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picking my car up on wed

im picking up my
1.4 se milano red on wed brand new
when i go to pick it up is there anything i need to look for in perticular
as im going to be very excited (my first new car) and its a space ship civic
so any advice would be helpfull
as ill take notes with me
4 days left not long know
i orderd it on the 2nd off jan so ive been counting down for a while
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good luck HM get some pics up asap and wel have a proper look at silverstone
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picked it up today
and its even better than i thought it would be
i havent been in vtec mode yet but carnt wait untill i can
ill post some pics up tomorrow
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picked it up today
and its even better than i thought it would be
i havent been in vtec mode yet but carnt wait untill i can
ill post some pics up tomorrow
you've probably been in the vtec quite a lot
its not a vtec system like the type-r
on the 1.4 and 1.8 it works to save fuel so not to give extra bhp.
Sorry to shatter the dreams, but still, happy and safe motoring!!
Enjoy the car, you've chosen the only right color
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i havent been above 4k revs
and ive had no rev lights light up yet
ive had all my eco lights carnt believe the car tells you when to change gear
and it runs in 6th gear at 30 mph
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Have a read, i know this is for the 1.8, but the 1.4 vtec works the same way!
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cheers i thought it started at around 4.5k
you live and learn
i thought it started picking up a bit earlyier than that
you can tell its got some get up and go about it brilliant for a 1.4
and very quiet im ashamed to say i stalled the car 3 times so far beacuse i couldnt hear the engine
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cheers i thought it started at around 4.5k
you live and learn
i thought it started picking up a bit earlyier than that
you can tell its got some get up and go about it brilliant for a 1.4
and very quiet im ashamed to say i stalled the car 3 times so far beacuse i couldnt hear the engine
yes, i've heared and read some great things about the 1.4 vtec. If it was available back in 2007 i would have certainly gone for that engine.
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glad your happy HM looking forward to thw pics, any thing we can help with
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you could allways pay me fuel costs if your in a giving mood lol
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im going to get the handbook out in a min it looks pretty thick
is there anything in perticular i need to look at
also i dont know what people are complaing about the suspension for its the best ride and handling car ive had
all others have been far too soft
i will write up a proper reveiew but i think i should wait untill ive done more than 15 miles in here
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im going to get the handbook out in a min it looks pretty thick
is there anything in perticular i need to look at
also i dont know what people are complaing about the suspension for its the best ride and handling car ive had
all others have been far too soft
i will write up a proper reveiew but i think i should wait untill ive done more than 15 miles in here
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fast naked girls
fast naked cars
both are good in my books
i just went outside to snap a few pics and its raining all over my nice new clean naked car ;(
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fast naked girls
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both are good in my books
i just went outside to snap a few pics and its raining all over my nice new clean naked car ;(
Keep her naked and especially dont give her a car-bra because those things are damn ugly
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Pics!

Hope you enjoy those grils as much as I enjoy my car.
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carnt believe the car tells you when to change gear
Do the newer Civics have one of these features?
Have had this on previous cars, and if ever there is a feature that means well, but in reality is completely useless most of the time - then this is it.
They seem to work purely on engine revs, but cant take into account the load on the engine and gearbox due to the gradient of the road.
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They seem to work purely on engine revs, but cant take into account the load on the engine and gearbox due to the gradient of the road.
Yes it can! I have a bridge over a dual carriageway on the way home. In fourth at 45 mph, on the flat road bit, the 'gear up arrow' is lit. When I'm starting to go uphill, the 'gear up arrow' is turned off. When the road starts to level, the arrow lights up again.

However, on that same bit of road, in fifth, same speed, the arrow stays lit. Pedal to the metal, speed drops, but it still wants to get in sixth. Ah well...
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it seems to only tell you to change gear to try and keep all the eco lights lit
i took her up too 4.5k today
i was pleasntly shocked at the accelration
could be that ive just come from an s reg 1.6 astra with about 55 bhp
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