Join Date: 25th January 2007
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after two months......my review
I have my Civic 1.4 i-DSi for two months now and driven 4500km with it and here are my findings so far.
First of all I thought by having a 2007 model I was free of all the bugs which dominated the first series, but unfortunately that was wishful thinking. I have been to the dealers three times now and I have to plan another one. With my last Civic (a 1998 1.8 VTi) I get to the dealer one time a year for my service!
Okay, what has happened so far:
- fuel filler cap! Yes! Amazing after all those problems. Fixed by dealer with the new clip.
- rubber strip above front window replaced under warranty
- left front foglight smashed and replaced again
- knokking sound from suspension when coming down from speed bump or driving through hole. This supposed to be fixed by dealer last week but he find a rubber seal came loose and he never saw that before. He send pics of it to Honda (is it a new bug??) He put the seal back but is already loose again.
Is it all bad news then? No, not at all. I still love the looks and the space inside. It is quiet (except for the odd knocking) and has a perfect MPG (or LPK as we use here in Holland)
But I am dissapointed with the quality Honda is presenting with the new Civic, esspecially after driving two Civics before (1994 and 1998) which were flawless.