Recently acquired and a great car. 'Which' places Honda Civic one point behind Lexus at 87% for reliability and all round customer satisfaction but one blot on the landscape for them when they get to be three years old is repair problems with the stop/start on the manual. I've raised it previously because I hate it and wish it could be permanently disabled like BMW have done with theirs. By the sound of it I'm not the only one that doesn't like it by a long way. I wonder whether Honda actually take any notice of what owners say on these forums. How do you get them to react? The only other criticism is that the gearbox is notchy, nothing like the smooth, slick changes I experience with most cars these days. It's still under warranty so it's going back to rectify. Could be the clutch is not fully disengaging, clutch pedal travel, hydraulic problem or the clutch itself. Anyone experiencing similar problems with gear changes before I start discussing it with a Honda dealers please. I can anticipate all sorts of excuses including characteristic of a diesel with heavy flywheels etc.