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Hello all,my name is Carl and thought id register and say hello on here as i think im going to be owning a Civic.
For a long time ive been all for VWs but have recently been looking at Hondas.
Ive had 3 Passat the last being a 2004 1.9TDI which has been faultless and im hoping the Civic will be equal if not better in a few ways as ive not drove one yet.
Im going looking at a 2008 EX tommorow and would like to ask a few questions,
1 Is there anything i should be looking for on this model that is prone to going wrong?
2 Is there anything i should be listening for?
3 As the car is fully loaded and has a lot that could go wrong are there any common things that are always going wrong?
I hope to join you soon with questions and advice,but ill have to see how it goes tommorrow.
Thanks in advance

Carl
 

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Hi mate, sorry cant comment on the car your after but generally they are bullit proof, you should be able to find most hings about the car on here though.
 

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have a look round for general condition mate, other than that check for service history but other than that as said they are pretty much bullet proof. I've had a few hondas and they have been amazing.

I've recently made the switch from a golf mk5 gt 170 to a civic, the golf was a good car for what it was, a very fast diesel but i personally prefer the drive of the honda.
 

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Thanks for the help,
I quess ill see tomorrow when i drive it.
Its a black one so any body dings should be easy to see.
Just hope its a good un and not a lemon.
 

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Welcome indeed, to the BEST Forum there is !!! ...

Now 'pony up' a little money, buy a CIVINFO.COM sticker, and become a Supporter - lots of extra stuff \ info suddenly available ! :D ...

Did you buy a Civic yet ? - if it helps, I have a 2007 1.8 EX, and the only issue I've ever had is with the CD player
 

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Well i got one :D:p:p:D
Not the one i went after at AM Motors but after driving 140 miles to Doncaster and coming home all disheartened,dont know how she did it but my other half found one 8 miles away.We went loooked,drove,looked again and put a deposit on it.
2009 EX fully loaded,buttons everywhere.
Pick up Monday or Tuesday:woman:
 

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Well I got one :D:p:p:D Not the one I went after at AM Motors but after driving 140 miles to Doncaster and coming home all disheartened, don't know how she did it but my other half found one 8 miles away. We went, looked, drove, looked again and put a deposit on it. 2009 EX fully loaded, buttons everywhere. Pick up Monday or Tuesday.
:woman:
Well done ! - is that the 2009 Model (Facelift with the Aux-In) - or just a 2009 Registration ? ...
 

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I think that the 2009 facelift model had the 'nostrils' grill, but these are often changed, so doesn't really help ...

The significant difference, is that the 2009+ model has a USB Aux-In (+ connection cable) etc. in the centre console compartment - earlier models have no OEM Aux-In (but there are plenty of good value after-market alternatives) ...
 

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I didnt notice anything but now you mention it ill look when i pick it up.
Im still getting used to these civics,very clever these chinese.
 

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Welcome, enjoy your new car, get you wallet out as you will be spending plenty now you are on the forum.
 

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I didnt notice anything but now you mention it ill look when i pick it up.
Im still getting used to these civics,very clever these chinese.
Japanese ;)
 

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Well i got one :D:p:p:D
Not the one i went after at AM Motors but after driving 140 miles to Doncaster and coming home all disheartened,dont know how she did it but my other half found one 8 miles away.We went loooked,drove,looked again and put a deposit on it.
2009 EX fully loaded,buttons everywhere.
Pick up Monday or Tuesday:woman:
Excellent news mate, why were you disheartened with the civic in doncaster by the way mate out of interest?

Ta
 
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