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2012 (62) Honda Civic1.4 i-VTEC SE 5dr

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia
Only £7498
£300 deposit
£144.92 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Intelligent multi info displayPAS

Entertainment

'Shark fin' mobile antenna4 speakers
Auxiliary socket for external MP3 playerMP3 compatible radio/single CD player
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsUSB connection

Exterior Features

Automatic coming/leaving home lighting functionBody colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersElectric front/rear windows/one touch operation
LED daytime running lightsRear wiper

Interior Features

60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seatsBoot light
Cargo hooksCentre armrest console
Centre console accessory socketClimate control air conditioning
Cloth upholsteryDriver's seat height adjustment
Front accessory power socketFront map lights
Front/rear courtesy lightsIlluminated Driver/Pass vanity mirrors with cover
Illuminated gloveboxIsofix system on outer rear seats
Pollen filterThree adjustable rear head restraints
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelTonneau cover

Safety

5 three point seatbeltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Anti-whiplash front headrestsDual front SRS airbags
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivate switch 

Security

DeadlocksECU immobiliser
Perimeter alarmRemote central locking

Technical

Vehicle stability assist 

Wheels

Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.379CO2 (g/km)129
HC0.042Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.015Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1339Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)73Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)42.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power100
Coin Descriptioni-VTECCoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 078EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %83NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %69NCAP Safety Assist %86
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage90000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)13.4Engine Power - BHP100
Engine Power - KW73Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT94
Engine Torque - MKG13Engine Torque - NM127
Engine Torque - RPM4800Top Speed116

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1470Length4300
Wheelbase2595Width1770
Width (including mirrors)2065 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1680
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1378Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)477
Max. Loading Weight490Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked500
Minimum Kerbweight1190No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.26
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Honda Civic

By Andy Enright

Introduction

Honda is a company that possesses some of the biggest engineering brains in the world, but sometimes you have to wonder what would happen if those in their marketing departments were equally clever. The Japanese company has the ingenuity and foresight to be up there with Toyota in terms of sales, but all too often it mis-directs its manufacturing might. Take the brand's Civic family hatchback. This really ought to be the brand's flagship sales success story, a car with premium engineering that also claims to be able to mix it with volume C-segment cars like the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra in the sales charts. Unfortunately for Honda, the Civic has never quite managed to do this and indeed, there was a lengthy period from 2005 to 2015 when many felt the car was becoming less rather than more competitive against its key rivals. Honda tried, with limited success, to turn this situation around with the ninth generation version launched in late 2011. This particular model could though, make a lot of sense as a used buy. Let's check it out.

History

The ninth generation Civic we first saw in 2011 never had the instant visual appeal that marked out its predecessor. It took an evolutionary approach to development, toning down the styling of the squat eight-generation model while retaining a lot of that earlier design's appeal. When the range launched, buyers got a choice of 1.4 and 1.8 i-VTEC petrol engines and the venerable 2.2 i-DTEC diesel, with trim levels starting with the SE and stepping up through ES, EX and EX GT grades. One version notable by its absence was a racy Type R variant. The 2.2-litre diesel was pensioned off in 2013, replaced by a brilliant 1.6 i-DTEC diesel that developed 120PS and returned 62.8mpg. At the start of 2014, the Civic Tourer estate version appeared, with a choice of 1.6 i-DTEC diesel or 1.8 i-VTEC petrol engines and S, SE Plus, SR, and EX Plus trims. Honda launched a Black special edition in July 2014, available with either the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel or 1.8 i-VTEC petrol engines, this variant combining a number of gloss black elements to give a bold look with attitude. The MK9 Civic model was updated by a facelifted version in the spring of 2015.

What You Get

At first it's tempting to pass this MK9 model Civic off as a facelift of the old car, but spend a little more time with it and you can see just how much work has gone into developing something fresh. The designers wanted to keep the sporty and advanced elements of the old model's character but tweak them to express a more dynamic feel. The car is 20mm lower and 10mm wider than its predecessor, giving it a squatter, more purposeful stance. This 'blended body' features smarter aerodynamics, including a rear light cluster that works as an aerodynamic spoiler, managing air flow over the top and sides of the bodywork. The interior is focused around the driver and, like the eighth generation car, features a split-level instrument binnacle. One area where clear strides were made with this design was in the perceived quality of the cabin. Previously, Civics had featured quite a lot of scratchy hard plastics but this ninth generation model altered its approach to meet a far more demanding European customer base. There was typical Honda design cleverness too. Inside you get probably the best one-handed seat folding operation in the business - the brand's 'Magic Seat' system. Granted, it probably wouldn't impress David Blaine but it'll impress your neighbour. If you're looking at a 'Tourer' estate model, you'll find that the interior boot floor has been raised compared to the hatchback to create a completely flat area when the seats are folded down. The rear seat cushions can also be flipped up to reveal ample floor space for carrying tall objects. A 60:40 split in the seat base offers even more options for carrying both people and cargo and provides an alternative load area if access via the tailgate is limited. You get 624 cubic litres of boot volume with the rear seats in place and up to 1668-litres when they're folded. There is also a very handy hidden compartment perfect for storing the tonneau cover when it's not needed. Furthermore, there's additional under-floor storage in the boot which makes carrying tall objects in the boot easy, plus the height of the loading lip in the Tourer version is reduced by 137mm compared to the Civic hatchback. It's all been very well though through.

What to Look For

Not a lot goes wrong with the ninth-generation Civic. Buyers are, on the whole, a contented lot if customer satisfaction surveys are anything to go by. What's more, Honda has delivered on its promises. Based on real-world MPG figures submitted by thousands of drivers to the Honest John Real MPG website, the Civic 1.6 i-DTEC took the top accolade in 2014, based on an average score of 66.2mpg. When looking at a used Civic, make sure the electronics work as they should: electric windows occasionally go on the fritz. Rear brakes have been an issue, as the car can chew through brake pads in around 25,000 miles. There have also been reports of vibrating trim panels.

Replacement Parts

(based on a 2013 5-door 1.4 VTEC - ex VAT): A full exhaust system (excluding catalyst) is around £210 and a full clutch assembly around £175. Front and rear brake pads are around £45 and £40 respectively per set. A starter motor is £240, a radiator around £150, and an alternator around £275.

On the Road

This ninth generation Civic model continued on with the simple yet space-efficient old-tech torsion beam set-up its predecessor had introduced. This time round though, the layout used clever fluid-filled compliance bushes to improve overall ride and handling. A lot of resource was poured into improving ride and refinement on this car, with particular emphasis placed on reducing wind noise and improving the cabin noise insulation. Using Honda's anechoic chamber in Swindon, engineers even managed to identify how the head lining reacted acoustically with the roof and optimised its noise suppression characteristics. Used Civic buyers ought to target two engines; the 120PS 1.6 i-DTEC engine diesel and the 142PS 1.8 i-VTEC petrol unit with the choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The introduction of an Adaptive Damper System (ADS) plusher versions of later pre-facelifted MK9 models helped to enhance stability and comfort under varying loads and driving conditions. With this set-up, the driver can select between Dynamic, Normal and Comfort modes to suit the roads or their mood. We'd try and stretch to a 1.6-litre CDTi diesel version. Here, the Civic has a reasonable turn of pace and delivers some 300Nm of torque, which should be more than enough to shift this Honda with some alacrity, even when loaded to the gunwales. The engine will make 60mph from standstill in a fraction over 10 seconds in hatchback form.

Overall

While it might not be the most exciting choice in the family hatch sector, a used ninth-generation Civic is a rugged and practical selection. We'd look to the excellent 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine with its punchy torque and brilliant real-world economy and we're also quite taken by the sleeker Tourer estate body. Values are lagging a bit below where they really ought to be, so it's a good time to take advantage.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
90%

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Monthly payment£144.92
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£7498
Credit amount£7198
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£8996.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

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  • Pay an initial deposit, then pay off the entire value of the car in monthly instalments
  • When all payments are made, the hire purchase agreement ends and you have full ownership of the car
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Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

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