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Happy New Year All.

Im interested in a new Civic and I just got back from the dealer. Was hoping you could let me know what you tink of the offered deal.

I'm very interested in a Civic Type S GT, and wanted a petrol. However, the dealer said the best deals they had were all diesel cars. Is there a huge difference?? and what are peaople's thoughts??

I'm offered a pre registered Civic on a 08 plate with delivery milage and no Sat Nav (wasnt really bothered by this as I have a TomTom anyway). The deal is for £13000. This sounds quite good for me as list price would be nearer £18k.

The figures were Deposit of £4k. £1400 for my 5yo Fiat Stilo. £176 x 36 months and a final payment of £5200, or pay £200 a month for 36 months and a £3400 final payment.

I have also got an offer from my parents of a £6000 loan, which means I will be able to buy it cash - would this be a much better arrangement?

I test drove both a diesel Type S GT and a 5dr with the 1.8 vTech engine, and preferred the petrol, but is £13k too good an offer to give up?

Thanks for replying and for any thoughts you might have
 

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I'd pick the diesel, more useable power and torque. Very quick when chipped. I think the 1.8 is a bit underpowered, more like performance of an ep2.
 

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Hi,

It was the diesel I went for. Think my misjudgements were getting the better of me when I drove both of them. Roll on Thursday and pickup day. :D :D :D
 

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Welcome to the forum maTE.I would say the diesel, as my friend has the gt petrol and for being a 1.8 i would have expected it to be a more powerfull engine. And its still just a SOHC, honda should have put in a DOHC, but manufacturers are more into mpg and exhaust figures than power figures..... Such a shame :neutral:
 
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