EX 5-Spd MT w/ Navigation System shown
- $10,092 - $15,489
- great fuel economy, smooth ride, roomy inside, digital HUD.
- no power, low turning capability, electronic acceleration, not enough car, odd shift points.
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This was an excellent first car for me. It has excellent fuel economy which was good on my wallet. It has a very soft suspension which gives it a smooth ride but also some unwelcome body roll. It has a VERY small 1.8 liter engine with NO power and NO torque. Honda should really consider dropping a v6 in it and giving it all-caliper brakes, all-coil suspension, and some good sway bars. While it may protect you in a head-on collision, especially with a big truck or SUV, There is very little room between the front bumper and the driver. What is there is the engine, the transmission, and the drivetrain, all there to absorb the impact! Talk about expensive! Otherwise, the four-seat 2-door design gives you a lot of room. It is difficult to get in the backseat though while back there, an average sized person has plenty of room to move around. With the car being so small, thin, and low to the ground, there is alot of unpleasant road noise, and the SVC (Speed Volume Control) on the radio dosen't go high enough to compensate for it. The speakers suck, the sound system all together sucks, but the radio is very clear and the CD player is pretty good quality. The Digital speedometer is a plus, and the fact that you dont have to look down to see how fast you're going is nice. Keeps you out of innocent speeding tickets. *THE SPEEDOMETER IS NOT IN THE WAY*, one of the reviews of this model said it was. The car does not turn very sharply. I expected the opposite of this coming from such a small car but i was wrong. My mom's Ford Expedition turns sharper than this thing! The electronic acceleration is somewhat delayed, making it hard to accelerate smoothly. The shift points of the automatic transmission suck. The difference in shifting between 2nd and 3rd is huge! The shift point for third is much lower, that is where you will find your most acceleration. All-in-all, with me being a guy, i got a lot of #$%$ from my friends about it having such a small engine with no power and it being so quiet. If i had had the room, i would have swapped the current engine out with the v6 from a prelude. That, or i would have just put some pretty major engine upgrades in it starting with a manual flywheel transmission and ending with a turbo. It just needs more power....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy especially on LONG highway trips!
- Roof line is awful, carpet is cheap.
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Plus - Drove from Pittsburgh to Oregon last year and got nearly 50 MPG and the ride was fairly comfortable.
Minus - the carpet is cheap, the seatbelts are hard to reach, the roof line drops so quickly that it's hard to get in and out of, the electronic accelerator makes it hard to pull out on a steep hill, as if the roof angle isn't bad enough (making it nearly impossible to clean the windshield) they put the speedometer as hump on the top of the dashboard to get in the way. As far as I know you have to go to a Honda dealer for windshield wiper replacements and the air cleaner is $15.00 at WALMART! Oh yeah, not to mention that the original tires wore out before 18,000 miles and the BACK ones wear out FIRST!...read morehide
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- Great fuel economy 36-41 real world MPG
- Handling is poor, brakes are even worse...
Purchased As New
I bought a new (leftover) 2007 Civic LX in March of 2008. The car gets better than window sticker mileage. I get 36-41 mpg in real world mixed driving vs the 20 city and 36 hwy official ratings.
After 61K miles, I have had only one problem. The power lock on the driver's door failed, so I replaced the latch mechanism. The part was only $45 and took a couple of hours to install. My warranty was used up long ago, so I did the repair myself The car is durable, reliable, and economical.
It is NOT enjoyable to drive, It has a supersoft marshmallow suspension with an incredible amount of body roll. After my first roundtrip to work (traversng 3 mountains), I ordered a set of Civic Si swaybars off eBay and installed them the first weekend I had the car. They made an INCREDIBLE difference. A few weeks later, I added the Si springs and shocks. (I found a guy on a Civic forum who installed an aftermarket suspension on his new Si and bought his takeoff parts for...read morehide
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