2005 Honda Civic Coupe
There are 6 user reviews for the VP 5-Spd MT trim shown below
- Excellent Gas Mileage for a non-hybrid & Under $14k
- Drivers' seat is tight, seat-belts could use some work, No Tachometer.
I've owned the 2005 Honda Civic Coupe VP since May 2005.
It got great mileage during the summer even with the AC cranked ( 38mpg ) and good in the winter (37mpg... my state changes the gas mix ).
The initial appearance is that of a Sportscar, especially with the Spoiler. The paint is very good and the fitting of the various parts ( headlights, bumpers, side-mirrors, ect ) is very tight.
It's not a sportscar... it's an economy car and performs like one.
With a 5sp,and the knowledge how to use it, you can eeek out a few
more RPM's and actually enjoy it's limited performance which is a bit hard too do since the VP not only doesn't have a tachometer... you can't even get it as an option. offering a 5sp without a Tach? With an AT it's probably like driving a Yugo... I can't say for the Coupe but I have driven the 2005 Civic 4dr EX and it has all the power of a Moped.
The interior is very nice in appointments. A center console/arm rest for the driver, Valet-Key and lock to keep nosey people out of your trunk and from stealing your gas, A second lock for the trunk inside the car.. in order to push the back-seats forward you must unlock them using the key not simply a pull-lever.
There are two map-pockets, one on each door. Two cup holders for the front-seat passengers in front of the gear-shift but easily reached.
The back-seat room is minimal. I'm 6'3 and just for fun crawled in the back-seat..... to say it was tight would be a huge understatement. Anyone over 4ft tall riding for more than 30 minutes would not be comfortable.... but then again.... this is not a family sedan.
The auto trunk & gas release are just to the lower left of the drivers seat and easy to use.
The VP model comes with one choice of Stereo. It's a four speaker AM/FM/CD with decent sound. The Bass is decent and for a factory radio it's better than average. It has a little blinking red LED which looks like a security system... it's not but it might fool your random
vandal. The radio itself does have security built into it however. If for some reason the battery goes dead or the radio is removed from the pwr-source you have to enter in a 5-digit code which is specific to each unit. If you enter it wrong three times it locks and must be taken to a Honda Dealership to be unlocked..... and most likely traced.
The front seats are well made but extremely tight for the driver. I have to twist to the left to buckle the seat belt but once in place i'm comfortable.
The Head-rests are very flexible. Adjustable not only in height but also for angle.
There is no ashtray ( it's an $118 option ) but there is a power port where you'd normally find the lighter.
The glove-box is small but holds the owners manuals, a map, and has a little space left over.... not much but some.
The trunk is huge! You can easily fit three of those big plastic rubber-maid tubs in with enough room for a few bags of groceries.
The spare-tire is a mini-tire which is good enough to get you about 100mi down the road at about 55mph but is also sunk into the trunk
so it takes up zero cargo space.
One great thing never mentioned is that Hondas hold thier value. Take a look at original sticker for a Honda, Chevy, Ford, and Hyundai.
The Hyundai was the cheapest of the class and had a 10yr warranty but lost half it's purchase price in less than 4 years. Pretty much the same story with the other two. The Honda only has a 3yr/36000mi warranty ( which is less than any car in it's class ) but holds it's value better.
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