So I drove the 1.5L turbo today. I must say, it is a marvelous car in terms of driving pleasure. Suspension, steering and specially the 1.5L turbo earth dreams motor is just excellent, no other words for it. I currently own a Corolla Altis CVTi 2014 and the difference between the feel of the two cars is amazing, both have their own THING. Civic is definitely better than the previous generation over here, road grip, braking, all have been massively improved. The acceleration. OH MYY this car is wayyyyy fast. Like faster than you can imagine it to be.You have to think again and again whether you really are in a economy class honda civic. It just flies with the push of the pedal. I loved it.
Thats only 25% of the car, I repeat, 75% of the story is TOTALLY opposite! The build is worse than a suzuki cultus. I can't believe that the center console of a 3.3 million Rs car was rattling like a cultus on the 65th kilometer of its life! COME ON YOU FREAKS AT HONDA ATLAS! Boht he zyada dukh hua choon cheen sunn kar. I always bashed the 9th gen for being an OVER RATED car versus the 11th Gen Toyota Corolla Altis but this Civic X is like 40 years behind the 9th gen in terms of quality.
The navigation? TOTALLY BS AND USELESS. It takes like 2 minutes to display the reverse camera when you've started the car recently. Display is pixelated like a 6000 Rs worth Q mobile. Rear entertainment is JOKE of the century. Zyada chance tu yehi hai ke safai ke doran thora sakht haath lag gya to he toot jaye gi warna bachay lazmi tor den ge. And if someone tries to open the console by mistake while the screen is out, it would get smashed between the legs of the center passenger. Lol.
Seats are not comfortable, leather is not leather, its some fake *****. Very hard and poorly stitched.
Headlamps were just OKAY, may be I have watched this car with LED lamps a bit too much over youtube.
Another big joke is the instrument cluster, I mean 33 Lakh Rs and THIS *****? WTF Atlas Honda?! Those grid lines are worse than Honda City! Same old "killi" from 7th Gen Honda civic to control the display settings. HUGE THUMBS DOWN HERE.
Sound system is not good, the rear speakers rattle on high volume, and are very poor. Trunk area where the emblems are placed is plastic and will surely rattle over time, no trunk carpet makes it look HIDEOUS. Lots of uncovered spots in the engine bay, THUMBS down here as well.
I just sat in the oriel for 10 minutes, navigation is miles ahead of the turbo, rest is pretty much the same, no oil limit option in the cluster for the oriel though. Will drive it some other day to check the CVT on R18, inshALLAH.
Verdict? For me, its a big NOPE, at least for now. May be I will get it once this CRAZE settles and I find the cars to be a bit better built. Shukar ALHAMDOLILLAH I was not among the BHOLAY (no offense) who booked it for a huge sum of money without even looking at it. Corolla Altis Zindabaad for now! I will explain more stuff which I experienced about the car later on inshALLAH.