The Honda civic hybrid fule fact for my
civic is city and highway combined
37mpg. I have driven the car less than
200 miles and probably very close to 50-
50 city vrs. highway miles. It takes a
bit of getting use to the hybird
technology as the car shuts down at
most stops. The Civic is remarkably
quiet. also it has a great standard
packsage, A.C., cruse control, CD am fm
sterio. Some folks may like the lighted
dash information stystem that includes
a tac, odomitor, battery status and
other things. I find it a bit
distracting with all the flashing and
It is a great car for those that have
concerned about consumption and
Basicly non smog producing
Probably 45 highway and 40 in the city
Pleanty of room. I cant get my
surfboard in it though.
The dash need work there is to much
going on there.
the more mpg the better.
Surf rack :)
I have owned this car for about 15
months. The only problems I have had
are that my daughter gets it dirty, my
wife keeps torquing her foot and taking
off the rubber brake pedal pad, and my
battery for remote entry wore out.
It runs like a dream, the shifting is
smooth and easy, and it has a well-built
feeling. The doors shut well, all the
movable parts have a smooth firm action.
This was the very first brand new car I
ever purchased and other than my sales
rep not knowing any more about the car
then I did, the whole experience was a
I would like to have the seat move back
a little further. I am 6'0" and cannot
fully extend my legs in the car, either
driver or passenger front seat.
However, I have yet to find a compact
car where that was true, so it is not
HCH is peppy & responsive. CVT is much
smoother than regular auto transm.
Handles well on curves & highway. Brakes
are right there. Actual mileage lower
than expected (37-40 mpg, mixed suburban
driving). Bumps on steering wheel (@10 &
2 o'clock), plus its thickness & wide
ribbing, interfere with hand
placement for small-to-average woman's
hand. Even with seat cranked up, rear
visibility is poor (I'm 5'-5"). Seat is
uncomfortable on long trips. Passenger
wiper's sweep into driver's visual field
has effect of narrowing view & is
disturbing; transm. stick's chrome plate
reflects sun glare into driver's eyes- a
driving hazard. Exterior finish
Lack of hesitation & resistance when
accelerating, compared to regular auto
transm. With hard acceleration it may
resist some, but then it adjusts and
takes off--zoom. Quiet- little engine
noise. Relative to conventional cars,
gas mileage is superior. Good sound
system; quick, intense heat.
Better lumbar support, softer seat;
bigger rearview mirror. Improve Auto
Stop (to turn engine off again after
creeping forward in stopped traffic).
Let AC run when AS is on. Improve form,
function of steering wheel & wipers.
Console wastes space-- more storage
within driver's reach.
Since I drive 1000+ miles per week for
my job, I bought the Hybrid to give my
beloved Xterra a break....as well as to
improve my gas mileage from 15 to 50
mpg. Though I still love my Nissan,
the Hybrid has been everything that I
expected and more. In order to keep it
at optimum fuel efficiency, I've
noticed that I need to check the tire
pressure and adjust regularly.
Fuel economy, fit and finish, auto-
stop, comfortable ride, flawless
Availability of a sunroof and fog lamps
would be nice.
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