The Civic is now in its sixth reincarnation and its ancestry stretches back to the original Honda, the S600 sport car.
How It Looks -
The Civic is now in its sixth reincarnation and its ancestry stretches back to the original Honda, the S600 sport car. Always striving for improvement Honda have taken essential elements from this first car and implemented them into the modern family saloon.
For 2004, the Civic IMA benefits from new design headlamps, grille and front & rear bumpers which not only look good but also improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
Body coloured bumpers, door mirrors, door handles and side protection strips are standard. As are the rear boot spoiler, front foglights and the standard 15" alloys wheels which enhance the Civic IMA's overall appearance.
How It Looks - Interior
The interior styling of the Civic IMA is functional and uncluttered with chunky and tactile switchgear. The IMA instrument dials which display speed, rev counter and IMA status are distinctive and have chrome surrounds.
The cabin is spacious with a light and airy feel, the black and tan interior plastic and tan leather upholstery were of a good quality and should prove durable in the long term. We would have preferred to see fabric upholstery available as an option for those with vegetarian/vegan ethics.
As stated in part four for 2004, the Civic IMA interior is now all black leather instead of tan.
Honda Civic Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Honda Civic IMA Executive|
|Colour||Satin Silver Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||111 mph|
|Fuel Type||Petrol - Unleaded|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||65.7 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-year/90,000 mile (whichever comes first) mechanical warranty|
3-year paint surface warranty
6-year rust through warranty
8-year/100,000 mile warranty for the IMA components
|Price (when tested on the 24/02/04)||£ 15,000|