Hi all, glad you like the car as much I do. Although the Image pack and additional paint work cost an 'arm and a leg', I think the end result was worth it.
And now for the bad news. Driving into work this morning, in the process of overtaking a lorry and suddenly hit by a load of spillage which is leaking from the back of it - as if hit by grit from a gritter lorry, only much worse.
The back is obviously not closed properly and it's like a river of dirt/stones spewing out. I pull in front to try to get the reg number, but unfortunately it left the A1 via a slip road (without indicating of course) and that was that. I did consider stopping and reversing back up the A1 to take the slip road, but common sense prevailed thankfully.
I have three areas on the bonnet, which have between two and five white chips and a couple on the side of the car. Also have a couple of small nicks out of the front bumper. So I am now (earlier than expected I grant you) a fully paid up member of the Honda Civic 'stone chip' club.
Totally p*ssed of, but that's life I suppose. Better to get the first dent/scratch over and done with early so I can stop worrying about the car.