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Hello folks.
I have just joined this forum having bought my first ever Honda after about 25 years of owning Toyota Celicas ( apologies if that's an offensive comment here ).
My dad has a 1996 Civic 1.5 Lsi which has been in the family for 20 years.It is worth about 200 quid. He doesn't look after it, it has never been serviced apart from me doing regular oil changes, has never broken down or failed to start, it's passed every MOT first time, it's full of dents and looks like a skip full of radio parts. It barely uses any oil but it just keeps on going and just will not die.
My brother had a Mk 9 1.8 civic which I was impressed with also.
So, when my car got written off by some brain donor that deliberately drove into it while it was parked outside my house, pushing it on top of my brothers Civic and writing that off as well, I decided I wanted a change. As they no longer make any newer Celicas than the one I had, I looked round and decided a Type S Mk 8 fitted all my requirements.
It took me a few months to find one, but I finally aquired a blueish silver 2008 1.8 type S with 65K on the clock.
The mods I usually do are fitting a complete new sound system , HID's and leds everywhere along with lots of other electrical related gadgetry etc and the odd styling improvements and nothing more than a panel air filter as far as engine mods go.
I already have a list of questions as long as my arm but hope I can be of help to anyone else once I have learned a lot more about my car.

That's all for the mo
See you around
Toodlepipski
Mart
 

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Hi Mart, welcome to :civinfo:

How are you finding the Honda after so many years with Toyota?
 

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Thanks.
I have only had it a week but so far I have done a couple of long distance journeys in it and my back didn't hurt after 3 hours of driving.It is quieter and more refined, with more gadgets and the build quality is just as solid. More thought seems to have gone into the design of the civic and more attention to detail etc.I am liking it so far.
The air con doesn't work but I knew that when I bought it and knocked a few hundred quid off the price.I spoke to an air con specialist and he said the compressor was a common fail on this model but it could also just be a duff relay.I'm in no rush to fix it as it's now winter.
 

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Welcome to the forum Marfo.
Nothing wrong with Celicas, a workmate had one with pop-up headlights, and I very nearly bought one of the next models-had 4 headlights ?, but bought a Mazda MX3 instead (V6 engine) . Then toyed with buying a GT86 but bought my Civic instead, made the right choice !
 
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