Motoring Special: Civic answers Honda's prayers
Finally, the Honda Civic is available with a 1.6-litre diesel engine under the bonnet. Here are our first impressions, writes Shane O'Donoghue.
Even today, when motor taxation (of newer cars) is based on carbon dioxide emissions rather than engine size, if you tell someone that you're thinking of buying a Golf-sized model with a 2.2-litre engine, more often than not you'll be met with an intake of breath; indicating in an instant an old, but still prevalent, mentality.
That's what Honda dealers across the country had to contend with. The Civic, a decent alternative to the best-selling...
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