Join Date: 28th November 2007
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I was wondering if anyone else has had the same thought as me regarding their Civic in particular the CTR.
I recently went to Germany for five days. A bit hacked off as I could'nt take the CTR for the Autobahns! This was because the light of my life works in buisness travel so got cheap flights and car hire.
I was the only one who drove over there and it was a Ford Mondeo, very nice and comfortable.
However I then drove my CTR eight days later and was shocked at the vast difference in the ride qualitity. I almost (I did say almost) wished I was back in the Ford. These weird and evil thoughts only lasted about 15/20 miles and then normality was resumed!
It proved to me that when I brought my CTR what a good idea it was to insist on a test drive for at least three hours were you can take the car away without the salesman and see if its big enough for your golf clubs or a herd of sheep or whatever you need it for. Also to see if you can live with such major issues as the non independant suspension.
I often pick up a colleage for work, he did mention the harsh ride (its on country roads), but on the third trip he did not and has not since and is always egging me on to "open her up a bit".
This also IMHO applies to the rear window , I don't find it a restricted view at all, But it was briefly, after driving the Ford until I got used to it again!
I would still gladly go through this "getting used to it again" process as many times as needed because at the end of the day my CTR makes me bloodly well smile!!!