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Thinking about an upgrade

My trusty old 2006 now has 163K mostly trouble free miles on it and I am thinking of getting a Mk9. I have found a nice 1.8 manual sport model 2015 and am in negotiations.
A general question to all - anything major to look for, I have had a good trawl of the site of course and couldn't see anything duly worrying but welcome any thoughts, concerns, experiences you good people may have before finally handing over a large sum of money!
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163000 miles over 12/3 years = average 13000 miles per annum. Would the idtec not be a more cost saving choice for your mileage. Zero road tax and 60+ mpg. Mines been trouble free so far.
Is it facelift? Mileage it's done.
With a 2015 model I'd consider getting A/C regassed unless done. Otherwise tyres ok. Brake pads. Discs. Satnav model? Some sports had satnav as a option but not all. As long as serviced as per should be ok.
Just to be safe get it AA/RAC checked over with a if it's ok about a discount of price of check. For the length of time you keep them you want peace of mind.


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Thanks for the considered reply Red Dwarf, your comments along with the contents of this forum are a big help.
I no longer do 100 miles/day plus I like the 1.8, cam chain, naturally aspirated fair on fuel but cheap on servicing.
The car is a facelift model, has sat nav and is low mileage, I have asked about the air con and have an offer of a free re-gas within the year if necessary, I will do a temperature test before committing though, easy check.
I have one issue to resolve re tyres as there is a brand new odd one on the front, when I test drove it the steering wheel was a tad off and it felt as though the tracking wasn't quite right, (pot hole, kerb heavy impact most likely), so a thorough examination of the front end will take place.
I like the black interior and drilled pedals just wish it had folding mirrors but will compromise on that, otherwise it felt like a more refined version of mine.
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1.8 a solid engine just keep up with oil changes for that cam chain. But as you got 163000 out of mk8 I guess you know the script. Always liked dark interior of sport. I miss my mk8 1.8 vtec, was a good car.

Maybe a lighting kit for yours when you pull the trigger?
As for tyres I'm looking at all seasons when I'm due. Michelin cross climates or Nokian weatherproofs or klebers. Tyres should match, believe ok if different front/ rear but should be same two.
With tracking, just look under make sure not had a bump/rebuilt front. Alloy not been bent with as you think a pothole. Might just be difference in tyres.
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During my 100 mile/day commuting it got 4 oil changes a year, one at Honda and 3 by me
I usually run Michelin Primacy whatever the latest version is, I think they are good all rounders, handle well in the wet and last well. Two new Bridgestone Turanzas have been fitted to the car under consideration today and the tracking re-set so we will see. An old boy told me years ago "buy the best tyres you can afford and look after them lad, the only time you want good tyres is when you are heading toward something that will hurt you if you hit it which will be every day" I will be getting under it to check for anything nasty but don't expect to find anything now.
I too like the blue lighting, both current and new possible have it
I discovered today that the deflation system is very simple, it compares wheel rotation via the ABS sensors, and you are correct it looks at rotation per axle, I was told that a difference of 2mm in tread depth on the same axle will show up an issue so although simple it is sensitive.
If it lands on my drive I will post a picture
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Exactly, never skimp on tyres or brakes.

Owners who buy part worn tyres are often asking for trouble in my book.
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https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbyca...vic-2012/good/

Lots of info here along with a list of faults that have cropped up.


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Why is the hand brake on that side, it's the same on LHD cars and my wife's MX5, (must be a Japanese thing), when I went for the test drive before I realised it I got to know the rep quite well!
Had a good read defiantly going to check for clutch judder, it must be moisture/temperature related as my car ocasionally does it once in the morning usually in the damp.
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With the handbrake. After a while it'll be second nature. When I swapped from mk8 to Mk9 I went through it. Your hand will learn to go a bit further to the left. I guess it's one less thing to swap over for LHD/RHD vehicles. Garaged so never had clutch judder.


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I seem to recall that the handbrake position is reversed for the LHD models. It's not a common position.

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Thanks for your help and input everyone, I now a 3 year old 1.8 sport with 12k on the clock sat on the drive, it's really familiar but much more refined. I will add some additional sound proofing to reduce tyre noise but that will be in the future when I am no longer skint
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Congratulations

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If on bridgestones then yes noisy. Michelins seem ok to me. (Originals on Mk9)
I swapped to goodyears on my mk8 with a big drop in tyre Noise.


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Thanks, pictures to follow most likely over Christmas as I will be out and about for a while Bridgestones indeed and I did have Michelins on my old which were quiet, I also find the Bridgestones seem to tramline a bit - front are new back original so it will be a while before I replace them
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If on bridgestones then yes noisy. Michelins seem ok to me. (Originals on Mk9)

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You might want to consider getting a space-saver. Unfortunately the 9G doesn't come with spare or jack by default.
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I think the 2012 came with tools ?

Always check though because sellers will often strip the car of anything loose and sell them separately. That's why the 9G USB lead is fixed and there is no SatNav DVD.

As far as going from a 8G to 9G, best thing I ever did.
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Thanks all for your comments, I have been enjoying the car!
I am amazed that Honda think the dipped beam is acceptable so up-graded the bulbs, even more amazed that they think the method of dipped beam bulb replacement is fit for purpose.
I have a space saver, removed from my old car but didn't realise the 9G came with no jack or tools, the dealer pulled a set from a car they had taken in as I noticed after mine had already been sent to auction so I now have the means to fit the spare if needed.
The car has the Honda blue ambient lighting kit fitted but doesn't come on with the headlights, I read on this site that it should work the same as the previous version but the Honda instructions may have a couple of wires around the wrong way, does anyone know where I can find a copy of the OEM instructions?
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Found the blue ambient lighting problem, the two wires had not been connected to the relevant vehicle cables just left loose, all connected and working as normal now
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