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I'm very confused, as I've explained to the dealer I want the 2009 model, he reckons this one is...but it's an EX WITH satnav and the photo doesn't have the "new" front. However I actually thought all 09 plates were 2009, guess I'm wrong but somebody can enlighten me!

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I'm very confused, as I've explained to the dealer I want the 2009 model, he reckons this one is...but it's an EX WITH satnav and the photo doesn't have the "new" front. However I actually thought all 09 plates were 2009, guess I'm wrong but somebody can enlighten me!

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No, a lot of 2008 models were sold under 09 plates. I don't think the 09 EX had Sat Nav as standard - I think this was only standard on the EX GT.

You can check the VIN to be sure.

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If I'm right, the 2009 EX comes with Leather, and the EX GT adds Sat Nav/Bluetooth, and will also have the new front grill.

I know a guy from work who is getting his 59 plate Civic EX next week, and that isn't a 2009 model either.
 

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All MY09 will have the new grille and sockets in the centre console. There are other changes but probably too subtle for a new buyer to notice.

Plus the visible VIN in the windscreen will have "09" (after the U I think)

My personal opinion is that if someone is getting a MY08 with a 09 or 59 plate then they had better be getting a sizeable discount because the MY09 models have far better suspension plus other nice changes that is worth the extra dosh (IMO).
 

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To break away slightly, am I correct in thinking the EX GT was introduced in MY09 and therefore can't be MY08?
 

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to throw a spanner in the works.... I have a 09 face lift but on a 58 plate lol. I take it form reading the ex models are the 5 door option, and ex gt are 5 door option plus leather, satnav, bluetooth, and glass roof ?
 

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to throw a spanner in the works.... I have a 09 face lift but on a 58 plate lol. I take it form reading the ex models are the 5 door option, and ex gt are 5 door option plus leather, satnav, bluetooth, and glass roof ?
MY09 can indeed have 58 plates.
 

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Im picking my 59plate civic type r GT up in a few days. Will this be the new model with the usb in it etc? (Im guess it will be MY09) surely they can't still have some 08's left?
 

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Im picking my 59plate civic type r GT up in a few days. Will this be the new model with the usb in it etc? (Im guess it will be MY09) surely they can't still have some 08's left?
Yep, they can. I test drove a 59 plate and I was sure it was only an 09 plate, not an 09 model. Grill was different to begin with, and it had no sockets which is what I was looking for. Asked the dealer and he wasn't sure, looked it up and confirmed.
 

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I am worried about definitely getting a MY09 model as I won't be seeing the car until it arrives at the Dealer as he is sourcing it, and I go to pay the rest of the deposit and sign the agreement. He has stated that it definitely will be, so if I get there and for whatever reason it ends up not being then I will refuse to buy and ask for my deposit back... Fingers Crossed its all good though!!

When I did say I wanted a MY09, he said so you want the HID's and the iPod bits etc... and I said yes exactly, so he seemed to know what he was talking about which is promising I guess.

Still have those nerves though as I do not want an MY08 model when I am buying new!
 

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I am worried about definitely getting a MY09 model as I won't be seeing the car until it arrives at the Dealer as he is sourcing it, and I go to pay the rest of the deposit and sign the agreement. He has stated that it definitely will be, so if I get there and for whatever reason it ends up not being then I will refuse to buy and ask for my deposit back... Fingers Crossed its all good though!!

When I did say I wanted a MY09, he said so you want the HID's and the iPod bits etc... and I said yes exactly, so he seemed to know what he was talking about which is promising I guess.

Still have those nerves though as I do not want an MY08 model when I am buying new!
HID's are available on MY08 and iPod bits also as an aftermarket fit. You need to ensure it's got the power socket, Aux and USB in the centre console.
 

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I am worried about definitely getting a MY09 model as I won't be seeing the car until it arrives at the Dealer as he is sourcing it, and I go to pay the rest of the deposit and sign the agreement. He has stated that it definitely will be, so if I get there and for whatever reason it ends up not being then I will refuse to buy and ask for my deposit back... Fingers Crossed its all good though!!

When I did say I wanted a MY09, he said so you want the HID's and the iPod bits etc... and I said yes exactly, so he seemed to know what he was talking about which is promising I guess.

Still have those nerves though as I do not want an MY08 model when I am buying new!
Ask him for the VIN number of the vehicle that should tell you if it's an MY08 or MY09
 

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You need to ensure it's got the power socket, Aux and USB in the centre console.
and the red ambient lighting under the dash which is also standard now.
 

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My personal opinion is that if someone is getting a MY08 with a 09 or 59 plate then they had better be getting a sizeable discount because the MY09 models have far better suspension plus other nice changes that is worth the extra dosh (IMO).
Is this true - do MY09 civics have modified suspension, in what way are they better?
 

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Have a look at my MY07 v MY09 review in the 09 Civic section.

The boneshaker experience has gone and it's a different animal :D
 

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Was told by a dealer the other day that there are no suspension changes on the facelift.
 

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I am worried about definitely getting a MY09 model as I won't be seeing the car until it arrives at the Dealer as he is sourcing it, and I go to pay the rest of the deposit and sign the agreement. He has stated that it definitely will be, so if I get there and for whatever reason it ends up not being then I will refuse to buy and ask for my deposit back... Fingers Crossed its all good though!!

When I did say I wanted a MY09, he said so you want the HID's and the iPod bits etc... and I said yes exactly, so he seemed to know what he was talking about which is promising I guess.

Still have those nerves though as I do not want an MY08 model when I am buying new!
HID's are available on MY08 and iPod bits also as an aftermarket fit. You need to ensure it's got the power socket, Aux and USB in the centre console.
Not UK Type-R's they're not.
 

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True, I keep forgetting that the Type R builds are different.

I'm intrigued that a dealer would state that the MY09 facelift included no suspension changes !

That must mean that:


  • I'm imagining things
  • Honda's MY09 suspension spider graph is lying
Just outside the Tesco petrol station I use there is a short piece of road that is cobbled (about 10 yards). In the old car this used to really shake and rattle and was quite noisy. This car takes it in it's stride and there is almost no noise intrusion and it is considerably smoother.
 
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