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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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215 reader reviews for Honda Civic Hatchback.
  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    Neil Turnbull , Ayrshire . Date: 20/10/2013
    • 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
      55.4

    My car

    Haven't had this car for long but so far can't complain. I've read up on all it's faults but decided to go ahead and purchase it anyway. Some readers on here say the ride is too hard? I've just came from an Astra Sport Hatch which was by far more bone crunching. I've covered 700 miles this weekend and don't feel that there was any discomfort endured. MPG? during those 700 miles?, I've averaged 59.4 MPG :) not bad considering my Astra 1.4 Sport Hatch was only giving me about 38 MPG. In my opinion the car looks great and the interior is like a breath of fresh air. My only major complaint is that I've had to change the air and cabin filters as they were in a disgraceful condition, even though the franchised dealer assured me that the car had been serviced. I will be bringing this up with them. One of the best features in the cabin is the dual heating function, my Good wife loves heat, while I love a more comfortable arctic feel :) so no more battles of wit over the heater control :) The rear seats lift up and if you're into your cycling, can fit in a Road Bike if you take the front wheel off, no more roof bars. Another thing which is good about this car is when you plant the throttle "in a responsible manor of course" it does put a smile on your face once the turbo kicks in, there is some lag but hey, who buys one of these for Bugatti Veyron style performance.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    n. davy , . Date: 01/07/2013
    • 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
      40

    My car

    This isn't a bad car at all, athough not perfrect. With just a litte more thought Honda could have had a real winner here, but it's let down by a couple of points.

    Good points: the 2.2 diesel engine is superb, if a tad noisy. Plent of grunt, good acceleration (if you get the revs to 2000), and effortless overtaking on the motorway even in 5th of 6th gear.

    It's fun and easy to drive, the handling seems OK to me.

    And it looks great, both outisde and in. I was going to buy a Golf but they're just boring compared to the Civic. The Civic just seems more unusual and interesting.

    Honda customer service - can't fault it. And the car has been super reliable as per its reputation.

    Bad points: the split rear screen can be a bit annoying as can the lack of a rear wiper, but....

    the worst fault is the suspension, over even minor bumps and holes in the road. It's far too hard - all Honda had to do to produce a real winner is sort out the suspension.... shame

  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    David Shaw , Powus . Date: 30/11/2011
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought the Civic as a cheap to run good MPG mile muncher and was left massively disappointed.

    My car had 34k on the clock when purchased off an elderly gentleman, I did 20k in 18 months, all motor way with the cruise on at 74mph generally. The clutch started to slip at 38k and by 50k had completely gone. I have had Hondas all my life and had to also replace a front suspension strut at 48k as well.

    My old Prelude has 140k on the clock, original clutch and suspension and costs nothing but fuel and oil. The Civic just isn't build as well.

    The things it did well when it wasn't slipping were cruising along the motorway at 70, seeing upto 55mpg on most runs. It was very comfy, the equipment is great, space in abundance, relatively quiet, nice grunty engine etc. Check Civinfo for information on the clutchs dying, literally hundreds of people suffer from this and if it kills the flywheel you are looking at £1500 from a main d(st)ealer......

  • 1.4 i-DSI S 5dr

    john naunton Date: 15/10/2011
    • 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
      42

    My car

    I recently bought a 58 reg low miles SE civic from Stratstone Honda in Bedford - good price and very impressed with the 'Honda Approved' quality. Really enjoying the car, love the style the handling which is tight and responsive. The engine is smooth, but with a sporty note when it is worked a bit. Economy for a sporty 1800 is very good, ranging from 45 to 40 depending on how it is driven. Much more spacious than I originally thought. Picked my son and his partner up from airport - swallowed 2 large suitcases easily.

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