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First Impressions

Picked up my 2.2 ES on Monday afternoon, so very early days yet!
I traded in a Seat Leon 2.0 140ps, just so you know what I am comparing it with.
So far, so good. Just driving locally, not town, but countryside, I don't seem to be able to get the fuel usage up above about 37mpg, is that normal? Certainly my Seat showed quite a bit more than that.
Gear change I don't find as free and easy as the Seat, it seems to have to be "pulled" out of second to go up into third. Hopefully it will get easier with use.
The Seat had 17" tyres,and it seems to hug the road a bit better than the Honda.
I have had 4 Seat's on the trot, and told the salesman he would do well to drag me away from Seat, and my wife kept on about we would be expecting champagne and flowers if we did the deal. When we went to pick up the car, we jokingly said, Where's the champagne then? He said they couldn't run to that. When he took us outside to explain the car to us, when he got to the boot, he opened it up and there was a bottle of cava, (all right not champagne!), a bouquet a flowers and a box of chocolates!! So top marks for the salesman!
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i dont get much higher than around 38 to 40 mpg. Dont believe what Honda quote. They are way out with there so called combined 55 mpg.
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Best i get round town is 43 to 46 and on motorway and town combined about 48 to 50 mpg
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both mpg and the 'box will improve over the first few thousand miles

I'm getting an average of about 43mpg from a lot of town work and roughly 15 miles of dual carriageway per day.
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Lucky you i get 26mpg in my R
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Picked up my 2.2 ES on Monday afternoon, so very early days yet!
I traded in a Seat Leon 2.0 140ps, just so you know what I am comparing it with.
So far, so good. Just driving locally, not town, but countryside, I don't seem to be able to get the fuel usage up above about 37mpg, is that normal? Certainly my Seat showed quite a bit more than that.
Gear change I don't find as free and easy as the Seat, it seems to have to be "pulled" out of second to go up into third. Hopefully it will get easier with use.
The Seat had 17" tyres,and it seems to hug the road a bit better than the Honda.
I have had 4 Seat's on the trot, and told the salesman he would do well to drag me away from Seat, and my wife kept on about we would be expecting champagne and flowers if we did the deal. When we went to pick up the car, we jokingly said, Where's the champagne then? He said they couldn't run to that. When he took us outside to explain the car to us, when he got to the boot, he opened it up and there was a bottle of cava, (all right not champagne!), a bouquet a flowers and a box of chocolates!! So top marks for the salesman!
Is the car new/very low miles? My ES diesel with approx 9k miles did around 60 on the motorway/70mph and 41-45 around town.

On my second Civic,and both have been great cars to own and drive
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Just got my type S GT 2.2. 600 miles on clock and I am really struggling to keep it above 35mpg. I really hope this does get better.
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I get about 42-44 out of mine on average.
Obviously sometimes a lot less and sometimes a bit more!

About about getting champagne - when I got my flowers with my 1st service - I joked about a bottle of wine and they said they can't give out alcohol! In case you drink it on the way home!
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Is the car new/very low miles?
Yes, brand new, and it has crept up to 38mpg now! Not a huge improvement,but heading the right way.
Today, as I started from cold, it sounded very rattly as I increased the revs to pull away. Even my wife commented, and she can never hear anything! That sounds very rattly! Once warmed up, it seemed OK, but has anyone else had anything similar? It has literally only done 160 miles, and obviously if it's the same tomorrow it will be going back for a check. We've only had the car a matter of days, but that is the first time we have both heard the engine that noisy! My Leon was so much quieter, I hope I'm not going to regret moving to Honda! And it was only yesterday Honda phoned me up, and I told them everything was fine!
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Blimey - My wife's Leon sounds like an 1980's Taxi - the 2.2 Civic purrs in comparison...
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Yes, brand new, and it has crept up to 38mpg now! Not a huge improvement,but heading the right way.
Today, as I started from cold, it sounded very rattly as I increased the revs to pull away. Even my wife commented, and she can never hear anything! That sounds very rattly! Once warmed up, it seemed OK, but has anyone else had anything similar? It has literally only done 160 miles, and obviously if it's the same tomorrow it will be going back for a check. We've only had the car a matter of days, but that is the first time we have both heard the engine that noisy! My Leon was so much quieter, I hope I'm not going to regret moving to Honda! And it was only yesterday Honda phoned me up, and I told them everything was fine!
The Honda 2.2 diesel is THE quietest diesel in the market at the moment... the VAG engines sound like tractors in comparison... If it's THAT loud and doesn't improve you might have to visit the dealer...
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Mine was a bit rattly at when first starting it but only on very cold mornings and it soon went once it started to warm up.
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Blimey - My wife's Leon sounds like an 1980's Taxi - the 2.2 Civic purrs in comparison...
!980s!!!! Were Seat around then? Seat 500? This was a 2006 Leon 2.0 140hp I expect any car 20 odd years old would be rattling a bit!
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!980´s!!!! Were Seat around then? Seat 500? This was a 2006 Leon 2.0 140hp I expect any car 20 odd years old would be rattling a bit!

I said it sounds like an 80's taxi (when it's cold). It's a 56 plate 2.0TDi - Nice motor - gets quieter when it's warmed up
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!980s!!!! Were Seat around then?
Yes, they were founded in 1950.



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Great drive but a few dissapointments

Having traded in for a 57 2.2 SE in February 2008 from a 2004 1.6 SE the drive is remarkable. However, the following are very annoying;

Poor paintwork - Resulting in more front bonnet chips within 7 weeks than I had in 4 years with my previous Civic.

Condensation - Always there right across rear window where glass meets plastic. Apparently a characteristic of the vehicle.....

Rattling from rear - Still trying to pinpoint this

Annoying noise from front interior left - I guess the turbo is in this area but should it really be so noisy at less than 30mph?

Squeeky brakes - The car is only 6 months old but I am now getting this awful noise when the brakes are applied - sounds like metal on metal. The same noise occasionally comes in when the accelarator is depressed

If anyone can help with these niggles it would be greatly appreciated.
Its going to the dealer next week which I hope will give me more confidence if only a couple of these areas can be fully addressed
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My 1.8 has returned an average of 38.6 over the last 4500 miles.
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My new 2.2 EX (1,000 miles) gives 35 mpg to 40 mpg on town driving, and up to 50 mpg on mixed A road/town driving with some TLC. So far motorway driving at 75 mph (actual) seems quite thirsty - about 38mpg.

Hoping this gets better over the next few thousand miles. Anything less than 45 mpg would be a disappointment.
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Having traded in for a 57 2.2 SE in February 2008 from a 2004 1.6 SE the drive is remarkable. However, the following are very annoying;

Poor paintwork - Resulting in more front bonnet chips within 7 weeks than I had in 4 years with my previous Civic.

Condensation - Always there right across rear window where glass meets plastic. Apparently a characteristic of the vehicle.....

Rattling from rear - Still trying to pinpoint this

Annoying noise from front interior left - I guess the turbo is in this area but should it really be so noisy at less than 30mph?

Squeeky brakes - The car is only 6 months old but I am now getting this awful noise when the brakes are applied - sounds like metal on metal. The same noise occasionally comes in when the accelarator is depressed

If anyone can help with these niggles it would be greatly appreciated.
Its going to the dealer next week which I hope will give me more confidence if only a couple of these areas can be fully addressed
Rattling from rear - is your boot light fixed in properly? Mine wasn't attached when I bought my car and was hanging down inside the boot lining rattling around.

Squeeky brakes - There have been some cases on here of brake disks corroding! You might wanna get the dealer to check them - or the brake dust shields might be rubbing on something... give it a blast with a jet washer in the wheels and around the arches... see if that stops...?
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Don't get me wrong, its beautiful to look at and great to drive, but the build quality on my Civic is awful. Nowhere near the standard of the Accord.
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