2008 Honda Civic Type-S 2.2 CDTi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Economical, reliable, spacious, spaceship!! :)
The bluetooth has stopped connecting with my phone. Going to speak to the dealer on the next service to get this sorted.
Wing mirror got smashed by oncoming car (who wouldn't simply wait to let me pass). Not the manufacturers fault, but costs £300+ to replace the cover, indicator and mirror glass!!!
It is extremely comfortable, relaxing to drive and has plenty of grunt to pull away if in the wrong gear. Motorway cruising is easy, as 70mph seems more like 40mph...
The car is extremely economical. I get over 50mpg if driving Miss Daisy, or lowest is about 45mpg when pushing it...
Looks like a spaceship inside, which always puts a smile on my face!!
Mine is fitted with all the luxuries (i.e. sat nav, bluetooth, bumper protectors etc). All have been an absolute delight!! The bumper protectors have saved me scuffing the bumper, much cheaper to fix. The sat nav is so simple, I use it almost daily!! The bluetooth has gone wrong, but when it's working it is brilliant, and again, very easy to use!!
The handling of the car is extremely good in the dry. It glides over bumps, but really digs in when cornering hard. It slightly loses this feeling when the road is wet, because the car tends to under steer slightly...
All in all, I couldn't be happier!!! I do over 20,000 miles a year, so needed something reliable, economical, but nice to drive also!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th April, 2009
What! no slipping clutch?
Don't worry, that's still to come, and Honda will not want to know.
"What! no slipping clutch?
Don't worry, that's still to come, and Honda will not want to know."
Almost all the problems one could encounter with a clutch in any vehicle are caused by poor driving skill.
Sorry, but the clutch slips because it's smaller than needed for this kind of torque engine. I drove a 2.2 for 2 years, fantastic car, sold with 79000 kms, and replaced a faulty clutch, replaced a faulty transmission, and an undersized shattered turbo charger. Thanks God it was still under warranty, and they never understood what happened.