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New Civic

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Mr_Sukebe, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. Mr_Sukebe

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    Had a look at the new Civic up close whilst at the boat show today.
    Can't say I like the exterior, bit of a mess IMO.
    Inside is a LOT more interesting. The dashboard is completely wild and definitely very Space 1999 (I mean that in a good way). Never seen a steering wheel with some many controls on it. So gets the thumbs up from me on the inside, just for being seriously cool.
     
  2. Human Torch

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    and u didnt take your camera!!!! Pfft!
     
  3. Bear

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    Aye dont like the exterior that much at all, its a bit marmite but the interior is pretty good and quite well thought out. My brother traded in his 2.2 Accord Vtec for the diesel version of the Civic.
     
  4. Haircut

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    I got sent a big brochure on the new Civic a couple of weeks back (must have signed up for something at some point.) It seems pretty interesting - may go and have a test drive of one, although at nearly £19K for the 2.2 Diesel EX it's a bit pricey.
     
  5. Neb

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    Lol, I'm the opposite, I love the exterior, but the interior really put a big lump of coal in my love for this car. I don't like the felty material on the seats and doors, it feels too mass produced inside, and there are some cheap plastics painted silver. I felt really small in the car as well, sort of looking up to the dash and outside (even though I am not small.)

    The cool dials thing is completly ruined by a dodgy polygon perspex shape covering it, it would have been better to have a curved shape around it or something.

    I do however really like the seats. I sat in the car for 30 minutes and kept on coming back to how comfortable and supportive they are, including the back ones.
     
  6. Fusion

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    The exhausts are neat.
     
  7. Bug One

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    Hmm. Saw one on the motorway the other day. The rear looks a bit of a mess to me. Never seen the interior.
     
  8. James_N

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    I think there have been recalls already over the interior. only minor things though.

    Looks like the Type R is gonna be over £20k so i think i'll stick with my EP3 or upgrade to a DC5/S2000 next.
     
  9. Chabsy

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    I looked at 1 in a honda showroom, i liked both the inside and outside, i didnt like the £17500 price tag though, and the Es model has a silly glass roof the lowers the roof line inside by 2 "
     
  10. merlin

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    I've just got one of these as a courtesy car this morning.

    Quite impressed - lots of gadget inside, yes the felt material sucks and I can see parts of the dash getting scratched in no time at all. Lovely overall feel though - solid, quiet, great ride, lots of gadgets, mine's got a full glass roof too which is too cool for school.

    Steering freaked me out - it's beyond razor sharp, speed sensitive I think because it seemed to soften up a bit, over 50mph. First Honda I've driven that has a turning circle < that of a ocean liner.

    Can't see a fat lot out the back because of the shape and spoiler thingy but I'm used to that. No reversing sensor though which I thought was a bit daft.

    I'm not actually sure which engine I got in this one, but it pulls well with no fuss at all, nasty habit of still reving though once you come off the gas and change gear.

    Oh yeah - I swear the boot is the tardis, it just HUGE.
     
  11. D4VE

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  12. Firestar_3x

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    Went to the Honda dealer last weekend, totally love the exterior but the interior leaves something to be desired, its a sea of black and blue plastic, looks like a spaceship and certainly not a dash I could look at for very long.
     
  13. 1ofaKind

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    Yeah I liked the look / gadgets and priced one up on the Honda web site. 19k as has been said for the 2.2 diesel - ouch!
     
  14. MrMoon

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    test drove one when looking at cars a few weeks ago, the rear vision is rubbish, your passengers have no room in the back, and its a nightmare to reverse into anything, the dash would give you a headache in the dark
    I must say I wasnt impressed for that kind of money

    the exhausts look cool though
     
  15. Fusion

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    £18,100 rrp for the top spec 2.2. In SE trim it's £15,900.
     
  16. iv-tecman

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    Not seen too many of them. Had a quick look at one at the Honda dealer the other day when I was up there, but I was a bit on then fence with the exterior looks.

    Wasn't so sure about the back really. Looks a bit fat, but the exhausts were cool. It's not as much of a turn off as the Nissan Primera though, so hopefully it won't damage Honda sales too much, but I wouldn't swap my Honda Accord Sport for one though.

    Gotta say though, I did prefer the previous civic better though.
     
  17. subxero

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    Thats all I actually do like about the new civic, may the old model RIP :(
     
  18. Burned_Alive

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    Saw one of these on the road the other day, it was foul.
     
  19. Fusion

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    You like the old one?
     
  20. James_N

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    imo the old model is best but then im biased owning an EP3 CTR :D