The New Honda Civic, The Good The Bad And Is It Ugly?

First things first, I just want to say that I am a huge admirer of the Honda Civic for two reasons, I was bought up in one and you can't really go wrong with it. When I heard they were making a new one I really wanted to see what they would do with this timeless model, and do you know what, I still cannot decide.

I know I am late to the party in the new Civic, I wanted to write something about it when it first came to our shores but I found myself changing my opinion on it daily. I've decided to bite the bullet and go with whatever my opinion was today so I do apologise in advance.

So on this particular day, it is annoying me. It's trying too hard, to be edgy and a boy racer at one end, then respectable and soft at the other. Because of this, I think the soul of the car it lost in trying to please too many people.

Here in the UK, there are three types of Civic drivers, your nan, company car drivers and that lad down the road who has a Sport's Direct loyalty card. Not that I'm stereotyping, never. It seems Honda understands it's market and has tried to please all of them and in my opinion fails.

The front of the car has been taken from the Jazz and flattened with a tenderiser to please its elderly market. The interior looks like a businessman's wet dream, boring, black and grey with a cockpit that is surrounded by about a billion buttons, what do they all do! Then we have the rear of the car which looks like it was designed by a 15-year-old with a ruler. I mean look at those oversized exhausts in the middle of the car, it's would look more comfortable in Star Wars than on the M4.

It's all too much!

The thing is though, this car does have one redeeming factor. The plain and simple fact is, it is a Civic, it's going to be good, reliable and those silly exhausts are going to put a smile on your face no matter what age you are. Who doesn't want to be in Star Wars?

It's spacious and economical. It can do the school run then put a smile on your face on that country road you go slightly to fast on. It's comfortable doing both. If you ask me if I like this car I will give you a list of answers as to why it annoys me. Ask me if I would buy one, I probably would, yes.

Andrew Godfrey.

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