Testdriven Civic 1.8 Review - Civinfo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 29th August 2014, 21:47 Thread Starter
Supporter
 
Honciv's Avatar
 
Car: 2012 1.8 EX, Black
Join Date: 19th December 2012
Posts: 255
Thanks: 69
Thanked 21 Times in 17 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Garage
Testdriven Civic 1.8 Review

Good video review of the 1.8. The same guys have also done reviews of the 1.6 and Tourer. A breath of fresh air compared to the usual rote stuff you get from car magazines.


Last edited by Honciv; 29th August 2014 at 21:57.
Honciv is offline  
Thank You to Honciv from 5 Users:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 29th August 2014, 23:30
 
Join Date: 18th September 2013
Location: Germany DE
Posts: 62
Thanks: 3
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Wow, I'm glad that I saw this video before ordering a Civic with the driver assistance pack. I wasn't sure if I should order the pack because I thought, there might be a lot of false alarms and that I would end up switching most of the the systems off. Guess I was right...
mondgesicht is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 30th August 2014, 05:38
Administrator
 
Kremmen's Avatar
 
Car: MY13 1.8 EX Auto
Join Date: 7th January 2007
Location: West London ENGLAND
Posts: 20,944
Thanks: 857
Thanked 1,708 Times in 1,431 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Eco display Eco display
Garage
Very honest review, can't argue with any of that including the not so good bits.

Interesting to note the failings of the assistance pack. I wonder how Googles driverless car will deal with these.
Kremmen is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 31st August 2014, 04:44
 
Join Date: 4th January 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia AU
Posts: 493
Thanks: 4
Thanked 62 Times in 58 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Where can we get that blind spot monitoring system? I know the glass bit is easy to take off, what about wiring it?
Tea-Aholic is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 5th September 2014, 12:38
 
Car: 2012 1.8 5 door,White Orchid
Join Date: 7th July 2012
Location: AUS AU
Posts: 1,073
Thanks: 101
Thanked 94 Times in 83 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Very positive review and imagine how much better it would be if it had one of the upcoming 1L or 1.5L turbo petrol engines. Didn't know that the 1.4L petrol was available in the 9G. I'd imagine with that engine the car would struggle to get out of it's own way (no offence intended to 1.4L owners).


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Vti07 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 5th September 2014, 12:42
 
Car: 2012 1.8 5 door,White Orchid
Join Date: 7th July 2012
Location: AUS AU
Posts: 1,073
Thanks: 101
Thanked 94 Times in 83 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tea-Aholic View Post
Where can we get that blind spot monitoring system? I know the glass bit is easy to take off, what about wiring it?

Honda is always reluctant to bring the optional safety packs (or even the higher end trims) to the Australian market for some reason. If Mazda can do it why not Honda?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Vti07 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 7th October 2014, 12:09
 
nkoulban's Avatar
 
Car: 2013 Civic VTiL
Join Date: 14th July 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia AU
Posts: 51
Thanks: 4
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vti07 View Post
Honda is always reluctant to bring the optional safety packs (or even the higher end trims) to the Australian market for some reason. If Mazda can do it why not Honda?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
In Australia, Honda will need to offer the Civic with a 2Ltr to compete with the Mazda 3. Potential buyers are not going to spend close to $40K AUD on a well kitted car with 'only' a 1.8 under the bonnet.

The looks are also polarising, rear vision scares off many and if you a bit short you can't see the speedometer (My wife's criticisms)

I love my Civic because it looks sharp, like a coupe, yet its a massivley practical car.
nkoulban is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > 9th Generation Euro Honda Civic (2012 - 2016) > User Reviews (9G)

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Civic 1.8 review MikePL User Reviews (9G) 20 7th May 2014 00:26
Exhaust 1.8 Single exit powerflow review and garage review!!!!!!! RobertUtley Engines and Transmission (8G) 29 24th June 2013 18:46
First Dutch review Civic 1.8 ex koend User Reviews (9G) 3 11th November 2011 18:27
review of my new Civic cfcnick User Reviews 0 29th October 2006 21:31
new honda civic review + NEW review added and a bit funny sco77harris User Reviews 7 8th July 2006 09:59

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