2001 Honda Civic S 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
When pulling out onto a main road in the morning, car loses all power. It's like taking off in 5th gear for 3 or 4 seconds which can be very dangerous.
Rolls quite a lot.
Extremely under powered. Similar 1.4 petrol models have a great deal more power.
Dealer has told us that the problem with early morning sluggishness is due to 2005 emissions restrictions and that there is nothing they can do. They have suggested we over rev the car to compensate. Sounds like a old 1982 Fiesta I had.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th December, 2002
21st Dec 2002, 04:36
Thanks for the sarcastic comment above about driving the car properly. As it happens, since the initial posting, there has been an error found. They have replaced the main CPU and have solved both the sluggishness in the morning and the lack of power. It's a completely different car now, and if I had been given this one a year ago, I would have been completely satisfied as this was the one thing that was really lacking. Oh yes, and if the the previous commenter could get onto Honda and save them a bucket in replacing the main CPU in the affected cars by driving them differently, they would appreciate it. Little minds and sarcasm. Lovely.