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Review: New Honda Civic first drive

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The new Civic is a much better riding and appreciably more refined model than the outgoing car.

It has probably moved into the premium sector in terms of its more supple and smooth ride, quieter nature over bad roads and under hard acceleration and its general comfort levels have moved up a few notches.

For the driver, everything now sweeps around in front and controls are very well laid out with clearer dials and slicker operation of major controls to ease driving in heavy traffic.

Access is good, the seats adjust well in front and all are comfortable with reasonable legroom in the back. The boot is easy to load but the floor is not uniformly flat.

Visibility really is much better than before even if the horizontal splitter has only moved down a few centimetres, but the newly fitted rear wiper is long overdue and the lights are good.

Handling is biased towards safety and the steering is not as communicative as some may wish, but it’s good nevertheless, while brakes are strong.
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Doesnt the boot floor adjust flat like the present Civic?
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Yes, it's exactly the same.
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Doesnt the boot floor adjust flat like the present Civic?
Think someone didn't realise how the underfloor compartment works.
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and the lights are good
... but only if you can afford the EX-GT as per the versions supplied for test presumably.

Those of us that will likely get the lesser models and have currently got HID's will likely see the opposite ?
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clearer dials
Yes...... Because the BIG rev counter and BIG digital numbers which was pointed right at the driver.... hmmmm what could they be It sounds like they are having to give stupid little reasons for people to upgrade.

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newly fitted rear wiper is long overdue
Ok JC..... again it seems like they are only picking on this as people who watch top gear will have heard this in the past. When I had my FN2 I never thought once 'Wish I had a rear wiper' the angle of the screen stopped rain collecting anyway. The only way rain would stick is if the car was dirty but then the answer is 'clean it'

To be fair im not saying I dont like the 9G as I expect the look of the car will grow on me etc and there should be improvements over the older model as its a new car but having to pick on little things...... hmmmm not convinced at the moment.
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... but only if you can afford the EX-GT as per the versions supplied for test presumably.

Those of us that will likely get the lesser models and have currently got HID's will likely see the opposite ?
I would wait before casting judgement. I presume the Halogens are going to be very similar projector types, and the halogen projectors in the CR-V were by far the best headlights I have ever used. Better than the Merc, a lot better than the Disco and a million miles better than the old reflector HIDs in the 8G Civic.
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Fair enough

.. and presumably far cheaper to replace.


I remember the first time I had a car with HID's and I was amazed by the difference from a previous dull yellow to a bright white light. Made quite a difference on unlit country roads.
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Is there an option for buying a spare wheel with the car?

As I have never used my spare wheel I will want to move it with me to the new car. Will it still fit in the under floor compartment in the boot?
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Is there an option for buying a spare wheel with the car?

As I have never used my spare wheel I will want to move it with me to the new car. Will it still fit in the under floor compartment in the boot?
I would have said thats possible.
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I would wait before casting judgement. I presume the Halogens are going to be very similar projector types, and the halogen projectors in the CR-V were by far the best headlights I have ever used. Better than the Merc, a lot better than the Disco and a million miles better than the old reflector HIDs in the 8G Civic.
nope if you see other thread from holland the lower spec car has normal reflector type headlights
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