2008 Honda Civic GX User Reviews
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- How about a gallon of gas for less than $1.80 in LA? Methane Gas. A full tank costs less than $12!
- Range less than 300 miles, Limited trunk space because of Gas Tank, Light on acceleration
Bought it because I was feeling very dirty driving my Ford F150, what a change! Now I drive the cleanest internal combustion automobile in the world and feel...CLEAN. Seriously, this is the perfect commuter car. I get car pool lane access, will never have to pay for a smog check, and use a gas that can be collected from rotting garbage (shades of "Back to the Future"). The only issues are:
Limited Range, the gas tank supposedly holds 8 gallons, using quick fills (I opted to not buy the home compressor because I put too many miles on the car) the most I have been able to put in the tank is 6.4 gallons, so at around 35-40mpg I fill up (2 minutes to fill a near empty tank) around 250 miles. You don't want to run out of gas in these cars.
Limited trunk space, the methane gas tank is rather large and sits behind the rear seat taking up nearly all the trunk in a Civic.
But, even with the limitations would I recommend the GX... Highly, Highly recommend. I have convinced 2 other co-workers to buy GX's and they love them. One commutes nearly 200 miles every day on a rather flat stretch of freeway and gets nearly 45 mpg!
Methane Gas (Natural Gas) prices vary greatly, currently in Utah it is 65 cents/gallon, in Riverside CA $1.40, at LAX $2.30.
It is too bad that Honda does not push these cars more, Methane powers a large portion of cars outside the USA, once again we are behind the curve.
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