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Pros: Engine mpg
Cons: No sunroof available
Advice: Drive both the manual and automatic transmissionsSeats were comfortable; pick up is good (better in the manual transmission) and shifting smooth. Sound system is easy to adjust and gauges are fascinating.
Pros: Quiet ride and silent stops
Cons: Cosmetic rattles
Advice: Don't go to Honda of Lynnwood, WA.My Hybrid almost gets as good gas milage as others. If you live in the hills it kills gas mileage. A few cosmetic rattles are the only frustraiting part of this vehicle. Don't buy from Honda of Lynnwood they lied to me about the price and it cost me $2500.00. Other than that I love every thing about it.
Cons: price of accesories
Advice: Great car! Buy one for yourself!Looks great, handles great. I bought the 5 speed manual, and it drives like a bat out of hell.
Pros: Fuel economy
Cons: Small size
Advice: Buy a regular civic and use the cost savings for two trips to Hawaii.It sure seems small inside, but no worse than the other Hondas. I couldn't get the full-stop to work; the engine needed to run to keep the heater working.
Pros: Smooth operation ie, shifting and braking
Cons: small trunk space
Advice: Highly recommend this hybrid technology.Fun to drive. Easy to park. 10000 miles=43.9mpg. Could use a larger trunk at times.
Pros: Silent stops.
Cons: The driver seat could be more comfortable.
Advice: Get it! You'll love it.This car is great. I am so happy with the gas mileage (about 49/52). It is fun to drive with it's cool blue dials and complete, silent stops. I commute 70 miles round-trip a day, and I enjoy zipping in and out of traffic in this car. Living in the desert, I appreciate the cold, prompt air-conditioning. The only thing I would improve upon would be the driver seat...it seems a bit hard. Other than that, it's great.
Cons: The phantom oil leak.
Advice: Dont buy one. The horsepower is not worth it.I have owned this vehicle for 2200 miles. It is absolutly the worst car I have owned. I did test drive it for 28 miles. The car has leaked oil since the test drive. But of course the sales staff assured me it was a new ingine breaking in. Now the vehicle is still leaking oil, the engine is smoking after a highway run. This after the transmission and the clutch have been taken out and put back in. In short it has been in the shop for 5 days and goes back in tommorrow 12/31/02. The Honda mechanics are baffled. If I could sue a dealership I would do so. I of course purchased the warranty with this car but shouldnt have to deal with phantom oil leaks at 2200 miles.A real piece of junk from Honda thats why there are not many on the road.