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4.8
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nickolodeon

OK but nothing more

HONDA CIVIC 1.6 i-DTEC ES 5dr (Review date: 6th August '14)

4

I have the 1.6i DTEC version and apart from its outstanding fuel economy I have little praise for this car. The seats are ok, it has a big versatile boot but goes downhill in a big way from there. The engine is ridiculously noisy and clattery for a new design, with dreadful turbo lag, the big MPG numbers being the only respite. The ride manages to be bouncy and harsh at the same time, and the interior is full of squeaks and rattles from day one, the clutch judders and the brakes squeal, and the wind noise from the front doors make me think its mising a seal somewhere. I haven't bothered taking it to a dealer because online forums seem to suggest 'they all do that'. Given to me new as a company car because it's so cheap to run, I would avoid one of these as a private purchase unless you are really concerned with getting an extra few mpg from your car, other cars in this sector must be better than this. If you get one as a company car, I just hope your one drives better!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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gasfireman

My 4th Civic and a great car

HONDA CIVIC 2.2 i-DTEC ES 5dr (Review date: 12th February '14)

5

This is my 4th Civic having had generations 6, 7, 8 and now 9.

My previous 2.##### 8th gen was a great car and if it hadn't been for a great deal I wouldn't have changed. The new model though is better and more refined. More responsive, economy about 15% better, better ride and quieter. The bluetooth and hands free work well as does the rear parking camera.

Still a good looking car despite being toned down on the previous gen. I do miss the glass roof of my previous car though its an option on EX GT models.

Steering is light but not vague as described in press. Too early to talk reliability but being a Honda and having taken several to 250,000 miles before without problem this won't be any worse.

Have had to drive an Vauxhall Insignia this week due to someone shunting the rear of mine. The Vauxhall is so much less of a car that Im pining for the Civ...

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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derby4

Honda civic

HONDA CIVIC 1.8 i-VTEC ES-T 5dr (Review date: 18th January '14)

4.5

The new Honda civic had a lot to live up to. Having owned a jazz and before that a 07 reg civic. The gear box is much improved and the engine feels a lot more powerful. Will do 70 mph in third quite easily. The sat nav is also extremely good just like the Bluetooth. Only problem is the Econ button does decrease the power quite a lot. Overall just like all Hondas, a great car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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cbrmarko

mind blowing Honda.

HONDA CIVIC 2.2 i-DTEC ES 5dr (Review date: 4th November '13)

5

Having driven an Audi A3 for three weeks as a courtesy car due to my toyota celica been written off as a total loss,i was pretty sure the audi was my next car....but then...i took the honda civic for a ride and was blown away,the ride,comfort and handling of this gem actually made the audi feel like a dinosaur.The power is delivered with no turbo lag and catapults you to 60 without blinking,there are no squeaks,rattles or annoying road noise as you put it through its paces and the sure footed nature of this car gives you complete peace of mind.The level of safety features are second to none,but the best thing is...it never breaks or goes wrong...its an honda,why would it!!!...if i was to be picky,the only thing that irritates me about this car is......i have to share it with my wife...nuff said now go buy one.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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mrw65

It's fantastic!

HONDA CIVIC 1.8 i-VTEC ES 5dr Auto (Review date: 26th April '13)

5

I'm 47 years old and someone who enjoys driving plus has owned many different cars and this is my first Honda.

I find the Civic great to drive and being able to select three different styles of drive - eco, normal or sport makes driving even more enjoyable. To date, I'm averaging 40 mpg which is far better than I expected from a 1.8 litre petrol engine with a 5 speed automatic gearbox. The car is comfortable, handles well, is quiet and practical plus I like the styling of the Civic. I haven't had an issue with the rear visibility. As for faults or niggles - none.

I'm really pleased that I didn't take note of the negative comments made by the motoring press and went for a test drive. If you're interested in a Civic go and have a test drive as this is a quality car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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ericjhan

Much better than expected

HONDA CIVIC 1.8 i-VTEC ES-T 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th April '13)

4.8

I took delivery of this car in March 2013. Immediately, I was impressed by the premium 'feel' of the cabin, the quietness when driving, the sold thunk of the doors when closing and the excellent dashboard, which is full of buttons, lights and useful information - just as I like it.

Practically every time we have been out in this car, I have said to my wife 'I really like this car - I can't believe how good it is; it's the best new car I've bought, for about 15 years'.

I would rate it as quiet and smooth as the Lexus 4 litre V8 I owned in 1998 but the Civic does over 35 mpg (combined all driving) and has a petrol engine, so is cheaper to tank up than the diesel Mondeo I had previously.

The automatic gearbox is 5-speed and always seems to be in the right gear. There is a 'sport' mode, whre you canm manually shift up and down via paddles behind the steering wheel, but I haven't used it, other than to test it. For me, it's fine but pointless.

The hatchback 'boot' is slightly smaller than our previous car, but still adequate for two of us and the comparitive narrowness and shortness of this car, compared to the previous one, makes it far easier to park, especially when using the rear-view camera, which I believe is standard fit.

Magazine road tests prior to buying this car advised me that the steering had no feel; I can't say I've had any problem at all - it feels fine to me.

Finally, the wedge-like appearance has presence on the road and looks great, in my view.

Overall rating - I'd recommend this car to anyone in the 'Focus'-size market.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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robler1

HONDA CIVIC 2.2 idtec

HONDA CIVIC 2.2 i-DTEC ES 5dr (Review date: 17th March '13)

5

having owed an 8th gen civic for 3 years i can compare these 2 cars, my 8th gen civic was 1.8 i EX vtec petrol ...

the main improvement for me in the new civic is defo the ride quality, the car has grown up and is now very refined, the car has gone from being a in your face teenager to a sensible adult, this may not be a good thing for some people because for me they have under styled the car, no push start button no triangle exhausts, no 50's fridge door handles,but i think if your a true civic fan you will love the improvements in the car, around town the car gets 40 mpg with 20 quid road tax, for me the 2.2 idtec has slight lag on take off compared to the 1.8 ivtec, the big diesel delivers smooth effortless power once the turbo is spinning, its quite and very smooth on the road with plenty of grip, es model is well spec up infact it has more then my old 8th gen ex model, ipod and usb in arm rest, colour changing dash , display your own wallpaper, stereo improved sound, stop start and eco drive,over all i would say this is the best family car on the road today..

bad points for me...

wing mirrors to small

boot lip to high

no sunglasses case

storage in front of gear knob gone?

hand brake moved closer to passenger? why

no lumber support

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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alfalex

Love it.

HONDA CIVIC 2.2 i-DTEC ES 5dr (Review date: 5th August '12)

5

I have owned the car for almost 2 months now, have driven 3,500 miles and I absolutely love it.

It may have lost some of the exterior features that made the old model stand out, but it has definitely been improved in other areas.

The ride quality has been improved significantly compared to the previous model ( I have owned the previous model) so it's no longer as stiff. However, at the same time, there is still very little body roll when cornering.

I had the chance to test drive the 1.8L petrol and I can honestly say that the 2.2L diesel one is definitely the better engine. The car is much more responsive. Some people say that considering the car's size and the trend of downsizing the 2.2L diesel is an overkill for this car, but I like it, especially when overtaking.

On a combined cycle with ECON mode OFF I have been averaging 43 mpg.

The dashboard ergonomics/layout has also been improved. You can control the a/c without even taking the hand off the shift stick.

The split rear window wasn't really a problem for me in the previous model and it's even less of a problem in this one.

The car has plenty of space.

The only complaint I have is that you cannot cycle through the trip computer items (average consumption, range, average speed, elapsed time) while the car is moving. That is, in order to change the display from average consumption, for example, to range you need to stop the car. While I understand the safety reasons behind disabling some of the menu items while the car is moving, I find it strange that the Honda people thought that adjusting the clock or looking into the maintenance menu while driving does not present the same safety risk as changing the trip computer item that is being displayed. It really is very impractical - you are on a long drive on the highway and your display is set to average consumption or speed, and as your gas tank is approaching empty you want to switch to range so that you can see how much further you can drive before you need to stop for refueling...but here's the catch..you cannot do that without stopping.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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iidrees

fantastic new civic

HONDA CIVIC 2.2 i-DTEC ES 5dr (Review date: 30th March '12)

4.8

the car drives superb, very comefortable, nice new styling inside, however the older model does look better. the rear of the car is still a issue, i dont understand why honda did not sort this out, they had 6 years to come up with something!

running is superb as you will expect with all japanese cars. used daily for urban driving, averages just over 40mpg.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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