Honda Civic 1.8

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Honda Civic 1.8

Hatchback - Front (FWD) - i-SHIFT Automatic Gearbox - 1799 cc - 140 bhp - Petrol - Available Trims: SE, EX GT, EX, ES GT, ES, Si-T, Si, GT-T, GT

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Review of "Honda Civic 1.8"

published 06/02/2004 | lesley_c
Member since : 14/11/2003
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Pro 1.8 VTi Brilliant performance, Wolf in sheeps clothing
Cons Bit heavy on the steering
Road Handling
Customer service

"1.8 VTi Wolf in sheeps clothing"

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 published 25/06/2004
    0-60 8.3secs Built at Longbridge! :-)
  • ktk3438 published 23/02/2004
    Wish i was as happy with mine as you were with yours!! Glad you liked it!
  • lesley_c published 06/02/2004
    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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Product Information : Honda Civic 1.8

Manufacturer's product description

Hatchback - Front (FWD) - i-SHIFT Automatic Gearbox - 1799 cc - 140 bhp - Petrol - Available Trims: SE, EX GT, EX, ES GT, ES, Si-T, Si, GT-T, GT

Product Details

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

Torque: 128@4300 lb/ft

Wheel Base (mm): 2620

Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 44.8, 44.1

Engine Size (cc): 1799

Towing Limit (kg): 1400

Service Interval: 12500 miles

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Number of Doors: 5, 3

Insurance Group: 9

Transmission type: i-SHIFT Automatic Gearbox

Cylinders: 4

Power: 140

Avg Price: 17855, 16775

Height: 1460

Width: 1765, 1785

Length: 4255, 4270

Weight: 1266, 1317

Available Trims: ES; ES GT; EX; EX GT; SE, Si; Si-T, GT; GT-T

Boot Capacity (litres): 485


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