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Pros: sporty looking
Cons: did not have electic seatssuper gas milage looks awsome and has a good smooth ride and is very comfortable
Pros: How incredibly quiet the car is
Cons: Lots of expensive little things 30K maintence is $350 and the 'special' tires are $150each
Advice: dont think you will save a fortune in gas with this car, I get 42mpg consistantly but thats not much more then a regular civic. Be aware that maintence on this car is more expensive and there is 'special' oil required that you can only get from the dealeLove this car, very quiet and roomy. Its a comfortable car in general for both myself and my passengers. It does have a bit less power then the Corolla I had before this car but its not a big difference. The fact I can drive in the carpool lane alone is a nice bonus and I did enjoy the large tax credit. I had a strange problem with the transmission just after I bought it that caused the car to turn itself off when I was driving. This only happend once and the dealer said it was a bad computer chip. In general gas milage is about 42 mpg consistantly with not much difference between city and country driving.
Pros: I thought is was reliable. I really can't say.
Cons: It is shutting off at unexpected times.
Advice: Don't buy this car.I purchased this car with reliability in mind right? That's what Honda is supposedly known for...Well, my car only has 5485 miles on it and I took it in for a state inspection(Jan 6, 06) and while that was taking place, the lights were blinking and the car shuts off. The inspector thought I had a timer on it, Not! He gave me a boost and I thought nothing of it. Exactly a week later, I am out on the town in rainy, cold weather so of course I have wipers going and heat on. I stop to pick up a friend and car shuts off. I shut everything off and let the car rest. Then it starts up again. I take my car into R&S Strauss the next day and I tell them the problem. They look at my car and give me a printout that states my battery is dead and the alternator is charging at 12.34v. Since it is still under warranty, Strauss recommended that I take the car back to the dealer. I take the car to a certified Honda Parts & Repair place and they run the tests and tell me that there is nothing wrong with my car. I also called the main office in California to let them know what was happening but since no problem was found there is nothing they can do about it. While waiting, I meet another person with the same problem. While the car is in an idle position it runs the risk of shutting off and not starting up. Are there others out there with the same problem or any other problems that I should be aware of? Now, I am afraid to drive the car alone for a long distance. Any suggestions, please help. Honda Civic Sedan-2005-EX-4spd. Thanks, PBNYCE.
Pros: The fuel economy and the CVT transmission
Cons: Acceleration is normally quite good, except when going uphill from a dead stop.
Advice: If you drive moderately, get this car. If you speed excessively, you won't get great MPG.The Honda Civic Hybrid is silky smooth, quiet, with adequate and silent acceleration due to the electric assist. I really love everything about this car. After 15,000 miles I am getting about 48 MPG from this car in mostly a short city commute of 6 miles. On the highway, driving 65 MPH I average about 52 MPG.
Pros: Good quality, MPG, reliable, roomy, and full amenities for the price.
Cons: Going up a slight to moderate incline(hill), the engine needed to rev higher(RPM).
Advice: I got the 4 door LX. It comes with a/c, cruise, and automatic transmission.Received 39 mpg while driving on the freeway with the a/c on part time. My overall impression of the Honda Civic was its good quality and amenities that came with a relatively low purchase price. I chose the 4 door LX with a/c, cruise, auto transmission. There is plenty of room in the front for an adult. Most of all, there was comfortable room(and leg room) for 2 adults sitting in the back seat which was a another feature I was looking for. There is also more room in the trunk of the Honda Civic than with my Mustang. In addition, the quality of the other features such as the seats were above average. Its quick and reliable. The only knock would be when going up a slight to moderate incline(hill), the engine needed to rev higher(RPM). That may be because of its 1.7L engine. Otherwise Im very happy with the vehicle and its certainly, to me, the best in its class.
Pros: The quality
Cons: A 5-speed automatic would improve already decent performance
Advice: Buy through the dealer's web site. I saved $2100 buying this way.I traded in my 1999 Civic EX coupe for a 2005 Civic EX sedan this past weekend. The 2005 is definitely a refinement of the already excellent 1999 model. I like the sedan having anti-lock brakes. Interior and exterior quality, fit, and finish are great. The interior is comfortable and laid out very well. There is good power with the 4-speed automatic, and fuel mileage is tops.
Pros: Gas milage
Cons: Trunk space
Advice: If choosing between a traditional civic and a hybrid, go for the hybrid.I got a 2005 Hybrid with automatic transmition. I have owned 2 other Honda's prior to this car, one automatic and one manual. I found the Hybrid to accelerate a quickly and smoothly as my old manual drive Honda - something I had missed in my automatic - so that was a pleasant surprise. My gas mileage is much better than my traditional calls, but not in the 40's as they advertise (yet) - but still it is nothing to sneeze at.