Have a few questions after driving a 2010 Type s GT 2.2.
I have been reading up on the civic derv for the past few weeks making sure that i was going to be making the right choice.
I put down a £200 deposit on a car at evans Hallshaw to "move me closer" moving the car from England to my local dealership for inspection.
After reading all the horror stories about clutches and other general things to look out for i was fairly confident what to expect.
Taken the car for a test drive and was coming off a roundabout was in third gear and floored it and i am sure i heard the revs increase much louder than expected with not much go behind it, quickly looked at the rev counter to make sure it wasn't slipping and the speed had caught up. So put it in 4th and tried again with flooring it but did not seem to replicate the rev increase only heard it once and could not replicate it.
Dont know if i am just nervous and hearing things....wanted to be sure before i signed for it.
The actual drive was different to how i imagined it to be and basing it on the descriptions of how this diesel drives. To me the throttle was extremely sensitive with hardly any lag.... (very smooth actually) from what i had read is that 3rd and 4th were the best gears. But to me 2nd had a fair amount of torque and 3-6th was.....well disappointing really, sure it picked up speed at a good pace but didn't really feel all that torquey compared to an old Octavia TDI i had. Dont get me wrong though lovely car and obviously overall was faster than the octavia.
Although the car did have 3 Adults my self and wife and the salesman,
how would you describe the diesel and how it drives???
Would i be safe signing for the car and if the clutch was slipping would i be within my rights to request them to change it......I would have a better idea when i can fully test it rather than just taking it for a few mile test drive.
Dont really know where to go from here, really want the car (and it averaged 58mpg