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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.
  • 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.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi SE 5dr

    s. lee , denbigh . Date: 18/05/2011
    • 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
      55

    My car

    Own this car for 2 months now and i enjoy everytime i drive, The 2.2 diesel engine is superb and awesome. Economy is brilliant average 46mpg around town and 64mpg at motorways. The ride is firm on uneven road surface that is my only gripe on my civic.

  • 2.0 i-VTEC Type R GT 3dr

    martin bialowas , . Date: 02/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    I have owned the CTR for over a year now and have never looked back.

    I believe the overall package is rather a unique proposition. I settled for this car after test driving the usual subjects. It offered an intoxicating blend of sharp looks, great manual gear-change, fine performance and a stonking soundtrack.

    Positives: Although not the fastest, it's no slouch and a joy to work the engine hard, it certainly feels like it could keep going past its 8,200 RPM limiter. The mechanical but smooth gearshift is of excellent quality. The six ratios are well judged to give good acceleration, however this not a point and squirt toy - you will have gearchange on overtake. But this only adds to the enjoyment when you've mastered extracting the best from this machine. I relish the sound this car makes beyond 6,000 RPM, truly addictive with the windows down (or up). The interior always felt great to me, rendering most other marks bland in comparison. The storage this car offers is barge like and yet appears deceptively small from the outside. Handling is good but can be improved upon by aftermarket adjustment to alignment and/or springs however this is by not means a requirement. Runs great on 95 RON unlike its turbo rivals (Mixed =~34mpg ). Negatives:The rear view is obscured by the spoiler & no wiper. Hard ride on British roads. The front seats have no memory - honestly Honda!? Low amounts of torque vs diesel/turbo petrol. Expensive road fund. Need to work it for performance.

  • 1.4 i-VTEC Si 5dr

    Fiona Macfarlan , . Date: 11/04/2011
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    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!!!!!

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