Pre-Purchase 1.6 i-DTEC, 2.2 i-DTEC or 1.8 i-VTEC???

Discussion in '9th Generation (2012-2017)' started by CaptainChaos, Friday 8th Jun, 2018.

  1. CaptainChaos Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Ian Portishead
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    Hi guys,

    Having wrestled with my current Mercedes C250 Sport for 7 months, I have decided to go "sensible" and get a car that I can just jump in, drive & know that (generally) nothing expensive will happen to it.

    I have narrowed it down to the Civic (or maybe an Accord if I can find one) but do I go for the 1.6, 2.2 diesel or the 1.8 petrol?

    I used to have an Accord & Civic & loved them, so better the devil you know etc.

    The years I'll be looking out for is 2012/13/14 - all I insist on is cruise control - if it's got satnav, great, if not, not an issue.

    Any ideas?

    Obviously I have been spoilt with the acceleration of my Mercedes, but at the end of the day, there are only so many times you can blast past other cars before even that becomes a chore hahahaha

    Fuel economy & low tax is a bonus, so obviously the 1.6 is the answer to that, but I would want a bit of grunt occasionally without the car rattling/shaking/straining.

    Thanks (in advance) guys!

    Ian
     
  2. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    You won't notice any power difference in the 1.6 over the 2.2 in a Civic.
     
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  3. CaptainChaos Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Ian Portishead
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    Okeydokey, so I might as well narrow it down to the 1.6 Civic or the Accord (unleaded or diesel) ...
     
  4. CaptainChaos Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Ian Portishead
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    If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it hugely ...

    What is the 1.6 I-DTEC like on a longer journey - is it okay or really tiring to drive? Noisy?
     
  5. Hols4 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Wales Ray Porthmadog
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    I had a 2013 1.6 I-DTEC from new and it was very comfortable on long journeys and easily got 60 MPG sometimes higher,it is a good engine and was told not noticeably slower than the 2.0.
     
  6. i-DSI Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I (test)drove the 1.6 diesel and it is the only diesel engine ever I could 'accept' :Wink:.
    Drives a bit like a petrol. Feels nimble, light.... Very good.
    But if it was me, I'd go for the 1.8 petrol. So many people, so many choices!!
    That petrol generation (R18 and R20 as in the Civic, CR-V and Accord) is virtually undestructable. Nothing can go wrong. I have the R20 in my Acccord. 7 years old, 237.500 km's and still as new, nothing needed to be done, no oil consumption etc.... Just the regular maintenance. Don't say the diesels aren't capable of doing this, but IF something goes wrong, a diesel engine is more expensive to fix.
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

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  8. CaptainChaos Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Ian Portishead
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    I've done it! I'VE DONE IT!!!

    Well, I'm picking it up next Tuesday after it's been valeted.

    2013 1.6 I-DTEC, Services & fault free MOT April, 76,000 miles ... Honda 03 crop.
     
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  9. Hols4 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Wales Ray Porthmadog
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    Good choice,same colour I had,enjoy