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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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216 reader reviews for Honda Civic Hatchback.
  • 2.0 i-VTEC Type R GT 3dr

    lroy mcgoo , ayrshire . Date: 18/11/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    I have owned my type R for 3 years now, i have never owned a car so long, i usually change within a year, but although not the most expensive car i have ever owned its by far the best. In 3 years i have only done minor servicing, nothing has went wrong at all. The interior of the car is superior to any alternatives as well. Fuel economy is whatever you want, drive it hard you could be in the teens, drive it sensibly you could be "almost" 40mpg on a run, which is staggering for a car of its type. my only real drawback is the suspension is just a bit too hard, but the rest of the car makes up for that. I just cant bring myself to change the car.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi SE 5dr

    Nick Newton , South Wales . Date: 23/09/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I have owned my civic for around 2 years. Pros - powerful engine 138bhp/251 lbs torque; reliable (nothing has gone wrong in 25k ); spacious interior and a good looking car. Cons - rear view visibility (you get used to it ; firm ride (you get used to it!) ; steering feel is average.

  • 1.4 i-DSI SE+ 5dr

    Dave Brand , . Date: 29/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49

    My car

    I bought my 2.2 ES diesel with 19,000 on the clock and after nearly 7 years I have done nearly 130,000 miles and only ever replaced brake pads and a couple of discs and tyres. It's been great in terms of reliability and therefore costs have been minimum in terms of repairs. The cost of Honda dealership services varies, but seems average to me and they have always been excellent, I never feel they have tried to up-sell me anything I don't need. The tyres average £60 - £110 for 16 inch depending in make so fairly standard for this class of car. The ride has always been comfortable for me, although I did drive a Mini Cooper S before this and the Honda outperforms the Mini and is far faster. Not much turbo lag in my opinion and burns past a lot of powerful Golfs, BMWs etc, which is nice. Dash is well set out and easy to use, and the modern space age design is easy to read and no noticeable glare. Contrary to the review on this site an oil indicator light does come on if you are low and this car can eat oil. There is a little wind noise but average I feel. The MPG is very good and I have been travelling 70 miles per day in it for years without issue and not breaking the bank. I think it looks great and why oh why did they under style the 2012 version (no triangle exhausts, or wedge shaped sporty look) to the extent it has put me off buying the next gen. Overall the best car I have owned.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi EX 5dr

    Norman Dunning , Clackmannanshire . Date: 15/02/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    I have owned this car for 7 years and covered 87,000 miles. It has proved superbly reliable - only repair was a suspension component (£110) most likely due to a pothole. Servicing is pricey but always very efficiently done by the main Honda dealer. Best thing about the car is its practicality - it really holds an amazing amount of kit whether golf equipment, bicycles, garden and diy stuff - in fact, it holds more than the much bigger cars I had previously (Mondeos, Passat). Performance is fine with good overtaking pick up and sure-footed handling. Fuel consumption about 48 mpg on short trips - 55 mpg on longer ones. Suspension a bit hard and it is quite noisy at motorway speeds. Interior is as good as new with good quality leather. Only disappointment is the paintwork which seems too soft resulting in lots of chips on the bonnet. Just about to buy a new one...

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