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How to wait 1 month before I pick up?

Hi all,

I have to say, I have loved the shape of this battlestar galactica style carship since it was born and in the famous words of Wayne Campbell, thought, it will be mine, oh yes it will be mine.

I have now ordered the 2.2 CDTi EX and have a little patient waiting until I can get it.

I have a few questions but im not worried if they dont get answered as ill be scouring the fourms now im gonna be in the 'club'. But, if you're all bored, an answer would be good.

ok, here goes.

1: I have heard a few horror stories about the diesel, hasnt put me off but are they really all that noisy? Would appreciate some input from some CDTi owners to put me at rest.

2: I also read up on the ugly key supplied with this car and briefly spoke to the honda supplier about it.. Obv he completely unsanctions it but I would like to buy and replace the key with the flip key fob. Is there any risk of fragging the transponder thingywhen you move it from the old to the new? The dealer said (quite rightly) that if it messes up the EMC then it wont be covered by the warranty. This happened to anyone? The reason I contacted him was to find out if it was possible to get the key cut with them.. Does anyone know somewhere in the Hitchin / Peterborough area I can get it cut?

3: How do I wait a WHOLE month to drive this car? Its been hard just for these last couple of days!!


Cheers folks and look forward to chatting with you all.

R1ckster



P.S. Thanks in advance to the guys who wrote up the Pre car check list. Its printed out and ill take it with me on the day

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Why are you having to wait that long?? are you getting one of the facelifted models???

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Ah, im on a job overseas and cant get back till then.. which makes it even more torture.
I have thrown all my porn away and ill just use my brochures lol.
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I had to wait 13 weeks for mine! One month, no problem!
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With regards to the Wiki list re known faults, do yourself and the dealer a favour. Don't pitch up on the day of delivery with it and expect to have the time to run through everything without the salesman knowing anything of your plans.

If you call him or pop in or email him with it and explain why, then he will have the chance to get the car fully checked over and then also know that he needs to plan the handover so he and you have the time to run through everything properly and to you satisfaction. It also gives him the chance to get anything that may not be 100% and get it sorted out in time.
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Sound advice bud, id like to promote a good friendship with the dealer incase I need to go back. Not that I will
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1: I have heard a few horror stories about the diesel, hasnt put me off but are they really all that noisy? Would appreciate some input from some CDTi owners to put me at rest.
I have had a 2.2 for 15 months annd to be honest, apart from when it is cold, when it sounds a little clattery, I don't thing that is all that nosy - perhaps a little more than a Petrol but not enough to put me off

Have you not had a test drive in one? You really should have! If so should be able to form your own opinion

Cruising on the motorway I don't notice it at all!

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Hi and welcome to civinfo.

I don't have a diesel but a friend of mine does and I don't think it's any noisier than other diesels.

Obviously there is always the risk of damaging the transponder in the key, but be careful and you should be ok. This may help with finding somewhere to get a key cut. http://www.civinfo.com/forum/general...ing-sites.html

Regarding the waiting time, spend it on here there's loads to read.
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Hi all,

I have to say, I have loved the shape of this battlestar galactica style carship since it was born and in the famous words of Wayne Campbell, thought, it will be mine, oh yes it will be mine.

I have now ordered the 2.2 CDTi EX and have a little patient waiting until I can get it.

I have a few questions but im not worried if they dont get answered as ill be scouring the fourms now im gonna be in the 'club'. But, if you're all bored, an answer would be good.

ok, here goes.

1: I have heard a few horror stories about the diesel, hasnt put me off but are they really all that noisy? Would appreciate some input from some CDTi owners to put me at rest.

2: I also read up on the ugly key supplied with this car and briefly spoke to the honda supplier about it.. Obv he completely unsanctions it but I would like to buy and replace the key with the flip key fob. Is there any risk of fragging the transponder thingywhen you move it from the old to the new? The dealer said (quite rightly) that if it messes up the EMC then it wont be covered by the warranty. This happened to anyone? The reason I contacted him was to find out if it was possible to get the key cut with them.. Does anyone know somewhere in the Hitchin / Peterborough area I can get it cut?

3: How do I wait a WHOLE month to drive this car? Its been hard just for these last couple of days!!


Cheers folks and look forward to chatting with you all.

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P.S. Thanks in advance to the guys who wrote up the Pre car check list. Its printed out and ill take it with me on the day
Answers to your points :-

1) I came from a Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI and I can say that the Civic engine is sheer bliss compared with that noisy old thing. The power delivery is much smoother, more linear and the engine has a completely different sound to it - much sweeter!! (But thirstier than I expected)

2) You soon forget about the non-flip key thing. I never give it a second thought. Again I had a flip key on the Skoda and through repeated use the springs fail anyway so the keys eventually don't 'snap' shut like when new.

3) Can't help there mate, sorry..............
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Hello, and welcome.

1) I'm on my second 2.2 diesel in as many years, and I personally love the engine. As has been mentioned, you may notice it a little more on a cold day, but most people I drive in my car comment how it doesn't sound like any diesel they've ever heard, i.e. it's much quieter.

2) I've never had any issues with the look or function of any Honda key. At least it's all integrated now. Who remembers the last gen's seperate key and fob combo?

3) Having just done some waiting myself (though, not much compared to you!), I recommend the following; get hold of a brochure, so that you can lust over the images, and read the marketing blurb about your fantastic new car. I always do this when I'm waiting for a new car, and it certainly passes the time.

Also, read as many reviews as you can find for your model, and check the Wiki for any known issues. Forewarned is forearmed!

Most importantly, spend some time on Civinfo, and see what's what.

You've picked a fantastic car, with a fantastic user community and website.
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3: How do I wait a WHOLE month to drive this car? Its been hard just for these last couple of days!!
If you thinks thats bad Ive been waiting since August and have got till next February to wait before I can afford one..... Thats 6 months WAIT !!!
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If you thinks thats bad Ive been waiting since August and have got till next February to wait before I can afford one..... Thats 6 months WAIT !!!
Just make sure that after all that wait you don't crash it on the first day!
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Hi all,


3: How do I wait a WHOLE month to drive this car? Its been hard just for these last couple of days!!
I know how you feel. Three weeks ago I agreed a purchase on a Type R at a dealer in the North West. Even thou its ex-demo and physically at the dealership, work comitments and prep time mean I'm only getting it this Sat... Agony simply doesn't describe it.

Being really sad, I keep YouTubing CTR stuff to remind me...

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Spending plenty of time on the forum will help the time to pass!
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2.2 diesel

hi R1ckster with regards to engine noise on the diesel engine, I have a 08 2.2 diesel [i also have my own garage business] and can honestly say it is the quietest I have heard. the only one that comes close is the clio 1.5dci which is as quiet but gutless. the down side is its a renault. having said that they do keep me in a lot of work lol.
also i don't find the key ugly you should see some they are like mini computers also expensive if they go wrong .i.e. a recent customer lost his for BMW, cost him over 800 to replace & re code.
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I had to wait 1 full weak for mine (to the bank , to the customization). It was terrible. One month ? Uhh
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Hello and welcome to Civinfo!

Questions 1 & 2 have been well answered.

Question 3 - Read through all the information on here including the wiki - that should keep you going
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Thx for all your great advice. I did go for a few test drives but unfortunatley for me, no one had the diesel in stock to test, so itll be new territory for me. I did test a few years back the Golf Turbo Diesel so im hoping itll be a little like that.
I thought about waiting for the 09 model but to be fair, I didnt like some of the facelift features.. I really like the idea of the perspex going all the way accross the front, and it appears they have taken away the shiny lower dash for one which is the same material as the rest.. Ideal for not polishing and smudging but I think its a personal feature of the car.
The only thing im a little miffed about is the Ipod thingy. Someone mentions that the track info isnt displayed in the connection of the 08 model... is this right anyone?
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Have a look at this regarding the iPod.......

Honda supplied iPod link - Civinfo Wiki

Hope that helps!
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