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My new Civic 2.2 i-DTEC ES-T

New here, I just got my new car. I had a 60 plate civic typeS 1.4. I loved that car, good miles per gallon. Average, mid to high 40. I was so impressed and enjoyed that car I almost didn't want to go for the 9G. The main thing I didn't like on the new one was the back. It takes some time to get used with it. I was looking for the 1.8 petrol, but my local dealer offered me a deal I couldn't resist. So I went for the diesel. First impressions, very good quality interior, I do like the dashboard. Driving position spot on, I'm 1.80 cm tall, and I find the position very good. Nice comfortable seats, suspension softer and more refined. The negative here is the steering, to soft and unresponsive. The 2.2 i-DTEC is a very good engine, lots of torque and good miles per gallon. I done yesterday 150 miles trip, tried different styles of driving, using cruise control, driving with eco mode off for a while. Very impressed average 63 miles per gallon. Most of the mileage was on the motorway and I did try high speeds up to 90 m/h . I'm well pleased 63 m/gallon with a brand new engine. I still need to get used with the gearbox, different from the 8G.
I'm happy with the car and I hope I will enjoy it the same ore more than the old one.


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Now that is smart! Almost looks a different car in black as it blends the black bumper under the grill, really like that alot!

I must test drive one of these. When you say the gearbox is different mate, how do you mean? Is it better? shorter sportier throw?
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Hi and thanks for reading. I'm looking to tinted the back windows so I reckon it will look better. About the gearbox, is better then the previous car, shorter and smoother change it's a pleasure to change gears. The ratio is different so coming from a i-vtec engine I need to get used with the new ratio in the gearbox. I need to find the perfect revs for changing gear.

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Looks great. I also went for black, and despite the fact it is a lot more sensitive to scratches I still think the car looks fantastic in it and am glad I went with it.
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Good luck with your new car

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Nice car and good choice of engine. I would definately go for the 2.2 before the 1.6 if they are priced similiar because of the power potential of it (Just a remap to 170+hp) and the fact that it does not try to hide that it's a diesel.

I'm guessing you got a good deal because it's a 2012 model?

Anyway - good luck with it!
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Hi Cosmin, very nice car, welcome!

ES-T means that you have a satnav as well?
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Hi and thanks for having me. Indeed ES-T has the sat nav, but is the SD sat nav, not the one from EX-GT. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles from the high spec one. Still a very good sat nav, with bluetooth for the phone and the streaming media.
To be onest I don't know if is a 2012 or 2013 model. I don't think that Honda will have in stock a 2012 model in June 2013. How can I find out?
About choosing between 1.6 and 2.2, I prefer 2.2 for the long motorway drive. 2.2 will cruise at 95 m/h easier and still has a bit left. I'm thinking about remapping, it can go to 221 HP, but I don't know how the clutch will handle all the extra torque. Any info on remapping will be much appreciated.
Thanks again for having me, and thanks Honda for building good reliable cars.

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Hi and thanks for having me. Indeed ES-T has the sat nav, but is the SD sat nav, not the one from EX-GT. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles from the high spec one. Still a very good sat nav, with bluetooth for the phone and the streaming media.
To be onest I don't know if is a 2012 or 2013 model. I don't think that Honda will have in stock a 2012 model in June 2013. How can I find out?
About choosing between 1.6 and 2.2, I prefer 2.2 for the long motorway drive. 2.2 will cruise at 95 m/h easier and still has a bit left. I'm thinking about remapping, it can go to 221 HP, but I don't know how the clutch will handle all the extra torque. Any info on remapping will be much appreciated.
Thanks again for having me, and thanks Honda for building good reliable cars.

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The VIN will be either have a CU or DU in it if I remember correctly.

I nearly went for the ES-T until I found out that you can't 'make' a HFT phone call.
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Thank for the reply, I will check it later.
I knew that the ES-T didn't have the voice control calls, but that was not a deal breaker for me. I'm not using the phone when driving to much. I like to have the option to answer a call and use it legally when needed.
The positive side of the 9G is that is much quieter and the sound system is improved over the 8G.

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The VIN will be either have a CU or DU in it if I remember correctly.

I nearly went for the ES-T until I found out that you can't 'make' a HFT phone call.
Correct re the Chassis number.

i'm in an EX at the moment and have discovered its dislike for samsung mobiles, as in it wont pair for longer than 30 seconds before disconnecting and reconnecting, whether in the middle of a call or not. pain in the interface to say the least
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Interesting, I have a Samsung s3 and it works flawlessly with the system. I can control the phone with the commands on the screen of the sound system when I'm using tunein app to stream radios.

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Love it a set of black alloys on her will look stunning
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Hi, and thanks everyone for the good remarks. I'm want to have the back windows tinted . Can someone advice what's legal and if the insurer needs to be informed about it.
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The tinters should advise you on the legal maximum amount of tint you are allowed, I think it's 70% on the back and maybe 30% on the front, It's always best to inform your insurance of ANY modifications you make to the car. You'll probably find that there will be hardly any increase for tints anyway, just the admin fee to change your insurance details.
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The tinters should advise you on the legal maximum amount of tint you are allowed, I think it's 70% on the back and maybe 30% on the front, It's always best to inform your insurance of ANY modifications you make to the car. You'll probably find that there will be hardly any increase for tints anyway, just the admin fee to change your insurance details.
Incorrect, the front windows already have a slight tint so any tint applied on the front will be illegal, having said that I have 50% tint on the front meaning 50% light will shine through. The legal limit is 70% for the front. I haven't had any problems. There is no limit for the rears, you can go as dark as you like.
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Thanks for the advice, I will ask my insurer how much my insurance will Increase and I will take it from there.

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Correct re the Chassis number.

i'm in an EX at the moment and have discovered its dislike for samsung mobiles, as in it wont pair for longer than 30 seconds before disconnecting and reconnecting, whether in the middle of a call or not. pain in the interface to say the least
That's a problem with your phone Dan (all androids I think). Next time you pair check your phone screen and you will see a little message pop up for a fraction of a second and disappear. If you drag down your notification window from the top of the screen and allow the HFT to access your phone book, your phone will stop trying to disconnect from the system. Or you could always upgrade to an iPhone!!! ;P
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That's a problem with your phone Dan (all androids I think). Next time you pair check your phone screen and you will see a little message pop up for a fraction of a second and disappear. If you drag down your notification window from the top of the screen and allow the HFT to access your phone book, your phone will stop trying to disconnect from the system. Or you could always upgrade to an iPhone!!! ;P
No problem with my android phone (Sony Neo V + up-to-date)

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