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Value Priced + 43 MPG
Pros: The Hybrid Mileage
Cons: the acceleration and corneringI purchased my Atomic Blue 2010 Honda Hybrid Civic in late Nov. 2009 and have clocked 5000 trouble free miles since. The car has reliably delivered 38 to 43 MPG despite my lead foot, not being broken in, and the A/C cranked with our 38+ over 90* days thus far this summer. Purchased thru the internet from a 5 star dealer in Virginia Beach, Va.. my return 300 miledrive to Nj was pleasurable and quiet. I opted for the leather interior package and the seats are firm and comfy... the cabin is quiet and the controls are easy to reach and read..though the steering wheel buttons are small and take a while to get used to. Acceration is barely adequate but just enough... cornering is somewhat shaky.. body roll prevalent along with screaming tires (which will be the first thing to go).. I am soewhat disappointed that this car doesn't at least handle as well as a normal Civic and I feel it's beacause of the skimpy 195/65/15 radials... The A/c and heat both crank! I like the digital speedometer display and the dash layout.. The engines revs to 7000 PRM's with the CVT trans... sometimes sounding like it wished it could shift... but it never gives up... and the car climbs hills on the pA turnpike and elsewhere regardless while still delivering the 40+ MPG and a smooth ride on the highway.. The trunk is alittle smaller.. and so the gas tank... but $15 a week in fuel will likely get you everywhere you want and still leave some for where others want you to drive them.. I added the factory underspoilers and fog lamps, plus the accessory auto dimming mirror and compass, and the bass boost as DIY projects. I got what I though was a fair price from a dealer and salesperson that delivered top of the heap service. I use this car to travel hundreds of miles in a day or weekend to travel to hiking venues and it's well worth paying the extra money to be fuel efficient and get that Eco car preferred parking along the turnpike.