Just got one! - Civinfo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 23rd February 2008, 19:02 Thread Starter
Supporter
 
MisterTee's Avatar
 
Join Date: 23rd February 2008
Location: Manchester,UK ENGLAND
Posts: 162
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Smile Just got one!

Hello all,

I've just put down a deposit for a 57 plate Civica Type S GT. I currently own a 51 Hyundai Coupe, and although I really like that car, it was getting to an age where it needed replacing.

I spent a month looking around, I test drove the RX8, Golf GTi, new Hyundai Coupe, and the Civic was just something I saw whilst passing the dealership. I test drove the Type R and found it a nice place to be, good engine noise and fast, but not as wild as the RX8 but a bit more ragged than the Golf, but when I read up on it, it appeared that the Type R is prone to getting car jacked, so that put me off. I had a look at the type S and liked it, but it was touch and go at the dealership whether or not I'd have the R or S. In the end, the 200 miles per tank for the R put me off, plus the fact that a couple of the Type R's brought in were due to customers getting grief for having them.

I am picking the car up on Wednesday, spent ages haggling (about an hour) haggling over the part-ex price. In the end I got £2,780 for mine with £15488 for the Civic. I'm looking forward to driving this exceptionally nice to drive car and spending my weekends washing and waxing it.

Good to see the Civic has a good online community too - which I found incredibly hard to find!
MisterTee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 23rd February 2008, 20:30
 
Join Date: 16th December 2007
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Good choice, I owned an RX8 and there is no comparison, my type S GT is a far better all round car, and the petrol consumption on the RX8 is something else. Welcome to the forum and good luck with the car.
grasey is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 23rd February 2008, 20:46
Supporter
 
Munro's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10th August 2007
Location: Scotland GB
Posts: 1,990
Thanks: 120
Thanked 170 Times in 131 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Garage
I was very tempted by the 2.2 Type S GT but went for the Type R. They are both great cars.

You would have to be caning the R to only get 200 miles out of a tank. 350 to 400 miles is easily achievable (@ 30mpg)
Munro is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 23rd February 2008, 21:24
Administrator
 
Dimplyred's Avatar
 
Join Date: 24th August 2007
Location: Staffordshire, Cheshire & Shropshire ENGLAND
Posts: 24,216
Thanks: 229
Thanked 1,835 Times in 1,604 Posts
iTrader: (15)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Munro View Post
I was very tempted by the 2.2 Type S GT but went for the Type R. They are both great cars.

You would have to be caning the R to only get 200 miles out of a tank. 350 to 400 miles is easily achievable (@ 30mpg)

Yes I tested the 2.2 Type S GT and it is a great car.

I currently get 29 mpg.
Dimplyred is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 23rd February 2008, 22:19
Supporter
 
Vet_2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th December 2007
Location: Morpeth GB
Posts: 472
Thanks: 22
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via MSN to Vet_2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimplyred View Post
Yes I tested the 2.2 Type S GT and it is a great car.

I currently get 29 mpg.
I only get circa 39 mpg out of my 2.2, Type-R now seems soo much more appealing!! (minus the crazy insurance)
Vet_2010 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 27th February 2008, 18:53 Thread Starter
Supporter
** Thread starter **
 
MisterTee's Avatar
 
Join Date: 23rd February 2008
Location: Manchester,UK ENGLAND
Posts: 162
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Hi All,

I picked it up at 5:30pm today. Only driven it 2 miles to my house, I misjudged how wide it was and luckily the folding mirrors meant I got it onto my drive .

Going to wait till later and then drive around when its quieter. The 500 page manual is doing my head in, but I need it just to figure out the heating controls!

Will post some pictures later on when I get some nice mood lighting done.

Initial impression : daddy like.
MisterTee is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 27th February 2008, 20:42
 
bounce75's Avatar
 
Car: 59 1.8 Type S GT. Silver
Join Date: 26th October 2006
Location: Maidstone. GB
Posts: 208
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy your new toy.
bounce75 is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 27th February 2008, 20:55
 
Join Date: 16th December 2007
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterTee View Post
Hi All,

I picked it up at 5:30pm today. Only driven it 2 miles to my house, I misjudged how wide it was and luckily the folding mirrors meant I got it onto my drive .

Going to wait till later and then drive around when its quieter. The 500 page manual is doing my head in, but I need it just to figure out the heating controls!

Will post some pictures later on when I get some nice mood lighting done.

Initial impression : daddy like.
Read up on this site it's more fun than the manual.
grasey is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 27th February 2008, 22:58 Thread Starter
Supporter
** Thread starter **
 
MisterTee's Avatar
 
Join Date: 23rd February 2008
Location: Manchester,UK ENGLAND
Posts: 162
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (1)
I've just spent about 2 hours driving around in it, it's great fun when you get to the 5K rpm. I had a big grin on my face.

I went out with a friend who has an S2000 and he was impressed with it. Said the pick up was comparable to his.
MisterTee is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 28th February 2008, 15:08
Supporter
 
I_Believe's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12th February 2008
Location: Edinburgh SCOTLAND
Posts: 107
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via MSN to I_Believe
welcome to the forum lost of really helpful topics and people on here
I_Believe is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > Welcome > Introduce yourself

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome