Join Date: 24th January 2013
Location: Plymouth, UK
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Hello from a former Sceptic
Thanks for the welcoming message and have to say a good forum from what I have seen. Good banter and a friendly approach. Top Marks.
My wife picked up her 2007 Civic EX on Monday and absolutely LOVES it. She has had her MG ZR for 11 years and was a much loved car but with faults developing monthly and wanting something more modern she wanted a new car. For reliablility I said I wanted her in a Honda, (like to see her in alot less but you dont wanna hear that). I told her, reliable, smart and toys galore but a bit soulless.
Anyway, test drove one and fell in love, then we found one near to home-ish, an EX with nearly every option going. Drove it and did the deal.
Anyway I drove it to Exeter last night while we dropped the ZR off to its new owner and I have to say I was impressed. Handled well, its VTEC obviously coming on better with revs and throttle use and supremely comfy. Still feels a bit more like a laptop than a car (I work in IT and am impressed with the toys) but nowhere near as detached from the driving experience as I thought. I think i still prever my V6 MG ZT as a drivers car (any car that knocks the S2000 off the top spot for sports car in the Auto Express awards has to be a contender) but still very happy. As is she.
Found some niggles which I will put in proper sections but have to say impressed with the car, so much so I find a wandering eye towards the Type-R's but thats another story.