2007 Honda Civic Hybrid
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- great gas mileage, room and comfort
- If you have a heavy foot, this is not for you
I have an 06. I get about 58 mpg on vacation and 49 city with the A/C on. With price of gas today $2 to $2.25 gallon and you work 25 or miles from home. This is what you need. It has all the comfort of the EX model and will give you what you expect from Honda, only better. This is the car for you. Unless you like driveing hard then expect the gas mileage to be a little less....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy
- Like a civic you feel all nicks and cracks in the rode
I got a 2006 honda civic hybrid. I get about 53mpg but have gotten upto 60mpg if you drive 40mph. Driving about 60, you get about 50mpg. Fuel milage is excellent but the a/c / heater needs a little work on. Also the engine stop and start a lot. it can drive you crazy
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- Good all-around car
- Rear seats don't fold, no sunroof or 2-door model
I've had an '06 for nine months and driven it just over 20,000 miles. The '06 and '07 are virtually identical. I love this car, but it isn't for everyone. My average mileage over the entire time is slightly better than 55mpg.
The powertrain is a technological marvel of efficiency, but it can still return poor mileage with a bad driver in bad conditions. Some people's driving habits get bad mileage, other people's VCR clocks flash 12:00, 12:00. The reasons for each are similar.
The amenities are good for a car in this price range (cupholders, storage, radio, CD/MP3 player, cruise control, variable wipers, remote control mirrors, power locks with remote control). You can merge on the freeway at over 70mph, but you need to accelerate early. I found extended 8% grades with three people in the car taxed the engine, but we could still maintain over 60mph (yes, uphill, ha ha). There are a few things that could be better: seat comfort, cargo (rear seats don't fold down), the auto climate control (the logic is a bit dumb, for example, set 77 when it is 75 outside, you get warm air on your feet even on a sunny day when the interior is much warmer than 77), the heater takes a while to warm up even in what little winter we have here. What else... The powertrain makes slight vibrations when the engine starts, not bad though. There is nothing on the car that I would consider "bad."
My only problem so far was front wheel alignment fixed under warrantee.
Don't believe all the negative reviews you read. There are a lot of sour grapes out there about hybrids. For example, on Yahoo reviews, someone named "XL" wrote a two line review on the '06 Civic Hybrid and a very similar writeup for the '06 Prius on the same day. Did this person even test drive, let alone actually own either one for any length of time? Another '06 Civic Hybrid Yahoo review explicitly describes the '05. Hello! Way different car. A lot of reviews complain about dealer markup. That's economics and it's unfortunate... shop outside your local area.
Let's set things straight about EPA mileage. One, Honda has always referred to the EPA numbers as "estimates," "for comparison purposes," and never "guarantee." Two, unless you are illiterate or have been living under a rock, the differences between the EPA lab test and most real-world results are well known.
I have pretty ideal driving (lucky me). Most of it is a 35 mile (each way) commute. There are 3 traffic lights, 5 stop signs, and a 45-55mph speed limit (except a short 25mph stretch). For the majority of the trip the car is fully warmed up and the interior cooled off, so the engine works most efficiently and the air conditioning doesn't work too hard. I normally set cruise control at 3mph over the speed limit. I've had three tanks of gas last 700 miles, one over 750. Hey, lucky me. Read on.
Excessive climate (over about 100F or below freezing) will take its toll on mileage (autostop and the electric motor/generator will not work properly, air conditioner or heater also works much harder). Short trips (like less than about 5 miles) and high speed (60-80mph) hurt mileage. So does stop-and-go traffic. If you drive short trips on fast roads in So Cal, not much you can do about it.
Short trips and weather only hurt so much, hard acceleration and hard braking hurt mileage most. What with how many people zip past me on the way to red lights, I believe very few people have the patience or intelligence to get good mileage out of any car. My worst ever tank was 49mpg, my best ever 62. Most people have no idea (Consumer Reports got 37 out of this same car, that means I use 2/3 the gas they do!). I will say that (almost) anyone really can figure out how to set a VCR clock. You're still reading? This car may be for you. Do more of your own research, draw your own conclusions, and good luck....read morehide
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