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Honda present the Civic 1.6 VTEC Executive 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Looks, reliability, performance, economy

some little niggles (see text)

The 1.6 civic sport is now the second civic I've owned from new and there are a number of reasons why I've stayed faithful to the Honda brand. Honda engines are very reliable and I have yet to have any problems in this regard. Moreover, the dealers are generally easily accessible and most offer a...

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Great handling, fuel economy, spacious, looks grea...

Look out for Input Shaft Bearing noise!

I purchased this car in November 2011 (2004 reg) as my first ever car, and I am very happy with it despite some problems. - Gearbox bearing problem - Little did I know when I bought it, there was a problem with the gear box. It would make a loud whirring noise when you accelerate and sound...

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“Civic Style”

published 06/10/2003

Safe, stylish, ecconomical, front and rear cup hol...

Small glove comparment

I have had a company car from the moment I passed my driving test but in 2001 after changes to the tax laws I decided to opt out of my company car scheme and purchase my first car. I had been driving a VW Passatt Estate but wanted something a bit smaller, the obvious choice was a VW Golf but I...

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“A very civil Civic”

published 12/08/2004

Value, comfort, well-equipped

Not a drivers car.

I was in the pub with some friends the other night, discussing ambitions. As a student, my ambitions are limited - have enough money to feed and water myself, and turn up to enough classes to get a degree. But it got me thinking - what could I be? I've always figured I'm young, free, and will be...

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“Is this some car or what.”

published 26/06/2001

Fuel consumption, luxurious for the price

None that I know

I recently bought the 2001 Honda Civic Coupe (4 door). To be honest with you it wasn't a hard decision. I have owned two Honda's previously- 1988 Prelude and 1994 Accord. I knew going in that I wanted to Honda Civic Coupe EX. There are four Civic Coupes available, each different mostly because of...

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Mans Car, Fast, Very Stylish, Economical

Repairs,

My boyfriend bought this car in June 2006 (it was 1 year old at this point). He pays almost £900 for insurance with Arnold Clark (whom he bought it from - he was aged 22 at the time). That's fully comp, and includes business class 1 terms, so for his first car and own insurance policy (no other...

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Reliable, good performance and ergonomics

Poor steering feedback, poor space for rear-seat p...

I've had the facelifed Civic for 10 months now, so long enough to form a worthwhile opinion. In November of last year I was looking for a medium sized hatch. I considered all the usual suspects: Renault Megane (too French), Ford Focus (too commonplace), VW Golf (too 'flabby'), Vauxhall Astra...

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Super

Good engine, reliability and nearly sporty

suposidly succums to rust (but no evidence yet)

I have the EX model (thats not listed here) The Civic has comfortable seats in both front and back. Both seats are the perfect mix of strong and soft. The rear seat, though supportive, is very tight, legroom is scarce and three people often complain (I just tell them I won’t take them again...

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“Honda Civic 1.6SE Sport 3dr”

published 04/12/2004

Gearchange, reliability,comfort,fuel consumption,e...

Road noise, headlights

Updated April 2007: I sold my Civic last year after 82000 miles. At that point still no faults apart from the ABS warning light which came on then disappeared after a week. Highly recommended for build quality and reliability. Paintwork still spot on, no rattles or squeaks. Original review: I...

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Super

Space, performance, easy to drive

I Drive it too much!!

i bought my Civic five door 1.6 SE about two months ago and ive already done over 4000 miles! Its been perfect, my only gripe is that because it is so good i drive it all the time, i end up filling it up every 4 days! costing me £40 a time! but saying that i get around 380 miles to a tank which...

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Excellent

“Honda Civic”

published 11/05/2007

Good built, reliability, smooth ride, good economy...

Have'nt found any

In my family we have 4 cars, 3 of which are hondas, two of them are Civic's, they really are that good! I often am a skeptic when it comes to people telling me such things. I bought my civic 5 months ago, 2nd hand from a local dealer, the car is 5 years old and had 69000 miles on the clock. Even...

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Excellent

“Civic 1.6 Exec model shines”

published 30/04/2005

full luxury and lovely to drive

can't think of any

For years I have driven small cars like the Fiesta, Metro and more recently my MUCH loved Yaris. It was time to move on though and get something a little larger to cope with all those car pooling days and my desire to cart things of a horsey nature around. Two bales of hay, three rugs and a...

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Excellent

“Honda Civic”

published 05/08/2000

Handling and Performance

None

The Honda Civic is a very good car, I owned my Honda for 2 years, and only sold it because I received a company car. The cars handling is very good and the performance excellent, also the fuel consumption is good. I clocked up quite a lot of miles whilst owning this car and never had any...

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Excellent

“The power really is a dream”

published 07/06/2005

Small and very nippy

the boot could be a bit bigger

I recently purchased a brand new honda civic as a second car mainly for my wife to use, this was after great research. In my opinion, the car is everything we need. With Honda's renouned reliability for engine assembly i decided to go for it. From a very nippy 1.6 vtec engine to a spacious back...

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Excellent

“Im never selling this car!”

published 19/09/2000

God damn honda ... bloomin japanese companies ruining the british industry ...? not so - honda have a massive investment in the UK with a huge car plant down in swindon turning out loads of civics! My civic is a 94L 4 door VTI, not a particularly common VTI - most tended to be 3 door hatches...

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