Car: Type S GT 2.2 Urban Titanium
Join Date: 14th December 2013
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Almost a Civic owner so Hi! And a little advice required...
I'm very pleased to say that I will soon be a Civic owner - probably with a 2010 2.2 I-CDTI Type S GT that I've placed a refundable deposit on with a Honda main dealer.
It's a car I've lusted after for a few years, and so when my 55 Accord had a bump and proved uneconomical to repair I set my heart on the Type S as a replacement.
I test drove yesterday and it was a very mixed experience. It only has 27k on the clock for an Aug registered 10 plate which isn't bad. The body and paintwork is exceptional, and the interior is spotless. In terms of handling and speed it drove amazingly... BUT....
There were a couple of issues that took the gloss off, and although the sales exec has assured me that they will be sorted by the time I pick it up on Sat, I just wanted to check with you guys that they aren't anything to worry about.
1) Turned the key, and the fan started up with a noisy low pitched hum. Far more noisy and weirdly low sounding than a fan should be. Hopefully they will have identified and rectified by Sat, but is it a symptom of something more serious that I should be wary of?
2) During the course of the drive the clutch developed an incredibly loud squeak. I seriously wouldn't be able to live with it. I've done a bit of research on here and it seems as though the solution is a replacement master cylinder and pedal box? I was going to ring the guy tomorrow and suggest this approach but don't want to appear to be teaching the Honda guys how to suck eggs, but the last thing I want to hear on Saturday is the term WD40 and be back in there the following week with my warranty documents. Right diagnosis? Sensible to call?
3) Steering seemed a little heavy in comparison with the accord when reversing back onto the forecourt. Nothing major - is this common?
Well that's it. I don't think it's too much to worry about, and apart from those issues the car is an absolute gem so I'd be disappointed to back out.
Anyway. That's my story. Any comments are appreciated.
Last edited by lejogger; 15th December 2013 at 14:32.