Had 30 miles test drive this morning, the car was brand new with only 29 miles registered. It was smooth & bit more comfortable & quieter than my previous 9th Generation Civic SR 1.8 VTEC but more wind noise at 70 mph than my current Civic Type-R GT. I also prefer the slightly higher seating in the 9th Generation Civic & current HR-V. In my opinion Honda have made a big mistake in doing away with the magic seats. Honda need to put both 129ps & 182ps engines in HR-V to cater for 9th Generation Civic owners who make use of magic seats. Instrument panel display with speedo viewed through steering wheel & revs displayed around the outside is big improvement on 9th Generation. arrangement. The lane assist worked well, it tugs the steering slightly & gives dashboard display sign if you change lanes without indicating as is often done if nothing behind so could be a bit of a pain as I do not think it can be turned off. 9th Generation Civic Type-R has magic seats but without the locking mechanism provided, which was a bit daft of Honda. However, rear seat bases can be unlatched and securely held up against seat backs with luggage case straps around them. Also with the rear seat belts secured across them this provides as an additional precaution against the seat bases coming down on our two dogs that travel in the cabin. So the 10th Generation Civic Type-R will not be a suitable replacement for my 9th Generation Civic Type-R GT. I liked the auto handbrake, it worked well but otherwise the car did not give me an overwhelming desire to have one. Others have commented about the shallow boot. Thus Honda is unlikely to gain many new customers from other manufacturers with the 10th Generation Civic & may well loose existing 9th Generation Civic owners unless they put more powerful petrol turbo engines in the HR-V.