Just been testing the new Civic (mild bike content)
Been in the market for a new car for months now. And within my criteria this new style Civic 2.2 diesel is fantastic.Posted 5 years ago
Tried all the usual suspects, Golf, series 1, A3 was even strongly drawn to a Mini, but this is head and shoulders above those on just about every level.
Fuel economy is about as good as I’ll get, but it has very surprising performance as well. Best of both worlds.
Build quality from an initial perspective is also way above it’s German counterparts.
I’m placing my order Tuesday.
Here’s the clincher, seats that fold towards the boot as well as forward, wheel off and roll it in 🙂
My Brother has a 2.2 TD as a company car and he hates it .Posted 5 years ago
He does about 30k business miles a year . The Civic is tiresome to drive compared to a Passat ( my B5 , his B6 ) Tramlines on sily 45 profile tyres. Potholes are a nightmare as well . And pray you never have a puncture .
He has complained to the company and tried to get a different car , to no avail , as they got consultants to choose the fleet . So they chose a 2.2 with a more expensive pence per mile allowance than a sub 2.0.
The point and squirt handling is great , they are fast and almost economical . Dual climate is great too , as is the folding seat squabs.
However , as a long distance lugger probably not the best .
The choice is all yours .
The choice is all yours
This is it. The BMW was without doubt a superb car, but I was disappointed. Not in it, but in the way it meshed with my work and lifestyle.
Felt a bit flimsy compared to previous VW’s
Having test driven like for like pound note wise I’d say the tables have turned. The 2012 model is quite a bit different to the previous versions.Posted 5 years agoGJPMember
Jesus F C – almost £25k for a 1.8 Petrol SOHC Manual car , only pumping out 142 PSI and a 0-60 in 9.6 seconds. No thanks.
I have owned two civics and loved them both, but either I am out of touch with new car prices, or these do not look like very good value for money against a Golf Mk6 or an Audi A3?Posted 5 years agodabMember
I’ve got a 2.2 es
Test drove the new one last month
Styling a bit meh, engine & suspension were great
Dash looked messy vs my civic
And I hate the fact the triangle exhaust and door handle details
have been binned ;-(
They can be a bit jittery on 17’s
But great cars to own and lovely engines
Reasonably economic too
I’d buy another Honda in a heartbeatPosted 5 years ago
unless I could afford a Volvo xc60 d5 awd lolJohnClimberSubscriber
Get the Mini Countryman as you first thought.
I had Civic D (now a Countryman Cooper D) and it wasn’t as ecomonical as the book said (they never are), if the seats fold up like the last one they are great for meduim framed bikes without the front wheels but nothing bigger.Posted 5 years ago
Also don’t got for bigger than the basic alloy wheels as it was the most unconfortable car I’ve ever owned/driven.molgripsSubscriber
I’d have bought one (a 07-08 ish one) if there’d been one around at the dealers in my price range. Loved the car. However people are complaining about the economy.. I ended up with a Passat and I love that. I get 55mpg on motorways, it’s auto, and brilliant at motorway cruising which is what it gets used for almost all the time. Also it tows caravans rather well, I’d have been very limited with choice of van if I had got the civic.Posted 5 years ago
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