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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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  • 2.2 i-CTDi SE 5dr

    Thomas Hipler Date: 15/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The following impressions of the Honda Civic 2.2 i-CDTi Sport are based on a 30-minute test drive in January 2006. I was not the first driver of the test car this morning, so the engine was already warm.

    It has good acceleration, even though there were four grown men in the car. There was a little delay until the turbocharger kicked in. The rev counter looks more attractive than in the brochure, but I still don't like the digital speedometer.

    The typical diesel engine sound was always audible (in the German automotive press the engine is often described as 'refined' - it's not true). A few weeks earlier, I had a test drive in a Renault Megane 1.9 dCi (130bhp) - it was much more refined, and sounded much less diesel-like (even when the engine was cold).

    Unlike the Megane, the engine becomes loud (not the sporty way, but rather the unpleasant way) when revved hard.

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