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Civic get a kicking from Whatcar: 2.2 First drive (2/5)

Apololigies if this has already been posted BUT!!!!!!!

2 stars from whatcar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Not really an in depth review... reads more like a review by someone who don't like Honda's period.... Maybe his boyfriend ran off with a Honda salesman
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Not really an in depth review... reads more like a review by someone who don't like Honda's period.... Maybe his boyfriend ran off with a Honda salesman
A quick google search and it reveals him as big a VAG fanboy!
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Listened to current Civic owners?

With no IRS, I can't say I didn't see it coming...
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Listened to current Civic owners?

With no IRS, I can't say I didn't see it coming...
driven it have you?
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Not really an in depth review... reads more like a review by someone who don't like Honda's period.... Maybe his boyfriend ran off with a Honda salesman
Agreed, not the most indepth review and Whatcar reviewers do have a tendancy to be biast to their prefered manufacturer.

Have to say I was a bit suprised at the 2 stars
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Ah Mr Gibbons has posted the Auto Express verdict - Thats a bit better!

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I take no notice of the press. I make my own mind up on a car. Everyone has different tastes!

The Focus love gets a bit boring to be honest, its a bland & dated looking car with pointless 'gadgets'
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I wouldn't expect that from Whatcar. I hope that autoexpress is closer to the truth (don't have much faith in them either). Soon there will be much more reviews to compare and a test drive to do.

I must admit that on a test drive, i didn't find the 8gen bad. Wrong judgement. I was in love with it for excuse


Yet, the boot seems big, but not bigger than in the 8gen.

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Given the propensity for the 8th gen to eat things like disks/ pads, drop links I hate to think how much labour will be to replace leaking suspension bushes!
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I didn't notice that in my car
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The words nail & coffin spring to mind.
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Given the propensity for the 8th gen to eat things like disks/ pads, drop links I hate to think how much labour will be to replace leaking suspension bushes!
If they have adopted a similar solution to the Citroen 'spheres' then they can be unscrewed and replaced quite quickly. Citroen must have a self sealing mechanism. My early Citroen C5 had very harsh rear suspension so the dealer replaced the rear spheres with ones from the Estate version that were softer. Made quite a difference.

I do hope Whatcar is wrong though. I can't see how this much publicised development has gone into the suspension for it to still crash over potholes and give a jittery ride.
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The words nail & coffin spring to mind.
Yeah, lets hope so eh? and the demise of Honda with it.
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ride aside, comments about the ergonomics etc are almost the same, written by the same cretin I wonder?
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If you read the review there are several positives to come out of it, but it only gets 2 stars. That indicates some kind of anti-Honda bias to me.
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BMW 1 Series only got 3 stars
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driven it have you?

I hope it's not as bad to drive as the current Civic. Or as unreliable (2.2CTDi)
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The new 1 series is also a complete hound, what are car designers up to these days!

There's now a review on autocar too
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