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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 22nd December 2011, 12:42
 
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Seems pretty positive:

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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.
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I got as far as the site title, saw it was American and read no further.
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Actually that wasn't a bad review with strong emphasis on ride quality and handling. Have a read Dan it might help you sell the car!

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Quite a good review and from the comments, some would like to see it in the USA

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Some of those gripes were no surprise when you consider that plenty of British Civic buyers were on the older side, their age-stiffened necks struggling to allow them to see past the shallow rear windscreen and a pair of exceptionally fat D-pillars.
The forum software should auto post this whenever some starts bitching about poor rear visibility in the 8th/9th gens lol
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Interesting write up. I'm a great believer in the proof is in the pudding approach. Lets see how they perform once they are out in General Population, then we'll see how good they really are.
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