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AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Honda Civic cars on the market. You can also browse Honda dealers to find a second hand car close to you today.
The Civic has been a familiar part of UK forecourts for the best part of four decades. Modern buyers will focus largely on generations seven (01-05) and eight (06-11) and find a hatchback that's aimed at those who are a little more style conscious but are also concerned with excellent build quality. Internally, the modern edge continues, the dash mixes analogue and digital display on a futuristic electric blue canvas. In terms of specs, the recent models have gone upmarket with air bags, chilled glove box and panoramic sun roof on offer. Three and five door Civics also offer impressive loadbays. The Civic is a driver's car, light and responsive as standard, but those looking for even more driveability should consider the Type-R. The Type-R enjoys a 2.0 i-VTEC engine delivering 210 bhp and 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. The cost-conscious and eco might want to consider the ICTDi diesel engine which offers excellent fuel economy.
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Honda Civic Back to top
Having been around for over four decades, the Honda Civic is a mainstay of the compact and subcompact market, still going from strength to strength.
While it may not have in the past boasted sales numbers to match its rivals (such as the Ford Focus and VW Golf), the Honda Civic is now thought of as one of the most reliable and affordable cars on the market. Largely down to a constant reputation of reliability and good scores among customer satisfaction surveys, the Honda Civic continues to evolve as a car and gain popularity with buyers.
Why buy a Civic? Back to top
Honda Civics are some of the most reliable cars on the market.
A marker for well-built, reliable cars (in 2011 the manufacturers were named the Which Car? most reliable car brand), the Honda name is one well worth looking out for when shopping for a used car. With the Honda Civic the reliability is coupled with a car made to run smoothly and efficiently, and so is a good all-rounder in the compact and subcompact market.
A stand out feature is undoubtedly the Civic's eye catching design, which is not only sleek and modern, but also a trendsetter in the market - a number or cars in the same class have followed on where the Civic started, using a similar curved bonnet and split rear window. The most recent models, while not being radically redesigned in terms of looks, have been designed with aerodynamics and efficiency in mind.
Inside, the design of the most recent models has found critics finding fault with a jumbled dashboard and limited head room, but the Civic's boot and leg space is generally thought to be adequate, if not excellent. This makes it an ideal choice for families and those looking to fit in five people and still have ample storage room.
Civics are some of the most fuel efficient on the market, generally offering miles per gallon returns in the mid 40s for petrol engines. The universally lauded 1.6 diesel however, is noted for its efficiency, offering 75mpg and CO2 emissions of 94g/km, which means that it is road tax exempt.
The 1.6 diesel has also been praised for its drive, which is widely thought to offer something a bit more lively than the rest of the range. Overall however, Civics are comfortable and reliable, if not always thrilling. The 1.4 petrol engine is thought to be the best entry-level car of the bunch, offering good all round specifications, including the six-speed manual gearbox that comes as standard on the full range.
Honda Civics have been awarded the maximum five stars from Euro NCAP, and all come with ESP and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution. The EX GT trim however, features a Collision Mitigation Brake System, an automatic braking system which uses radar to detect imminent collisions.
Civic updates Back to top
Here's a brief history of the Honda Civic, stretching right back to the first one, launched in 1972.
Which Civic should I buy? Back to top
Having been around for over forty years there are a number of different Civic models on offer. Here we take a look at some of the more recent models and what features they offer:
6 speed manual transmission, 5 speed automatic transmission, 16" alloy wheels, selectable door unlock, front and rear power windows, LED Daytime Running Lights, idle stop, halogen headlights, radio/CD player, electric adjustable and heated door mirror
SD navigation system with integrated Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone, 6-speed manual transmission, 5-speed automatic transmission, 16" alloy wheels, selectable door unlock, front and rear power windows, LED Daytime Running Lights, idle stop, halogen headlights, radio/CD player, electric adjustable and heated door mirrors
6-speed manual transmission, 5-speed automatic transmission, leather multi-functioning steering wheel, drilled aluminium foot pedals, dual climate control, front fog lights, rear view parking camera, electrically retractable door mirrors, remote retractable door mirrors, remote power windows, dusk-sensing auto lights, rain-sensing auto wipers, cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone system
SD navigation system with integrated Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone, 6-speed manual transmission, 5-speed automatic transmission, leather multi-functioning steering wheel, drilled aluminium foot pedals, dual climate control, front fog lights, rear view parking camera, electrically retractable door mirrors, remote retractable door mirrors, remote power windows, dusk-sensing auto lights, rain-sensing auto wipers, cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone system.
6-speed manual transmission, 5-speed automatic transmission, heated front seats, premium audio set up - subwoofer with MP3 capabilities, video jack/USB connection, HDD navigation.
6-speed manual transmission, 5-speed automatic transmission, 17" alloy wheels, Smart Entry and Start, high beam support system (HSS), Bi-HID headlights, headlight washers, privacy glass, panoramic glass roof, auto dimming rear view mirror, HDD navigation system.