By James on
2005 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 4A)
This is my second Honda Civic EX Coupe. I decided to give the Civic another chance as a commuter car. My other cars are an 05 EX Accord and an 05 EX CR-V. So far so good, no major complaints. This is a very good car within limits. I've owned 12 cars in the past 25 years. It doesn't matter if they are domestic or imports, there's problems with them. The Hondas I've owned have been no more reliable than Fords or Chryslers. People need to realize these are machines that can break down regardless who builds them. They're cars; take them for what they are, not who builds them!
Great value; $600 under invoice; reputation (that's what I thought on my '01 EX Civic Coupe); safety record; very good gas mileage (my Accord gets 27 to 28; Civic 29 to 33; not that big a difference); realtively fun to drive, even with an automatic. Good looks; nice wheels!
20 more horses; 2 inches wider (oh yeah, that's what the 2006 does).