2009 Honda Civic Sedan User Reviews
EX-L 5-Spd MT shown
- $9,229 - $13,962
- No trim specified for this review
- Digital speedometer, Safe car. Exc. gas mi./resale value. Reliable.
- Front seats are unconfortable for any drive longer than an hour.
Purchased As New
I bought this LX-S new about 6 wks. ago. I looked at alot of cars and came to the conclusion that for the $, this was the best car. The styling and the two tier digital dash are superb. The car feels solid and stable. It is a very safe car as well. Very well thought out and engineered. The LX-S model gives you many nice upgrades from the LX model for very little extra upcharge. The car is not without issues however. Namely, for me, the front seats are uncomfortable for any drive longer than an hour. Firm and have a lower lumbar bulge which you may not notice on an short test drive. (You will see what I mean if you sit in the various models. I thought the coupe's seat was the best. The EX-L's leather was not bad either but if was paying that much I'd personally buy something else.) Also, no tilt feature on the seat bottom but there is an height adjustment feature. Also, the side boasters are way too stiff and everytime you make a turm they dig into your sides. I bought this car as a family cruiser and daily driver. I was not planning on racing it nor modifying it. Honda should have put the coupe seats in all level of trims for both the sedan and coupe and put the sportier seat in the Si model only. Also, there is a hugh blind spot cause by the driver side pillar. Backing up viisabilty is poor. Hugh front windshield which lets you see the road in front of you very well but in bright sunlight you have a glare issue. Honestly, this is a very good car and because of its high resale value you could sell/trade-in if you find the bad features outweigh the good. The factory radio in the LX-S is a good quality Alpine unit. The spks. are cheap, cheap pioneer's which I would change out to something better. (The stock spks. don't sound that bad but a soon as you change them out you will realize how much better things will sound.) I recommend a spk. w/ a leaat 89db. sensivity or better. I installed component JL Audio component spks.in the front (do not install the tweeters in the stock factory dash location) and co-ax's in the rear. VERY highly recommended. Just get 2 prs. of Co-ax's and be done w/it and save some $. Good points: Excellent brakes, AC and ventilation/defrost. Excellent steering feel. Very good looking vehicle. Easy to maintain. I think if the seat doesn't bother you then you will be very, very pleased w/this automobile. Hope this helps w/you car buying decision.
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