New Civic 1st impressions
I just went to see the new Civic.
The last time I saw it was at one of these “events” organized by Honda, a few weeks ago. And I really loved what I saw there.
This time the dealer only had an LX sedan. The most popular model.
The 1st thing I noticed, was how cheap the plastics were. And hard! Everywhere I touched, I could feel cheap, hard plastic. The kind car magazines have been critisizing US car makers for years.
In all the magazines reviews I read, the cheapness of the interior is never mentioned.
That much exposed metal inside doesn’t impress anyone looking to spend almost $18000 .
The material covering the seats is OK. But the sides are covered in this super cheap and ugly shiny material.
And even thought it’s only on the sides, you can always see it!
It makes the whole seat looks , again, cheap…
Another awfull detail: the glove compartment just drops when you open it. No damping whatsoever.
I was very dissapointed. It is better than the previous one, but that’s not saying much.
The dash design is great, but the low quality of the plastics are a big distraction to me.
The Mazda 3 is much, much better. Even thought the interior is more conservative.
Looks like if the new Civic interior was put into a Focus or Cobalt, we’d never hear the end of it from the automotive press.
But because it’s a Honda, they give it a break!
Well, I won’t I don’t care who makes the cars or where they come from. When it’s time to spend my hard earned cash (and $18000 is quite a bit), I don’t want to commute in something that looks that cheap.
But I’ll give it another chance. I’ll go and drive an EX Coupe. My favorite combination.
Has anyone of you seen the car yet. What do you think?
Am I crazy???