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1.8 VTi Wolf in sheeps clothing


1 . 8 VTi Brilliant performance, Wolf in sheeps clothing

Bit heavy on the steering

Recommendable Yes:

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Road Handling



Purchase Price£8000



Customer serviceExcellent


Fuel consumptionSatisfactory

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The Honda Civic 1.8 VTi S reg. You have got to love it. The clean lines, the amazing acceleration, the comfy ride. All in all a fabulous car. We owned this car for 3 years and reluctantly traded it in. Fuel consumption wasn't brilliant but for 165 bhp what do you expect!

Unless your a honda lover I guess you would think it looks like a grandads car. But to me the clean lines and almost mean looking front end just added to the class of the car. The car we had was red, not metallic, just red and it looked when polished absolutely amazing. The paint never faded and it just glistened. The roomy interior with half leather looked classy and expensive. For long journeys you could just sit there comfortably and watch the world pass by.

After the 3 years we had it it never suffered from any mechanical problems. Just one small problem with the sun roof leaking. It started every time and after doing 13000 miles a year the engine still purred. 100% for Honda engineering.

The Honda is built like a tank. We never had any crashes but the ride and feel of the civic make you feel extremely safe. The NCAP rating i think is 4 stars.

You will fit 5 men in this car and it is comfortable on long journeys.

Around the town buy a small car. The steering is quite heavy and the turning circle is tiny. Forget 3 point turn try 5. But out of town you couldn't find a more easy handling car. Just wait for that Vitec to kick in over 5000 rpm. It's like a bullet. For 300 miles combined you're looking at £30-£35 petrol. Which isn't bad but take it in the town and it guzzles petrol!

Honda were brilliant in every way but we only saw them at services and the one water leak, which was fixed in a day.

All in all, I would never have got rid of this car (all my husbands fault). Loved it.

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darkxavier 25.06.2004 18:20

0-60 8.3secs Built at Longbridge! :-)

ktk3438 23.02.2004 20:21

Wish i was as happy with mine as you were with yours!! Glad you liked it!

lesley_c 06.02.2004 17:13

OOOO now that would be telling. Mine or his. Mine 0-60 in a day!!! No I think if I remember rightly it's about (quick check topgear website) 15 sec ish!! Now the honda well (poo off a shovel), you could get whiplash from the acceleration. Can't find the 0-60 for the 1.8 vti but the 1.6 vti (ever so slightly lower performance) does 0-60 in 8 sec. So maybe 6 sec. He's just bought a toyota corolla T sport. He forgot to mention it has the same engine as the celica but in a smaller car (190bhp) whoooppeee

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Body Type Hatchback
Fuel Type Petrol
Range Honda Civic
Range + Engine Type Civic 1.8, Civic 1.8i-VTEC, Civic 1.8i V-TEC, Civic 1.8i V-TEC Type S
Manufacturer Honda
CO2 Emissions 150 g/km - (Auto), 152 g/km - (Auto)
Emissions Class EU5, EU4
Acceleration (0 - 62 mph) 10.4 seconds - (Auto), 10.9 seconds - (Auto)
Warranty 3 years / 90000 miles
Fuel Capacity (litres) 50

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