Suspension, Steering and Brakes What's the ride like?

Discussion in '8th Generation (2006-2011)' started by iceman2010, Saturday 21st May, 2016.

  1. iceman2010 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi, i am looking at possibly getting a 10 or 11 plate Civic, most likely in petrol.

    I wanted to know from owners what the ride is like as in is it firm and bumpy and do the different trim levels have different setups.

    Most things I have read suggest that they have firm and harsh ride?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    @rimmo you are best suited to answer this question mate.
     
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  3. chunkymonkey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    8th Generation I had was pretty harsh that's the reason I got a CR-V
     
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  4. rimmo Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I find the ride on my Type-S to be firm but I would not say that it was harsh.
    As for different set ups I can only comment on the Type-S which did get a few tweaks. Ie, stiffer springs/roll bars, 20mm wider rear track, more rigid steering column, ride height slightly lower by approx 10mm.
    Overall I find it to be a very competent car for everyday use and more than capable should the urge take you for a bit of fun:Whoosh:
     
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