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Civic Type S GT in Vivid Blue Pearl
Civic Type S GT in Vivid Blue Pearl
Side view
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Rear view
Rear view
Civic Type S available colours.
Civic Type S available colours.


Contents

Introduction

The Honda Civic Type-S was revealed at the tail end of 2006, available to purchase from January 2007. The car was met by mixed reviews from enthusiasts.

In the new 3 door guise it has a slightly different body kit to the Civic - 5 Door, different alloy wheels, re-worked suspension and a more rakish rear. The Civic Type-S forms the base for the upcoming Civic - Type R .


Changes over 5 door

  • Gone are the rear doors
  • Rear seats no longer fold up (can be unscrewed and forced up)
  • Re-worked suspension and steering for a sportier feel
    • Rear track increased by 20mm.
    • Stiffened springs and anti-roll bars
    • Altered damper rebound settings
    • Steering column is mounted more rigidly
    • Weightier steering
    • VSA allows more freedom
  • Different body kit
    • Deeper front air intake
    • Gunmetal trim around wheelarches, sills and bumpers
    • Different rear bumper
  • 17" alloys as standard (225/45)
  • Silver-stitched black part alcantara sports seats, of different fabric
  • Chrome Type S kick plates
  • Leather steering wheel (present on some 5-door trim levels)

Models

  • S
  • Type S
  • Type S GT (Germany: Type S + Advantage Paket)

Engines

  • 1.4 i-VTEC
    • 6 speed manual
    • 6 speed i-SHIFT
  • 1.8 i-VTEC
    • 6 speed manual
    • 6 speed i-SHIFT
  • 2.2 i-CTDI
    • 6 speed manual

Specifications

Civic Type S Civic Type S GT
Wheels 17" alloy, 225/45, R17 17" alloy, 225/45, R17
Air Conditioning Climate control Dual zone climate control
Cruise Control No Yes
Fog Lights Dealer fit option Yes
Automatic Lights No Yes
Automatic Wipers No Yes
Panoramic Glass Roof No Yes
Power folding door mirrors No Yes
Cost 1.8 i-VTEC £15,250

2.2 i-CTDI £16,550

1.8 i-VTEC £16,250

2.2 i-CTDI £17,550


Available Colours

  • Milano Red
  • Nighthawk Black Pearl
  • Alabaster Silver Metallic
  • Royal Blue Pearl
  • Deep Bronze Pearl
  • Blueish Silver Metallic
  • Vivid Blue Pearl (no longer available on 08- cars)
  • Tangerine Orange (new for 08- cars / no longer available on 09- cars)

Options

  • Metallic/Pearlescent paint, £380
  • DVD Sat Nav, £1400
  • iPod Adapter, £220
  • Rearview Camera kit, £625
  • 8 CD Changer kit, £475
  • Speaker rings, £40
  • Bass system kit, £525
  • Dual cone speaker kit, £100
  • Co-axial speaker kit, £150
  • Bluetooth kit, £350
  • Blue footwell lighting, £250
  • Autodimming rear view mirror, £200
  • Sunshades (4), £125
  • Floor mats, £60
  • Rubber floor mats, £60
  • Rear parking sensors, £390
  • Front and rear mudguards, £100
  • Boot spoiler, £250
  • Front + rear bumper protectors, £300
  • Side body protectors, £300
  • City pack (painted protectors), £500
  • Image pack, £1000

Model Specific Complaints/Issues

  • Front seats do not remember previous position after tilting
  • B-pillar position can interfere with over-shoulder view


Reviews


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