My SHORT opinion on the car. ALL these New Civics looks better in flesh. It's quite stylish when viewed with your own Naked eyes. Kudos to Honda for having VSA (Traction Control) and Auto climate control Air-cond equipped across the range (Toyota take note). Credit to Honda for providing 5 years warranty unlimited mileage and free 6 services again (1st seen in the New City).
Improvements: 3 point x 3 ELR seatbelts in rear seats, ISOFIX rear seats, Multiplex meter with Muiti-info display and ECON Button. Again, Auto Climate control air-cond across the range. Remote entry and trunk release across the range. Rear adjustable headrests.
There's few areas that's a step backwards. Firstly being the Omission of Split fold rear seats across the range (earlier, the 2.0IVTEC FD2 had this feature), SOHC for 1.8 and 2.0 instead of DOHC previously though the 1.8 gained 2 hp and 2.0 gained 2Nm extra in torque vs FD series. Next, the dashboard's loads of cheap plastics across the range. In short, If I have the money, I'll buy the Hybrid model at RM119,990 and fully imported from Japan.
Ratings: 9/10 for hybrids. 7/10 for 1.8 and 8/10 for 2.0.
As there's no test drive and I advised you to head to the nearest showroom for test drive and get your own brochure. I now present you the photos:
NEXT STOP: 1.8 (142hp@6300rpm and 174Nm@4300rpm). 5 speed automatic. Fabric seats, No auto-cruise. 16" alloy wheel + 205/55R16 tyres.
If you want to buy this car, I recommend this sales advisor to you. He is patience, honest, sincere sales advisor. He is no other than Mike Leong from Tenaga Setia Resources Sdn Bhd. No 10, Jln 51/217, Section 51, PJ. Do mentioned that you were recommended by Jeff Lim for better deals and for my survival. His contact no: 012-912-2379.
That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry. An original Otoreview (Jeff Lim's) production. Not to be copied without links or credits.