What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Space-age looks, and a reputation for reliability

Against Tyre noise is distracting and handling isn't the best

Verdict Avant-garde styling, but not to all tastes

Go for… 1.8 i-VTEC SE

Avoid… 1.4 i-DSI S

Honda Civic Hatchback
  • 1. The fuel-filler cap can refuse to open
  • 2. Make certain the oil has been changed regularly on diesels - remember, there's no warning light
  • 3. There can be condensation in the light clusters
  • 4. Interior rattles are reported by some owners
  • 5. There have been recalls for the rear suspension - ensure that any work needed has been carried out
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