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I've bought 07 Civic Sport 2.2 recently and would like to thank you already for the amount of information available on this forum.

After many years of driving mainly German cars last year I bought myself my firs Japanese car. It was Lexus LS430, lovely car to drive, comfortable and very powerful. Unfortunately due to change of jobs I have to commute to work on my motorcycle now. Because of that I drove Lexus only 300 miles in 8 weeks and couldn't justify to keep it. Since I was very impressed with Lexus I decided to buy small Japanese car. I have to admit that even after 10 years Civic still looks good. I have to say that fuel consumption from motorway journey showing close to 60mpg is a bit a relief after 16mpg in Lexus.

Unfortunately paintwork on Civic is a joke and I never saw so many stone chips on bonnet and front fenders on a car with less than 100k on the clock.

So far I managed to clean the car properly inside, then gave paintwork a bit of spa (wash, claybar, autoglym deep shine, farecla g3). Plastic trims has been restored to a former glory. I don't plan to spend to much on a car but few things will be done. I've ordered cobra flush parking sensors, both side skirts (old ones have most fixings broken) and air con need to be looked at as it's not working at the moment.

Maybe at some point I will remap the car to unlock the potential but only of I can find the place that don't charge to much.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 21st April 2017, 12:20
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That's a nice looking car and yes, the low bonnet does tend to collect a good number of stone chips.

I bet the LS was comfy tho right?
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LS was something completely different. Every toy you can think of, that includes massage seats etc. Unfortunately nearly £300 tax and £650 insurance cost plus servicing for a car that will drive 2k annually did not made any sense. If the circumstances will change and I will drive a car more again then LS600h will be on my shopping list

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Now that's a car built to last, good colour too

I've recently done the opposite to you and snag'd a GS 450H.
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Welcome. The chips are everywhere mate my bonnet looks like a sky full of stars

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Hi everyone.

I've bought 07 Civic Sport 2.2 recently and would like to thank you already for the amount of information available on this forum.

After many years of driving mainly German cars last year I bought myself my firs Japanese car. It was Lexus LS430, lovely car to drive, comfortable and very powerful. Unfortunately due to change of jobs I have to commute to work on my motorcycle now. Because of that I drove Lexus only 300 miles in 8 weeks and couldn't justify to keep it. Since I was very impressed with Lexus I decided to buy small Japanese car. I have to admit that even after 10 years Civic still looks good. I have to say that fuel consumption from motorway journey showing close to 60mpg is a bit a relief after 16mpg in Lexus.

Unfortunately paintwork on Civic is a joke and I never saw so many stone chips on bonnet and front fenders on a car with less than 100k on the clock.

So far I managed to clean the car properly inside, then gave paintwork a bit of spa (wash, claybar, autoglym deep shine, farecla g3). Plastic trims has been restored to a former glory. I don't plan to spend to much on a car but few things will be done. I've ordered cobra flush parking sensors, both side skirts (old ones have most fixings broken) and air con need to be looked at as it's not working at the moment.

Maybe at some point I will remap the car to unlock the potential but only of I can find the place that don't charge to much.

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What did you use to plastics? Colour look awesome


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Hi. I've sent you PM bit just if anyone is interested it is a plastic restorer. Very easy to apply and comparing to most of the products on the market it doesn't come off with first wash.
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Parking sensors arrived and waiting for fitting when I find few spare hours.



I've also bought Fusso vax, I've saw so many positive reviews and decided to try myslef. Apparently it should last 12 months. I miss ceramic coating that I had on my Lexus but there is no point of doing it in Civic due to the amount of stone chips.


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Aircon specialist confirmed my worries that condenser needs replacing in my Civic. All will be done tomorrow. £240+vat parts/labour/regasing. That's why I've got my A/C on all year round to avoid such costs. My wifes 13 year old passat had one regas during 5 years of ownership and A/C is still ice cold.


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