2016 Honda Civic: Skin Graft
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on March 21, 2016
Might be a little hard to see in the picture, but that's my leg (sorry for the unappealing closeup). And right above it, the underside of our 2016 Honda Civic's instrument panel. Look closer and you'll see what looks like some dust on the corner edge there.
Except that dust is some skin that my shin left behind while I stepped back into the driver seat after running an errand.
My legs are short, so I always slide the seat forward more than would a driver of average height. This kind of thing happens to me now and then, but it's been awhile. I think the last car to grate my shin was the Corvette Stingray. The odd thing is, I've got a 2005 Civic with this same array of buttons (although with different functions) on the lower panel and have never once collided with its corner.
This painful little episode underscores that the 2016 Civic and I have just not gotten off on the right foot (sad, indirect pun intended). I want to like it, but we're not communicating well. More on that another time.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 1,395 miles