2012 Honda Civic ES 1.8 petrol
Basically a good car, but very annoying flaws
I feel that Honda have not really researched the interior layout of this car very well - it is in a word, appalling.
The heater controls are way too small and fiddly, and are well below eye line, so you have to take your eyes off the road to adjust them.
The release for the fuel cap is too far back in the driver's footwell to reach from the seat without dislocating your shoulder, so one has to get out of the car and kneel on the floor to reach it.
The setup instructions for the hands free phone are very confusing; even managing to defeat the dealers.
The radio keeps forgetting the iPod connection.
The boot drips water on your head and in the boot when you open it after it's been raining.
The rear view is appalling and the wiper barely helps.
The rear indicators are far too small and can easily be not seen by following cars.
No spare wheel, just a can of sealant which wrecks the tyres and makes them unrepairable.
Fuel consumption is very disappointing at 36 MPG for a mixture of driving with the eco button on permanently; with the eco button off, expect nearer 30 MPG.
Good points, excellent ride quality, Honda bullet proof reliability, excellent dealers, cheap servicing, lots of toys for the money.
This is my 4th Honda; they will have to do better for me to buy another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th August, 2015