PREVIOUSLY on DEUS’S HONDA ADDICTION…
…his burgundy '00 Accord met an early fate after an accident. R.I.P.
Today, however, marks the next chapter, with another burgundy Honda!
This is a 2002 Honda Civic SE 1.4i, well specced out and rocking just 65k miles on the clock. It’s been incredibly well cared for (is this is a thing with all burgundy Hondas?) and has been kept in impeccable condition. And I managed to cop it for £700. Guy could have charged twice that for this thing!
Powerwise, it’s got a 1.4l D14Z6 engine, 88 hp, 5 speed manual, so good for 0-60 in about 13 seconds, No more VTEC pedal-ramming sadly, but we do get much better mileage in return and the joy of a Honda gearbox. It’s a buzzy, wheezy little unit to say the least.
No idea what the wheel options are, all I know if that they aren’t alloys. It’s finished in Roma Red, a mere shade up from San Marino Red. Better still, however, is the cream cloth interior. I feel like a true OAP now.
And hell yeah, look at that. CD and Tape. Certainly suits me; being an alternative-indie-let’s-dress-like-it’s-still-1985 kinda guy, cassettes are back in fashion. More than likely will get used for a tape-to-aux converter realistically.
Sunroof is even nicer than that of the Accord’s!
Haven’t had a chance to really take it on some twistier roads, but a full report will be here in due course. It feels more roomy and more MPV-like than the Accord, but still has the same tactileness. Fingers crossed it shouldn’t be too bad on the motorway as well.
So yeah, we are back in business baby. Ain’t leaving the Honda club just yet