Join Date: 10th August 2007
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Initial Impressions - 1.4 SE i-Shift
Had the car a couple of days now, thought I would share my thoughts.
First off, everyone loves the Galaxy Grey colour and I am suprised by the wheelcovers, they actually look ok in grey and wont show too much dirt.
The boot is vast, my wheelchair lays inside the boot with the seats in place and with both wheels on. My wheelchair handles do not fold so its quite a large chair and still fits, very pleased.
The i-Shift is proving to be a complete delight at the moment, its very smooth around town. I did think I thought I saw a brief '8' in the display but it runs fine. The only problem is the car is too relaxing to drive, I am enjoying it too much and going at a snails pace! The steering is much lighter than the old model Civic so I am just wafting along in a relaxed manner, sorry to all the people I am holding up!
The 1.4 engine has a suprising amount of get-up-and-go. From a standstill I am hitting 30mph in just a few seconds, and this with not flooring the throttle. Its a good job I have set the speed warnings for 30mph and 40mph as I can see myself going accidently over these limits.
I also am managing to get all six ECO lights on around town so hopefully fuel economy will be good.
Climate control is nice and cool and seems do switch on when I touch the fan button, getting used to the display for this although I do think it could be simpler.
Having a job getting my seat position correct, there is way too much lumbar support built into the seat for my liking, but I shall keep making small adjustments to get it right.
Headlights seem brighter than the previous model Civic which is nice, I have seen the little blue light inside too.
In conclusion I think that the new Civic is a big improvement and am enjoying it very much. If the rest of the three years I will have the car are anything like the first two days, I wont want to part with it ever. (Early days yet, I know)
Hope this hasn't bored you all too much!