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Hi Guys,

Looks like a nice range of people interactive on this site, plenty of how to's? I see and many threads to search through. So anyway, Hi from me and my partner

Not new to the JDM scene, but still in need of advice because im by far mechanical minded..

Were thinking of going for the i-CDTi civic, well scrap that.. We are going for the derv civic. A few things I'd like to know. What am I looking for in a good car and what im looking at to avoid at all costs. What trim looks the best? From my research, the EX trim seems to be best. Naturally, a remap will be on the cards soon as the car has picked and bought, but looking at 40bhp increase, will a tuned clutch be needed?

Thanks in advance for the details.. Ho Ho Ho
 

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Hi Guys,

Looks like a nice range of people interactive on this site, plenty of how to's? I see and many threads to search through. So anyway, Hi from me and my partner

Not new to the JDM scene, but still in need of advice because im by far mechanical minded..

Were thinking of going for the i-CDTi civic, well scrap that.. We are going for the derv civic. A few things I'd like to know. What am I looking for in a good car and what im looking at to avoid at all costs. What trim looks the best? From my research, the EX trim seems to be best. Naturally, a remap will be on the cards soon as the car has picked and bought, but looking at 40bhp increase, will a tuned clutch be needed?

Thanks in advance for the details.. Ho Ho Ho
Welcome to the forum mate!

The main problem with the dervs is the choclolate clutch. Honda have a revised one so worth asking whether the clutch has ever been replaced and if so, which part number was fitted.
I think the latest one ends in 325? Hopefully someone can confirm that. Also take it out for a good test drive to make sure it isn't slipping.

If you're getting a remap though yes, you'll probably want an uprated clutch so the choclate Honda one might not be a problem afterall.
Most people also replace the DMF at the same time to avoid future problems.

The EX or the EX-GT is the top spec with built-in satnav, HID's etc.
 

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Ay up Fisher. Welcome to the forum mate.


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Welcome to the forum mate!

The main problem with the dervs is the choclolate clutch. Honda have a revised one so worth asking whether the clutch has ever been replaced and if so, which part number was fitted.
I think the latest one ends in 325? Hopefully someone can confirm that. Also take it out for a good test drive to make sure it isn't slipping.

If you're getting a remap though yes, you'll probably want an uprated clutch so the choclate Honda one might not be a problem afterall.
Most people also replace the DMF at the same time to avoid future problems.

The EX or the EX-GT is the top spec with built-in satnav, HID's etc.
Thanks for that - from reading the 1.8 vs 2.2 threads, I hope im not going to be making a mistake..

I here a couple of people like the type S GT more than the EX, I dont know why as the EX has more toys. Or am I completely missing the point?
 

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Thanks for that - from reading the 1.8 vs 2.2 threads, I hope im not going to be making a mistake..

I here a couple of people like the type S GT more than the EX, I dont know why as the EX has more toys. Or am I completely missing the point?
The Type S GT is a 3 door whereas the EX is a 5 door. The S GT comes with cruise control, dual zone climate control, air con etc as standard but the satnav was an optional extra so you'll have to search harder for one with it built in. Not sure whether HID's, leather seats etc were an option on a Type S.

Depends if you want a more sporty looking 3 door or not. Although, with the rear door handles hidden away as they are on the five door, a lot of people mistake it for a 3 door anyway.
 

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Hi mate, welcome.

I'm a derv owner, mines the ex aswell, cant fault it besides the clutch issue but Honda usually replace them under warranty if its got warranty.

Also you can fit the type r or s kit to the 5 door it just leaves a gap when you open the rear doors, unoticable when their shut.

if its a quick economical car you want, diesel is by far your best bet mate
 

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Thanks for the messages guys.. I got constant ear ache last time I modded the car.. Was looking at around near £4000 went on the last project, and still wasnt happy with it, hence the lookout for a decent, quick but eco car.

Does anybody know what extras are included in the EX GT?

Ta
 

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I think I'm right in saying the EX-GT replaced the EX trim level in MY10 cars and is pretty much the same spec?
 
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