Having previously owned 9 Nissans - I came to Honda with some trepidation. My 1.4 Si is (so far 1600 miles) trouble free and comfortable to drive. Interior of car is comfortable and no rattles or squeaks evident. Internal plastics a bit disappointing but the layout of the dash is lovely and easy to use. Externally I am finding the lack of rear wash wipe a pain and rear visibility is not as bad as I first had thought - takes a bit of getting used to. Door handles a bit clunky when opening. Comfort wise - I am on 16" alloys and the ride is a wee bit rough but more comfortable than my previous Nissan which was on 17"s. Havent noticed road noise as mentioned previously. Fuel Consumption - Was a huge decision maker for me and I am currently getting 38 - 40 MPG in almost 90% town stop/start driving. I am happy with this. Engine - Sadly I do feel the power from the 1.4 is poor - it is a heavy car being lugged around by a 1.4 engine and it appears sluggish. The only real negative for me All in all - I am very pleased although I do feel you dont get a lot of tech/gadgets for the money - built in bluetooth and parking sensors should be a standard option. Its early days but I am happy with the car - Long may it last!!!!!
Having owned Hondas for over ten years I had absolutely no fear in buying this Civic. I've driven just over 3,000 miles since i bought it a few months ago and it hasnt missed a beat. Fuel economy is fantastic which in todays economy is a god send. I find it extremely comfortable and the little gadgets like climate control and the digital speedo make it stand out from the crowd. I have no doubt that i will have another 10 years of hassle free diving with this latest gem from Honda.
I have now owned the Type R GT for almost two years and 25k miles. It is a fine hot hatch that does verything you would expect of it brilliantly.
It has a superb high reving engine with instantaneous power delivery and none of the lag experienced in it's forced induction rivals. The engine note is amazing and intoxicating and often acts as encouragement to the driver to give it the beans just for the fun of it.
It is extremely spacious inside and has amble space for four large adults to sit in comfort. The boot is also spacious for this class of car.
Running costs are again surprisingly good for the type of car. For example a major service cost £188. Fuel consumption of around 38mpg can easily be achieved with some restraint in the right foot department.
My only niggles are interior rattles and the fact thet it does not have a spare wheel. I had to fork out £130 for the reassurance of carrying a space saver as an alternative to the rubbish bottle of tyre foam which when I needed it, let me down.
All in all the best hot hatch on the market at the moment as it's sale figures will confirm.
the drive is fantastic.alot of people say this car could do with more power.its got plenty of guts.i have done alot of track days in lots of different cars.from super cars to small hot hatches.what alot of peolpe dont realise who go for these cars are that these types of cars are made to go around corners at speed. if they want things to go fast in a straight line go american.you have to remember this car gets 200bhp out of a 2000cc engine without a turbo or super charger.no other hot hatch out there can do this, plus not one of these engines have ever gone wrong and its built to get thrashed. the servicing cost are only £180,there is no other hot hatch that can match the mpg.its the best hot hatch for holding on to its money to.i have driven the st and vrx (vrx is a clown car terrible to control).the problems with this car is that there are to many on the roads,massive fuel bills but most of all is the amount of money you loose.so if you have a large wallet the st would be for you. the honda is a marmite car but i do like it.its not perfect by fare but it is a very good car. im not an expert on cars but i do them race so read the experts reveiws.if you do buy one of these cars get the veichle looked at by a car inspector. alot of these cars get crashed on the tarck and there are loads on the road with undeclared damages.or buy from a dealer as they cant sell damged cars by law.go for the gt they sell on better
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