That's interesting. That's a trick they borrowed from the RD1 CR-V - it has an extra low first gear compared to the Civic it shares a platform with.
Thanks for your feedback.
Yes it is still like that. You can still all over the Island go to Wild Places in the Mountains on old Mining Roads. Official is camping not allow but sleep for one night is no problem alle over there. If you leave the place better than you found it, you will never have problems with the locals and they will be happy that you respect their natureHi Orkan,
This is really a great area. The combination of nature and the old mines is cool. Thanks for the pictures. I was last there in 2003. Back then you could just drive around everywhere and there was hardly anyone there. Is that still the case?