So finally got the time to visit the dealership and see the Civic X. Went to Honda Canal bank, although they have been blacklisted by Honda but they somehow managed to display a 1.8 Oriel in white color.
Well, about the car, its big infact massive. The overall stance is too pleasing to the eyes. The best exterior ever civic has produced until date, its a beauty. The interior was very roomy. The driving position was low but it felt good to me. The cabin was spacious enough. Although I didnt play alot with the navigation but it looked good up there. The only thing which let me down was the sheer amount of plastic used where they could have easily used the soft padding. The dashboard didnt had the hydraulic opening. You just pull it to open and bang, it goes down. The console is very spacious but they could have done a little more to make it look attractive with all those bolts naked.
Checked the rear AC vents at full speed, the air flow was not good enough, You can compare it to be equivalent to in between 1 and 2 positions when you turn the AC in a normal car. One thing more about the rear AC vents, they were too low and would almost be useless if a passenger is sitting in the middle with that big hump on the rear floor.
Didnt bother about the quality of the welds much, just had a quick look at one of the doors and it had the weld issue, but the severity was not as much which the pictures showed here.
Overall, a great car with a good interior minus the cheap plastics used everywhere.
Delivery time according to the GM of dealership is 3 months for oriel and 4 months for turbo. He says the car will come in around 2 months but we are telling 3 to be on the safe side keeping in mind the number of initial bookings.
I think I am gonna buy 1.8 oriel as my Grande replacement once the initial bookings are settled.