Is the Honda Civic the latest in a long line of cars that accidentally encourage people to drive like maniacs?
It seems to be that this high powered car, designed to go fast even in its chunkier incarnations, is a really bad influence upon those who drive it. Whilst the technical data supports this being an average hatchback, with reasonable miles per gallon, the speed speaks another story. In particular, considering that this is a chunky 5 door car with room to spare, the model can roar up to 62mph in less than 7 seconds in the real world – no mean feat for a small fast car, let alone a big one.
This speed and brilliant power seems to be resulting in people going a little bit trigger happy with the accelerator pedal. In fact, a story hit the BBC earlier this week regarding a Honda Civic Type R being involved in a car chase that reached a cracking 130mph – around the Irish countryside!
Of course, police chases are a bit of a break from the norm – but it seems to be that this respected and excellent car makes people think less about speed limits and more about speed.
Do you agree?
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