Join Date: 9th December 2013
Location: Melton Mowbray
Thanked 85 Times in 77 Posts
I went from a terrible 59 plate Bluemotion Golf to an 07 Civic, and the reliability of an old Civic is light years ahead of VW. My Golf had 3 break downs for DPF (on a car doing 80 miles a day, and 10 of those on clear motorway), it had coolant loss, it has Boot failing to shut (I had to use Gaffer tape) it has issues with fuses... and I had it from NEW. And it averaged well under 50mpg!
60k miles, and went to dealer on 6 or 7 occasions... AA recovery on 4. All in 3 years of ownership.
Civic is old... I've done 100k miles in 4 years.... car has done a lot more, and other than a clutch (which slipped when I got it), it's had some tyres, brake pads (and disks) and a battery. Oh, and a few headlight bulbs... Not so much as an Indicator bulb, and not a single non-wear&tear part has been needed.