(31st July 2014) 2010 Honda Civic Petrol Manual Hatchback by Azzymo
Having enjoyed* owning an 05 Civic I bought a 2010 1.8 si for that little bit more style. For a family hatchback the 5dr Civic looks great. I made sure to pick out Si spec, honeycomb grill, fogs and 1/2 leather. The only I would like is cruise control. That aside, the 1.8 is a decent driving car. The vtec returns fantastic mpg for a 140bhp engine but also if you want to put the foot down, on come the vtec lights and away you go! Handling is decent, manoeuvring requires a little more attention, turning circle atrocious and a little too much road noise. On the plus side the boot is huge! I mean no other stylish hatchback will come close, it even includes a hidden storage compartment underneath plus the back seats fold fully flat AND fold upwards giving a full rear floor without collapsing the seatbacks. The perfect family wagon that won't cost the earth, won't let you down whilst looking good
(4th March 2013) 2007 Honda Civic Diesel Manual Hatchback by Jo
Love the car have it 1.5years so far and very happy, quality feel and safe and secure loadsa great features and varieties. mine is 2007 model and has now 124000 miles on it and it hasn't a rattle yet fully silent best quality car ive ever had so far.
(24th August 2012) 2005 Honda Civic Petrol Manual Hatchback by Nigehenry
The Honda Civic sport is a great fun car to drive. It also has the added benefit of the type R body kit which makes it look like a type R at a fraction of the cost. You also have the benefit of Honda's renouned reliability - I have had no problems with mine since I bought it. I would thoroughly recommend it with its low running costs, low insurance, great looks and high fun factor.
(24th July 2012) 2005 Honda Civic Petrol Manual Hatchback by Azzymo
After having numerous faults with newer, more computer based cars (all diesels too may I add) I decided to go for an 'older' petrol. Honda seem to score pretty high in the reliability stakes so I picked up the last of the 01-05 batch of Civic, you know the one without that doesn't feel you're sitting in a flight simulator? Mine is a 1.6se which carries a decent spec - remote locking, leccy windees, air con & most importantly, that wee beeper that tells you you've left your lights on when you've parked up.
Flash it's not, fast no but it's also a big no to any problems yet. So far so good as they say, servicing and mot straight forward. Thank goodness there are cars still available that aren't overdosing on faulty sensors and reliant on computerised diagnoses. Acceleration isn't great for a 1.6 but handling is better than expected and surprisingly this 5dr is very spacious inside.
Sure it's no head turner, but rather that than a head melter. Oh, the dash mounted gear knob's good.