Okay guys, today I went to see the new Civic. Actually my 8th Gen was due in for an engine and suspension checkup+service and at the same the new Civic went on display.
I'm talking about the showroom on Peshawar Road; Honda Center Rawalpindi.
One funny thing that happened was that while I was having my car serviced, the people at Honda Center brought the new car from the back side of the workshop where there was a huge puddle of water due to last night's shower. The manager offered me and my dad to see the car while no one else knew that it was in the showroom. I didn't take any pictures because my phone's battery was only 8%. However, the car looked stunning. It was the 1.5T in Rallye Red. They applied some Megs QD to the car and were about to put it on display when BANG; the over excited driver hit one of the heshbones there. The car got a scuff mark on the lower black part of the bumper which they fixed with some QD. Anyways, the interior quality is a lot better than before. Having driven the 9th Gen, the 10th Gen is vastly improved. The rear end (especially the tail-lights) still resembles the 9th Gen which they probably copied from the 2007 C Class (W204).
The seating position is very good, the A pillars are spaced wide apart. Seats were fine, I'm not saying they were good. Yes, they are still using the crappy leather which they were previously using in the 9th Gen. The steering wheel was nice; small and fat, felt very nice. The rear AC was a nice addition. The real screen was absolute crap; useless, slow, bad graphics. They tried to copy the rear entertainment package that came in the 2002-7 BMW 7 Series. It also had a rear screen on the middle console, the BMW. Rear legroom has increased considerably.
The rims were very nice, way better than what Atlas was giving in the past. Loved the exterior. Yes, it does not have LED fogs (only halos).
I didn't get to drive it but I did play around with the throttle while it was getting ready for display. The engine has a nice rumble over 3000 RPM. The engine sound is much more deeper than it what used to be previously.
All in all, the 1.8 VTi is more value for money. Except paddle shift, CVT, smart card and rear screen, its a great deal. The 1.5T is a bit overpriced like everyone has said. The price for the 1.8 VTi PTSR is justified in my opinion.
My dad says we may buy the car, lets see how it goes.