Review: Driven: European Spec 2012 Honda Civic
The last car to wear the Civic badge didn’t have great ride and handling, but that has been comprehensively put to one side with this latest iteration. A solidly mounted rack means the steering is sharper and more responsive whilst new front suspension geometry and clever hydraulic rear suspension bushes keep everything under control, allowing keener drivers to punt the car down the road with some gusto.
Ultimately does it beat European contenders like the Focus or Golf? Probably not, because it’s quite pricey for starters. But what it does do well is hold its value on the used car market and appeal to those that don’t want to be mainstream. And that’s a good enough reason for many.