I thought I would pay the premium and buy a 1.6d tec civic, I have had plenty of cars in the past but thought I would buy the civic as I have not really had a decent car. How disappointed am I? The ride is hard , the steering too light at speed, and being short trying to get in and out of the car is a challenge as the steering wheel sits low at its highest setting. The parcel shelf hanger trim has fallen off and the fuel consumption is only about 45mpg . I was really looking forward to driving this car but I am seriously considering buying a golf.