2007 Honda Civic Type S 2.2 I-CTDI turbo diesel

Summary:

The enthusiastic Honda

Faults:

* Some minor squeaks inside the cabin.

* Software had to be updated because of a fault indication on the oil level, and something regarding diesel particle filter regeneration.

* Worn right side door stopper.

General Comments:

Positives:

* A very sporty but yet practical car.

* The handling is nearly perfect compared to other cars in the class.

* Fantastic diesel engine.

* Big luggage capacity and many smart storage solutions.

* Rare in Norway.

* Futuristic and 'head turning' design.

* Fine stereo unit with Cd, mp3 and Wma playback.

* Twin air conditioning.

* Honda build quality.

Negatives:

* The armrests, both in the front and back, are poorly stuffed, on longer journeys it gets painful having the elbows placed on the armrests.

* Adjustments for the lower back should have been standard on the seats.

* Reversing the car is difficult and clumsy. Parking sensors should have been standard.

* The spring on the seat belts are too tight. When the belts are released they are sent backwards very hard against the pillar, leaving unwanted marks in the plastic.

* The stereo unit lacks a "scrolling" display, long artist and track names need to be manually scrolled.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2009

1998 Honda Civic 1.4iS 1.4

Summary:

A fair buy

Faults:

No faults to date.

General Comments:

Very smooth engine, with little power at lower revs, but fun from 4,500 to 7,000 RPM.

Driving position nice when adjusted carefully.

Good braking - anti blocking system (ABS) effective even on sheet ice.

Power steering has unpleasantly little feedback - the one point that would probably stop me buying another one.

Quite a lot of tyre noise.

The 3 door model looks nice and gets lots of complements even from younger drivers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2002

3rd Nov 2005, 13:37

Anti blocking is actually anti locking, browsers should make sure they know the difference as ignorance can kill.