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Feels Bigger Than It Really Is
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By Hollis
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Bought the Hybrid Civic over the Toyota Prius because Honda offered more standard features (side airbags, CD player, driver armrest). Plus, the Civic was more visually pleasing than the 1st generation Prius. It all comes down to whether you want the world to know you're driving a hybrid. Honda hid the technology in an existing model; Toyota displayed for all to see. The Civic Hybrid is a great urban runabout. It is peppy, nimble, and surprisingly roomy and quiet for such a small car. The CVT "shifts" without the driver noticing. That is great engineering. And the car feels solid; again, surprisingly so for such a small vehicle.


Best Features

Love the continuous fuel economy track; the guage showing the amount of gas vs. electric battery power; and the near-luxurious appointment of the interior.


Worst Features

Fuel economy estimates that reflect real-world driving conditions. We're getting 38 MPG city, 44 MPG highway. That's still superb, but less than the window-sticker that says 48/47. Also nees: Power antenna. Rear wiper. Fog lights. Daytime running lights.


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Civic Hybrid great car!
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By Chagrin Falls, OH
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I've driven the car 10,800 miles in the roughly 90 days since purchasing. The controls are well designed, heating & air work very well. There is enough power to enter fast interstates with no problem. Pleased with the fit and finish. Fuel mileage listed is pretty accurate, but how one drives can make a significant difference. I like filling up less often!


Best Features

Fuel savings. Like setting the desired temperature and leaving the rest to the car.


Worst Features

(1) cup holder in rear; (2) put an accessory power outlet left of the steering wheel for cell phone use; how about a power converter and a 110 outlet for emergencies, camping, etc.


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Somewhat fair
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By karlkro
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

I've had this vehicle for 10mths and the ride drive needs to be improved, it needs alot more power or alot more gas saving, for the little power that it has it is not saving enough gas. Quality and reliability of vehicle is great however the exterior design needs improvement. It is not worth the price I pay for it - the price should be about 17,000 at the most 17,500.


Best Features

Power windows, doors, fairly good trunk space and oil change time intervals


Worst Features

Gas saving, Power train, exterior design, bigger tires.


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Gentle Car
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By LJS
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

This is the gentlest car that I've driven. There is no excess of shifting from the transmission. The micro filter is a lung saver when in heavy traffic, it eliminates all smells. The air conditioning can almost compete with my refrigerator, it is a life saver in the hot weather months. The best part of my purchase of this car is the fact that it saves me time by not visiting fuel pumps weekly and by having the car's oil changed. My time is worth more then money and this car is saving me time. This has been one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. Thank you!


Best Features

The gentle ride it provides.


Worst Features

The seats are not very comfortable for long trips for shorter people.


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Mileage
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By john/georgia
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Actual Mileage is 42mpg @80 mph,47mpg around town, and 52mpg in the Florida Keys. Can't get it away from my wife. 1.9% financing with 10 year 100,000 mile warranty, 3.9% without. No problems so far.


Best Features

"2000.00 tax break,


Worst Features

I would like to see doors lock at 15mph, or when car is put in gear.


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