Even though this generation is nowhere near the one it replaces in terms of originality, you'll still be noticed while driving around the city. The design of the car manages to draw attention, but most people will look away pretty fast, as the fresh lines are not as pleasant as the ones of the replaced model.
The designers manage to reach a good compromise between an original shape and practical assets when it came to the rear of the car, so the new window design dramatically improves visibility. This proves that a futuristic rear window styling, a wiper and the possibility for the car to be parked with relative ease can coexist.
The elasticity of the VTEC powerplant means that you can drive the car around town with ease and the light steering also helps around the tight areas. The first ratios of the excellent six-speed manual are pretty tight, so you can step up your morning “don’t be late” game if you need to, but a quick look on the power and torque curves reveals that you’ll have to push the engine hard in order to do this.
Despite of the low profile and bold styling cues, the vehicle comes with easy access, so frequent stops won’t be a problem. All in all, the Civic is a good way of tackling the urban jungle, as it offers a versatile package on top of the traditional values of a compact.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
Yo, mate, I'm rollin' in the new Civic, look at me, look at me! I'm joking of course, I would have to be in a Golf, no, a Passat to be serious about that. Ha, ha, ha! It's nice to look at though, I don't know why people say that the new one looks dull. The Japanese probably sat at the design table drinking sake or whatever that mind-exploding booze of their is called and thought "hmm... let's show some respect to the Civic that has just passed away" and this is how the design of the current one was born.
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