Car: 2013 1.8 Ti Alabaster Silver
Join Date: 4th June 2013
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I've had my pre-registered Ti for about a month now.
Here's my thoughts.
Auto anything - lights / wipers - unecessary! I'm the driver and I'll decide when it's dark or raining.
Front Fogs - been driving in the UK for 35 years - never used em once, so again to my mind not really necessary. Also, reports of the lenses being cracked by flying road debris and expensive to replace.
Civic Ti - nice styling - 17" Team Dynamics, Le-Mans alloy wheels o.k. The low profiles generate a bit more road noise and are un-forgiving since they definitely don't smooth out the bumps on Mr. Cameron's road network.(Recommended tyre pressures are Front - 38 PSI and rears 36.
Bluetooth hands-free was a surprise to me as it works better than I expected with my Android phone. Standard audio system again works with .mp3 bluetooth'd from my Andriod, as do .mp3 from a memory stick, (or in my case an SD card in a USB adapter).
Spacial awareness with Gen 9 is really poor. I struggle with gauging where all four corners are when parking; I'm hoping this improves the longer I have the car. Reversing sensors / camera would be really worthwhile. Honda dealer-fit sensors are £500!!! I am however working on a DIY reversing camera (with bits from ebay) displayed on a wireless clip-on rear view mirror. (I don't have the guts to rip the dash apart to patch into the i-mid display just yet).
I will probably upgrade the audio to an aftermarket double DIN unit with SATNAV at some point. Overall, better audio, SATNAV and a reversing camera are all I really crave. Given the price I paid for my Ti, I could in no way justify the extra for an ES.
My Ti came with a jack, 12v pump and the usual can of get you home foam, but no a space-saver spare wheel. So let's add that to my wish-list too.
Although my Ti is a 2012 and first registered at the end of March 13, it came to me with just delivery mileage - effectively a new car!
I went for the Alabaster Silver as I thought the contrast with the wheels was less stark than against the Orchid pearl white. I have to say it was a close run choice, because I think I prefer the white, but the overall effect of the silver against the dark wheels won the day.
So far so good. I'm getting 42.6 mpg on my daily commute, a mix of motorway, urban and rural traffic at peak times. Don't know how this stacks up with other 2012 Civic 1.8s?