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Don't buy if you live in cold climate.
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By PeeWee
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Everything is great about this car, except the climate control. I love the car, but the "heat" and a/c are very lame. It gets great gas mileage and easily holds 75 mph on the interstate. Fortunately not too much has gone wrong.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, value, reliability, resale. Car drives very well for an inexpensive car.


Suggested Improvements

Climate control. The heat is not adequate below freezing. If you live in a cold climate, do NOT buy this car just for this reason. It takes 45 minutes to get warm, and then it's only warm. Supposedly there's nothing wrong with heater, but your feet will get frostbite. A/C is not too good either


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Bad choice
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By j perez
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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The driving of this car is been unreliable, since I purchased this car I'm been having a lot problems, replace the alternator, passenger window regulator, and driver cv joint and still make another noise.


Favorite Features

Fuel mileage


Suggested Improvements

Quality


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Inexpensive AND cheap
2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By inittowinit
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Well, here goes. I bought in '05 because i had a low self esteem. I wanted a car with a seat so horrible, i would hurt when i got to where i was going. And i got it! i also wanted an engine so small that 1967 beetles could outrun me. guess what, i got that too. i was also so totally looking forward to cramming me and three of my 6'3" buddies in the car to see if the performance got noticeably worse and how uncomfortable we could get. and how well the brakes worked when we now essentially doubled the weight of the car. actually the brakes are good. it didn't have ABS b/c it's not standard and i hate ABS. the gas door release broke, passenger window broke, and a flat - totally Honda's fault.


Favorite Features

the "speeding ticket reduction system" built in. the car is so small and tinny, it will feel like I'm absolutely flying through a subdivision and look down and only be doing 28-30. also, actually on the highway, trans geared so low engine really screams at the 70 MPH speed limit so you don't go faster.


Suggested Improvements

mazda - zoom zoom


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Excellent car but overhyped with Honda quality
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By ahtoh1
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan Value Package 4dr Sedan w/Front side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Excellent car. I got is second hand in pritty good shape. A/C took $800 from me in repairs. Few other repairs that are normal for older car. Drives very good, fuel economy is excellent for old car. If you get one in good shape and the right price, it defenetely worth it.


Favorite Features

Fuel economy. Mostly reliable. Looks very decent.


Suggested Improvements

Americans should learn how to assemble Japanese cars better. Or just make better Fords and GM's. Then we would not have a problem in North America with cars.


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2005 civic dx
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By algu
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2005 Honda Civic Sedan DX 4dr Sedan (1.7L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car just over a year ago with 90000km on it. Now has 120000km mostly highway gets around 43 mpg. It's just a base model with 5spd stick. Work really good. Had to timing chain replaced at 95k as well as serpentine belts should be replaced every 100k. Have also replace break lines and Oil pan at Around 110k. Also just replace alternator witch is a common thing for Honda. Changed out spark plugs And oil every 5k. Over all this car is a good reliable car no complaints mechanical wise runs like a top . As far as the interior seats are alittle stiff but are manageable. It's a fun little car and with today's gas prices I would recommend anyone of this car.


Favorite Features

Standard transmission .4 cylinder engine.small tire size


Suggested Improvements

Not so stiff seats.seats don't slide back enough. Brighter headlights. A/c in all models


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