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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    As it is black and has the sporty 18" alloys, probably that i'm a bit of a boy racer and a poser. But really I just appreciate a great looking car.

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

    They love the look of the car, inside and out, a lot of strangers ask me about it (never experienced this with a family hatchback before) A lot of people think its a 3 door, because of the rear door handles being hidden, which is cool!

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Other cars are only just catching up to the design of this car, so yes I would buy another but the suspension is still a worry.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Not a new civic as Honda have truly ruined it! A new Mini Cooper S.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £6,000

    When did you buy the car?

    August 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    4 new tyres thrown in for the price.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Loved the looks.

    What was the dealer like?

    Great

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Great car to drive. Let down by my 18" Honda Storm Alloys, the suspension sends huge shocks through the cabin, not sure if this is any better when smaller wheels are fitted. Steering is nicely weighted through corners. Turbo lag doesn't exist and over takes with ease, good job the digital speedo is easy to read!

    What's it like to park?

    In normal weather conditions its not as bad as people say (as long as you have the parking sensors). But as ive learnt since the weather has changed, the rear window does not defrost quickly and the rear part doesn't defrost at all as there are no heating elements, which hinders reversing.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Recently needed a new alternator (was making a horrible noise) and had a new radiator for the air-conditioning as it had lost all power. Sometimes the sat nav shows a disc error.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The huge boot. You can get a lot in there. The false boot floor is handy as well, although a spare wheel would be nice. The rear seats are also very clever.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Dual Zone climate control and the dashboard, looks stunning at night.