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Well took the plunge today and my new 1.8 i-vtec Sport (no Es, EX, or any other abbrieviation models in Finland) in Milano red will be delivered in only 2 weeks! Yipee!, Oh yeah, hello all!
 

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2 weeks that's not long at all - it will feel it, though:)
 

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Thanks all. Yes in Finland there are three versions: Comfort, Sport, and Executive. The executive ia around €4100 more than the Sport though!

And yes, I have a Welsh flag because that is where I am from, but have been living here in Finland for 11 years now. Great that someone noticed though! How has the civic been in the Swedish winter?
 

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Thanks all. Yes in Finland there are three versions: Comfort, Sport, and Executive. The executive ia around €4100 more than the Sport though!

And yes, I have a Welsh flag because that is where I am from, but have been living here in Finland for 11 years now. Great that someone noticed though! How has the civic been in the Swedish winter?
It was fine in the winter.
My winter tyres (Pirelli) were not the best though.
Need some Hakkas..
 

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Yes, I have some 205/55/16 Hakkapelitta 5 studded from my Alfa. They were brand new last year with alloys, so I hope they will fit the Honda, as the dealer wanted over €1200 for a set of winter tyres! Rip off or what!
 

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Yes, I have some 205/55/16 Hakkapelitta 5 studded from my Alfa. They were brand new last year with alloys, so I hope they will fit the Honda, as the dealer wanted over €1200 for a set of winter tyres! Rip off or what!
More than twice the normal cost if you ask me. Your tyres will fit; I got 205/55-16 winter studless conti on mine.
 

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Two weeks will seem like a lifetime.... I couldn't sleep the night before I picked up mine:)
 

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The costs they "explained" was that the wheels would be "original" Honda. Hmmm...

I know the size of my studded tyres will be ok, but was concerned whether the actual alloys will fit. Really know nothing of the "science" of wheel sizing, but they have five bolts and fit my Alfa 156. Well if they don't I can sell them and save up before the winter comes again. We shouldn't see snow here in the south until at least October. :D
 

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Alloys

But... you do not want original Honda wheels.

You want alloys with special coating to withstand the salt better.
Yeah, well the 16" AWS that I bought last winter seem to have fared very well, no signs of corrosion at all. Also, in Finland it seems that very little salt is used on the roads.
 

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I got some 3rd party allows from my dealer for the winter tyres.. Ace or something I beleive they where called. Seem to have withstanded the winter here in Gothenburg very well though. As for the tyres, I went for unstudded winter tyres, and all I can say is that the VSA has probably saved me from spinning out of control more times than i can count. :rolleyes:
 

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I got some 3rd party allows from my dealer for the winter tyres.. Ace or something I beleive they where called. Seem to have withstanded the winter here in Gothenburg very well though. As for the tyres, I went for unstudded winter tyres, and all I can say is that the VSA has probably saved me from spinning out of control more times than i can count. :rolleyes:
I don't like unstudded winter tyres, especially as, here in the south, we have a lot of solid ice on the roads more than snow at the beginning and end of the winter. Still need to be careful with studs though. :rolleyes:
 
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