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Pros: gas mileage
Cons: low seatinggreat value, outstanding performance, low maintenance vehicle
Pros: The gas milage.
Cons: The comfort of the seat on long drives.
Advice: Drive it yourself. It will win you over!I am crazy about this vehicle! It has great pick up on the highway. I am in Wisconsin. In the summer I get up to 47+ mpg and in the winter I get about 33 mpg. I will stay with a hybrid from now on. I just couldn't go back to a regular car.
Advice: Get it in a dark color with dark interior.This car is perfect for the on the go person. Very spacious, handling is very responsive, parking is a peice of cake. Nice clean look, and rigid. I recently good into a accident with it and the other guy's car got destroyed and my front bumper was barely scratched. Civics aren't what they use to be now they're stronger.
Pros: The look!
Cons: Light colored interior shows the dirt!
Advice: Buy one with either grey or black interior.I bought the Civic 2dr VP 5 speed about 7 months ago. So far, no real trouble to report. The car performs adequately, although it's certainly not overpowered. But I expected no differently from a $12,000. car. It is more stable, quicker, more responsive, and handles better than my dad's 98 LX sedan. The controls are much easier to operate (take a look at the HVAC controls - all large, easy to rotate dials). The AM/FM/CD with integrated clock is intuitive and easy to use. And the VP package includes A/C, a covered center console, a day/night mirror, and a slew of other features you don't expect for the price.
Pros: Purchase price
Cons: Lack of power door locks
Advice: Best car for the valueGreat car, 15,000 miles later no problems. Wish power locks were an option
Pros: zipping through turns
Cons: lousy sound system
Advice: give this car a serious look. High resale value, High safety rating. High Fun Factor.I LOVE this car. Superb handling with little to no body roll through the turns. The shifter in the center is right where it SHOULD be. I thought it was strange at first, but it feels so right. The hatch is so convenient for my everyday uses, I can't believe I never had a hatchback before. My only complaint -- I wish there were six gears. High RPMs when I'm cruising past 70mph. Of course I replaced the radio and speakers right away. I wish Honda would get with the program where audio is concerned.
Cons: Rear visibility
Advice: Use Internet to shop for best priceRide is quite smooth; seems like a much larger car. Ample room for rear seat passengers. Excellent road feel with good positive feedback from steering. Visibility out rear is restricted by rear seat headrests.