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Well I have now had the Civic for a week over 1 year and a quick report is always good so hear goes.

The car is red and is 2.2 diesel EX current mileage 46,257 three new tyres in the year. One was as a result of blowout that wrecked the tyre but provided and interesting few seconds. Current rubber is Goodyear on the front and the originals on the rear.

Its had all the normal Civic type problems fuel cap, rear dampers, door handle, poor blue tooth on the phone, the radio goes off for no reason and the phone link stopped working altogether once, still has a creaking dash board and the gas struts on the back are very poor.I have ordered some from a manufacturer as I can get what I want without paying over the odds for them.

The car still goes very well and provides good motoring at reasonable economy and is fast when required. It handles well but he rear suspension is just too hard. Carrying 4 people its almost impossible as it just crashes over every bump.

It been generally Ok and has always got me home but is currently suffering from a sensor failure. This just means the fan runs all the time as the car thinks its overheating. The sensor is on back order so who knows when it will come anyway the fan is getting plenty of excerise.

The car is still tight but the paintwork has suffered over the last year. There are chips everywhere, or it seems like that. I will not have them done yet that can come at the end of its life with me.

It uses a little oil between services but nothing to worry about.

Its been to Europe and we have seen some real 3 figure motoring in it as well. Of course it appeared to love it and just came back fo more.

The car was not the sort of car I would have bought normally, but has, in many ways been good to have. It mostly just does what it says on the tin in reasonable comfort and mostly without to much fuss.
Would I buy another, well most likely not but thats for another day until then the Civic will do me fine, well, when the sensor is sorted it will.

I think about covers it really, score out of 10 to be fair 7 I think.

Old River Man
 

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well Old River man it seems to me that somewhere deep down you actually really like the Civic more than you let on in the review. I say that because at the end, even with all the issues you raise, you still give it a 7/10. That is quite high considering it isn't the kind of car you would usually go for!!!

Good to hear your experiences though:)
 

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The car was not the sort of car I would have bought normally, but has, in many ways been good to have.
Valuable review, thanks!

Out of interest, what is the sort of car you would normally buy?
These sort of values affect ones way of regarding a car.
 

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47k in 1 year your getting the miles in . Nice review
 

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The ride (in the rear) bothers me, I've never had any complaints, even with a full load but I imagine it must get a bit bumpy, it didn't help my hungover friend, emergency hard shoulder stop required :(
 

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Interesting OMR

thank you
 

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What sort of car would I buy?
Well it would normally be an Accord or something of a similar size. Do not get me wrong the Civic has performed OK but the small faults that come up should not be happening. It is these faults and the rear suspension that have to some extent spoilt the car. It is a very capable car and continues to perform well.
I did miss out one thing in the review. It did get broken into and the dealer did get a window overnight and fitted it for a very reasonable £155. Well I thought it was OK at the time and it was excellent service. The only pity at the moment is that they cannot produce a sensor to stop the cooling fan running all the time which does get to you after a while. However I think that is down to The manufacturer and not the dealer.
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What sort of car would I buy?
Well it would normally be an Accord or something of a similar size.
This is my first small car.
Still getting used to driving so close to stuff when parking!
 

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Still getting used to driving so close to stuff when parking!
Our second car is an 11y old ZX - 15 cm shorter than Mustang Sally.
I lined them up and found ecual distance from seat to front bumper.
The difference, however, is a very slanted screen and short nose in the civ, while the ZX has long bonnet and vertical screen. And yes - it feels very much closer in the civ.
 
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