2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
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- Good fuel economy, very reliable, no repairs needed
Purchased As New
This is our second Civic Hybrid. The cars are used for basic transportation and are outstanding reliable performers. To obtain the best mileage you must maintain the cars according to schedule, keep the tire pressure up, and accelerate to cruise quickly then coast.
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- New technolgy
- non folding back seat
Finally after a few years of dullness the new Civic has a beautiful design. The minute you sit in it you know that it has the stance. You feel like you're sitting in totally new kind of car different in a way thats hard to describe. Maybe its the new dash board with totally different windshield glass. Whatever it is I like it. Even though it may be a hybrid it still has the zip to pass or when you need the occasional power. I read that it has 123 foot pounds at 2300 rpm. You can feel that and it has a different feel with the electric and gas working together. It is the quitest honda I have every had and the suspension makes it feel like a much larger car. My first honda was a 1983 honda accord. I have the same jazzed feeling I had then with the new honda civic hybrid. Back in 1983 I had just test driven a olds delta 88. The honda accord was such a refreshing change that I became a honda fan. Ironically they tell me that my new civic is the same size as the old accord. Very interesting!...read morehide
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- Great gas millage
- lack of power. Can hear the road. small tires.
First at all, I should have waited 6 months more to get the more powerful and better appearance (cool) Honda Civic Hybrid 2006 with just $500 more than 2005 model. But performance and appearance are much better. Current model Honda Civic Hybrid lack of power, only 93 HP in combination. Gas millage is good but 5+ mpg less than prius. 2006 Civic Hybrid has 110 HP and 50 mpg with the advanced battery charging technology (170%) MORE THAN CURRENT MODEL. I really wanted the 2006 model. But too bad, I bought the 05 already.
My 2005 civic hybrid were getting 38mpg with two persons and some of my personal stuff on board = totally around 450 - 500lb. I drove 70 - 80 mph.
After 4000 miles, I am now driving only with myself on board (the weight might be 300 lb). And I am driving around 70 - 80 mph also. It is getting 43 - 45 mpg. When I drive around 50 - 60 mph, it can get up to 48 - 54 mpg. The mpg is getting better after 3000 or 4000 miles on the car. Less weight and keep on 60 mph speed will get the best mpg.
The ride is quiet, the engine is very quiet and the ride is comfortable. But the bad thing is you can hear the road (like the tires running on the road sounds) and other cars....
When you clime up the hill, even just 10 degree hill, you will feel the lack of the horsepower. but honda fix this in the 06 model which is good.
Tires are too small, 06 civic hybrid has 15' alloy tires. 14' tires are really painful when you ride those bad road.
more expensive: 2003 civic hybird is almost the same with the 2005 model. 2003 model only sold around 19,000 on year of 2003. but 2005 model sold around 21,000 on 2005. I bought it this summer, cost me around 20,500 without tax....read morehide
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- Drives exactly like a non-hybrid Honda Civic
- It also gets the same gas mileage
I've owned 2 previous Honda Civic EXs and this is my first Hybrid. I paid the same price for the Hybrid as for the Civic EX, figuring I'd make up the difference in gas mileage. Instead, I just miss my moonroof. On my Civic EX, I was getting 33 mpg. On this Hybrid, I am getting 33 mpg. I bought this car a month ago and was told by the Dealership that it needs to "break in" and it should improve with time. It hasn't improved once since I drove it off the lot 3000 miles ago. I am VERY disappointed in Honda! They are deceptive and I am not happy at being cheated. The $2000 back from the government and the HOV stickers do not make up for the lies about "improved gas mileage." My suggestion, just buy the Civic EX for the same price and same gas mileage. Besides, you'll get cool features like a moonroof, back seat lights, and rear cup holders. Oh, and no stupid antenna sticking up from the roof like a VW....read morehide
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- Looks like a normal car; good fuel economy; fun to drive; plenty of power on mountain roads.
- Would still like to get better mileage. Some road/tire noise. Could have better sound system.
I bought my Civic Hybrid in April 2005 because I commute over 500 miles a week from the central Sierra mountains down to the central valley and back up. Ever since we moved up to the mountains, I've had in mind that my next car would be a hybrid of some sort. Usually, I only buy 1-2 year old used cars, as I don't care for the instant depreciation when you drive a new car off the dealer's lot, but used hybrids are hard to find, especially with the increase in gas prices. I almost bought a Toyota Prius, but I really didn't care for its futuristic looks and having to use the LCD screen in the dash to control everything from the radio to the air conditioning. I thought it was too distracting - my husband, a "computer guy", thought it was cool, but this was to be MY car.
Overall, I'm pleased with my new little automatic hybrid. I drive up and down the mountains 5 days a week and I'm getting 39 - 42 mpg. This still isn't the 47 - 48 mpg Honda said it would get, but probably isn't bad for mountain driving. It has plenty of power and handles the mountain grades with no problem!!! It is comfortable to ride in even for my 6'2" husband. It is very responsive and fun to drive. I am going to try some different quality of gas, as another reviewer suggested, to see if the mpg will improve....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, sporty handling, great looks, LED gauge cluster, interior fabric
- OEM wheel design, door rattle at 500 miles, Radio could be better- no MP3 capability/aux port
I do alot of driving for my job, mixed highway and city, in the warm Southern California climate. I have been achieving mileage slightly higher than the EPA estimates (~48-49MPG) after about 3,000 miles. The car has a learning curve to overcome before you can truly get the advertised mileage. If you do some research, utilize the mileage meters on the dashboard to monitor your habits, and don't mind driving conservatively and practicing, you'll easily surpass the advertised mileage. Techniques include accelerating gradually, anticipating red lights, coasting, staying at 65MPH or less on the freeway, and keeping your tires inflated, just to name a few. Although I don't drive hard, I don't baby the car too much either. I use my A/C regularly. The car looks great, other than the OEM wheel design. The handling is very similar to the conventional Civic, which means sporty, not robotic like the Prius. The interior fabrics are premium and the seats are very comfortable. The LED gauge cluster is really futuristic and reminds you daily how much technology you're packing under the hood. The "sleeper" look of the car is nice too, since the only difference between the Civic Hybrid and the conventional Civic are the wheels, roof antenna, and small Hybrid badging on the back....read morehide
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- Very good gas mileage. I have averaged approximately 42-42 miles per gallon.
- The ride is a little rough compared to other Honda's I've owned.
My "CVT" automatic transmission went out at approximately 5000 miles. The dealership replaced it without a problem and said the engine produces too much torque. They also said this was the first Honda Civic Hybrid they've seen with a transmission problem. I didn't ask if they meant in the immediate area. I hope this does not become a continuous problem....read morehide
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- excellent fuel economy, list of standard options
- road noise, standard radio poor sound
I have had my 2005 civic hybrid for about 1 week know and can not believe the fuel economy that I am currently getting. So far I have averaged around 43.5 miles per gallon. This is a big change from the 16 mpg I used to get with my pickup. I currently drive approximately 100 miles per day, so for me the gas savings is already paying for the extra cost of the hybird. For the money, this car offers alot and would suggest getting one to anyone who asks about it. It does take some getting used to the cvt and the auto-stop feature, but after a day or two you hardly notice it. I purchased my vehicle thru Bablyon Honda in New York and paid 19.900. Some dealers are getting 1k over sticker already. Glad I got mine. I look forward to seeing how the mileage will improve once the vehicle is broken in. As other reviews have stated their is a high level of road noise in certain driving conditions, and I would suggest a dealer upgrade on the radio if you are looking for nice sound quality....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy. Ranges from about 36-47 mpg depending on how and where you drive.
- Road noise but what can you expect, it's not a luxury car.
I purchased mine about 3 weeks ago and already have about 1300 miles on it. It does have a little less power than the LX trim model but more than compensates for it by being noticeably smoother and quieter on acceleration. Sometimes it's even difficult to tell if the car is on because it's so quiet. It's Honda quality and reliability with a great crash rating for safety. Maybe most of all, it's "peace of mind" and that's priceless. It's nice to get about 400-450 miles per tankful (depending on how and where you drive). Not sure where they came up with the 650 miles per tankful but oh well, it's still a great little commuter car and I love it! If you need the power, this is not the car for you (you might want to try the Accord Hybrid w/255 HP with a 29/38 mpg rating if you can afford it). It can actually show you how to drive to maximize your gas mileage because it gives you instanteous mpg depending on how much pressure you're pushing on the gas pedal and whether you're going uphill, downhill, on on level ground. Would I buy another one? Absolutely! It's a couple of thousand difference when compared to the fully loaded EX trim model with almost all the same features (except the sun roof and 4 wheel disc brakes)....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy
- Brakes are excellent & drive is very smooth
The best car I have ever seen in Pakistan especially VTI Oriel (Prosmatec)
Brakes are excellent & drive is very smooth.
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