothing went wrong for 70,000 miles then i had a rattling gearbox. I passed the car on before fixing it. POOR Turning circle! took out the centre headrest on day 1 and never put it back in, rear vision wasn't the best in class. it does NOT like driving in snow or ice.

    Way better inside for passengers and driver than the 06 onwards shape.

  • 1.6i Sport 3dr

    Fraser Wilson Date: 07/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    Excellent wee car, nippy V-TEC engine, but most impressive is the handling it is superb loves the country roads. My reason for getting the civic sport is because of insurance, i will wait a couple of years then perhaps get a civic type r or scooby, evo etc. great car tho. Only negative is the turning circle, its nae great but thats because of the tight setup suspension but nothing major. excellent car.

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