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Other Honda Civic (2006 - 2011) models:

  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Not mainstream.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They like it but they dont have to drive it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No. I will not buy another Swindon Honda again. Terrible, terrible build quality, not what I expected from this premium marque.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Golf or Audit A3.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Independent

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £8,500

    When did you buy the car?

    March 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Think so, difficult to tell.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Honda fan (at the time). Love the styling and Honda Red.

    What was the dealer like?

    Pleasant. Haggled happily and wasn't pushy.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Excellent engine, goes like a bullet and still returns 38mpg. Lovely on twisty roads, corners like it's on rails... BUT why did they ruin it with the rear suspension? Any road imperfections immediately unsettled the car and crashes horribly. Potholed roads are a nightmare. The car is also very badly assembled, especially the Dash, which rattles answer squeaks. Body panels are made of very thin metal and the car just feels flimsy. Paint scratches very easily.

    What's it like to park?

    Needs parking sensors at the back.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Battery died. Nothing else and new battery fine.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Rear seats fold away beautifully.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Rear seats, huge luggage space!