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Hello everyone!

This is my 1st post and I have been looking round the website & you all seem to be a pretty helpful lot so hope you will help me!

I am currently looking at bying a Civic. I have totally loveed the Type - R for many years & have not been able to afford to buy myself one due to my job. I am a social worker & do lots of driving to see families, I had a 206 gti which cost me hundreds a month to fuel so had to get rid of it.

I now have a very boring polo sdi which does about 500 miles to a tank which is great but as I said very very boring!:mad:

Now that the Civic Type S comes with the body coloured wheel arches etc (hated hated hated the plastic ones!!!!) I can hopefully get a Civic with the look of the Type - R but in a diesel!! YEY!!!:p

however wondered what mpg everyone is finding they are getting as when I went to test drive the other day the sales man said that the petrol & diesel do not do that different milage. I'm not sure about this but wondered what everyone elses experiences were?

Also is there any difference between the Type S & Si apart from the number of doors? As he ahs also suggested I look at the 3 door to ensure my budget will fit?

Thank you & excited to hear back!

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depends what raod you do. I do mine mainly on motorway so I get max benefit on diesel. Set the cruise control to 68-70 and I average (actual calculated average, not computer) at least 55mpg. My total average as you can see on my counter is 52mpg.
 

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depends what raod you do. I do mine mainly on motorway so I get max benefit on diesel. Set the cruise control to 68-70 and I average (actual calculated average, not computer) at least 55mpg. My total average as you can see on my counter is 52mpg.
Pretty much same here. I don't do much round town stuff (I live in a small town - most things walkable)
I've only ever had one tank under a genuine 50 MPG, most are 54 - 57 genuine, not recorded. As feef implies, the computer is not as accurate as looking at how many litres you filled up with, and use calculator.

Having said that, if you go from street to street, you're not going to do so well. Good luck.
 

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My type s diesel's averaging 41 mpg travelling around town,but that's in steady moving traffic.In winter that drops to 35 or less.The reason is,the engine takes much longer to warm up.Talking of which,the slow warm up of the diesel engine might become a nuisance if journeys were,say less than 6 miles with a couple of hours between journeys.I would think the petrol would warm up quicker.

The Type S GT has cruise control,glass roof and aluminium pedals which I don't think the SI has.
 

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I have a petrol 1.8 type s, my mpg is under my name on the side....
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But ive had it up to as much as 41 or 42 mpg.

It all depends whether your putting your foot down or driving like a granny :p I keep a nice balance of both.

You have to remember that the petrol is going to give you more lift than a diesel and then theres the sound from the engine... the petrol sounds amazing, i cant imagine the diesel sounding like that.

It really depends what you want but i wouldnt swap my petrol for a diesel.

I forgot to say, dont forget about the 6 speed gear box, you can drive at 30 mph in 6th gear easily, so that the engine is barely turning over... this saves alot of fuel.
 

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I average around 50-55mpg in my diesel type-s and regularly enjoy the benefits of the turbo :) that said, if you're doing alot of short journeys, the premium cost of the diesel will mean you won't save any money over buying a petrol. I went for the diesel as my previous 2 civics ( 1.4 and 1.6) were pretty poor in the torque department and I wanted a change - the noisier idle and slight clatter on startup than the 1.8 petrol are, in my opinion, a small price to pay for the exceptional performance!
 

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The great torque of the 2.2 diesel is what it's about.
Honda state that it is faster than the 1.8 petrol.
Over 50 mpg, is certainly not uncommon and that's not hanging about.
Many one here have bettered that too.
For long journeys, with the torque of the 2.2 - less gear changes and with cruise control on - brilliant engine.
 

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There's not much difference in tax between the 1.8 petrol and 2.2 diesel, and the 2.2 diesel tends to come out slightly more expensive on insurance and servicing. I did a comparison spreadsheet and using Honda's claimed combined mpg (which actually don't seem far out at all), the diesel works out costing ~ £250 / year less than the petrol in running costs if you're covering 10 000 miles. So it'll take at least 3-4 years to recover the premium cost of the diesel.

That said, a lot of people seem to love the diesel's torque, so that may be worth paying for.
 

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I have a 2.2 and i average 36mpg....
 

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mpg on petrol & diesel

WOW!

You guys are really good at responding! Thanks everyone! As I expected your averages in mpg for the diesel are in the 50's and the dealer was saying it was more like high 40's and the petrol could get into the 50's which left me feeling unsure.

I am planning on keeping the car for a while and probably do about 12,000 miles per year.

Also I'm not sure about the 3 or 5 door - is there a lot of difference in size and convenience?

Thanks for all your help!!!!

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Ha ha! So us ladies get preferential treatment!! Well that's fine by me as long as it helps!!!!!:D

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Also what are everyones views of Type S versus Si?

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I can't understand why some of those with a 2.2 get such low mpg.
We drove 190 miles to London the other weekend, to see my parents for a couple of days.
I drove the Civic 2.2 Type S GT, even though my wife now owns it.
We did it in 3.5 hours each way and the last 1/2 hour was in heavy traffic getting into London.
So, 380 miles done in 7 hours driving, but starting at 6am each way and the readout showed 49.2 avg' on arrival and 47.- something when I parked back home on the drive.
As the figures show, I didn't hang about.
The computer isn't out, as after 2.75 years of owning the car, I know how much diesel I put in.
 

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WOW!

Also I'm not sure about the 3 or 5 door - is there a lot of difference in size and convenience?
The limitations of the 3dr are:
- Front seats do not return to your set driving position if you let someone in from drivers side. For this reason many Type S drivers don't allow passengers to enter the rear from drivers side (me)
- no 'Magic seats' in rear
 

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They are kind of magic seats and fold up to give loads of room, but the 4 door has catches to hold them upright, where as with the the 2 door, they need to be held in position by thr rear seat belts.
No big deal though.
 
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