I have never been one to be impressed by Hondas, but this hybrid was in my price range so I bought it. Overall, it was cheap in every way, you get what you pay for. This car on various occasions wouldn't start, so I'd wait a half hour, and it would start. This is by far the most uncomfortable car that I have ever owned, the battery was just replaced for free by the dealer. The car's transmissin also has needed expensive repairs many times. If you need good mileage, and don't have any money, this is the car for you.
I purchased the Honda Civic Hybrid
because I thought it would be reliable
and get outstanding fuel economy. I was
sorely disappointed. Instead of getting
the 48 MPG as advertized, I never get
more than 38 MPG, even under gentle
driving conditions. The undercarriage
protective plate is made of cheap
plastic, instead of steel as on
conventional cars. This plate falls off
under normal driving conditions at a
cost of $65, which is not covered under
the warranty. Dearler customer service
is poor. I do not recommend this car.
The engine turns off at stoplights.
Truth in advertizing on fuel economy.
Honda's numbers border on fraud. Replace
the plastic undercarriage plate with a
steel one. Improve customer service.
After driving mini vans and
other "family cars", it was nice to
drive a small vehicle. I was looking
for a car for commuting 100 miles per
day. The Honda Hybrid seemed to fit
the criteria. To date, I have had
three transmissions and the third
transmission is causing problems. If
Honda could fix this car, I would like
it much more. I don't think Honda is
willing to work with me. I have had
trouble with the dealership and the
Honda company. I want a dependable car
that doesn't spend every 3rd month in
Personally, I like the limited
options. Main vehicle to commute.
Didn't want too many options. Enjoy a
car that has a CD player. I think I am
getting the expected mileage (when the
car is working properly).
Find the problem with the whining sound
that has caused my transmission to be
replaced 3 times in eight months. The
interior lights are nice but impossible
to read when have lights on during the
day. I WANT DEPENDABILITY. I have been
disappointed with my first "foreign"
This car is without a doubt is a fun
car to drive, but it lacks power like
some of Honda's other models (such
the '02 S2000) but I guess what can you
expect when you get a car like this for
under $13,999...over all I give it a
rating of 4.5 out of 10.
It needs just a little bit more HP, You
need to upgrade the stereo system, and
maybe you should make an optional
choice for the buyer a “young adult
style” it will have optional racing
style rims, and a rear spoiler of some
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