2006 Honda Civic Sedan
There are 7 user reviews for the EX 5-Spd MT w/ Navigation System trim shown below
- Great packaging, fuel economy, super clutch/MT combination, ride, handling
- Road noise typical of lighter cars
This is a car that executes its mission as perfectly as $20,000 can do. A great balance of performance, mileage, drivability, looks with the slickest 5-sp manual and clutch in the business. Anyone who finds this transmission and clutch objectionable shouldn't be driving a MT, if anything at all....read morehide
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- overall great car
- looks different, too futuristic
cool, its great for the money but the looks aren't too bad but I don't like the front of the vehicle.
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- good on gas
- bad ride and doesn't feel very solid
I have had the worst luck with my Honda! Problem after problem! I should have stuck with my Buick. I can't believe I let my wife talk me into it.
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- Good Fuel Economy, Nav System, Lots of options, Reliability
- Seats aren't that confortable, Wipers are very odd, 12V power in arm console
I�ve always wanted to try a Honda; I�ve been Toyota person for years. I had my first chance to seat in a new Accord and Civic at the Chicago 2006 Auto Show, and I loved it! The Accord was awesome and the Civic, for the price offered much! I decided on the Civic, because I wanted to keep my truck, so price was important. I test drove it and loved it right away. You can tell that Honda put a lot of effort into the design of the 2006. It has some really neat features that you only see in the more expensive models. I got the Honda navigation system, with a great stereo, though it could use better speakers, but again, this is a economy car. I also loved the 2 tier dashboard, though I know it�s not for everyone, I love the futuristic design. Though for some, at night, there are a lot of lights on in the car. I love that but I can see why others would have issues with it. The exterior design is also very well done; it has a nice European style to it. It looks a lot like its larger brother, the Accord, but is a bit more rounded off. The interior is very well done, also, again, with the fancy dash board, but it also have a lot of pockets and cubby holes for stuff to be placed in it. The seats are nice and comfy, but don�t seem to be that supportive, and can hurt after a long trip. There isn�t a leather option, which I think is too bad. The gas mileage so far seem to be pretty good, though not as good as the sticker say it is, but I don�t have enough data to review that part....read morehide
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- Gas milage-quietness-navigation
- Drivers side seat has a raised edge which makes it a little hard to get into.
The only thing i dislike about the car it that the ignition is not illuminated which makes it hard to find in the dark. Other than that the car is an excellent choice.
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- nothing worth mentioning
- it is just like other compact with the price of midsize
The 06 Civic Lx costs at much at I4 Ford Fusion or a Toyota Camry LE because people tend to get much better discount on these two midsize. It just doesn't make any sense.
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- Performance, fuel economy, nav system, instrument display, appearance, general refinement
- Could use a couple more features. minor problem with auxiliary audio jack
Had the car a short while now, took a few days to get used to the clutch, prior to that stalled out a few times. Once I "learned" it, had no trouble.
The ride is smooth, quiet, it accelerates and maneuvers nicely. The GPS system is great, though I can only compare it to handheld models I've used in the past.
The car looks smashing, it really grabbed me attention when I first saw it.
Issues - at first I was comfortable, then on my first longer trip I noticed my left was resting against the parking break, which is kind of L-shaped in the middle. I experimented with seat hight and position to alleviate this, eventually found a spot where I was very comfortable and it didn't do this (I'm 6'1"), but this required reaching for the wheel a bit--until I found that the steering wheel telescopes in and out. Once that was adjusted, I have no issues with comfort. Were it my design though I'd have moved the parking brake somewhere a little less in the way.
I would've liked a couple more features for the price. The passenger side seat has a pouch behind it for storage, but the driver's does not.
The trunk... I like the 60/40 split fold down. The trunk has plenty of room but nothing really to hold stuff in place. Looking through the accessories available saw Honda sells a cargo net for $39.00. Seeing nothing to rig my own net, I went ahead and got it at the dealership. And then was astounded to discover that this does not attatch to anything already present, but requires measuring and then drilling six holes into the trunk, and requires about a dozen different tools to attatch the tap screws, bolts, anchors, etc. It also warned that this was not for "do-it-yourselfers". I asked the dealership if they installed this as they sold it, after inquiring they told me it would be 1.5 hours of labor at over $80/hour. I returned the cargo net and instead got the "trunk tray" ($90) which at least has some traction and stuff stays reasonably well put with that.
The audio system is great, I didn't get the xm radio that came with it because I already have an xm myfi handheld unit, complete with car-mounting kit. This proved troublesome as the only spot on the dash where you can reasonably install it and be able to see it would be in front of the passenger airbag, which is a no-no. I then hooked it up to the auxiliary jack and as I drove off I noticed a high-pitched whining coming from the engine (this was 2 days after purchase). I was very concerned about the car, and after pulling over definitely noticed it timed exactly with the engine as I reved it, even in neutral. Then I suddenly discovered it did not do this with the auxiliary jack engaged, further tests revealed that this sound was coming through the speakers, I could turn it down with the volume control. Unhooking the unit made the sound go away completely. Haven't found a resolution to this yet.
But these are nitpicks. I love the car, and very much recommend it....read morehide
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