I would recommend this car to anyone. It is easy to maintain with the maintenance schedule that came with the owner's manual. My car has over 82,000 miles and it runs as well as it did when I purchased it six years ago. I feel confident that my Civic will take me from point A to point B and inbetween without any problems. It's a great buy and runs well on 95 octane gas. That's a good thing with these high gas prices.
It has a sturdy "feel" to the design even though it's a compact car. I really like everything about it!
More options with the sound system -- I have 4 speakers and a factory installed CD player. I think it should come with 6 speakers and a tape player as well. It sits a little lower to the ground than a Corolla, I would like to sit up a little higher.
Great car, It is my first car and I looked around and bargined the dealer down to a good price. I have been very pleased with the car. I average up to 30+ MPG on highway (depends on how full the car is). You will pay several thousand more versus Ford or Dodges similar models but value that it holds more than makes up for that. When you want reliability, buy a Honda. SImple as that.
Body styling, QUALITY.
I don't like that arm rest. Its to small and a bit wobbly. If Honda is to design their Civic this would be something to improve on. Also the rims are kinda sketchy. Needs higher quality rims.
We've had to put minimal money into this car, since we bought it. Recently we had a check engine light come on and we found out it has a cracked exhaust manifold. No explanation given for this, but considering Honda's reputation, this is a surprise. Has remarkably kept it's value and this is the first thing other than brakes, exhaust and tires that we've ever had to do to it. Nice drive but not nearly as good as the '93 civic ex we had before it. The '93 we had until it had 193,000 miles on it. This one has 118,000 and I'm tired of it.
Gas mileage... that's about it. It's not all that roomy, not very powerful and not all that fun to drive.
Put better tires on it. We put wider tires on the car and although it is a little noiser, it handles much much better. I little disappointed in the exhaust manifold cracking... I don't think that should happen to a car that is cared for properly and driven normally.
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