I have to agree with you Kremmen as I have sat in the new 9G Civic and thought the inside is an improvement. In my opinion the overall car is better.I think we discussed this What Car review some time ago. I also think we decided that the muppets over there were not reviewing the 9G but has resurrected the old 8G review. There is no way they can now say the ride is disappointing.
I was just driving behind a 9G in black and it looked really good. I am a fan of the update.I've only had mine since Friday and only clocked up 40 miles but it's a totally different world. Suspension, quietness, general quality.
it's only when you get the car home and look closely at the fit and finish and realise that Swindon are doing a really good job with quality parts.
I've seen comments here about 'would you go back to a 8G' and I agree with the answers which are a definite "NO".
Noise cancellation system is probably helping a lot.I've only done 80 miles in my 9G and I'm totally won over. It's just so much better at almost everything.
I think Honda should offer 24hr test drives to existing 8G owners first and see what happens.
What is amazing me most is the eerie silence at all speeds, no road noise to talk of and virtually no engine noise, it's uncanny how they have achieved this.
Noise cancellation is not new tech for Honda... Acura have had it for a few years. Prob in the 1.6 to bring the noise levels down to the same level as the 1.8. I would guess its noiser than the 2.2 too being small and lightweight. I gues all future models that have the 1.6 wil have have ANCDoubt it, its only on the 1.6 iDTEC.....