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Hi guys and girls!

This is my first post on here (be gentle :p) and I am looking into swapping my car in for a civic 2.2 CTDI. I currently drive an mg tf 135 which is a lovely little car however it is costing me a small fortune in petrol which is why I have decided to cut my losses and turn to the dark side ;)

There are a few models that I have been looking at which seem to tick all of the boxes for me which are:

- Type S GT
- Type S
- EX
- ES

Ideally I want to get a 3 door car as (IMO) it looks a bit sportier and not so much like a family car. However I understand that the EX and the ES are only available in the 5 door guise which is a sacrifice that I would be willing to make as these models come with all of the toys that I want (cruise control etc...).

I have had a snoop around the site over the last day or so and I have found out a few things about the cars such as the creaking of the scuttle panel etc but are there any major issues with them such as turbo's blowing etc?

I have been also looking into the idea of an Astra SRI CDTI which is a 1.9 with 150 bhp however I spotted a civic on ebay a few days ago which was rather nice and then I realised that you can get a 3 door diesel which has swung my decision over to the civic.

Can anyone think of any other benefits there are to owning a honda over a vauxhall?

Thanks for looking!!
 

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Hi guys and girls!

This is my first post on here (be gentle :p) and I am looking into swapping my car in for a civic 2.2 CTDI. I currently drive an mg tf 135 which is a lovely little car however it is costing me a small fortune in petrol which is why I have decided to cut my losses and turn to the dark side ;)

There are a few models that I have been looking at which seem to tick all of the boxes for me which are:

- Type S GT
- Type S
- EX
- ES


Ideally I want to get a 3 door car as (IMO) it looks a bit sportier and not so much like a family car. However I understand that the EX and the ES are only available in the 5 door guise which is a sacrifice that I would be willing to make as these models come with all of the toys that I want (cruise control etc...).

I have had a snoop around the site over the last day or so and I have found out a few things about the cars such as the creaking of the scuttle panel etc but are there any major issues with them such as turbo's blowing etc?

I have been also looking into the idea of an Astra SRI CDTI which is a 1.9 with 150 bhp however I spotted a civic on ebay a few days ago which was rather nice and then I realised that you can get a 3 door diesel which has swung my decision over to the civic.

Can anyone think of any other benefits there are to owning a honda over a vauxhall?

Thanks for looking!!

Type S GT has the toys also and the sporty looks so aim for this one ;)

with honda you wont need to change the timing belt as its a chain saving alot of £'s come 60k or 5 years.

inside of vauxhaulls are very bland. Boring. Ugly. Horrible :lol: hondas are truelly like a spaceship.

Honda holds value better than vauxhall

Only downside to hondas diesel is the clutch is weak, unless changed to new upgraded part allready.

im 6 months into ownership and iv never actually loved a car as much! *ok my first ever car maybe lol*

edit: forgot to mention that the honda diesel sounds nice :eek: and i hate diesel sounds!
 

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Well, Hondas Jap - Although our Civic is classed as European.. But besides the point, what your after I think IMO is either the EX, EX GT or Type S GT. Sounds like that your sacrificing a sporty ride so you want lots of toys to compensate :D Just like me
For me it was a toss up between the Astra 150 XP Pack and the Civic, but having test drove both at Available Car, the Honda feels so much more stable and put together better. The only thing that attracted to me about the Astra was the little sport button on the centre dash, but then I seen the Civics start button haha
 

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Thanks for the replies guys!

I must admit I do love the interior of the civic it is a league above the astra in that respect!

Also I know what the engines are like because my parents have a 2.2 crv and that has all of the gadgets like sat nav, auto lights, auto wipers etc which make it awesome to drive!

Out of interest how much does it cost to do the clutch on the civic? The reason I ask is because with the astra they are known to have weak gear boxes and clutches which cost roughly £900 to sort out which is a bit pricey, they also have a turbo/swirl flap issue which is another costly repair!

I didn't know that you could get an ex gt..... What is different to an ex and an ex gt?

And yes like you said, ideally I want a type s gt but I will just have to see what's about for my money :)

Thanks :)
 

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type s GT has coloured body kit (but still has grey mud flaps), kitted out really well, ride is firm but not harsh, great economy
 

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Thanks for the replies guys!

I must admit I do love the interior of the civic it is a league above the astra in that respect!

Also I know what the engines are like because my parents have a 2.2 crv and that has all of the gadgets like sat nav, auto lights, auto wipers etc which make it awesome to drive!

Out of interest how much does it cost to do the clutch on the civic? The reason I ask is because with the astra they are known to have weak gear boxes and clutches which cost roughly £900 to sort out which is a bit pricey, they also have a turbo/swirl flap issue which is another costly repair!

I didn't know that you could get an ex gt..... What is different to an ex and an ex gt?

And yes like you said, ideally I want a type s gt but I will just have to see what's about for my money :)

Thanks :)

Around £800 with the dual mass fly wheel and clutch or honda have a set price of £500 n a bit for the clutch alone.
 
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