Well I dont know the reasons behind all the negativity going on here but what I have realised after reading few posts most of the criticism is from Toyota Corolla Fans and owners or 9th gen or 8th gen Civic Owners or those who really wanted to purchase one and now its out of their reach unfortunately due to insanely high price or are just chaska parties like 90% of the public in showrooms for 2 days now ..
First of All I must clear and most of the senior members know me here that I dont support any local car manufacturer on the basis of what I like , I always share whatever is true , if you guys remember i never supported 9th gen civic in the areas where it failed against 11th gen Corolla and never supported 11th gen Corolla for something which was not true , you guys can and many had already seen my threads and know what i am saying !
Now Coming to the Civic X !
Guys kindly note whatever i will say about the car will be based on my personal experience and in comparison with almost all local cars we had till date including
Three Brandnew 11th gen Corollas
9th gen Civic VTi Oriel Prosmatec
Two 8th gen Civics VTi Oriel Prosmatec
Three 7th gen Civics 2 exi prosmatecs and 1 VTi Oriel Prosmatec
Two top of the Line 10th gen Corollas
Swift ( which is obviously hell better than cultus or a mehran )
And a few jdms as well which i kept like latest vitz
I must tell before proceeding any further currently i have 11th Gen Corolla which was bought brandnew few months back and has just clocked 5k kms
The first day i went to see the new Civic on 21st when it was not on display and was hidden somewhere , i went in my Corolla and man Civic X felt a car from heaven the moment i uncovered it and opened the door ! MAN ! What a gorgeous shape and most beautiful and comfortable cabin and interior ever ! Not a single local car even comes near to this beast not only in acceleration but overall exterior , interior and Drive ! Miles ahead than all other local cars we have till date ...
Yes few missing things are there and i dont support Atlas for that , they should have given graphical cluster and Led Head lamps and side curtain airbags in that price but talking about the fit and finish and overall quality i again say it is miles ahead than all the predecessors and competition ! I have checked the car 5 times now and today went for a test drive , there is not a single thing that i didnt like while driving and acceleration was way better than what i was thinking , it went till 140 within twinkle of an eye , i floored it and when after some seconds i looked the speedo it was at 140 man that is some impressive power !
Now the quality .. i dont know how can you grade a corolla grande or 9th gen civic better than this ! Corolla is nice great suspension rough and tough reliable legendary resale nice shape average looking interior but thats about it ! It is nothing in front of the local new civic ! After checking the new civic everytime when i sit in my corolla 2016 it feels so plain and boring seriously !
Civic has an excellent interior great layout and design , great finish , soft padded panels with great faux leather stitching on the dash and door trims , excellent insulation and hardly any road noice at normal revs , steering wheel felt nice although the buttons were a bit hard , AC was good rear vents are a great addition , However hated the hump at back , even leather felt better than before ..the android unit was also nice and decent enough . The much criticised rear entertainment wasnt that bad actually ! I checked 3 cars and all had perfect fit and finish of the center console , the leather was tightly fixed around the cut / grooves from where the rear screen opens .. seats were much much better and more comfortable than 9th gen Civic or Current Corolla ! Excellent driving position Loved it ! Shape is soooo gorgeous and mouth watering !
After a test drive of both variants i went for the Turbo and happy with my decision so far AlhamduLILLAH .. will make a new thread once i get the delivery and will keep updating it regularly just like i did with 11th gen Corollas thread and its still alive and i post regularly whatever i install or whatever issue I face !
Will try my best to highlight all the pros and cons in my Civic's thread and will straight away share and post if there will be any quality issues ..
But for now i really liked the car and overall experience was great !
And yes dear pakwheelers we shouldnt degrade other cars or I would say better cars on the basis of fanboyism , brand loyalty , budget issues and our love for any particular model ! Trust me Honda has given us the best Civic Ever !!