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2005 Honda Civic Sedan

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38-40 MPG
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By Paul
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great MPG (38-40 consistently), seems to allow the driver and passengers to sit higher than in other cars, which, in addition to the large windows (something I did not appreciate until driving other cars) make the car comfortable and easy to drive.


Favorite Features

MPG, great stereo system in the EX Special Edition.


Suggested Improvements

More power to get around in traffic a little better.


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2005 Honda Civic EX is a tin can
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By Quality isn't there
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

2005 Honda Civic ex special edition has ridiculously thin metal and a lot of plastic. So thin that you can easily put your foot through the car. The car only has two front air bags, so this definitely isn't a safe car. This car gets bad mileage and suffers from a number of engineering problems. The automatic choke comes on every time you start the car -- even if you don't need it and you can't shut it off until the car moves. In addition, the choke is too strong and just sucks fuel. Also 5th speed doesn't drop rpm sufficiently and you end up getting poor mileage at the higher speed. You are lucky to get 34 highway, while the 2001 Civic ex automatic got 36. This car should get 38.


Favorite Features

Sound system is great, Honda replace engine belts with timing chains in 2003. Transmission appears to be solid and Honda makes a great clutch. Back seat folds down and makes the car like a hatchback. This allows you to haul longer packages or parcels.


Suggested Improvements

Drivers and rear passenger areas is too small and Honda needs to add at least 2-3 inches to both. Front seats can't be moved back far enough, seats are nothing more than foam rubber and don't dissipate heat. Metal gauge of car is too thin, auto choke needs manual setting and better engineering.


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Happy Customer!
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By MelissaW
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have owned this vehicle for a few months now and I have had absolutely no problems. I purchased the vehicle with 53,000 miles and I now have around 59,000. I have been averaging 32-35 miles per gallon (all highway).


Favorite Features

Miles per gallon, design.


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Good Car
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By Driver
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Vehicle

2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Has been a good car, good ride and handling. Good paint, fit and finish.


Favorite Features

Peppy engine, steering feedback is good, large trunk.


Suggested Improvements

Moon roof control is in an awkward place, out of sight and next to power mirrors. Must take eyes off road to actuate. This control should be on ceiling in front of moon roof. Power mirror control in awkward place, must take eyes off road to adjust. Seat material burns too easy from cig sparks.


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Best In Class for The Money
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By Joe McCain
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Vehicle

2005 Honda Civic Sedan EX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is incredible. Bought it new in late 2004. 5 speed with 112,000 miles and I still get 36-39 mpg. Super stereo and rides good. Perfect for commuting. Will go 80 + mph easy on highway with no problems. Interior finishes are good and car can handles four (regular sized) adults. Have had NO problems at all. It's my fourth Honda and I am convinced, for the money, Honda is the leader in the value / mileage category. Reliable / quality... this small car has it all.


Favorite Features

Mileage, audio system, overall exterior design.


Suggested Improvements

None!!!


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