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just me then:facepalm:
 

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Indifferent, had better, had worse!
 

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Had a Honda Insight as a hire car in Spain with it fitted
Totally dreadful!!
Hated it ...and the car was not much better either!!!
Can you add a section.."Tried it..Hated it"?
 

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Had a Honda Insight as a hire car in Spain with it fitted
Totally dreadful!!
Hated it ...and the car was not much better either!!!
Can you add a section.."Tried it..Hated it"?
The insight has a CVT not an automated sequential manual transmission. I-shift is available on some Jazz models and Civic models.
 

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I-shift is available on some Jazz models and Civic models.
I think I'm right in saying it has now been dropped from all models. Honda brought forward the 2012 Jazz launch with CVT gearbox early in 2011. There is no i-shift option on new 9G Civic. My dealer told me that i-shift was finished when they offered me a derisory price for mine last June. Interesting that with 5 sites and 37 used Civics they only have 1 solitary i-shift for sale!
 

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That might be because people are happy with them and don't want to let go ;)

Most trade in prices are pretty low at the moment. All well below Parkers and even Glasses' book.
 

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That might be because people are happy with them and don't want to let go ;)
I'm smiling :D

Most trade in prices are pretty low at the moment. All well below Parkers and even Glasses' book.
There's pretty low and then there's ridiculously low. Over £1,000 below top book with low mileage, not a mark and FSH. The Ford opening bid was £750 better.
 

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I think I'm right in saying it has now been dropped from all models. Honda brought forward the 2012 Jazz launch with CVT gearbox early in 2011. There is no i-shift option on new 9G Civic. My dealer told me that i-shift was finished when they offered me a derisory price for mine last June. Interesting that with 5 sites and 37 used Civics they only have 1 solitary i-shift for sale!
Quite possible they won't feature on the newer models. Although they do exist on the 1.4 and this may not change with the new generation.

As for resale value, it is no different to the manual.
 

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I'm smiling :D



There's pretty low and then there's ridiculously low. Over £1,000 below top book with low mileage, not a mark and FSH. The Ford opening bid was £750 better.
That's pretty much normal if you are comparing to, say, Parker's mileage adjusted price.

I traded in my 3-series earlier in the year. The parkers trade-in price (mileage adjusted) was around 9k. Best offer I could get for it from a range of dealers was 8k. Some came in at 7.5K. The guides are well out at the moment.
 

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I was using the Glass's Guide p/x price which the Ford Dealer confirmed when he made his offer. The deal was done at a little below top book - but not over £1K below.
 

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Good stuff. So are we saying that it is the Honda main dealers that are not liking an iShift trade-in?
When I was looking out for mine they would sell the i-shift model within a day of advertising it in some cases. I found it difficult to get hold of one because of this. I was looking for one with fairly low mileage though.
 

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When I was looking out for mine they would sell the i-shift model within a day of advertising it in some cases. I found it difficult to get hold of one because of this. I was looking for one with fairly low mileage though.
So why did Honda discontinue it if it was so easy to sell ?

We will never know exactly why but I can make a good guess !
 
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So why did Honda discontinue it if it was so easy to sell ?

We will never know exactly why but I can make a good guess !
It is different from a full auto and people looking for one were disappointed. They were catering for a niche in this market, people after an automated SMT that is more geared:D towards manual drivers.
 
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