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Old 18th July 2019, 23:17   #61
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I hope they have redesigned the engine mount. The older car was notorious for failed right hand side mount.
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Old 19th July 2019, 09:12   #62
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Very well composed review. I used to get excited when I see a new official review listed on team-bhp. But I was not all excited to see Honda Civic official review listing and I left it to read it EOD. The new civic is not influencing my heart in any manner, I found it very funky and less ‘civic’.
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Old 19th July 2019, 10:30   #63
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So I was at my Honda dealership to get some work done and the 80k service of my 2012 Civic. Was just having a chat with my SA asking him about the general condition of my car and he told me my car is in excellent condition and doesn't feel 80k run. So we got down to the topic of replacing my car with the new Civic and he simply told me that its best to wait for a year and a half, saying that the new Civic will be in the used market for great prices as they wont have much resale.

So replacing my current Civic with a slightly used one might just be a good idea say end 2020.

My 2012 Civic had done just 15,000 kms when we bought it in 2014
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I was at the Honda dealership to get my '08 Civic serviced and used the opportunity to test drive the new Civic. I got the entry level petrol with the 16" rims.

On the positive side, NVH was great. I could hear the engine only on revving hard. Ride quality was great as well. Also liked the brake hold feature, where if you brake in a signal, it will hold the brake while still on Drive; just accelerate to release brake.

On the negative side, the engine felt kinda sluggish. Perhaps it's the CVT. The Sport mode didn't get one's heart fluttering like it does on the old Civic. The Sport mode maybe felt slightly better than Drive on the old Civic. Oh and the steering is just an electric power steering, and doesn't feel as great as the old one. Overall, the car felt less planted than the old Civic; maybe it is the bigger ground clearance.

Oh and with minor observations, the seat belt itself lacked the heft of the old civic; it just felt thinner and flimsier. The review talks about the inexplicable fat buckle, which boggles my mind. And, the move from the organ-type accelerator pedal to the suspended-type is a definite downgrade.

All-in-all, perhaps wait a few years for mouth-watering deals, if you want to upgrade, although perhaps it will be a downgrade.
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The 'EPIC' loses its winning streak. The King is back!

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The King is back!
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This car has become quite expensive at 27 L OTR in Bangalore for fully loaded Petrol version! I bought my VAT for about 16 L OTR in 2010. I still have the car, mainly used by my cousin.
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And the inevitable has happened within a few months of launch

Discounts up to Rs 80,000 as per Autocar India. These discounts wont be enough to stop the Civic from being a market flop.

Here is what the Honda Website says:

Petrol (All Grades except VCVT) - Additional discount on car exchange worth Rs. 25,000/-*

Diesel (VXMT/ZXMT) & Petrol (VCVT) - Cash Discount Upto Rs. 50,000/-
Additional discount on car exchange worth Rs. 25,000/-*

Disclaimer: Offers are variant, grade & Location specific. Please contact your nearest dealer for complete details.

Additional offers for selected Corporates for all models. Kindly contact your nearest dealer for Models & Variants wise offers.

* The Consumer shall be given an additional discount on purchase of new car of the mentioned Model/ Variant. Dealer shall pass this discount on its retail.

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Honda India has got it all wrong. Quite frankly I don't blame the product but the management. They got it all upside down. What should have been launched with manual gear box (petrol) they launched as auto and what should have been launched as auto (diesel) they plonked in a manual.
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