2007 Honda Civic iVTEC 1.8 petrol
Good design and engine, ruined by 6 gears instead of 5
Plastic handbrake casing cracked. That's literally it!
Good handling in all weathers.
Nothing broke while I had it, electrical or mechanical.
The upwards folding back seats are actually very handy.
Terrible MPG, regardless of how it's driven.
No need for a 6 speed gearbox. Such a small engine only needs 5 - really, I hope you like changing gears!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th March, 2018
26th Mar 2018, 11:44
I have the same model car. I also drove the previous generation car. I think the biggest practical advance is having 6 gears. For this generation car I could cruise in 6th gear with the revs at 3K RPM, getting close to 50 MPG. The previous generation car - I had the 1600 VTEC - I would be in 5th at 3.5K RPM getting approx 43 MPG.