Car: 2008 ES 1.8 i-VTEC i-Shift
Join Date: 25th December 2010
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Seems pretty positive:
Well, it's a decidedly more satisfying Civic; that's for sure. It's more fun to drive, quieter, better finished, more economical and (slightly) easier to see out of compared to its predecessor.
Some may not like its rather heavy-looking rear end, and the clever folding rear seat isn't all that comfortable for traditional use. It's a shame, too, that some of the unique features like the aluminum door handles have gone.
But there's no question that this is a better Civic overall. It's not revolutionary, and still not very European either, but as hatchbacks go, it's an upgrade that needed to happen.