Happy Days - And A Brand New 1.8 EX I-SHIFT - Civinfo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 4th September 2006, 15:14 Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 1st August 2006
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Happy Days - And A Brand New 1.8 EX I-SHIFT

The big day has come and gone - last Friday I picked up my new 1.8 EX I-SHIFT (Galaxy Grey).

Although I didn't get chance to use it much on Friday and was out all day Saturday watching England get tanked at Lords, I have still managed to put on just over 300 miles so I'd like to share some early impressions with you.

Positive:

Well, most of it to be fair! The car looks superb (though we all know that anyway) and I couldn't see anything wrong with the outward appearance - no dents, scratches, missing tyres etc.. I drove up to Cambridgeshire from Sussex - using the M23, M25 and the A1 (a round trip of about 250 miles) and found it to be a great drive.

Although I didn't really push the car - after all it is brand new - she coasted happily enough at 80/90 mph and was nowhere near as loud as I was led to believe she might be. Other than the HFT and the ambient lighting (see below) everything worked ok. What I was really impressed with was the ergonomics - everything seemed just plain right. It's different from a test drive, this time the car is yours and if you don't like something then it will bug you. Equally if you get what you paid for then prepare for a nice smug smile of satisfaction. Suffice to say I sepnt the day with a Cheshire cat sized grin!

Another thing I really like is people's reaction. Not everyone I met liked the styling - some thought it was quite ugly (strange I know). But they all thought it was different and fresh. Beat that Lexus!

Negative:

Early days I know but I couldn't get the HFT to work reliably. Some times it wouldn't pair up automatically, occassionally the sound doesn't come through the speakers, and always when I end a call - either using the phone or the car to disconnect - I lose the pairing and have to re-set up or walk away from the car (bummer if you're on the M25!). My dealer has, to my mind, been excellent in trying to help - even calling me when he had finished work and coming round in his own time. He should be talking to Honda today to sort it out. Let's see!

Also, I had hoped that the ambient lighting would be better - it seems very wishy washy until a door is opened and then it comes on to what I would call 'properly'. Maybe it's supposed to be like that but I'm a bit disappointed for the extra money it cost.

Other than that, a complete (if early) triumph! I am a happy man .

Just one more thing though - the manual is 502 (yes, five hundred and two) pages long. Now that's more than a lot of novels and far less interesting. Make sure you listen to what your dealer is saying whe he hands the car over - otherwise you could spend an awful lonmg time trying to decipher (or find!) the relevant part of the book.

Happy motoring - I'm off to test out the Sat Nav. Should be in Poland by tea time!
thanksdenis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 4th September 2006, 15:59
 
Join Date: 27th July 2006
Posts: 277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (0)
cheers for that. a reminder of what I've got to look forward to (and what to watch out for) in my NHB i-VTEC (manual though) !!!!
Newboy is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 4th September 2006, 16:07
Super Moderator
 
TTDegs's Avatar
 
Car: '08 2.2 NHB CRV
Join Date: 4th August 2006
Location: Cardiff WALES
Posts: 7,762
Thanks: 97
Thanked 106 Times in 97 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Glad you got it ok Denis

Strange set of HFT problems - what phone have you got?
TTDegs is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 4th September 2006, 22:30
12th June 2006 1.8EX
 
WoolyCiv's Avatar
 
Join Date: 28th May 2006
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 1,119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader: (0)
You had better read the SatNav manual thanksdenis before setting off, only another 100 or so pages if I remember correctly
WoolyCiv is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 4th September 2006, 23:17
Super Moderator
 
TTDegs's Avatar
 
Car: '08 2.2 NHB CRV
Join Date: 4th August 2006
Location: Cardiff WALES
Posts: 7,762
Thanks: 97
Thanked 106 Times in 97 Posts
iTrader: (3)
there are certain people in here you can quote you the manual blindfolded


The good news is that half of it doesn't apply to you

20 odd pages of 'how to use the radio if you don't have sat nav'
20 odd pages of 'how to use the radi if you do have sat nav'

more pages on the how tos for dual zone climate / non dual zone

more pages on i-shift

it goes on... *












* yes, just like me sometimes
TTDegs is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 5th September 2006, 01:10
Supporter
 
jerseybean0's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2nd May 2006
Location: Jersey
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Every time i try to read the sat nav book it sends me to sleep lol. So doing it the old way and just play with it and see what happens.The nav system that is.
jerseybean0 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 6th September 2006, 17:20 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Join Date: 1st August 2006
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TTDegs
Glad you got it ok Denis

Strange set of HFT problems - what phone have you got?
Nokia 6680 - nothing particularly flash but not over ancient either.
thanksdenis is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 22nd September 2006, 18:44
Supporter
 
Maldax's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12th June 2006
Location: Reading, Berks GB
Posts: 1,061
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via MSN to Maldax
I have the same problem with my 6680! So it think it's the phone atleast the phone dropping after a call! I have sort of worked out a work round... once the Bluetooth connection is dropped push your button and say 'next phone' that seems to kick the HFT to scan your phone again

I am not to concerned as I don't make hundreds of calls from the phone and it's kinda due a refresh anyway

With a bit of testing it only seems to be with outgoing calls very odd
Maldax is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2006, 10:43
 
Join Date: 4th July 2006
Posts: 336
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
I must be sad, I read the car and sat nav manuals from cover to cover.

Ian
Parky is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2006, 11:37
Supporter
 
Maldax's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12th June 2006
Location: Reading, Berks GB
Posts: 1,061
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via MSN to Maldax
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parky View Post
I must be sad, I read the car and sat nav manuals from cover to cover.

Ian
Me too, twice

Maldax is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2006, 11:43
Supporter
 
Join Date: 6th August 2006
Location: England ENGLAND
Posts: 2,763
Thanks: 44
Thanked 65 Times in 56 Posts
iTrader: (0)
...and I've just been sat in my garage in my Civic reading the Navigation manual by map light! Hey, but it's comfortable, quiet and no interruptions!! It was like a different World.
allan40alt is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2006, 20:52
12th June 2006 1.8EX
 
WoolyCiv's Avatar
 
Join Date: 28th May 2006
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 1,119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by allan40alt View Post
...and I've just been sat in my garage in my Civic reading the Navigation manual by map light! Hey, but it's comfortable, quiet and no interruptions!! It was like a different World.
And I'm another one who has read it by maplight, daylight and nightlight
WoolyCiv is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 23rd September 2006, 21:24
Super Moderator
 
TTDegs's Avatar
 
Car: '08 2.2 NHB CRV
Join Date: 4th August 2006
Location: Cardiff WALES
Posts: 7,762
Thanks: 97
Thanked 106 Times in 97 Posts
iTrader: (3)
yep - me too

sadly, I forgot most of it as soon as I had read it though...
TTDegs is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 26th May 2007, 09:20
 
Join Date: 25th May 2007
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
How is the i-shift,because i intend to buy a S with the i-shift,and i hate manual in a rough traffic.
fabian is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > All Civics > User Reviews

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
7 days to go... Milano_Jon Type-R 3 21st July 2007 06:04
counting the days pnut Introduce yourself 9 20th April 2007 08:15
My car New Car comes in 4! Days!:D DanKo Buying, Dealers and Servicing 25 17th December 2006 23:15
My first few days steveking1000 General Discussion (8G) 5 15th June 2006 20:59

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