2005 Honda Civic Hybrid User Reviews
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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.
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