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Hi folks, just joined and sorry if the questions have been asked before (but I have tired to search for them )

I have been an 7th Gen Accord owner for sometime and been very please with it, but it is time for the wife to change her car and she likes the look of the 8th Gen Civic, see has seen a type S GT 2.2 diesel that she likes the look of but I am coincided about the ride on the type S, we live in the sticks and the roads aren't the best, so what is the ride like compared to the standard models? also we have a 2yr daughter that would be travelling with her and being a 3 door what is the access like getting little people inside and out?

And last of all ( and sorry for all the questions) anything I should be looking out for?
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I have a type s 2.2 gt
Cant comment on the standard ride as i bought mine with lowering springs, but also have a 2 year old and i think access is great for a 3 door to be honest. Seats slide back a fair bit and the big door makes it easier for access also.
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To be honest I've come from a mk 4 golf Tdi to the honda 2.2 gt and the ride is so much nicer in the honda. It can be a little harsh in uneven road surfaces but it still absorbs the bumps well and isn't crashy. Access to the back seats is fine but I will say that one drain flaw is the fact that when the seats are flipped forward they don't go back into the same position. Aside from this though the car is amazing and has bags of room in the front, back and the boot. You won't be disappointed
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Recently one fault I've come across is the mode control - check when you press the mode button that the air switches between feet, face and windscreen as if it doesn't you will need a new mode control motor which is only about £50 but it's on back order at the mo until March 2015. Apart from this ( touch wood ) that's the only fault I have actually come across
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I had the type s diesel and I personally found it ok with my daughter when she was a newborn. Bit of a hassle moving the front seat for access but everything else is ok. My dad had the 7th gen accord and in my opinion the accord is more comfy than the civic but more difficult to fit a large pram lol.

I had coilovers at the time and the ride was still ok. Things to look out for is the clutch and check the roof for any rust, especially near the windscreen. I think these are the two main ones anyway
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I have the 2.2 EX GT (4 door), the ride can be a little harsh at times but I have had far worse.
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Thats great thank you all for your replies
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The 5 door high spec models should be worth a look at too. Easier access and the rear door handles are discreet anyway love my 1.8 es
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The ride in the Type S GT is very firm- It's not very forgiving over large road humps, pot holes. Compared to other cars I've been in, such as a Astra 3 Door, Audi A3, Citreon C4, etc it definitely has the hardest ride set-up, but that's what's you get with the Sport Model Civic and Type R. It's not unbearable and on normal roads, the ride is fine, but you will notice road imperfections.
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