Join Date: 12th October 2008
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Just got my 2.2 sport, my thoughts so far
I picked up my 57 reg 2.2 sport with 13k on the clock tonight.
I also own a 08 reg focus 1.8tdci and have just part exed my Fiesta ST for the civic.
So im going to use these cars as a basis for comparing.
Of the mark its quicker than the focus but not as quick as the ST, it simply does not have the instant acceleration.
However mid range its at least a match for the ST and pisses on the focus.
To be honest im a little disappointed in the cornering, i just dont feel as confident cornering at high speed. Where the ST stuck to the road the civic feels a little jittery.
However i did not buy this motor to rally about B roads so im not bothered.
Rather more stiff than the focus but a hell of alot better than the bumpy ST.
Overall a very nice mix of comfort and response.
Top class, nice seats, very soft and comfortable.
Alough it lacks the sports seats that grip your sides i still like them better than either the ST or focus's.
Dash and controls
What can i say it looks like a romulan battle cruiser (star treck)
Very smart and totaly unique, a real plus point.
All the controls, dials ect are in nice postions and easy to use.
One thing that does piss me off is the fact honda did not put a aux in socket in the car.
The good points far out weigh the bad and make little difference to me, The honda is still a far supier motor to the ST and Focus, and now i have sold my ST it should cut down in the little cocks with 1.2 corsas trying to race me all the time.
Overall a very nice classy motor that blends comford, style practicallity and performance.