Car: 2007 2.2 SE Silver
Join Date: 1st January 2010
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Civic 2.2 SE - REVIEW @ 2 yrs old
Here's a general review of my car which has reached 2 yrs of age and about 18000 miles.
Bought from Chatham @ Sighthill in Edinburgh. They did me a good deal, unlike Phoenix in Falkirk (my local dealer) who seemed hell bent on trying to sell me one at full list price!
Excellent performance and refinement from the diesel engine, and I'm averaging 48mpg, which is pretty good considering I don't hang about.
The ride is very hard though, even on 16" wheels. I tried a Type S before buying this model and that seemed to have no suspension at all.
The handling is good except when near the limit when it gets a bit wriggly, but that's rarely an issue.
And I love the digital dash, especially the fact the speedo is right in my eyeline. No need to take your eyes off the road!
The rear visibility is awful, and the front pillars are thick and steeply raked which is more of a pain than the rear view for me.
The seats aren't comfy on long trips. My back aches after about 90 mins. Luckily I don't do many long journeys.
Not bad, but not as good as I'd hoped, given Honda's reputation.
The handbrake was done under the recall, and It's needed a drivers window weather strip and the windscreen washer bottle neck had to be replaced when I noticed a leak.
The interior has a couple of intermittent rattles and squeaks but nothing overly annoying.
The clutch gives the occassional judder but the problem goes as soon as it arrives, so I'm not too bothered about it.
Most notably the rear discs have now been replaced TWICE under warranty due to corrosion and pitting. Am I alone with this problem I wonder?
So, overall I'm quite happy with the car. It's better looking than anything else in its class and at least as reliable as the competition. Along with the looks, the engine is the best bit for me. Easily the best motor in the class.