Honda Civic 2.2 iCDTI - opinions?

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Ok so Im thinking of getting a Honda Civic 2.2 Diesel.

Thinking of the EX model with the Xenons, Dual Zone Climate, Cruise Control, Sat Nav etc etc..

Any hints? Good way to spend 16.5k?
 
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No, not a good way to spend £16.5k. You can buy many superior cars for £16.5k, and if a superior car is not what you are after, you can buy many perfectly capable normal cars for well under £10k.
 
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Suggestions then?

I thought it was pretty good myself, a really excellent drive with more toys than you can think of...
 
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Lovely car, hugely innovative, original and incredibly practical (did you know you can fold the base of the rear seats up entirely and walk through the rear passenger compartment?)

It all depends on what you want really. £15k will buy you a lot of car, and is an awful a lot to spend on a mid-range hatchback, but if you want to be original and individualistic rather than following the dullards who drive Mondeos or old BMWs, it's a good choice.
 
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but if you want to be original and individualistic rather than following the dullards who drive Mondeos or old BMWs, it's a good choice.

Good to see that pathetic, pointless and completely irrelevant little insult was so easily adaptable for you following my change of car :rolleyes:

'BE ORIGINAL - BUY A BRAND NEW MASS MARKET HATCHBACK'
 
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COMPLETELY different, but how are the Toyota Celica 1.8 VVTs?

I absolutely adore the look of them... 10k gets you a pretty good spec one as well!
 
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I dont like them but not for any reason you shouldn't - it's certainly a better way to spend £10k than by adding another £6k to it and buying a hatchback.
 
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so spend less on a car, fuel economy on these sorts of cars is only going to be noticable if you do a lot of miles.

celicas are nice though - probably 35 - 40 mpg on a run.
 
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Ref the Civic, depends on whether you want a new/nearly new car or not.

If you do, then the options are dramatically reduced and the Civic looks competitive against other similar cars. I've driven one briefly. IMO pig ugly from the outside, Buck Rogers in the 25th century on the inside, good to drive for a fwd hatch, well made, and likely to be very reliable. It's probably a bit like the present generation Megane, i.e. you either love it or hate it.

The Celica is rated by many as being the dogs nuts, and is only really let down by not having great on paper specifications for performance. In practice, I'm told it's a real hoot with brilliant handling.


Of course if you're happy with an older car, there are a LOT more options, and you'd need to be more specific about your needs, e.g. how many doors/seats, fuel consumption, fun level required etc.
 
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Thanks for the tips.

For the meantime, I think im going to hang on to my ST for a while until I see something really special..
 
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Hnadling isnt all that imo, its not bad but it still leaves a little to be desired.The ride is excellent, as is the front end, rear looks like a daewoo imo.

The interior is interesting.....no thats a lie i hated it the dash layout really annoyed me, the speedo and rev counter separation was pointless, the split rear screen again a nuisance.

Engine is very good tho, smooth and powerfull, only bettered by some of the latest VAG diesels, was a little thirsty mind.

Tbh if you want economy, just drive a little more economical, my Focus ST3 has given me 37mpg :o on a run, considering its a 2.5 l 5 pot turbo, thats aint bad at all.
 
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wohoo said:
my Focus ST3 has given me 37mpg :o

Was that going down a steep hill with no throttle? ;)

The Chav in me quite fancies an ST3 is Asbo Orange or Performance Blue with stripes, but the one I took for a 30 mile test drive only returned 23mpg and I didn't cain it all the way.
 
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About 90% was on the motorway driving at 70-75 (for about 300 miles)and being gentle with the throttle, very different to how i normally drive.

Mind you i drive the car reasonably hard, and it still returns 27mpg.
 
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