Monday, June 25, 2007

Awesome Civic

One word for the The 1.8 V-Tec - "Astounding". The pickup in low revs is awesome. The 132 Ps motor is capable of giving the 150 BHP Skoda Rider a run for its money. The Rider for your information runs on an Audi TT motor. The Civic V-Tec doesnt quite match up to the Rider upto the second gear but being almost 200 Kgs lighter than the Rider it more than makes up in the mid and high range.
The Climate control is cool and goodies like Alloys and an Alpine Audio system are standard. But sadly even the GST Road (Which felt more like Pondy Bazaar) didnt allow me to stretch the Civic to its limits (thats said to max at 213 Kmph against the 217 Kph that the Rider can do). Thats awesome considering the fact that the Jap has about 20 Horses less; but then since the Civic is lighter than the Czech warhorse; they have more or less a similar BHP/ton ratio.
I would go for the Civic any day.