Finally got enough time this weekend to check the civic out. I know I'm late but was pretty busy before..
Was near the showroom when a car woooshed past me. It was tafetta turbo civic on test drive and boy it looked fast, but the exhaust sound was non existent, a nay for me. Anyway, inside the showroom were 3 hardtops and three oriels. Lets start from shoes. Hardtops wheel caps were pretty good considering they are wheel caps afterall. Oriels rims were great, pictures don't do justice to them, but in my opinion others might look better on it. The moment you sit inside you get this sporty feel. Amazing seating position and you can even see the Bonnet so visibility isn't a problem. The gear lever and the area around it felt and looked good. The door panels had a good feel as well. What amazed me was the steering wheel, why is it small? Is it for good?
Anyway the steering controls were hard with rough edges. The soft padded materials are bit too hard and feel plasticy. Also the dashboard goes dharam when you open it. Not impressive. The central console is really really made of cheap materials, and they look horrible. The screen on oriel was pretty good and nicely fitted, liked it.
The door weld issues are gone, couldn't find them which is a good thing and i think its only because of all the criticism but they should improve the central console as well. Rear ac vents do their job and certainly add to the 'shashka' Start up display is good but thats pretty much it. You wont like to sit your eyes there anymore after that. No blue cluster is dissapointing. Rear legroom is good not that much but GOOD. Due to its width i think person in the middle would be well of. The cupholders in the rear are very cheap same as city, it makes sense in city but in civic, no. Hated them.
Now, coming to the point. Its the best looking pkdm ever. The stance and the aggresiveness is amazing. All the colors were lined up together and even though i hate white,silver and black colors because of owning many of them but black is the best color for hardtop and oriel, period, nabeel bhai s right. It is sublime. Lunar silver looked dull. The drls look so good with the black. It is gonna get a lot of attention. Imagine wht led headlamps would do. Atlas should atleast offer it as optional extra. Totally sold out to black civic x. Very very beautiful. If money, reliability isnt a problem then go for the oriel over grande.