Car: 2007 1.8 EX iShift 5DR
Join Date: 11th July 2015
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I would go for the 2009 and up 1.8 civic. Insurance group is nearly the same, comes with a proper torque converter automatic and has more tax but can easily be found for 3k and under ok auto trader and other sites
I personally own an Ishift civic and love it. Others don’t like them for whatever reasons but I have parked it uphill and manoeuvred into tight spaces without it doing the kangaroo hop yet. You have to change the gearbox oil occasionally, however you also will eventually need a clutch kit installing so that adds to the cost.
I plan on keeping the car for the next five off years or until it breaks and is too expensive to repair anymore. I’ve had a clutch fitted recently and sent it into the body shop for some new paint because I really like the car.
Last edited by lightningslow; 6th September 2019 at 08:40.