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Honda civic mk9

  • 05-01-2022 10:13pm
    Registered Users Posts: 338 ✭✭ Renno123

    Hi all, I am currently driving a nearly 20 year old car and on the look out for something newer.

    I have spotted an mk9 civic. Is there anything specific that I should be cautious about with these cars? Does the mk9 civic live up to Honda's reliability?

    The particular car im interested in is a 1.4 petrol SE trim (basic) and 9years old. The car doesnt have cruise control or parking sensors etc as it is the base model which is a little disappointing. I drove it, and although was very impressed with how solid it felt, and it's looks, i wasn't overly excited about the drive.

    I found the mk2 focus a more interesting car to drive.

    I've heard great things about honda and would consider a compromise if these are a car that would last.

    Any opinions appreciated


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    Have driven 4 Honda civic diesels starting with a 2nd hand 2013.Would be above SE trim each time.Extremely happy with manuals.Great handling,no issues at all.700-800km on a full tank.No experience of older models.

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,137 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    I think you are pretty safe with that car regarding reliability. The 1.4 litre is a normally aspired engine so no complexity of a turbo. They are robust if underpowered but will return decent mpg and are well capable of high mileage once maintained. If you don't mind the lack of creature comforts then I think you could do alot worse than buying a Civic.