This is my point with everyone bitching about the supposed high price of the 9th gen. It starts at £150 higher than the model it replaces, and yes, at the top end its 2,500 more than before - with a better engine and much higher spec/quality. Spec up a focus or Golf to the sames level, then see what you'd be paying. Its not Hondas fault if Ford then have to slice 3k off in order to sell one.Golf's are not good value for money either, spec one up to Civic standards and look at the price in the car configurator.
I configured a 1.4 TSI Golf Match DSG with SatNav and a few other bits that the Civic has as standard and even without leather it topped £26k
I concur.vags are harsh. pedal is too sensitive, brakes are good yes but would be resolved on the golfs if had a similar sensitivity to the older golfs/ civic 8gen (soft then harder you press harder it goes on, as it should be!!! lol) just seems they are either on or off sometimes driving the newer vags...