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Whooohoo Lucky me!! I've driven a 9th gen :D

Hello All,

Really wanted to share this. Yesterday I went to the dealer to get rid of a softwreabug in the CR-Z... When I arrived I saw there were 2 9th gen Civics standing there for some demo last week. I've been a customer there for quite some time and they let me drive in the Civic Executive Edition for a trip around the industry-area around the dealer...

The dashboard looks great, it's an evolved version of the 8th gen Civic. Seats are great too. The two things I noticed most where the quietness of the car and the amazing light feeling the car has. For what I could "test" (with the the headsalesman next to me ) the car handles awesome. Acceleration wasn't to special in this edition, but that's cause it was a 1.6patrol version I think. The final version will get a 1.8 diesel in the Netherlands, thats should make it a bit more fun to drive.

Anyway,.. here are some pics. (sadly I only had my iPhony with me, so quality is not to great)





















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how was the ride quality?
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Blows the socks of the 8G IMO. Cool wheels. Plastics look visibly better just from these photos.

It won't have been a 1.6 - Either 1.4 or 1.8.
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Then probably the 1.4, because it wasn't too fast, but like I said, couldn't really test drive on the industrial area and the salesperson next to me.
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These are the first set of photos that actually make it look as described by the positive reviews.

My only reservation, looking at the dash photos, is that your really going to need to be super accurate positioning the steering wheel so you don't obliterate either the speedo or rev counter. Hobsons choice !

They should have thought that one out a bit better. or maybe it's a photo illusion ?

On the 8th gen I have my wheel so I can just see the speedo. Even then it obliterates the 'light's on' display and a few other warning symbols. There is no happy medium, and looks like there still isn't.
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The more I see them the more i am starting to like this,
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still think its in and out
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I think I have figured out why the new civic looks so familiar. There is definitely a family resemblance. What do you think?
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Interior looks nice, exterior, not so keen on it, especially those wheels. It's lost some of the spaceship styling of the old one. The rear wiper is a bonus though!
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Looks pretty good. I bet when I view it this month the salesman would try to flog it.

They could at least colour coded the wheel arches
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Looks pretty good. I bet when I view it this month the salesman would try to flog it.

They could at least colour coded the wheel arches

errr....yes?
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The front is growing on me to the point I now like it, but the back is still fail and the lack of colour coded trims is another error but I guess that leaves them something to add to the future special editions and Type-S / R's.
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Looks pretty good. I bet when I view it this month the salesman would try to flog it.

They could at least colour coded the wheel arches
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errr....yes?
LOL. A salesman that tries to flog something...who'd have thought it?
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The front is growing on me to the point I now like it, but the back is still fail
I agree, the front is fine, but I still struggle with the rear design.



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When I was in the dealership the other day, taking a good look at the CRV for my daughter, I was invited to a party with all food and wine laid on to show it off.
Think I will go and maybe ? get my head around that rear light cluster.
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When I was in the dealership the other day, taking a good look at the CRV for my daughter, I was invited to a party with all food and wine laid on to show it off.
Think I will go and maybe ? get my head around that rear light cluster.
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That I never do FWH, but my wife is SO shy and has been so from the day I first met her.
I have had to go to more than a few dinner parties and functions in connection with my work over the years and she has had to get half sloshed, before she would come with me.
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Rear looks better than in previous Photos, more Civic less Prius. Maybe it depends on the angle.

Still don't like the dashboard though, real step backwards.

I also don't understand the complaints in some of the car mags now the 9th gen has come out that the 8th gen dash was poorly laid out and complicated. It's very clear and easy to use to me and as for the rev counter being multifunction, isn't it a bit two faced that with all the Merc's and BMW's with everything on complex on screen menus accessed by a stereo style twist knob get no criticism but the 8th gen's clear functions on buttons which follow a simple cycle is too complex.
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I missed the dealer meeting on wednesday starting to grow on me now..interior looks class!!rear end..not so much lol
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