Ride's a bit on the firm side
Posted by Humza Aamir on Jul 09, 2012
We all know that the Honda Civic is entitled to be more sporty and performance oriented than its chief rival, the Toyota Corolla. This holds even more truth when the styling is compared, both on the exterior and the interior. While the Corolla seems to have a bland design and resembles a piece of lard, the Civic looks space-age and coupe-ish in its approach.
It is quite a heated debate this, b/w these two and the other day i was lucky enough to sit in both of these cars and have to say while the Corolla may seem to be boring and dull, the ride was far more comfortable. The noise insulation was very good and though the interior seems basic, it was airy and a pleasant place to sit.
On the other hand, the Civic could only keep me attracted towards its digital speedo-meter and glitzy dashboard for a few minutes. After a few kms, i could feel every bump and stone on the road. It was as if the car was deliberately trying to feedback everything. This sensation is good in a sports car with two seats and one that is made for handling from the ground up. The Civic however, is a family saloon and the suspension setup has clearly been more tuned towards the firm side, approaching a hard ride. I don't have an idea of which car has the more interior space, but while Corolla was airy, the Civic felt as if you had sunk in the seats. I almost had to stand to look at the vast bonnet.
To conclude, i'd say that buy the Corolla if you travel alot and want to be comfortable munching the motorway miles. But it will no doubt make you look uninteresting and boring. And if you are young with hot blood in your veins and can withstand the appalling comfort of the Civic, don't look anywhere else.
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- Value for money