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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

    Andrew Stevens , Hampshire . Date: 07/01/2009
    • 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 simply love this car! I was actually planning on buying the new Kia Pro-Ceed having test drove it and decided to buy it the sales person seemed completely not interested in selling it to me so i walked away and decided to drive down to Basingstoke Honda as i had wanted the new Civic since it was first released but i honestly didn't think i could ever afford one.

    When i got to Basingstoke Honda i immediately saw an one year old Electric Blue one for just over £10,000 and my heart skipped a beat! Before test driving it i knew i would without question that i would buy it but took it for a test drive any way. The drive was amazing. So smooth with a great driving position and the most comfortable car seats i had ever sat in with every toy except SatNav.

    The sales man did everything he could to sell me the car and a week later i picked it up. I was initially concerned about MPG because my previous car was a Smart ForFour 1.2 but i get a good 42MPG around town and 48MPG on the motor way.

    The Civic is still the most striking car on the road with it's futuristic looks both inside and out. I personally don't find the rear visor a problem but i would prefer a rear wiper.

    Overall having owned 14 cars since passing my test 12 years ago the Civic is most definately my favourite and i am very proud to own one. Im hoping Honda keep up the futuristic looks with the new version and if so then there will be no question about me buying one in 4 years when this one is paid off.

  • 2.0 i-VTEC Type R GT 3dr

    assad rasool , lancashire . Date: 26/12/2008
    • 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

    My car

    Car looks incredible really nice to look at and well kitted for this model. Dash is really convinient all the controls and buttons are where you need them but takes abit to get used to. Driving it on the roads at low speeds is very uncomfortable suspension is very stiff and picks up the smallest bumps (expected for a sports hot hatch) the power is there when you need it. To summerise its a fantastic motor practical and looks stunning, exciting and fun to drive.

  • 1.8 i-VTEC Type S GT 3dr

    Paul Hopcroft Date: 22/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    Have looked at loads of reviews on this car but I seem to be the only person to buy the I SHIFT Version. What a mistake this is an awful semi automatic gearbox which is jumpy and dangerous. In full auto mode the gear changes are like some one pulling you back like an elastic band before launching you forward, paddleshift is bearable once you are on the move, but buyers beware when starting off and reversing. Engine and fuel consumption excellent as long as revs kept up. Rattles and rear shocks awful, no movement on base of drivers seat resulting in bad backache.Poor visibility, build quality, and very easily stone chipped. Never any need to wash your hair just open the rear hatch after raining and you get a lovely shower. When taken back to garage for a recall complained about these points and was told by the salesman cars were built to a price.He was not being smug but really genuine and I believe him. After eight months of unhappy motoring we have sold the car at an enormous loss (so much for good residuals) To anyone looking to buy one of these insist on having the car for test the weekend I have no doubt you will hand it back. I have bought a second hand merc clk for similar money what a joy!

  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    A R , Wilkshire . Date: 07/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    "The ride is the most terrible thing that as happened to this car. Some pepole likes it, some pepole don't. It is like that marmite add and they say You either like it or hate it!!! The dash is rubbish aswell and it does not look anything like the car. But the looks are the best in the Civic, they all stand out. But my overall rating is ***

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