2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
A good performer, with good fuel economy and plenty of gadgets to play with
Rattle which seemed like it was in the cabin. Tracked it down to a loose bolt holding battery tray. Bolt tightened; now no rattle.
Rear seatbelt sensor shows seatbelt latched when not; going in to dealer to be sorted.
The car which is a 1.8 140 Hp is quick enough - easily leaves others at the lights. Getting about 35 mpg which is reasonable for a 1.8.
Cabin is very futuristic - rev counter and digital speedometer all backlit in blue.
Satellite navigation is excellent which includes Traffic-master which is useful since it can re-route you around jams.
The blue tooth phone system is a real gem, although it isn't clever enough to tell you on the display who is calling.
Voice controls are useful, but a bit gimmicky - easier to press the buttons.
The magic seats like the Jazz are very useful and the wheel well (this car has no spare, but a liquid fill kit and compressor) is useful for storing shopping.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2006