2012 Honda Civic Sedan User Reviews
EX 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation shown
- $13,077 - $17,795
- No trim specified for this review
- Looks nice, it gets me places, ample trunk space, nice stereo sound, not too big
- Car does not accelerate very easily, not comfortable for long drives, air ventilation not good
Purchased As New
When I started car searching, I was driving a Dodge Caliber with a little over 40k on it, and had a few issues with the car not wanting to start up, which caused me to think, I need to get a new car, and a better one. I had never purchased a brand new car before, so this was a new experience for me. I've been driving my 2012 Honda Civic Sedan regularly for a little over 1.5 years. The cosmetic additions to my particular vehicle that were not of my choosing but added to the car before I purchased it are as follows: sun roof, a sun roof visor, mud guards. The things I enjoy about the car are: the stereo system and USB connection for iPod (because I do not enjoy listening to the radio most of the time) and various controls to access the iPod, including controls on the steering wheel. The dash display is split up into various "layers", if you will, and there is a window that displays the contents of the iPod, i.e. the song playing at the moment and album cover. There is also a CD player. The car is very sleek in appearance and the paint is sparkly and sometimes appears to be purply pink fading into blue in the sun. The car turns on when I turn the key in the ignition. The gripes I have are: the car does not accelerate very easily and often I have to punch it to get it going, or move over to the slow lane until I can accelerate and then get back over. When using cruise control, the car will suddenly lurch forward violently after coming up over any size hill, and lurch up to 4 RPM all while making a sound that makes me think the engine is going to catapult through the hood of the car. Very annoying. The windows and doors do not keep sound out at all, I can hear wind for the 12 hour drives I make. The tires went bad at 18k miles and had to be replaced, and not under warranty either, even though I always serviced my vehicle regularly and on time. One of the tire sensors was faulty and had to be replaced, which was under warranty. I'm thankful that the car starts up every time I get in it, and that it gets me places, like work and home. But if I was able to choose again, I would probably buy a civic, but a sport edition with a faster acceleration ability. I think I was caught up in the look of it, because it is very sleek looking. The air filter apparently does not work well because as I'm driving I can smell even a hint of diesel from the trucks around, even if the a/c or heat is off. When the air is off, air still comes out, even when the vents are closed. The heat does not heat up very fast. You can sync your phone with this car, but I don't because the sound of a phone ringing through speakers almost caused me to make and accident in a Ford Focus 2008 once before. I hope this review was helpful to the average car buyer.
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