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2005 Honda Civic

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Totally worth it!
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By Julie
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

OK, I'll admit, the sticker mpg of 47 highway is high - I usually get about 40mpg on the highway setting the cruise at 70. And the pick-up is a little slow (I used to have a 6 cyl, so it's an adjustment). In town (which is most of my driving anyway to work/school) I get 47/48 mpg, which is fantastic, and I still love how it "shuts off" at stoplights -all my friends just think this is the coolest. Sure, if money is the only reason you're buying, you'll probably never make up the cost unless gas reaches $5 a gallon, but if you want a reliable car that's easier on the environment and still nice on the pocketbook (a $30 fill up lasts me well over a month) this car is for you.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, of course. Plus Civics in general are just fun to zip around in!


Suggested Improvements

There's only two things that could make it better: (1) being US- made (I live in Michigan, this is an issue) and (2) the silver metal around the gear shift reflects the sun RIGHT into my eyes sometimes - colored plastic, though not as pretty, would be better


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2004 Civic Si
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By VInce
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2005 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback w/Side Airbags (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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My overall expereince wit hthis vehicle has been very good. This is the 3rd Honda vehicle I have owned. The first was a 1992 Accord EX that was going strong at 130k miles. I also have a 2003 Odyssey L. My only complaint with the Civic is very poor low-end (below 2500 RPM) torque. Best performance is between 3500 and 5500 RPM. With gas prices at $3.50/gallon, the 33MPG is a welcome situation. It also handles extremely well at all speeds, although you will need a set of rain/snow tires, if you live in wet regions. The original rubber is good only on dry pavement.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive - a rocket at higher RPMs.


Suggested Improvements

Intake/head/exhaust modifications or turbo/supercharger add-on to improve low-end torque. Light for the glove box. Door lock switch on the passenger door.


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Problems with electric system IMA
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By fred
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Bought in Aug 2005 and 15000mi @ yr. For over 6 weeks not able to drive car with use of electric IMA battery system, new EMC computer needed, none available and there is a national back order. I question if there is a defect or is this normal, 6wks, plus another component for starting the car has to be replaced. Also in the order for the new computer EMC, nothing was written up on the repair, I just have a card with the part number on it and was told it was ok to drive because the gasoline part of the system still functions. (that was until it needed component to start the engine) Am slightly frustrated with the process, the dealers have been nice, but it all makes wonder about the hybird.


Favorite Features

Mileage, blue light color of dash, and roomy floor space of back seat and feel of car to the highway


Suggested Improvements

Sound proof, automatic lights on/off with door opener and locks and trip mileage should with the simple math of of miles driven and gallons of gas purchased


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Great Car
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By Ahsan
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I think that's the best car for those who drives state-to-state . Great mileage. Since I have this car, I never get any troubles. You can't go wrong with Honda! I hardly see any maintance .... runs good!


Favorite Features

My favorite feature is speed meter, it glows and tells you how many miles you are getting per gallon!


Suggested Improvements

Comfort level & need better shocks. Most important, it's too low to the road, more likely the car body hits the road when small bump pops up


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Hybrid the Best Buy
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By Jackson
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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An excellent drive. Slightly overated mileage estimates but not enough to be concerned about. Some inattention to excessive glue traces on front and rear glass which is not expected from Honda. Definitely a worthwhile buy with gas prices as they are and the need to go to "Green" vehicles to reduce pollution. I traded an SUV so its size took a little getting used to but worth it. A good solid ride.


Favorite Features

The motor assist display (IMA) and the current mileage (mpg) displays really help save gasoline. The car teaches you to drive it.


Suggested Improvements

Attention to windshield and rear glass installation. Too much glue smear. A pull-out drawer beneath the driver and passenger seats would really help increase the storage capacity.


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