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Advice on Civics?

Hello folks.

I have been looking to buy a civic for sometime now, and have decided on getting either a 1.8 vtec type s, or the 2.2 CDTI type s. Ideally I do not want to spend more than around £8,000. Not looking for anything brand new, just something that has been looked after and has service history etc.

Has anyone got any advice on either of the above? Any pro's or con's to either of them?

Cheers in advance lads.
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Only get the diesel if you do high mileage.

If you are a city commuter then go petrol 1.8.
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I concur, petrol on the way unless you do silly miles.
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Hello and welcome to mate.

I have the 2.2 and its never had any problems since I've had it (just over a year)

I think the big thing with the derv is the clutch slip - however I havent had it at all and its more likely if you get the car mapped.

Get about 45mpg too when driving sensibly which is always a bonus.

I think you should take them both out for a spin and see what you like better as the torque in the 2.2 is amazing and I havent got bored of its pulling power yet!
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Cheers for the replies lads.

Jack, do you have the type s 2.2?
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I would recommend the 1.8 unless you do a lot of miles that aren't short journeys.
The 8G doesn't have a DPF, but you won't see the return on the cost unless you're doing the miles to justify the additional expense of buying and running a diesel.

Plus with the 2.2 it's a bit of a lucky dip in terms of the clutch.
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Welcome buddy, good luck with whichever one you choose
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ive had my ctr for over a year now. its my first and will be the last honda i will ever buy. The only reason i still have it is because of the vtec with a hks intake and flash pro. These cars have so many little niggles it out ways the benefits.
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The CDTI 2.2 and 1.8 have almost the same performance figure's the diesel has a great deal more torque better mpg, the diesel is cheaper to tax about £125 per year, be warned the suspension on a Type S GT is very hard and is not to everyone's liking
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Cheers for the replies lads.

Jack, do you have the type s 2.2?
No mate I have the ES model with the glass roof etc
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I've had my S 1.8 for 2 years now. I drive about 200 miles a week sometimes more, and do the long motorway run now and then. The S has been faultless. I've never noticed a problem with the suspension. I get about 38 MPG, if I drive "normally". I get it serviced at a main dealer, I have an account there I pay £22 a month for all servicing and MOT's. Fully comp is about £320 for me.
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Welcome to the forum,

I do around 20k a year but even if I did less id still get a diesel (until I can insure a CTR) because of the torque, cheaper tax and can be tuned more.

Im on my 2nd CTS because I loved the first one so much and I think the suspension is fine.

Best thing is to test drive both and see what you think. Good Luck
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Welcome to the forum,

I do around 20k a year but even if I did less id still get a diesel (until I can insure a CTR) because of the torque, cheaper tax and can be tuned more.

Im on my 2nd CTS because I loved the first one so much and I think the suspension is fine.

Best thing is to test drive both and see what you think. Good Luck
If you can afford a 60' plate CTS then surely you can insure a older model CTR? :P
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If you can afford a 60' plate CTS then surely you can insure a older model CTR? :P
Haha let me explain... I can afford the insurance on it but I can't warrant spending like 2500 on insurance this year then another 2000 next year even though I'd love to


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